Rolls-Royce to axe almost 400 jobs at Ansty

AERO engine manufacturer and defence contractor Rolls-Royce is to close its UK defence operations in Coventry.

Government defence cutbacks including the scrapping of the Harrier jump jet are thought to be the main reason behind the decision, which will mean the loss of 378 jobs.

The news is a further blow to the city's industry, which is still reeling from the collapse of black cab manufacturer London Taxi International - part of Manganese Bronze Holdings - last year.

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