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Losses:

1 Bridgend, South Wales: 90 jobs lost at footwear manufacturer FII Group.

2 Clydebank, Scotland: 75 staff at engineering company Kvaerner Energy were made redundant due to trading weakness.

3 Kirkintilloch and Glasgow in Scotland, Stalybridge in Greater Manchester: 200 jobs axed at packaging firm McFarlane Group.

4 Northern Ireland: 200 jobs cut at clothing manufacturer Desmond & Sons, which supplies Marks & Spencer.

5 Cambridge: 600 staff at telephone company Ionica made redundant.

6 Yalding, Kent: 130 jobs to be cut at chemical giant Zeneca over the next three years.

7 London: 600 jobs to go by the new year at London International Finance Futures and Options Exchange.

Gains:

8 Reigate, Surrey: 1,700 new jobs within 18 months at Pfizer, manufacturer of anti-impotence drug Viagra.

9 Edinburgh and Dingwall, Scotland: 1,000 jobs to be created by Virgin Rail at its booking centres.

10 Nationwide: 670 new jobs coming to the Yates Brothers Wine Lodges chain next year, when it will open 25 new branches.

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