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Growth in UK pubs and bars industry boosted by young landlords

Signs of growth for the UK pub industry are looking positive, with a rise in turnover and young up-and-coming pub owners contributing to a boom in the industry, Barclays reported on Friday. The financial service provider has published new data […]

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Asda Strawberries

Cream of the crop forecast for UK strawberries

Soft fruit growers in the UK are expecting bumper crops this year, following the sunniest winter in the 80 years since records began, it was reported on Monday. Strawberry

high speed rail

Full steam ahead for Hornby’s Thomas the Tank Engine

Model train manufacturer Hornby is to relaunch Thomas the Tank Engine railway sets, marking the 70th anniversary of the popular character created by Anglican minister Reverend Wilbert Awdry

Supermarket shopping

Morrisons sales deteriorate as UK supermarket price competition continues

Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, Morrisons (MRW.L), has seen a further drop in sales performance, with annual shares falling 6.7%, it was reported on Thursday. Morrisons, which follows Tesco, Asda


European Commission predicts 1.5% growth in eurozone economy

Stimulus measures, lower oil prices and a weaker euro have resulted in the European Commission forecasting stronger economic growth in the eurozone, it was reported on Tuesday. According to


Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI reveals slowdown in UK manufacturing expansion

Growth in UK manufacturing output has weakened according to Markit Economics Limited, a diversified provider of financial information services, which published the latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’

Renewable Energy

British public support for renewable energy remains strong

Support for renewable energy in the UK continues to be sustained at a high level, according to the latest figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce to divest bearings business to British Engines for £12.6m

Manufacturing company Rolls-Royce announced on Tuesday that it intends to sell its Michell Bearings business to engineering company British Engines Limited for a cash consideration of GBP12.6m

Oil Drumsg

Brent crude prices increase on worries over US shale slowdown

Brent crude oil increases to $65.37 per barrel amid concerns over disrupted supply from Middle East and slowdown in US shale oil production Conflict in the Middle East

Aldi store in Maypole, Birmingham. credit: Mathew Growcoot / newsteam 06.03.11

Aldi ranks as sixth largest UK supermarket

Discount supermarket chain Aldi has moved up the grocery ranks to become the sixth largest supermarket in the UK, with a 5.3% share of the grocery market,

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