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Virgin Media, the struggling cable operator, has provoked a furious response from unions by revealing it intends to award its executives bonuses just months after cutting more than 2,000 jobs.

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Virgin TV writedown

Virgin Media yesterday slashed the balance sheet value of its home shopping business.

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Virgin Media posted a wider quarterly loss of £50 million after it slashed the balance sheet value of its home shopping business.

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Cable group Virgin Media said today that it was axing around 2,200 UK jobs by 2012 under a sweeping restructure.

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Virgin Media beat under-lying profit expectations in the second quarter, excluding a £366m writedown of its mobile phone business.

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