EU-aided chicken plant closes again

A chicken plant, built with more than £1m of EU regional funding, is shutting for the second time in two years.

Twenty workers in Slaughterbridge are to lose their jobs after Cornish Poultry went into liquidation. The Scottish firm moved into the plant, built with the help of a £75,000 relocation package after the previous chicken processor, Camel Valley Poultry, went into administration.

After relocating less than a year, Cornish Poultry said it wanted to increase capacity of the plant from 3,000 chickens a week to about 40,000 and double staff from 20 to 40. The firm blamed its collapse on lack of support and

financial backing.