One of Melksham's biggest and oldest employers, Cooper Tires, is to close its factory in the town with the loss of around 350 jobs.

The American-owned Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe said it plans to close its UK tyre manufacturing plant in Melksham by the end of 2023.

The company has said it will begin a consultation process on the proposed closure involving Cooper employees and with relevant employee representative bodies.

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