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Dangerous visions

Change is constant on and off the football field, and technological advances means fans could soon be watching more intuitive players via more mobile friendly channels. The 22nd Soccerex football finance event returns to Manchester this weekend for its last year as host – discussing everything from who will …

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Couple strike Matchesfashion.com sale for around £800m

A fashion company started 30 years ago by a husband and wife from a shop in Wimbledon has just sold a majority stake in the business for £800m.Private equity firm Apax Partners has acquired a holding in luxury fashion chain Matchesfashion.com.Founders Tom and Ruth Chapman will continue to own …

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Bridgend-based Buy As You View firm in administration

A rent to own TV and domestic appliance firm has gone into administration with the loss of 41 jobs.Another 226 jobs are at risk at Bridgend-based Buy As You View (BAYV), which has 40,000 customers across the UK.Administrators EY said the company had “continued to incur significant losses” despite …

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Detainees 'mocked and abused' at immigration centre

G4S has suspended nine members of staff from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport, following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation.The programme says it has covert footage recorded at Brook House showing officers “mocking, abusing and assaulting” people being held there.It says it has seen “widespread self-harm and attempted …

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Yellow Pages to stop printing directory after 51-year run

The local business directory that helped JR Hartley find his book on fly fishing is set to go out of print.The Yellow Pages will no longer be published on paper from next year onwards, more than five decades after it launched in the UK.Its owner, Yell, has announced that …

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FRC sheriff Rees quits for lucrative City job

The watchdog responsible for slapping audit firms and accountancy professionals with tens of millions of pounds in fines is quitting to take a lucrative post with a City law firm. Sky News has learnt that Gareth Rees, who has served as executive director of enforcement at the Financial Reporting …

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Car makers offer scrappage deals in race for new customers

Renault-Nissan and Kia are the latest car companies to launch car trade-in schemes, aimed at persuading UK customers to swap older, more polluting, car models for new ones.Earlier Volkswagen and Toyota announced diesel scrappage schemes, joining BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Vauxhall who have all launched schemes.The car companies …

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US employment growth misses forecasts for August

The US economy added 156,000 jobs in August, less than the previous month and below expectations. Analysts had expected US non-farm payrolls to rise by between 175,000 and 185,000 last month.Data released by the US Department of Labor also showed that employment growth in June and July was lower …

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