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Cars and keys stolen from car park near Manchester Airport

August 23rd, 2017 (No Comments)

Up to 130 sets of car keys have been stolen from a site used by a meet-and-greet company offering long-stay parking near Manchester Airport. Four cars were also taken from the Car Park Manchester site in Hale, the Manchester Evening News reported. Police said the full numbers involved were not yet known because many of the […]

Provident Financial shares dive on new profit warning

August 22nd, 2017 (No Comments)

Shares in doorstep lender Provident Financial plunged 43% after it issued its second profit warning in months. Provident Financial says it now expects to make losses of £80m to £120m as its debt collection rates have dropped to 57% compared with a previous rate of 90% in 2016. Bradford-based Provident recently changed the way it collected […]

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

August 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert. The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been “overhyped”, a geoscience expert has claimed. Professor John Underhill, chief scientist at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, suggested the UK is “55 million years […]

Crawford Falconer takes up post as UK’s top trade negotiator

August 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

Crawford Falconer takes up post as UK’s top trade negotiator. The man in charge of negotiating the UK’s trade deals once Brexit is finalised, starts his job this week. Crawford Falconer will take up the post of chief trade negotiation adviser at the Department for International Trade. Leaving the single market would mean the UK […]

Yet another bank branch earmarked for the chop

August 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

The axe is set to fall on yet another Wigan bank branch. The latest victim of the remorseless march of technology will be the Barclays outlet within the Asda hypermarket at Newtown. It is one of another 54 branches it is planning to close down in the coming weeks and Newtown will cash its final […]

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