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Toshiba staff mark factory close

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Workers talked about their feelings after finishing their final day

Workers at a television factory in Plymouth have finished their final day at the plant.

The last actual television came off the production line of Toshiba's Ernesettle plant on Thursday.

However, workers officially finished on Friday after a staff awards ceremony and a buffet lunch.

The closure of the plant, which has been producing TVs since the 1960s, comes as production is moved to Poland. It has meant the loss of 270 jobs.

The company blamed a "fiercely-competitive market" for the closure.

It added that about 50 staff would remain at the factory to repair televisions and advise the Polish workers.



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