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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

Eggs tainted with insecticide sold in UK

Contaminated eggs that were imported from Europe have been distributed in the UK, the Food Standards Agency says. Millions of eggs were taken off shelves in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland after they were found to contain an insecticide called fipronil, which is used in veterinary products …

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Renault agrees to step up car production in Iran

French car firm Renault has agreed to step up production in Iran, at a refurbished factory which eventually will produce 300,000 cars each year.The deal is a joint venture with the Iranian government and a private firm called Parto Negin Naseh, although Renault will have a 60% stake.The revamped …

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Why a Resale Business?

An established resale franchise is a positive investment. They become available from time to time, offering a solid foundation you can maintain and build on successfully. At any time, setting up a business can be a daunting prospect but, a resale opportunity has the additional benefit of having a …

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Sports Direct 'English-only' note a 'misunderstanding'

Sports Direct has apologised for issuing a notice that appeared to ban staff from speaking languages other than English in its Bangor store, saying it was a “misunderstanding”.It was understood to have been posted on a wall telling staff to only speak English for health and safety reasons.A statement …

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Google employee anti-diversity memo causes row

A Google employee’s opinion criticising the firm’s diversity initiatives is causing a furore at the firm.In an internal memo, a male software engineer argued the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences between men and women.”We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply …

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Web law offers 'right to be forgotten' online

Social media firms will have to erase personal information on individuals when asked under laws allowing people the “right to be forgotten” online. The Data Protection Bill will make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details, including requesting that posts or pictures be deleted. …

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Google in heated row over sex differences memo

Google has denounced an engineer’s memo blaming biological differences between sexes for the lack of women in leadership roles. Executives released a statement after the memo stoked a heated debate over treatment of women in the male-dominated Silicon Valley. The unnamed engineer wrote a 3,000-word document – that circulated …

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Commuters face Waterloo disruption chaos

Tens of thousands of commuters are bracing themselves for three weeks of severe disruption as they head into the first working day of engineering works at London Waterloo. London Waterloo is Britain’s busiest station with annual passenger numbers reaching 99 million in 2015/16, compared to 39 million at Birmingham …

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Mobile masts giant Arqiva eyes £6bn float

The communications infrastructure giant which owns thousands of mobile‎ phone masts across Britain has lined up a quartet of banks to prepare a bumper London stock market listing. Sky News has learnt that Arqiva, which is owned by a consortium of Australian and Canadian investors, has appointed Barclays, Goldman …

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