Breaking news: A MAJOR North Devon employer confirmed the shock news this week that it will be laying off more than 100 of its staff. Pharmaceutical company Perrigo, formerly Wrafton Laboratories, currently employs some 540 people at its Braunton site.

Breaking news...A MAJOR North Devon employer confirmed the shock news this week that it will be laying off more than 100 of its staff.Pharmaceutical company Perrigo, formerly Wrafton Laboratories, currently employs some 540 people at its Braunton site.A company spokesman confirmed to the Gazette today (Thursday) that following the loss of a major contract it is being forced to make redundancies.With a 90-day consultation period just started, the exact number of redundancies is not known, but it is expected to be more than 100, affecting workers at all levels.These are expected to come into force at the end of May.