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    That's just not cricket Mr Carney

    The Bank of England's Canadian-born governor Mark Carney has hit sporting tradition for six. Cricket's long innings as the centrepiece of the Bank of...

  • Somerset showcased to tour operators

    The Best Western Plus Swan hotel, Visit Somerset and the Wells Civic Society have teamed up to promote the county of Somerset to tour operators around the UK. ...

  • Are supermarkets making us unhealthy?

    If you weren't watching Germany defeat Algeria in their World Cup tie, with a pint in hand, there's a chance you might have tuned in to Channel 4's latest...

  • Broadband roll-out starts to gather pace

    More businesses in rural parts of Somerset and Devon can finally access high-speed broadband, it has been announced.The Western Daily Press reported earlier...

  • Firm invests in future of cider

    Young people will have the chance to learn the skills of growing cider apples thanks to a new apprenticeship scheme launched by Shepton Mallet Cider Mill.The...

  • Chef offers a taste of Japan

    A 26-year-old chef from Wells has returned after spending two months in Japan learning the art of sushi.Former Blue School student Dominic Lee completed a...

  • Firm favourite with graduates

    Renishaw was ranked in the top three best UK companies for engineering and manufacturing graduates to work for at an awards ceremony held recently in London.Ran...

  • Chambers are open to all for business

    Mention the word barrister to most lay people and the image that instantly comes to mind is most likely Rumpole of the Bailey.Something distant, operating out...

  • Direct access saved me time and money

    GMM Commercial Insurance Limited is an FCA approved insurance broker providing commercial insurance and risk management solutions. Together with sister company...

  • Airport keen to renew US connections

    Direct flights from Bristol International Airport to New York could return within two years – but businesses need to show there is demand first.Flights...

  • Profits to go for bakery

    Greggs is set to report a big jump in half-year profits after sales at the pasty and sausage roll maker rallied on the back of recent turnaround efforts.The...

  • Software firm grows its export outlook

    Vero Software is leading the way as Gloucestershire companies build their export markets. With its headquarters in Cheltenham more than 80 per cent of its...

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    Has 9 to 5 had its spell in limelight?

    Kate Gardner head of employment, at the Taunton office of Clarke Willmott LLP, discusses the implications of changes to flexible working regulationsDespite...

  • Helping young people get fit for work

    How many times do we hear the bosses of companies bemoaning the fact that they often find young people totally lacking in people skills, confidence and plain...