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Expensive plans for Cheapside

Expensive plans for CheapsideAn exciting retail development is planned for London's Cheapside in the heart of the city. This is a bustling area during the week, but at weekends is almost deserted. The postwar buildings on Cheapside are coming to the end of their life and it is proposed to...
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Thirty Five Million Entrepreneur Challenge

£35m Entrepreneur ChallengeFor the second year, The Sunday Times and Bank of Scotland Corporate are running the nationwide competition 'Entrepreneur Challenge'. The challenge is to find established entrepreneurs in UK companies which have a turnover of at least £2 million, with at least two years' continuous growth in profits and...
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Hornby trains hit by delays

Hornby trains hit by delaysHornby, the company which makes model trains, has hit a slowdown in new product development. In the past four years it has bought a number of businesses in Europe and the company's suppliers have found it difficult to cope with the sheer variety of trains running...
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Government links Work and Skills

Government links Work and SkillsThe Local Employment Partnership (LEP) programme was introduced by the government in March 2007 with the aim of reducing the number of unemployed people. The government has also focused on linking the issues of work and skills. To emphasise this, the Department for Work and Pensions...
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Investors fear severe slowdown or recession

Investors fear severe slowdown or recessionA warning note was sounded by influential UK fund managers on 21 January as share prices fell and stock markets tumbled around the world. The falls were fuelled by investors' fears of a severe slowdown or a recession, despite an attempt by President Bush late...
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Cadbury Schweppes – a successful marketing campaign

Cadbury Schweppes - a successful marketing campaignFollowing the finding of salmonella in some of its chocolate products in 2006, Cadbury Schweppes aimed to increase sales for its confectionary products by more than 6 per cent this year. However, it has beaten its own forecast with above-target chocolates sales in Britain...
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Heathrow to Paris at 186mph

Heathrow to Paris at 186mphThere are times when a proposal, such as the third runway at Heathrow, excites considerable opposition from the public and engages a number of anti-expansion protest groups, such as HACAN (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise), the main anti expansion lobby group. It can...
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