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Fox's proposed takeover of Sky is not in the public interest on grounds of media plurality, the UK's Competition...
The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.The move is...
Alcohol giant Bacardi has said it will buy tequila maker Patron, as demand grows for...
South Korea is banning the use of anonymous bank accounts to make cryptocurrency transactions. The...

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 sky taxis and electric engines the stuff of dreams, or are we entering a third...

Davos bound

Just a few years ago, it was fashionable in January for journalists to pen pieces...
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 of all time, McDonalds has around 36,000 branches in more than 100 countries around the...
One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world. Countless entrepreneurs have used the franchise as their way into business and their path to...
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 consent for a new bridge between the extension and the Grade II-listed pier.The original footbridge...
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 charged with gross negligence manslaughter and fraud by false representation.Joseph Bruce, 30, a director of...

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 times in his life. And he suggested that, when you meet someone who has lost...

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 – and the business model contributes a huge amount to the country’s economy. Thousands of people...
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, there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t absolutely sure what a...
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 (NBPA) president Tola Munro said forces needed to do more to recruit black and minority...
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 railway upgrade scheme as "revolutionary".Transport bosses have also claimed it could help create 850,000 jobs...
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 Willsher, 30, was fatally injured at the Aldi store in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on 21...