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Adult skills giant Learndirect in rescue deal

A little-known education entrepreneur has swooped to seal an audacious takeover of Learndirect, Brit‎ain’s biggest provider of apprenticeships and adult training services. Sky News can reveal that Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS) struck a deal on Saturday to acquire Learndirect in a deal which will preserve roughly 1,000 jobs and …

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6,000 jobs to go as House of Fraser closures confirmed

House of Fraser has been given approval by creditors to close 31 of its 59 stores, resulting in up to 6,000 job losses. The struggling department store chain will undertake the closures through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which will also allow it to secure rent reductions on its …

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Airbus: 'No-deal' Brexit will be 'chaos at the borders'

Airbus has said it is running out patience with the government and a “no-deal” Brexit would mean “chaos at the borders”. The company employs 14,000 people at several sites including Bristol, Stevenage, Portsmouth and north Wales, but another 110,000 jobs are also vulnerable at firms supplying the aircraft maker. …

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Price of bourbon and Levi's to soar as EU hits back at US

The European Union’s retaliatory tariffs come into force today targeting American products, including whiskey, motorcycles and peanuts.   Its duties target goods worth $3.3bn (£2.5bn) after the United States imposed tariffs on the bloc’s steel and aluminium. President Donald Trump is pushing ahead with his campaign pledge to protect American …

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First beer, now chicken! Shortage warnings as CO2 stocks fall

First drinks producers were warning about beer – now chicken could also be at risk due to dwindling carbon dioxide (CO2) stocks. The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the government and gas producers for help after beer, fizzy drinks and meat producers all warned of possible shortages …

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