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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

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response

Media playback is unsupported on your device Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for its response to calls to cut the cost of one of its morning-after pills.The pharmaceutical company was criticised after telling the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) it was avoiding “incentivising inappropriate use”.It now says …

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First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He said people will see “less first class in the future” with busy suburban trains having “one class” instead.Mr Grayling suggested operators may be forced to …

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Comic book success

San Diego’s Comic-Con International, happening this weekend, is an annual fiesta of costumes, comic books and celebrities that sits at the centre of a multi-billion dollar industry. From a gathering of less than 300 people in 1970, the event has morphed into an annual, multi-day media bonanza that draws …

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Boots 'truly sorry' for 'sexist surcharge' on pill

Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception. The high street chemist also announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives. Boots faced criticism after refusing to reduce the cost of the morning-after …

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Blackstone takes reins at £600m events group

The exhibitions group which stages the Olympia Horse Show and World Counter-Terror Congress will be sold next week to one of the world’s biggest buyout firms for nearly £600m. Sky News has learnt that Blackstone will announce on Monday that it has acquired Clarion Events from rival Providence Equity …

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MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”.The emails regarded changes to the terms and conditions of the site.However they …

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Paysafe shares jump on bid approach

Shares in UK payments company Paysafe jumped 6.8% after it received a £2.9bn takeover approach from a group of private equity firms.Paysafe said a consortium containing Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners had made a 590p-a-share offer.The approach comes amid a wave of takeover activity within the payment processing sector.Earlier …

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