Hundreds of people in Greater Manchester are likely lose their jobs after Aviva announced the closure of three sites in the region.
It comes just a few weeks after Aviva took over Friends Life for £6.5 billion in the insurance industry's biggest ever merger.
The announcement puts at risk 780 workers at Aviva's Stretford, Salford Quays and Manchester Albert square offices.
Workers were told today they will leave the base at Salford Quays by the end of next year. In a statement Aviva said: