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Image caption Up to 160 elderly people could lose their homes. The Scottish government is being urged to step in and save 12 Bield care homes from being closed . The firm has said financial constraints means it has to look differently at how the business operates. Unison has warned that the closures would be a "disaster", with up to 160 elderly people losing their homes. Bield said it was in advanced talks to secure a new provider for four of the care homes in Edinburgh, Fife and Jedburgh. Unison also said that up to 200 care workers were facing compulsory redundancy. 'RIDICULOUSLY-SHORT TIMESCALES'. The union will back calls for government intervention at a public meeting due to take place for family and friends of Bield residents. Full story

13 January