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My name is Joel Bissitt. I have been an entrepreneur for 24 years and have run many small businesses across various sectors. For the last 10 years I have worked mainly within online media, franchising and small business start-ups. I am an author of various websites including Franchise UK https://www.franchise-uk.co.uk

How do you food shop for the end of the world?

How do you food shop for Armageddon? The Food Chain meets the man selling food to people who fear for the future. Surfer-turned-survivalist Lincoln Miles runs the Preppers Shop UK, stocking everything from tinned food to NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) suits. For the full story, visit BBC Food Chain: …

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Specialist grocers

Asian groceries used to be available only through specialist supermarkets, but now home delivery services are bringing foods such as raw turmeric and Alphonso mangoes to a wider audience.You can order pretty much anything online these days – and now that includes bitter gourds and fresh bunches of fenugreek.Before, …

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Standard Chartered expects $20m Brexit relocation cost

Standard Chartered is set to spend about $20m (£15.4m) to turn its Frankfurt office into a European base due to Brexit.The bank plans to create a subsidiary at its German branch to maintain access to the European market after Britain withdraws from the European Union.German’s strong credit rating informed …

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'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli convicted of fraud

Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of three counts of securities fraud.A New York City jury cleared him on five other counts after five days of deliberations.He was on trial in relation to a drug company he previously headed, Retrophin, and a hedge fund he …

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Leo Varadkar warns 'clock is ticking' on Brexit talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has called for “unique solutions” to preserve the relationship between the UK and the European Union after Brexit.On his first official visit to Northern Ireland, he raised the possibility of a bilateral UK-EU customs union. The taoiseach …

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Ex-Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in emissions case

A former Volkswagen executive has pleaded guilty for his role in the German automaker’s scheme to cheat US emissions requirements for diesel cars.Oliver Schmidt, a former head of VW’s engineering and environmental office in the US, admitted to participating in an attempted cover-up after regulators raised questions the “defeat …

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Delphi Diesel Systems plant in Sudbury to close

An engineering firm is to close a plant in Suffolk with the loss of 520 jobs by mid-2020.Delphi Diesel Systems has confirmed it will gradually wind down manufacturing operations at its Sudbury site as a “result of predicted falls in the demand for diesel vehicles”.The US-owned company makes diesel …

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