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  • Tesco bounces back despite sales slump

    A smaller-than-expected drop in annual profits helped Tesco shares rally yesterday despite continued uncertainty over the pace of its turnaround progress.The 3...

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    Low interest rates boost West giant

    Bristol-based financial giant Hargreaves Lansdown produced another stellar set of results yesterday.The investment powerhouse published an interim statement for...

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    Now Starbucks smells the coffee on tax

    Starbucks has said it will pay more tax in the UK as it moves its European headquarters to Britain from the Netherlands following a row over avoidance.The...

  • Nearby pig sty causes a stink

    Frustration is growing over a pig sty which allegedly causes such a stench that nearby residents in a Forest of Dean village say they cannot sit in their...

  • Pawnbroker rescue deal

    Pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond has been rescued from administration in a deal that saves the majority of stores and jobs at the business.A consortium of...

  • Store vows to 'refocus'

    Debenhams is to refocus its promotional strategy after a disastrous Christmas trading performance led to a sharp fall in half-year profits.The department store...

  • Gifts soar after big race death

    Donations to the Somerset-based National Osteoporosis Society are rising by thousands of pounds an hour in tribute to London Marathon runner Robert Berry who...

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    Wages set to overtake rate of inflation

    A sixth consecutive fall in the rate of inflation is expected to herald an end to the squeeze on real wages when official figures are published today.The...

  • Graphene deal secured

    Forest of Dean company Versarien has acquired the company producing the "super material" graphene in a £440,000 deal which will bring one of the...

  • 'Office market to revive'

    Demand for office space in the South West and across the UK this year will return to its highest level since 2000, according to new research to be published by...

  • China's demand for gold could rise

    China's demand for gold could rise by about 20 per cent in the next few years, according to the World Gold Council, as the population becomes more wealthy....

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    Footballer a defender of pasty company

    More than 250 jobs at the West Cornwall Pasty Company have been saved after the food chain was bought by investors including former footballer Danny Mills.The...

  • Flooding washed out building sites

    Output in the construction sector fell by 2.8 per cent in February after heavy rain and flooding blighted building sites. The month-on-month decline, which the...