Direct Line is closing its office in Liverpool by the end of the year. The firm is axing 2000 staff across the country - 485 of them on Merseyside. The insurer says it hopes to transfer some workers to its site in Manchester.
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Rain and winds ease for a time today, but cloudy across most areas. Gale overnight with further rain. Showery and blustery for Sunday
A windy weekend with gales on Saturday night, gusts 60-65mph for hills and coasts. Grey Saturday with rain, sunshine & showers Sunday