Thomson ReutersMarch 6, 2013 08:45
* Plans to cut 2,500 of its 15,000 UK staff
* To close 195 stores, leaving 874 UK outlets
* Share price rises
By Rhys Jones
LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Travel firm Thomas Cook said it would cut 2,500 UK jobs and close 195 stores in Britain as the euro crisis, high fuel costs and unrest in key destinations like Egypt and Greece take their toll on the holiday business.