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Nationwide sees annual profits tumble

Nationwide Building Society has seen its annual profits tumble by nearly a quarter after it moved to protect savers from rock-bottom interest rates.

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Record number of CCJs in the first quarter of this year

January to March this year has seen record numbers of County Court Judgements (CCJs) being awarded against individuals, a 35% rise compared to the same period last year.

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Theresa May called for a snap election to take place on June 8

Directors face "snap election" every year - QCA

A snap General Election is looming. We can have an educated guess at the outcome (even the pollsters may get this one right) and then we have the prospect of a strong and stable government for the next five years whilst we face Brexit.

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The heat is on British Gas over its customer service.

YP Letters: An irritating encounter with British Gas

From: Mr SB Oliver, Churchill Grove, Heckmondwike.

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President Trump has increased worldwide unpredictability

From Brexit to Trump, the most unpredictable era in history

More than 80 per cent of Yorkshire millionaires believe we are living through the most unpredictable age in history after a rollercoaster year that has included the Brexit vote, the election of US President Trump, a shock French presidential winner and rising tensions over North Korea.

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Lender CYBG reports higher first half profit

CYBG Plc, the owner of Yorkshire Bank, has posted a 15 per cent rise in first-half underlying profit.

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The cost of running a home is on the rise, again.

Yorkshire households face more financial pressures as cost of living jumps again

Households are facing a further jump in inflation as the Brexit-hit pound, utility price hikes and the timing of the Easter holidays drive up the cost of living.

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ELITE has over 100 companies from across the UK including four from Yorkshire

ELITE surpasses 100 company milestone in the UK

​​There is little doubt about the significance of start-ups when it comes to exciting business ideas that​ ​drive innovation and potential opportunities.

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Should more be done to stop nuisance phone calls?

Neil McNicholas: Calling the useless quangos to account

YOU know the phrase about a chocolate fireguard or a chocolate teapot...

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QCA's chief executive Tim Ward said investors see AIM as better now than it has ever been with fewer failures

Investors in AIM are on a high

In our recent survey of small and mid-cap investors we asked them about the effectiveness of AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s growth market.

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Yorkshire tops monthly house price table but Harrogate flounders

Yorkshire experienced the UK’s greatest monthly rise in house prices between January and February this year, according to the latest Land Registry House Price Index.

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The Scouts have been hit by a shortage of volunteers.

David Behrens: We and our American cousins are like chocolate and cheese

IF LAST week’s unholy row about the use of the word Easter in the context of a chocolate egg hunt demonstrated anything, it is that we have in this country an uneasy grasp on how, or what, we should be celebrating this weekend.

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Lloyds Bank

YP Letters: Hold banks to account over the closure of local branches

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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The new office scheme is close to the Monument  the column designed by Sir Christopher Wren as a memorial to the Great Fire of London

Yorkshire firm opens new London offices

​​Yorkshire based​ ​​Prospect Business Centres ​is to open its​​ ​seventh ​UK ​centre ​in the heart of the City of London.

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Adrian Berry, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and restructuring partner at Deloitte LLP,  said pessimism seems to be creeping back in

EU vote leaves people feeling pessimistic about finances

People in Yorkshire are more pessimistic about their personal finances since the Brexit vote to leave the EU.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Bank needs to halt QE policy immediately

​Investors are starting to wake up to the reality of rising inflation in the UK.

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Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors

Guarantee for EU citizens after Brexit would reduce uncertainty, says IoD

The Government could provide a confidence boost for business by guaranteeing that EU citizens living in the UK will be able to stay after Brexit, according to a senior figure at the Institute of Directors

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London Stock Exchange launches Companies To Inspire Africa

African firms prove an inspiration

London Stock Exchange’s links to Africa run deep. Ties with the continent go back to the 1930s, when the first African company chose to list its shares in London, giving British investors an opportunity to be part of the African growth story.

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Tesco's financial arrangements have come under scruitiny.

David Behrens: Fortune smiles on rich and powerful when it comes to the law

AFTER what happened in 2008, who on earth would leave a financier to his own devices, confident that he would do the right thing and take the most responsible course?

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Hugh Rogers is fulsome in his praise for Morrisons.

YP Letters: Checking out the irritations at supermarket

From: Hugh Rogers, Messingham Road, Ashby.

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