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  • Review could suggest bank break-up

    Britain's competition watchdog said it would not rule out ordering a break-up of the "big four" banks as it set out plans for a full-scale inquiry...

  • Stock market stabilises after tough week

    The FTSE 100 Index climbed into positive territory yesterday despite a sharp rise in geo-political fears caused by events in Ukraine and the Middle East.With...

  • Bristol property market on the up

    There are very real signs of improvement in the property market in Bristol, according to CBRE Bristol's latest quarterly report. According to the firm's latest...

  • BT fixed-line phones to 'go on the road'

    wdbusiness@b-nm.co.ukTelecoms giant BT has taken its first big step back into the mobile phone market since selling off BT Cellnet in 2001 by launching a new...

  • Staff earn rich reward

    Another record profits haul from retail chain Sports Direct has kept its staff on track for a fresh bonus windfall.The business, which is controlled by...

  • Cornwall finally gets services

    The first motorway-style service station has opened in Cornwall. The Cornwall Services is the first such venture in Cornwall and the only one on the A30 west of...

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    Region bucks the trend by losing jobs

    The Government has hailed an "important milestone" after figures showed record employment and another huge fall in the numbers out of work.More than...

  • Bristol law firm tops deal league table

    Bristol-based TLT's corporate team was the most active legal advisor in the South West in the first half of 2014, according to Experian Corpfin league tables...

  • Dining as a network tool

    An innovative new way of bringing people together over good food has been launched in Cornwall. Social Dining Network is a brand new business based at Tremough...

  • Bristol to Aberdeen connection improved

    Airline bmi regional is boosting its Bristol to Aberdeen service to three times daily on Wednesday and Thursday from September. The new service, aimed primarily...

  • Ironmongery experts welded together now

    Two of the South West's leading architectural ironmongery businesses are joining forces.Spiller of Yeovil and DAI (Dorset Architectural Ironmongers) of...

  • More power needed for city's finances

    Business leaders and politicians are calling for Bristol to be given more power to control and spend taxes in order to shape the local economy.Think Bristol...

  • Broadband has to be faster

    Gloucestershire's Federation of Small Businesses has told the Government the UK's broadband provision simply isn't up to speed.The FSB, which has 3,500 members,...