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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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

The latest Star Wars film generated more than $450m (£337m) in global ticket sales on its opening weekend.The total for The Last Jedi includes $220m (£165m) from box offices in the US and Canada, placing the film second in the all-time list for North America.It trails behind the 2015 …

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PM signals new Brexit battle over trade deals

Theresa May will tell MPs the UK will look to sign trade deals with non-EU countries and prepare new immigration controls during a transitional deal with Brussels. Having seen EU leaders last week declare “sufficient progress” in Brexit negotiations in order to move on to the next phase of …

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Wolseley owner sells stake to Thai-listed Minor

The restaurateurs behind landmark London venues including The Wolseley and The Delaunay will this week hand control of their company to a Bangkok-listed hotelier. Sky News has learnt that a majority shareholding in Corbin & King, which was established in 2003, is being bought by Minor Hotels, which operates …

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Make and bake

For people who celebrate Christmas, the catering, the entertaining and present-buying can prove costly, unless you plan wisely. Bargain hunters have picked up their gifts earlier in the year as well as on the discount days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday last month. But for those of us …

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Pensions: Automatic saving to start at 18 under new plans

Every worker aged 18 or over will begin saving into a workplace pension unless they opt out, under government plans to extend its automatic enrolment scheme.At present, the scheme means employers must enrol staff aged 22 and over and earning above £10,000 into a pension.Ministers hope to reduce the …

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Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Hunter Harrison, the CEO of the US transportation company CSX, has died just days after going on medical leave.Mr Harrison, 73, died in Florida due to “unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness”, the company said.The company’s shares fell sharply in trading on Friday after Mr Harrison’s leave was …

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Diamond eyes Tandem in UK retail bank return 

An investment vehicle founded by the former Barclays chief Bob Diamond‎ is weighing a deal that would catapult him back into the British retail banking sector after a five-year absence. Sky News has learnt that Atlas Merchant Capital‎ (AMC) is in discussions about buying a stake in Tandem Money, …

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