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Britain needs a new Concorde moment to show eye on future

Concorde was the dream of its time. Supersonic travel that showed how British engineering could turn science fiction into science fact.

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Mark Casci: Direct route to Silicon Valley no good if it takes three hours to cross the Pennines.

As the wheels of the plane lift from the tarmac at Manchester Airport this morning, a new chapter for Yorkshire’s business community begins.

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Carolyn Black

Focus on value exporters should protect investors from Brexit effects

So, that’s it, no chocolate or sweets for me until mid-April as I have given up some things that I enjoy for Lent. Whilst writing, I am struggling a little without my mid-morning chocolate fix, though it is early days, and I hope that by the end of March, I will be finding my challenge… less challenging.

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Blackfriar: Dividend reduction 'another raid on the middle classes'

There weren’t many surprises in Wednesday’s Budget, but one nasty one was the cut in the dividend tax free allowance from £5,000 a year to £2,000 a year.

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Will you be shopping on Cyber Monday? Picture: Press Association.

Mark Casci: It is now a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’ you will be hacked

If there is one thing recent cyber attacks on the likes of Talk Talk, Tesco and Yahoo have taught us, it is that all of us, businesses large and small, are at risk.

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Greg Wright: Why the City’s regulators must be willing to maul the big banks

IF only we could unleash Elizabeth Warren on the unruly elements of our financial services sector.

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Summoning up the Churchill spirit for Brexit

“Attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference”. The words are those of Britain’s greatest wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill.

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Carolyn Black

Myddleton Croft: Oil and gas sector could be a good bet in uncertain times

As summer draws to an end and the evenings begin to darken, what lies in store for investors after an unexpectedly strong summer period for some of the UK’s biggest companies?

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Trevor Strain, chief financial officer of Morrisons, with one of the Amazon Lockers being rolled out across stores

Morrisons playing the ‘smart game’ as the retailer’s recovery picks up speed

All eyes will be on Morrisons today as it is expected to announce its third consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth as the supermarket ​returns to health under chief executive David Potts.

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Christopher Bailey

Blackfriar: One man, two jobs a luxury Burberry could not afford

The news that Christopher Bailey is stepping aside as chief executive to focus on what he does best – creative design – has to be good news for Burberry.

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Tom Richmond: It’s time to get personal to help close yawning skills gap

THE late, great Fred Trueman once said that his beloved Yorkshire County Cricket Club only needed to whistle down the nearest coal mine if it was short of cover in the fast bowling department. This production line yielded a rich seam.

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Companies must not be allowed to demonise whistleblowers, says Greg Wright

Greg Wright: Why we must protect whistleblowers from workplace bullying

BOARDROOM scandals and scams are as old as time.

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Greg Wright: It’s a cheque mate and there’s no reason not to accept it

This is a true story, but I wish it wasn’t.

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A Yorkshire entrepreneur has been driven to distraction by the lack of a phone service

Greg Wright: How the wrong kind of telegraph pole caused weeks of misery for a Yorkshire business

YOU’VE heard of the wrong kind of snow causing headaches for travellers.

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Greg Wright: A failure to invest in rail is betrayal of rural businesses

THERE’S a vibrant business community beyond our major towns and cities.

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Greg Wright: Time to stop unscrupulous restaurants pocketing tips

PAY is an emotive topic, and with good reason.

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Many analysts believe the Government should be doing  more to support major industrial players such as Sheffield Forgemasters   Photo: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Greg Wright: An ignorance of manufacturing has led to current crisis

Last week I received an email from the Prime Minister with an intriguing title: Helping you keep more of the money you earn.

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A 'Save Our Steel' badge, as steel union representatives and workers from across the country arrive at the TUC headquarters in London to discuss the steel crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 4 2016. Shop stewards from steelworks across the country held emergency talks and will continue pressing the Government for help. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Greg Wright: There should be a bit of steel in our relationship with China

BEAUTIFUL relationships always work both ways

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Greg Wright: Firms face crippling uncertainty over EU referendum

ONCE businesses feared plagues, wars and tyrants.

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