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Multiyork cuts staff as it searches for a buyer

Multiyork has made more than 100 staff redundant and left nearly 500 jobs hanging in the balance, as its administrator scrambles to find a buyer for the furniture maker.The Norfolk-based firm has told 112 staff they have lost their jobs, and will be paid until Tuesday.Multiyork collapsed in November, …

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German protest over Nazi toy soldiers on Amazon

A German father is campaigning online to stop Lego-style toy Nazi soldiers being sold on Amazon.Manuel Hegel’s petition says the toys “represent officers, soldiers etc of the Waffen-SS and thereby trivialise National Socialism”.The toys are sold by a German firm, CustomBricks, and Lego says they do not comply with …

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PM urged to prosecute web giants over abuse

Social media companies should be prosecuted like publishers if they fail to remove abuse content, an influential committee is to tell the Government. Social media companies are not currently regulated as publishers but are instead considered as platforms as they have limited control over the content they host. This …

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Wilkins Chimney Sweep is 54th best franchise in the UK according to new league table.

Man in a van franchise Wilkins Chimney Sweep has been ranked as 54th in the UK, according to a brand new league table release today by franchise publication Elite Franchise. Multi- award-winning franchise Wilkins Chimney Sweep which is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peter and Louise …

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Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

The owner of Westfield shopping centres is being bought for $24.7bn in a deal which will see the malls launched across Europe.French property group Unibail-Rodamco is offering $7.55 a share for the Australian business.Westfield Corporation has shopping centres in the UK and the US while Unibail-Rodamco has 71 sites …

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Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Media playback is unsupported on your device About half a million children and young people gamble every week, a Gambling Commission report is expected to show.The regulator has warned that children as young as 11 are using so-called skin betting websites, which let players gamble with virtual items as …

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Firms selling tickets for trains that will not run

Train passengers are being “misled” by rail companies that are selling tickets for services that will not be running or will be disrupted by engineering works. Research by Transport Focus found travellers were also denied the chance to buy cheap tickets for the Christmas break. Six rail firms failed …

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Job prospects 'will improve' under new economic action plan

A new economic action plan for Wales over the next decade has been unveiled.It includes simplifying financial support for business, a reduced number of priority sectors and a regional approach to economic development.But firms wanting grants will have to commit to reducing their carbon footprint and prove they employ …

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