They Won't Be Dancing On The Streets Of Crewe Tonight

Rolls-Royce has said it plans to cut between 1,500 and 2,000 jobs in 2009.

The firm also said it was in talks about a planned cut of 140 jobs at its Assembly and Test facility in Derby.

Rolls currently employs about 39,000 people worldwide, of whom 60% work in the UK, but it did not give further details of where jobs might be lost.

The company announced in January it would cut 2,300 jobs during 2008.

The company says it plans "to adopt a similar approach in 2009."