LLOYDS Banking Group is to axe 450 jobs in a move that will mainly affect back office staff.

The lender chalked the move up to organisational changes that will help it “adapt and evolve to support changes in customer behaviour”.

A spokeswoman said branch closures were not on the cards and the decision was in line with its current strategy.

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MORE than 200 terrorist attacks took place, were stopped or failed across the EU last year, an official report has found.

Over half of the cases in 2017 were recorded in the UK, according to figures compiled by Europol.

The EU’s law enforcement agency said a total of 205 foiled, failed and completed terrorist attacks were reported by nine member states – up from 142 in 2016.

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SADIQ Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a transatlantic spat with the president, said Mr Trump’s use of Twitter was “a bit weird”.

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