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888 agrees to buy William Hill European business

Lord Jon Mendelsohn, chair of 888, said: "We believe the acquisition will create significant value for shareholders, creating a combined business with leading technology, products and brands across sports betting, gaming and poker, supported by top quality management...

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How a monkey launched the pop-it toy craze

“She said, 'Theo, imagine a large field of breasts, ladies’ breasts, that you can push the nipple.' She was very open, she said whatever was on her mind, to anyone," says Boaz Coster, Theo and Ora's son who runs the company with his brother Gideon.

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CEO Secrets: The bra boss busting stereotypes

Although the UK remains "streets ahead" when it comes to fashion for women who take larger bra sizes, according to Ms Cahill. Many countries don't have similar, specialist shops, including significant markets like the US, where they have just opened a store, in New...

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Staff shortages could last two years, says CBI

The end of the job retention, or furlough, scheme later this month, would bring more people back into the labour market, the CBI said. However, it added that this was unlikely to resolve the problems firms were experiencing because most of those on furlough already...

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Has Covid killed off business cards for good?

But Covid-19 has made many of us more nervous about spreading germs. Even as we return to workplaces, or get back to networking face-to-face, will the networking habit, or for some - the ritual - of handing over a paper business card become a thing of the past? And...

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When is a motor show not a motor show?

As a result, in Munich, many of the World's largest carmakers will be conspicuous by their absence. There will be no General Motors, no Ford, no Toyota, and no Stellantis, which makes Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles, among others.

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Flu jab delay due to truck driver shortage

Seqirus, which supplies vaccines to GP practices and pharmacies in England and Wales, said: "Due to unforeseen challenges linked with road freight delays, we have informed all our customers of a consequent delay to their scheduled vaccine delivery by a maximum of one...

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Can apps move the #MeToo movement forward?

"You try to go out to get a new job, and the new employer says, 'Well, why did you leave that firm?' and you can't tell them. So now they look at you, and they say, 'Well, there must be something wrong with this person. Why they can't tell us anything about why they...

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