Aviva has announced plans to cut 2,000 jobs worldwide.
The company said the job losses are necessary in order to achieve £400m in savings. Previous cost cutting has netted £275m in savings.
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Very warm with sunshine. Chance of thundery showers late morning.
A hot, humid and sunny start before cloud increases as a narrow band of thunderstorms spreads northeast. These clear during the afternoon.
A fine and sunny end to Friday will then be followed by a warm and muggy night. Warm and sunny on Saturday with the risk of a thunderstorm.