FORMER workers at one of this area's most famous textile firms have won an estimated £1m.

A total of 242 staff were each awarded 90 days' pay by an industrial tribunal in Leeds yesterday.

They had been made redundant by Huddersfield Fine Worsted and sister firm Globe Worsted.

But because the company has gone bust and cannot pay, the Government could cap any payout. It is thought about £750,000 will be handed out.

Fine Worsteds were based in Kirkheaton and Globe in Slaithwaite.

The tribunal was told the first batch of redundancies came without warning on December 20 last year. Between then and May 24 the workforce left.