Bernard Ingham: Fool’s paradise where we fail to learn from history

I don’t want to worry you but I fear we are living in a fool’s paradise – just like the investors in Northern Rock, Britain’s fourth largest bank, which went bust and was nationalised 10 years ago come tomorrow.

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RBS and other banks are under fire for the closure of local branches.

YP Letters: Dreading the closure of our local banks

From: Geoffrey North, Silverdale Avenue, Guiseley, Leeds.

Traders and residents have been hit by bank closures in Wath-upon-Dearne - they are pictured outside a former branch.

Caroline Flint: Why the banks must be held to account over branch closures

AS the argument over bank closures resurfaced in Parliament, two glimmers of hope appeared. One from RBS and one from the Government.

Oxfam is at the centre of a political scandal.

YP Letters: Oxfam scandal makes case to end foreign aid

From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton.

Oxfam's water programme in Haiti before the charity became engulfed by scandal.

Jayne Dowle: Don’t stop giving to Oxfam, but demand radical change

THE scandal engulfing the Oxfam charity is desperately sad, but awfully inevitable. If you’ve ever found yourself in the company of the kind of people who make charitable work their career, you’ll recognise two distinct types.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 6, 2017.  Photo credit should read: PA Wire

British exports soar since the vote to quit EU

EXPORTS from the UK have soared since the EU referendum result, with the volume of export trade rising at a faster rate than that of imports, new data shows.

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Tim Ward, chief executive of the Quoted Companies Alliance

What do companies want from their non-executive directors?

Recently we asked questions about non-executive directors (NEDs) in two surveys​ ​conducted by the pollsters, YouGov.

Natasha McCreesh a leadership coach from Huddersfield

Leadership coach plans mission to boost Liberia’s economy

A Yorkshire-based leadership coach is flying off later this year to participate in a project to boost economic development in Liberia.

Helen Oldham .Picture by Simon Hulme

NorthInvest announces launch of new Angel Investor Hub in Leeds

THE not-for- profit investment platform, NorthInvest, has announced the launch of a new Angel Investor Hub in collaboration with the UK Business Angels Association.

Tom Attenborough, Head of International Business Development, London Stock Exchange Group

2017​ was a stellar year​ for IPOs

​​2017 was a successful year for UK and international firms looking to raise public capital and access​ ​growth finance.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer     Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer will be keynote speaker at Yorkshire Fastest 50 awards

Sir Keir Starmer, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, will outline his vision for the post-Brexit world when he meets Yorkshire business leaders at a major corporate event later this year.

Customers are being advised of what to do next.

Regional gas supplier switches off

Regional energy supplier Future Energy, whose customers are based mainly in Yorkshire and the North East has ceased trading, Ofgem said.

In 2017, Apple stock hit repeated new highs as its star product, the iPhone X, smashed sales forecasts

What to do when bull markets become bubbles

The key question for investors centres on exactly when equity bull markets become bubbles, primed to fall into bear territory? Let’s explore together what unlikely, but feasible, events are not priced by markets for this year.

Talks are to continue over the future of Knaresborough and Ripon markets

Cash commitment and further talks for future of district's markets

News of a cash commitment to bolster Knaresborough and Ripon markets has been welcomed by town councillors and Chamber of Trade.
Tim Ward channels his inner Bananarama

Corporate governance should be a box-ticking exercise

​I believe that corporate governance has become an industry in itself, with conferences and conventions gathering all the like-minded people who look at existing best practice and seek ever more ways of creating more best practice.

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EY's Transaction Support team for Yorkshire and the North East, led by Mark Allcroft (centre)

EY appoints new head for Yorkshire

EY has appointed a new head of Transaction Support for Yorkshire and the North East, underlining its commitment to ​doing more deals in the regions.​ ​

What can be done to stop the latest raft of bank branch closures?

YP Letters: Why our towns need to bank on the banks being there

From: Alec Denton, Guiseley.

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The dawn of a new era in financial markets

For anyone outside the world of financial services, the ushering in of Mifid II last week will have gone largely unnoticed. With an estimated 1.7 million paragraphs of new legislation, guidance and rules, this is a blessing.

Rural communities are being badly hit by bank closures.

The Yorkshire Post says: The last bank in town – the business and social case

who iS speaking up for rural Britain?

There are growing concerns about personal debt levels in the UK. (PA).

Is Britain in the grip of a personal debt crisis?

Unemployment has fallen and yet debt is rising, with more people asking for help. Chris Bond looks at what is causing the growing personal debt crisis in this country.

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