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Lloyds condemned as 200 more jobs go

Banking giant Lloyds came under attack today for announcing another 200 job losses, mainly in its insurance division.

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The grieving parents of a heavily pregnant teenager spoke today of their struggle to come to terms with her violent murder.

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Album: Goldie Lookin' Chain, It's a Goldie Lookin' Christmas! (GLC)

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A passport office is to close with the loss of 250 jobs, a union said today.

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