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Ladbrokes and Gala Coral agree £2.3 billion merger deal

Following merger talks in June, high street bookmaker Ladbrokes has revealed that it has agreed a merger deal valued at £2.3bn with betting agent Gala Coral, it was reported on Friday. The combination of Ladbrokes’ 2,100 shops and Coral’s 1,845 […]

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Hypothermia deaths rise as energy prices continue to stay high

UK households paying too much for energy CMA finds

Following a year-long investigation into the energy market, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority

Car Imports

Low interest rates help to drive UK’s new car market up

The UK new car market has achieved its highest half year performance on record, with new car registrations up 7.0% in first half of 2015, according to figures

Inflation

UK Consumer Prices Index increases by 0.1% in the year to May 2015

The UK's national statistical institute, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), has released its monthly statistical Consumer Price Inflation bulletin for May 2015, which shows that inflation in

Building Materials

New builds prop up construction industry

Output in the construction industry decreased by 0.8% in April this year, compared with March 2015, but new work increased by 1.6%, according to the latest figures from

The deal could save £150m for the NHS

Increased productivity could save NHS £5bn pounds annually, Lord Carter review finds

  The UK government's Department of Health published a review of operational productivity in NHS providers on Thursday, which indicates that National Health Service (NHS) hospitals could save GBP5bn

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Manchester United reclaims top position of the Brand Finance Football 50

Football club Manchester United has overtaken Bayern Munich to reclaim the top spot on the annual Brand Finance Football 50 list and is now the most valuable football

Oil Drumsg

Crude oil prices rise as OPEC votes to maintain production levels at 30m barrels

  Oil prices rose by around 0.6% on Friday, following a decision by ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to maintain current oil production levels at

Cash in the bank

UK consumers still prefer to pay in cash

The Payments Council has published data for transaction payments made last year, which show that cash continues to be the most popular payment method by consumers in the

Employment

National Management Salary Survey finds continued culture of pay-for-poor-performance in UK

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a UK chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence, reported on Wednesday that the results of

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