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  • Networks still driving us mad

    The frustrations of mobile phone users with their networks are laid out in a report showing that nearly a third suffered problems at least every week.Vodafone...

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    Shopping app could be key for business

    Yeovil could be one of a handful of places to use technology that lures shoppers into stores and sends them messages from retailers.A pair of businesses in the...

  • Investors on edge and no FTSE change

    The FTSE 100 was little changed as tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine kept investors on edge, despite strong results from Prudential.A convoy of...

  • Mixed signals over rates

    The Bank of England's latest Inflation Report marks a year since governor Mark Carney launched his flagship "forward guidance" policy – only for...

  • FTSE rises as investors make use of slump

    London's FTSE 100 Index rallied by 1 per cent yesterday as investors sought out bargains in the wake of the slump in markets caused by geopolitical tensions.The...

  • Graduate jobs increase

    Job prospects for graduates are the best since the onset of the financial crisis after a survey predicted a further pick-up in employment growth this year.The...

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    Sale of cereal business is scrutinised

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking into the proposed £50million sale of Dorchester-based Dorset Cereals.It was announced in June that...

  • Energy rules questioned

    Five former energy regulators have suggested tougher rules by Ofgem may be to blame for higher gas and electricity bills and weakened competition.The group said...

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    Airport sees passengers reach record

    Bristol Airport is enjoying one of its best summers on record but that has not stopped its Australian owners considering selling their stake in the business.The...

  • Port makes one day best

    Portland Port has established a new record for the number of cruise ship passengers disembarking on one day – 2,681.The record was set on Wednesday when...

  • UK trade gap widens

    The UK's trade gap unexpectedly widened in June to fuel concerns about the impact the strong pound is having on the price of British goods abroad.Figures from...

  • Last post collection as early as 9am

    Collection times at thousands of post boxes are to be brought forward under plans that will see mail picked up by delivery staff during their rounds.Royal Mail...

  • Big growth in shoppers going online

    Three quarters of Britons now turn to the internet to do their shopping, according to figures which show how the digital economy is transforming the way we go...

  • Main focus is insurance stocks for city

    Insurance stocks were in focus yesterday as the latest stage of Aviva's recovery cheered investors while rival RSA lost ground after admitting that its own...

  • Political pressure on arms deals

    West Country defence firms appear unworried that lucrative licences to export military and security equipment to Israel will be stopped.The subject has moved up...