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Owner of Jet2.com remains confident in face of Brexit uncertainty

DART Group, the owner of leisure airline Jet2.com, said it had enjoyed a strong summer and remained confident about the strength of its travel business despite uncertainties surrounding Brexit.

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Young women still have to fight for independence, says survey

YOUNG women who are demanding the right to a rewarding career could face opposition from a surprising number of young men who want them to stay at home, according to new research.

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Talk Talk's CEO Tristia Harrison Picture: David Harrison.

Shares in TalkTalk fall as it focuses on customer growth

SHARES in TalkTalk have slumped after the telecoms group dived to a half-year loss as it took a hit from efforts to secure more customers.

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Martin Jenkins

Leading dealmaker Martin Jenkins joins Zenith

One of the North of England’s best known dealmakers is taking on a senior role at a Yorkshire-based independent leasing, vehicle outsourcing and fleet management provider.

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In a trading update for the City, Polypipe said it had achieved strong organic growth.  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Polypipe well placed to meet targets

MANUFACTURING firm Polypipe said it was delivering strong organic growth and is well placed to meet management expectations.

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Aviva has 33 million customers across 16 markets

UPDATED: Insurance giant swoops for rival

Insurance giant Aviva has swooped for Irish rival Friends First in a £116 million deal that would make it one of Ireland’s largest insurers.

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The City of London skyline.  Shares in Vodafone have surged in value this morning. Photo Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Vodafone’s shares surge as it reports ‘good commercial momentum’

Shares in Vodafone have surged after the telecoms giant swung to a half-year profit and upped its growth outlook despite pressures in its India business.

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Fraser McKevitt of Kantar Worldpanel

Grocery prices are rising at fastest rate in four years, says Kantar

GROCERY prices are rising at their fastest rate in four years, according to new industry data.

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File photo  of a Tesco sign, as the supermarket's �3.7 billion takeover of wholesale giant Booker has been provisionally cleared after the Competition and Markets Authority said it does not raise competition concerns. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 14, 2017.  Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Tesco’s deal to buy Booker provisionally cleared

Supermarket giant Tesco’s £3.7 billion deal to buy wholesale group Booker has been provisionally cleared by the competition watchdog.

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Aviva has swooped for Friends First

Aviva swoops for Friends First

Insurance giant Aviva has swooped for Irish rival Friends First in a £116 million deal that would make it one of Ireland’s largest insurers.

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Adrian Fitzpatrick, managing director and co- founder of Arena Group, takes part in a charity skydive.

Taking a leap of faith to create perfect Arena for success

Adrian Fitzpatrick’s company could play a significant role in improving child protection. Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright reports.

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Taylor Wimpey has reported a positive trading performance in Yorkshire.

UPDATED: Taylor Wimpey reports ‘positive’ trading in Yorkshire

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey said it had enjoyed positive trading in Yorkshire, as the market was supported by healthy employment trends and a competitive mortgage market.

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Forward Ladies managing director Griselda Togobo

‘A fair gender pay policy will help to tackle skills crisis’

MAJOR employers have been urged to implement fair and transparent pay and reward policies as part of a strategy to increase the number of women taking up careers in engineering and technology.

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Primark owner AB Foods calls for Brexit transition deal

Primark owner Associated British Foods has joined calls for a Brexit transition deal amid fears over customs chaos as it posted a 22 per cent leap in annual profits thanks to strong sales at its fashion chain.

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The City of London skyline.  New Look has provided an update for investors Photo : Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

New Look swings to loss as high street continues to suffer

Struggling fashion chain New Look has swung to a half-year loss as it became the latest retailer to fall victim to tough conditions on the high street.

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From the left, Interlegal president, Jaoa Paulo Menezes Falcao; Jeremy Shulman, Senior Partner, Shulmans LLP.

The positive mood in Leeds is on a par with London, says president of legal global network

YORKSHIRE is continuing to offer great opportunities for overseas investors, despite the uncertainty over Brexit, according to the president of a global legal network.

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Pure Gym has new owners

Leeds-based Pure Gym snapped up by joint owner of TopShop

Britain’s biggest gym chain has changed hands following a £600 million swoop by the joint owner of Sir Philip Green’s Topshop.

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Lowell employs 1,500 staff in Leeds

Lowell signs deal to create second largest credit management business in Europe

A YORKSHIRE-based company has signed a deal which will lead to the creation of the second largest credit management business in Europe.

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Sainsbury's is to launch its own record label

Sainsbury’s gets into the groove with new record label

Sainsbury’s is to launch its own record label as the supermarket giant looks to capitalise on the resurgent popularity of vinyl.

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MPs are calling for tougher action to protect SMEs   Photo: Johnston Press

MPs call for ‘robust’ system to deter banking misconduct

AN influential group of MPs is campaigning for the rapid creation of a tribunal to provide justice for the owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who believe they have been mistreated by the banks.

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