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Further blow to textile industry

Former kangol factory in Cleator Moor
The factory will be turned into a warehouse

Cumbria's textile industry has been dealt a further blow with news that 25 jobs are to go at the former Kangol factory in Cleator Moor.

American owner Bollman Headware said seven staff would be retained when the facility is turned into a warehouse.

Union officials said they were disappointed at the decision but added that it was not unexpected.

Earlier this month 62 out of 124 jobs were lost at the Stead McAlpin & Co factory in Carlisle.

The Kangol brand was established in Cumbria in 1938. Products will continue to be made at sites in continental Europe and the United States.

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