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Bookings to Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus drive Thomas Cook sales

​Losses at travel giant Thomas Cook narrowed in the third quarter as bookings to Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus drove sales.

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Sky hit by Premier League costs

​Sky has reported a fall in full-year profits after it was stung by an increase in the cost of broadcasting live Premier League football.


Lloyds takes near £1 billion hit for failures on PPI and mortgage arrears

Lloyds Banking Group has taken a near £1 billion hit after revealing it would refund customers for failures in its handling of mortgage arrears policies and set aside extra cash to address the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

Lloyds said that although the economy remains resilient, it is starting to tighten lending standards

Lloyds reports best interim profit in eight years despite £1bn hit

​Lloyds Banking Group​ has announced its biggest half year profit in eight years, but the news was overshadowed by a hit of almost £1bn to cover insurance mis-selling and failures over mortgage policies.


‘Eye-catching’ study into potential of Leeds to be revealed

A Major new study into the huge growth potential of Leeds is set to be published next week.

Gerard Ryan, CEO of International Personal Finance

IPF shares jump on profit upgrades

Shares in credit lender International Personal Finance jumped 8 per cent following an upgrade to forecasts in the light of better than expected half year results.

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Hammerson seeks hotel operator for phase two of Victoria Gate

THE developer behind a major city shopping centre is looking for a hotel operator to anchor the second phase of the scheme, it said today.

Sylatech has secured a long-term radar contract

Sylatech wins long term radar contract with defence contractor

A YORKSHIRE-based manufacturing firm has secured a multi-million pound 10 year contract to supply a major European defence contractor with a system that can be deployed on land and sea as a surveillance and “threat detection” radar.

Dress sense: Jane Burbeary said she doesnt want brides to feel under pressure to conform to idealised images they see in the media. Picture: Porl Medlock

Wedding dress enterprise that is travelling on an upward curve

Women classed as being plus-sized should celebrate who they are and not feel under pressure to conform, says the founder of a bridal store specialising in plus-size dresses.

21 March 2012.....   Manningham Mills dominates the skyline of Bradford

‘More should be done to encourage city centre living in Bradford’

Its city centre is home to mills and factories which at one stage helped produce the fabrics which clothed the world.

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Daniel Rajkumar

‘Leeds has phenomenal potential to become fintech hub’

YORKSHIRE has phenomenal potential to become a hub for financial technology - or fintech - companies because it is starting to attract fast-growing firms that have moved from London, according to a leading entrepreneur.

Sophie Jewett, owner of York Cocoa Works

Retailer to bring chocolate making to city centre

Chocolate production is set to return to York with the launch of a new manufacturing site in the city.

Chlorine-washed chickens have sparked a lot of debate

Why chlorine-washed chickens won't enter UK market, according to Michael Gove

Chlorine-washed chickens will not be allowed to enter the UK market under any post-Brexit trade deal with the US, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has insisted.

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Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley wins High Court battle as judge puts £15m claim down to 'wishful thinking'

Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has claimed a "comprehensive victory" in his High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15 million deal allegedly made in a London pub.

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Does this vegan group's hard-hitting, anti-milk advert go too far? The regulator says no

An ad stating that "Humane milk is a myth" has been cleared by the regulator following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.
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Enjoy a more carefree break with extra cashback in your pocket

Holiday tips: how to save a fortune

The debate about term-time holidays has loomed large in the public consciousness lately, with the Supreme Court ultimately enforcing the fines on families for pulling their kids out during the school year.

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Robert Walters reports rise in half-year profits

Recruitment firm Robert Walters has reported rising half-year profits and said that a strong UK performance was driven by financial services, despite Brexit casting a shadow over the City.

Volunteers from software firm Sage UK take part in a clean up of Monkton Dene, Jarrow.

Sage to snap up US firm

Business software firm Sage has announced plans to snap up a US cloud accountancy company in a deal worth £654m.

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ITV reports fall in profits

Broadcasting giant ITV has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits as advertising revenue continues to dip following the Brexit vote and economic uncertainty.

Fever-Tree founders Tim Warrillow and Charles Rolls can pyramid

Fever-Tree chief toasts £29m windfall

The chief executive of posh mixer maker Fever-Tree is toasting a £29m windfall after cashing in on the firm’s recent success by selling a stake in the group.

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