150 jobs at risk in Newport

15 December 2016, 10:10 | Updated: 15 December 2016, 10:12

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A consultation's started after around 150 workers at a bakery in Newport were told their jobs are at risk.

The owners of Avana Bakeries say the factory in Rogerstone's losing money and could close by the end of January 2017.

Food Utopia said:

"We have been unable to make sufficient progress in an increasingly competitive market, and as a result the site is loss-making and financially unsustainable.

We will continue to explore all options available and seek as much external support as possible as we begin discussions about the future of the operation.

We fully recognize the impact of this proposal will have, which is why our total focus now will be to support our colleagues during this difficult time."

The Chair of Rogerstone Community Council, Chris Evans, says it's just the worst time of year for this announcement: