Japanese car giant Honda has announced it is to cut 800 jobs after a slump in demand across Europe. Workers at the firm's plant in Swindon, which employs 3,500 people, were told the news this morning.
Honda, which has been making cars in the UK since 1992, has never had job losses before in this country, but it said demand for cars in Europe, including Spain, Italy and Greece, had fallen by a million in the past year.
The company gave the statutory 90-day notice of consultation and said it would seek to avoid compulsory redundancies.
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The veteran wicket-keeper has been captain of Durham since May 2010.