Aspiring apprentices could been given a boost after a Government minister visited Witham in a bid to inspire more companies to take them on.

John Hayes, minister of state for further education, skills and lifelong learning, on Tuesday met with trainess in the town after an invite from Witham MP Priti Patel yesterday.

The pair took a tour around Lota Training in Braintree Road, Witham, which provides a variety of courses.

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