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Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.
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M&S will be offering a crate of beer especially for Mother's Day.

Would your mum fancy a case of beer for Mother's Day?

Marks & Spencer is broadening its usual Mother's Day fare of flowers and chocolates with its first gift case of beer selected especially for women.

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Money expert Martin Lewis gives his advice on hunting down the cheapest train tickets.

Martin Lewis: Expert tips on how to find the cheapest train fares

The only way to find the cheapest rail ticket is to throw all logic out of the window. Ask at a station or online, “What’s the cheapest train ticket from Pennyhill to Walletsworth?” And sadly you can’t rely on the answer. In many cases there are far cheaper options than the answer given.

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British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall in Sheffield, has submitted a detailed planning application to Sheffield City Council for a �300 million Meadowhall Leisure Hall.

Leisure hall plans could create 1,400 jobs at Meadowhall, says British Land

AROUND 1,400 jobs could be created if plans are approved for a £300m extension of Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre, it was claimed today.

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Sir Philip Green

Sir Philip Green should ‘face up to the evil he has done to BHS’ - Frank Field

Sir Philip Green acted in an “evil” manner towards BHS workers, Commons Work and Pensions Committee chairman Frank Field has insisted.

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Shoppers in England are set to take home six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year as a result of the 5p charge, early figures suggest.  Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

That 5p charge will eventually see us using six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year

Shoppers in England are set to take home six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year as a result of the 5p charge, early figures suggest.

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley ‘accountable’ for ‘appalling’ work conditions

MPs have delivered a damning indictment of working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct and warned they could become the norm across Britain.

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Who is the boss of Jet2's parent company?

QUIZ: Prove your Yorkshire business knowledge by answering these tough teasers...

Yorkshire is home to some big name companies like Morrisons, Asda and Card Factory.

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An artist's impression of the proposed new £300m leisure hall at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

Massive £300m expansion plan for Sheffield’s Meadowhall will create 1,000 jobs

A massive £300m expansion of Meadowhall Shopping Centre is unveiled today, with developers promising to create 1,000 jobs and hailing it as “one of the largest investments in the Sheffield City Region for a decade”.

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Fashion: M&S decides the customer cannot and will not wait

Fashion: M&S decides the customer cannot and will not wait

Fashion shoppers at Marks & Spencer will no longer have to wait to buy next season’s newest trends as the High Street giant launches a “see now, buy now” strategy.

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Wonky veg box

More wonky veg set for Yorkshire supermarkets

‘Wonky veg’ - the oddly-shaped but perfectly edible produce championed by Jamie Oliver - is to be introduced across the UK.

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Helen Dickinson

Shoppers provide welcome boost for high street

BRITAIN’S high streets delivered their best overall footfall performance in two years last month, which is a sign that many consumers still value “bricks and mortar” retailers, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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Nick Read chief executive of Nisa

It’s a matter of convenience for retail boss who is reviving Nisa

Keep it fresh. Keep it local. That’s chief executive Nick Read’s recipe for success at Nisa. He spoke to Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright.

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An artists impression of Sandersons, the new department store planned for the Fox Valley development

‘Boutique’ department store for Sheffield’s £50m Fox Valley development

A 17,000 square foot independent ‘boutique’ department store will open as part of a £50m development in north Sheffield.

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Balby Carr Bank in Doncaster

Nisbets takes on Yorkshire hub to deliver in the north

CATERING equipment supplies firm Nisbets has taken over a Yorkshire warehouse to make it easier to deliver to northern customers.

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Professor Matthew Robson of Leeds University Business School

Retailers could look to franchise model to expand around globe

FOR an island nation with a successful history of trade around the world, it is something of a puzzle that so many UK retailers tend to stay close to home. While a few companies have grasped the nettle and expanded their business overseas, as a general rule our nation’s shopkeepers have focused their energies on building, or at least maintaining, sales in their core domestic market.

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Sales shoppers in Trinity Leeds, on Boxing Day 2015

Yorkshire shoppers flock to Boxing Day sales

WHILE the internet savvy may have been snapping up bargains on their tablet computers at the Christmas Day breakfast table - the popularity of the Boxing Day sales was as strong as ever in Yorkshire.

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How Yorkshire’s cookie capital will help Christmas go with a crunch

WHEN it comes to Christmas confectionery, Yorkshire really does take the (chocolate) biscuit.

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Idris Elba wears the Caunnaught tweed cap, �65, by Kemapdoo Millar at www.kempadoomillar.com

Hats off to the great Yorkshire flat cap

They used to be most commonly-worn by elderly farmers, but these days style-conscious, young men and women are joining a growing fan club. Flat caps are fashionable and the evidence of that is clear in impressive recent sales figures.

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John Lewis's York store has produced another strong weekly performance.

York store boosts John Lewis sales

​John Lewis reported strong sales growth in the run up to Christmas, with its York store proving one of the star performers.

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