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British Energy cuts training time in half

British Energy cuts training time in halfBritish Energy has an acute shortage of experienced nuclear staff and has cut the time required to complete some of its basic training programmes by half. Some of the group's training programmes have been trimmed from 18 to nine months (The Times - 29 November...
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Mayor has further plans for ‘London Overground’

Mayor has further plans for 'London Overground'The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, plans to submit a bid to take over most of the biggest train franchises (Southern) from 2009.In addition, he is planning to take control of all commuter trains that terminate in London, including those starting well beyond Greater...
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GM Arguments

GM ArgumentsMost British adults are not eating enough omega 3 fatty acids, which are found chiefly in oily fish. Scientists claim that genetically modified crops will be the only sustainable way of solving this dietary shortcoming if fish stocks are not to be run down (The Times Online -16 November...
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Fourth Year of Enterprise Week – 12-18 November 2007

Fourth Year of Enterprise Week - 12-18 November 2007Over the course of Enterprise Week over half a million young people aged between 14 and 30 will have the opportunity to see how exciting and fulfilling entrepreneurship can be. (The Mail on Sunday - Financial Mail - 11 November 2007).With Government backing, Enterprise...
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Microsoft buys into Facebook

Microsoft buys into FacebookMicrosoft has successfully outbid Google Inc to buy a 1.6% share in Facebook, the social networking site, for a reported £117 million. Facebook had previously rebuffed a $1 billion takeover offer last year from Yahoo.Microsoft currently provides banner advertising and links on the US site but as...
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Royal Mail Strike – End in sight

Royal Mail Strike - End in sightThe executive of the CWU (Communication Workers Union) agreed on 22nd October to back a deal with the Royal Mail.The offer includes a 6.9% pay increase over 18 months and is being put to a ballot of CWU members.If the members accept the offer,...
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Promoting Sustainability or Promoting Sainsburys?

Promoting Sustainability or Promoting Sainsburys?Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose have come out joint top in a study of the UK's most environmentally-friendly supermarkets by the National Consumer Council (Brand Republic, 15th October 2007). It seems that Sainsbury's is trying to maintain this strong green stance. This week the supermarket...
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