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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

Liar! Liar!

Most people seem to agree that “fake news” is a big problem online, but what’s the best way to deal with it? Is technology too blunt an instrument to discern truth from lies, satire from propaganda? Are human beings better at flagging up false stories?During the run-up to the …

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‘Smart’ vending machine could sell alcohol and ammunition

A vending machine fitted with biometric security has been developed which could be used to dispense a variety of restricted goods including alcohol, ammunition and cannabis.The “secure” device attached to the machine identifies users by the veins in the fingers and verifies that they have the right to buy …

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Rail passenger satisfaction 'little changed in a decade'

Train operators handle passenger complaints and delays almost as badly as they did a decade ago, according to research from consumer group Which?. It also found punctuality levels on Britain’s railways were at their worst level in 10 years.The group said passengers were being “failed” and urged the government …

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Travel tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize

A 27-year-old transport planner has won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize for a plan to improve Britain’s roads. Gergely Raccuja proposed a distance-based charge to replace fuel duty and vehicle excise duty, with the money raised being used to boost investment in roads and improve air quality.He also said …

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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has bought a quarter stake in struggling computer games retailer Game Digital, adding to his list of High Street holdings.Game said Sports Direct had bought 44 million shares, a 25.75% stake, adding that it looked forward to “working collaboratively” with the company. Last month, Game …

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Air Zimbabwe lays off half its workforce amid financial woes

Zimbabwe’s state-owned airline has laid off 200 workers, roughly half of its staff, with immediate effect.The job losses are part of a turnaround strategy to bring struggling Air Zimbabwe back to profitability from a $300m (£230m) debt. Last month the EU banned it from using its airspace, citing safety …

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ServiceMaster Clean Barnsley and Rotherham Grows By 50% in 30th Year!

A Barnsley-based specialist cleaning company has closed out its 30th year in business with 50% growth on the previous year at over £750,000 turnover, thanks to its investments in its team and a new territory. ServiceMaster Clean Rotherham and Barnsley was launched in the spring of 1986 by fresh-faced, …

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