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Travelodge aiming to fill 1,000 vacancies

Leading hotel chain Travelodge is looking to fill 1,000 vacancies in the coming months, ranging from managers and receptionists to bar staff and cleaners.

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Sky's digital centre of excellence at Leeds Dock

Innovation is key at £6m Sky hub

When Sky was planning its £6m digital centre of excellence, it nicknamed the project ‘Otis’ because of its vision of working on the dock.

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M&s's clothing range has struggled for years

Blackfriar - M&S is a jack of all trades and master of none

Marks & Spencer has struggled for years to turnaround the fortunes of its underperforming clothing range.

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Polypipe's  chief executive David Hall is stepping down in October.

Polypipe reports strong growth

Polypipe, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of plastic pipe systems,​ ​reported strong organic growth in UK residential ​markets and ​a ​solid performance from its commercial arm and said it is on track to achieve expectations for the full year.​

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M&S Collection.

Blackfriar: M&S has become a jack of all trades and master of none

Marks & Spencer has struggled for years to turnaround the fortunes of its underperforming clothing range.

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Oliver Corrigan (left) and Alex Duckett at Carrwood Park.

Property experts set up serviced office firm

A ‘seismic’ change in working practices has led two property professionals to launch a company which provides ‘upmarket’ serviced offices.

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Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman of Ineos, listens during a press conference in London,

Ineos in oil and gas deal with Dong Energy

British petrochemical giant Ineos has agreed a deal worth up to 1.3 billion US dollars (£1 billion) to buy the oil and gas business from Danish group Dong Energy.

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Computer generated image of an aerial view of the roof on No.1 Court.   Credit: AELTC/KSS Design Group Ltd.

First phase of No.1 Court project completed by Sheffield’s SCX

A SheFFIELD-based company has completed the first stage of work on the retractable roof for the new No.1 Court at Wimbledon.

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Refresca Coffee Company, Bramhope.
L-r Russell Burnett from LCF Barber Titleys and Mark Frankland - Director of Refresca Coffee Company Ltd
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Car firm owner to branch out with coffee venture

A car servicing and MOT business owner is looking to bring a drop of European coffee culture to Bramhope in Leeds.

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Specialist engineering business Spencer Group's biomass handling operations at the Humber Ports.

Consumers ‘could face higher costs’ if no deal on cargo customs post-Brexit

The cost of industrial and consumer goods could rise if the free movement of cargo in and out of Britain’s ports is withdrawn post-Brexit, it has been warned.

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James Howard, director of Yorkshire Payments in Brighouse. Picture Tony Johnson

Yorkshire more than a region - now it’s a brand

Yorkshire is more than just a region, with the name becoming a brand in recent years, according to the founder of a card payments business.

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Mike Fraine of Froneri presents ther award to Chris Winter (centre) and Nina Rogers of Yorkshire Sculture Park

Deadline approaches for names in major Yorkshire tourism awards

The deadline is fast approaching for this region’s businesses to put their name forward for a major tourism accolade.

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David Richards of WANdisco

Sheffield-based WANdisco makes strong start to 2017

SOFTWARE firm WANdisco said it had made a strong start to the new financial year after securing a major contract.

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500th Woodhouse Moor Parkrun in Leeds, one of many free 5k runs all over the country. It was the first one outside London when it started.
11th March 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Building Society backs running event

Leeds Building Society is launching a new partnership with parkrun, the grass routes running event.

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Does Sunday trading undermine Christianity?

YP Letters: Leap of faith to say Britain is Christian

From: Chris Schorah, Gascoigne Avenue, Leeds.

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Stepping down: Jonson Cox

Harworth Group chairman to stand down

brownfield land regeneration and investment specialist Harworth Group has said that its chairman Jonson Cox is to stand down in the next year.

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Britvic. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Britvic boosted by strong sales

Soft drinks firm Britvic said it was poised to deliver full-year performance in line with market expectations as strong sales of its drinks across all its markets helped drive an 11.5 per cent rise in first-half revenue.

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A Dixons Carphone Currys Customer browsing laptops.

Dixons Carphone hails rising revenue

Electricals and mobile phones giant Dixons Carphone has hailed rising full-year revenue, despite what it described as a “lively political backdrop”.

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B&Q

B&Q owner sees first quarter sales dip

Sales at B&Q owner Kingfisher dipped in the first quarter after a slowdown at the firm’s French division hit its performance.

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David Hall, CEO of Polypipe

Polypipe boss set to step down

The chief executive of Polypipe, manufacturer of plastic piping and ventilation systems, is to retire later this year having been with the company since 2005.

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