The country's largest union, Unite, has blamed the government's defence cuts for the nearly 400 reported job losses announced at Rolls-Royce.
Unite say the scrapping of the Harrier fleet has caused redundancies at the Ansty factory, near Coventry, which it is thought will close.
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A man who once played for West Brom, Notts County and Lincoln has appeared in court over an alleged match-fixing conspiracy.