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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

Filipino boxer aiming for UFC glory

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the world’s biggest name in the combat sport of mixed martial arts and it’s finally returning to Asia, the birthplace of martial arts. It’s on the lookout for Asian champions and Filipino contender, Rolando Dy, wants to be the region’s first.Video journalist: Ashleigh …

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Housing market lull 'spreads from London'

A slowdown in the housing market is spreading from London to other parts of the South East of England, surveyors suggest.While the region is pulling down activity and average price growth in the UK, other areas saw price rises.The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said Northern Ireland, the …

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US airlines bumping from overbooked flights is at 22-year low

US airlines have reported a sharp downturn in the share of passengers they force on to other flights because of overbooking.The so-called bumping rate for the first half of the year is now the lowest it has been since 1995, the US Department of Transportation says.The decline comes after …

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EU chief spent £25K on private plane to Rome

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and his team racked up a €27,000 (£24,450) bill by travelling to Rome on a private plane. Documents detailing expenses of the EU commissioners were released after a battle with the transparency campaign group Access Info. The documents, covering two months last year, …

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Dutch 'did not know about contaminated eggs last year'

The Dutch food watchdog has said allegations it knew about a potentially dangerous egg contamination as early as last year are “untrue”.But NVWA inspector-general Rob van Lint did admit to receiving an anonymous tip-off that a harmful insecticide had been used in November.The chemical in question, fipronil, can harm …

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Rogoff: Rising interest rates 'threaten global economy'

A sudden rise in interest rates poses the greatest threat to the global economy, the IMF’s former chief economist has told the BBC.Ken Rogoff, who famously predicted a big bank would collapse during the financial crisis, warned that people had got used to ultra-low interest rates. He also said …

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Fake Google firm shut down after probe

A Manchester-based company that pretended it was linked to Google has been closed following an investigation by the UK’s Insolvency Service.The agency said Movette had used “deceptive methods” to bill clients for the use of Google My Business – a free service provided by the US search firm.Movette had …

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