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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

Debenhams shares dive after weak Christmas trade

Department store chain Debenhams’ shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas period. The retailer said underlying pre-tax profits were now likely to be between £55m and £65m this year. Analysts had been expecting …

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Canadian cannabis grower Aurora heads to Europe

A Canadian marijuana maker is set to sell cannabis in several European countries after striking a deal with Denmark’s biggest tomato producer.Aurora Cannabis is partnering with Alfred Pedersen & Son to produce cannabis for medical use in Europe.The greenhouses used for tomatoes can be converted to grow the drug …

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Post-Brexit farming funding set out by Michael Gove

Plans for the way farming subsidies will be dealt with after Brexit have been set out by Michael Gove.Farmers will receive payments for “public goods”, such as access to the countryside and planting meadows.The environment secretary told farmers the government would guarantee subsidies at the current EU level until …

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Meltdown and Spectre: How chip hacks work

Media playback is unsupported on your device As technology companies race to fix two major vulnerabilities found in computer chips, the ways in which those chips could theoretically be targeted by hackers are becoming clear. Collectively, Meltdown and Spectre affect billions of systems around the world – from desktop …

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Boost to services sector sparks UK growth hopes

Britain’s economy appeared to have picked up speed at the end of last year as figures showed a boost for the dominant services sector. However there were signs of possible weakness in separate data on Thursday showing house price growth slowing and consumers putting the brakes on borrowing. The …

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