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Award winning pop star Ed Sheeran has been ‘hit by a car’ whilst cycling in London

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Monday morning, award winning pop star Ed Sheeran was rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car whilst cycling in London.

Sheeran posted a picture of his arm in a cast on Instagram, he said: “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently ...

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Ophelia to batter UK with 'hurricane-force winds' today

Ireland on lockdown, Dublin Airport to cancel up to 90 flights due to rough weather

Hurricane Ophelia has started to batter Ireland with thousands of residents left without power and all bus services cancelled until at least 14:00 local time, media reports ...

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Visual engagement at the heart of investor in customers design refresh

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The leading customer experience agency, Investor in Customers, has carried out a refresh to their identity and created new modern, visually engaging, marketing collateral to help build brand awareness.

Brand, creative and digital agency Mr B & Friends ...

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Edwardian Group Limited successfully defends £2m court case

High Court found that no contract had been entered into with Parker Lloyd Capital Ltd, and dismissed the claim in its entirety

Edwardian Group Limited (EGL), the parent company of Edwardian Hotels London, whichowns and operates 11 Radisson Blu Edwardian, London hotels in ...

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Vialli backed platform Tifosy reaches £1m in equity raise


Tifosy, the world’s first and only fully licensed sports crowdfunding business, has successfully raised £1m equity through its own platform.

Co-founded by former player and manager Gianluca Vialli and former investment banker Fausto Zanetton, Tifosy is ...

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A Bank of England interest rate hike….too soon?

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Bank of England (BoE) Governor, Mark Carney, made overtures towards a November interest rate hike over the weekend and the markets saw that as vindication of the rumours that have been spreading for a couple of months.

Mr Carney suggested that, with ...

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Historic UK/US agreement by development finance bodies

Transatlantic exchange will benefit responsible finance providers

The two national bodies representing the development finance industries in the UK and US have today signed a historic partnership agreement.  The US-based Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) ...

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UK government proposes crackdown on takeover deals that threaten national security

Proposals aim to ‘close loopholes’ to enable greater scrutiny of foreign investment

The UK government is proposing more say over deals in its military and technology sectors, as it seeks to intervene in mergers and takeovers when it believes they threaten national ...

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Number of UK company directors under 30 breaks 300,000 barrier

Number of directors under 30 reaches 311,545 

The number of company directors under the age of 30 has broken the 300,000 barrier for the first time – hitting 311,550 in 2017, up from 295,890 just two years ago – says Moore Stephens, the Top Ten accountancy ...

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Value of a transition deal disappearing by the day

Says City lobby group 

Ahead of this week’s European Council meeting, TheCityUK has issued a clear warning that the value of a transitional deal is disappearing by the day. It calls on the UK government to make rapid progress on setting out the detail of transition and for ...

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Research shows mental health professionals are fighting fires, rather than delivering treatment

Study finds 

New research published today has found that mental health professionals are being forced to deal with patients’ wider problems rather than treating their illness, as more and more of them struggle with issues such as debt and benefits.

A report by the ...

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Scrap national insurance for all young people

Says new TPA research

New TaxPayers’ Alliance policy paper says that we shouldn’t give hand-outs to students and graduates, we should help all young people by taking less of their money.

The chancellor is reported to be examining ways to tackle ...

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These are the highest paid European celebrities

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Forbes has just revealed a list of the highest paid celebrities in Europe. Here’s who’s richest of them all:

Forbes: Highest-Paid European Celebrities 2017

1. JK Rowling (UK; $95M)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal; $93M)

3. Coldplay (UK; ...

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Bombardier UK wins £680m contract for West Midlands train order

Derby-based company bags the contract alongside CAF, JR East and Mitsui

Bombardier UK has won contracts worth £680m to build 107 trains as part of a £1bn investment in the West Midlands train network, reports state. The company has been awarded the contract alongside CAF ...

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Theresa May to dine with EU boss and Brexit secretary in Brussels today

In an attempt to end political deadlock that has stalled Brexit negotiations

Prime Minister Theresa May has made a visit to Brussels today, in what is being seen as an effort to revive the Brexit talks ahead of the summit of European Union leaders on Thursday.

Earlier ...

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Weinstein Co in possible sale talks amid sexual harassment scandal

Third woman in London accuses company’s ousted co-founder

Just days after dozens of women accused Oscar-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, his co-founding company has today announced that it has entered a preliminary agreement with Colony Capital ...

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Nearly half of SMEs have never checked their credit score

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Nearly half (44 per cent) of SMEs have never checked their company’s credit score, according to new research from RateSetter Business Finance.

Credit scores are used by lenders to determine whether businesses have a good track record of repaying debt, and ...

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Spain issues ultimatum to Catalan, gives three more days for clarity on independence

Catalonia leader has called for a meeting and negotiation for next two months, letter states

In the latest war of words between Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, Rajoy has today asked Puigdemont to declare his position on ...

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British investigator elected President of global association

One to watch!

Conflict International CEO Mike LaCorte has been elected as the President of the World Association of Detectives at their 92nd annual conference in New Delhi, India.

Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in the investigation and surveillance industry ...

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New minimum energy efficiency laws for landlords

Here’s what you need to know

Landlords have just under six months to ensure their rental properties meet the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

Portico explains how the new MEES will work in regards to EPC ratings, the impact the rules will have on ...

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Upad founder named letting agent 'start-up entrepreneur of the year'


James Davis, Founder and CEO of, the UK’s largest online letting agent, has been named “Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year” for the London region at the prestigious Barclays Entrepreneur Awards.

Recognised for being the driving force behind ...

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