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Waitrose teams with Deliveroo to offer rapid delivery as M&S-Ocado launches

Waitrose is to team up with Deliveroo to offer rapid delivery of online groceries in a service set to launch as rival Marks & Spencer begins selling food online via Ocado. On Tuesday, the grocer will begin a trial with Deliveroo in five Waitrose shops – Notting Hill Gate in London, Bracknell by its head […]

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Revolution Bars extends Eat Out to Help Out into September

Revolution Bars has joined the list of companies deciding to extend the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. A number of firms have welcomed a boost in trade thanks to the government discount scheme which has enticed customers to eat-out. The promotion, aimed at helping the hospitality sector recover from the virus crisis, offers people […]

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Comment: Japan’s premier Shinzo Abe pays price of poor work practices

It’s ironic that the illness that cut Shinzo Abe’s premiership was worsened by the disease he set out to cure; Japan’s self-destructive work practices. For Abe’s chronic gastric troubles came after the 65-year-old had worked 147 days straight trying – and failing – to deal with the country’s Covid epidemic. The reason, he admitted, was […]

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London bosses appeal to Government to make commuters feel safe returning to the office

London bosses today called on the Government to help make commuters feel safe to return to the office, as workers remain reluctant to take public transport. The Government message on how to encourage workers back to city centres is understood to be developing and bosses have urged Westminster to make it clear that public transport […]

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FTSE-100 rises after choppy reaction to new US inflation target from Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell

The FTSE-100 was set to rise today after a choppy reaction in markets to the US Federal Reserve’s widely expected announcement that it would take a relaxed view on inflation when considering interest rates. Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell said the bank would no longer be targeting 2% inflation above all else when it sets […]

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Frontier Developments reveals new video game launches set to help boost sales

Frontier Developments has said full-year sales are set to reach the top half of forecasts, as it revealed a number of new video games it will release. The AIM-listed developer and publisher of video games, which is headquartered in Cambridge and has over 400 employees, said after a “strong close” to the year ended May, […]

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Retailers and restaurants demand aid to fight ‘nasty’ landlords on rent as eviction moratorium end looms

Retail and hospitality bosses today called on Government to intervene to prevent more job losses as a stand-off with landlords over rents looms. In April, Downing Street introduced a moratorium on business evictions which ends on September 30, shortly after the next quarterly rent day where tenants have to pay for the next three months’ […]