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SM UK to win HS2 safety vehicle contracts

Vehicle safety specialist SM UK has seen a surge in business and is predicting over 150 new orders this year as a raft of construction projects for the £56bn new high speed HS2 rail line get underway in 2019.

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Tesco reported a 2.2 per cent rise in UK like-for-like sales in the six weeks to January 5, outperforming the wider market

Tesco comes out top in festive retail battle

​Tesco ​has ​emerged as a festive ​retail ​winner after unveiling a strong set of Christmas trading figures​, whilst Marks & Spencer reported a downturn in sales and John Lewis warned that profits ​will​ be "substantially​"​ lower​ ​this year​.​

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Asdas Extra Special range was the fastest growing of any premium line of the major retailers

Online boosts Asda's festive sales

Asda has emerged the festive winner among the big four supermarkets as strong online growth of 12 per cent helped push its sales up 0.7 per cent, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

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Airedale lands Riyadh metro system deal

Airedale lands Riyadh metro system deal

High-tech manufacturer Airedale International Air Conditioning has won a £1m export order to supply specialised air conditioning units for the new Riyadh metro system in Saudi Arabia.

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Hotel Chocolat's The Everything Sleekster Chocolate Gift Box

Blackfriar Quiz of 2018

With the help of our friends at Hotel Chocolat, we are offering a lucky winner a fabulous prize this year - The Everything Sleekster Chocolate Gift Box.

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Eleanor Temple is chair of R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds

Yorkshire's pubs beat the national trend

Yorkshire’s pubs are weathering the storm with a fall in the percentage of pubs at higher than normal risk of insolvency for the second consecutive month, beating the downbeat forecast across the rest of the UK.

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