Barclays confirmed it will cut 3,700 jobs across the business, including 1,800 investment banking posts and 1,900 in retail and business banking, following disappointing annual results for 2012.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.