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Sky dreamers

The twin demands of overcrowded, gridlocked cities and climate change are inspiring a radical rethink of how we get around. Are flying cars, autonomous...

Davos bound

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McDonalds Franchises – History of a franchising success

Of all the many franchises operating around the world, there’s no denying that the best-known brand is McDonalds. One of the most famous companies...

What are the most successful franchise brands?

One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world....

Whitby's East Pier footbridge to be rebuilt

A footbridge linking Whitby's East Pier to an extension is to be replaced 17 years after it was first removed. Scarborough Council has given...

Playtime Beds: Company directors in court over baby death

Two company directors have appeared before magistrates in connection with the death of a seven-month-old baby.Craig Williams, 37, a director of Playtime Beds, is...

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several...

History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago –...

Franchise Definition: What is a franchise?

What is a franchise? Although most people are aware of the term ‘franchise’, and many will have at least a vague understanding of its definition,...

Black police leader says some forces 'still institutionally racist'

Twenty-five years after the murder of Stephen Lawrence some police forces are still institutionally racist, a black officers' leader has said.National Black Police Association...

Transport for the North unveil £70bn travel masterplan

A £70bn plan to overhaul transport across the north of England has been met with a mixed response.Ministers have hailed the 30-year road and...

Aldi stabbing death: Jodie Willsher's inquest opened

An inquest into the death of a woman who was stabbed to death at the supermarket where she worked has been opened and adjourned.Jodie...