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March over metal plant deal loss

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Workers at an aluminium smelting plant which is shutting after almost 40 years have marched in protest at the closure.

Anglesey Aluminium, on the outskirts of Holyhead, will close at the end of this month, with the loss of 500 jobs.

Joint owners Rio Tinto Group and Kaiser Aluminium said the increasing cost of electricity was forcing it to shut, but it has rejected a £48m aid offer.

Almost 100 people marched from the town hall to the gates of the plant in a rally organised by the union, Unite.

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