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Sports Direct operates a ‘Victorian workhouse’ in Shirebrook, report finds

Shirebrook-based Sports Direct has been operating more like a “Victorian workhouse” than a reputable retailer, a damning report from MPs has concluded.

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Market is strong says estate agent

Market is strong says estate agent

A Chesterfield estate agent has said sales are strong despite predictions that Brexit would spell disaster for the housing market.

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BUSINESS: Airport sees passenger numbers fall

BUSINESS: Airport sees passenger numbers fall

A fall in the numbers of passengers using East Midlands Airport has been put down to a leading carrier’s decision to leave the site.

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MONEY: East Midlands Chamber reacts to interest rate decision

A body that represents businesses in the East Midlands has welcomed the Bank of England’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

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Changes to the driving test will help improve road safety

Millions of newly qualified drivers will be better prepared for life on the road under changes to the driving test that will better reflect real life driving.

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Cost of living - The price of fuel creeps up

The cost of fuel rose this week, with unleaded petrol now at 111.9 pence per litre - up 0.2 pence from seven days ago.

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Shirebrook star tops bus journey dream list

An Hollywood actor who hails from Shirebrook is the celebrity most people in the midlands would like to spend a bus journey with.

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Crafter's Companion founder, Sara Davies, at the Newton Aycliffe store which opened earlier this year.

New store set to create 14 jobs

International craft supplies company, Crafter’s Companion has unveiled its plans to open a new retail outlet this September.

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Strangulation fear prompts Buzz Lightyear costume recall

Strangulation fear prompts Buzz Lightyear costume recall

Supermarket chain Asda has recalled a children’s Buzz Lightyear costume after a labelling error sparked fears it could present a strangulation risk.

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Mothercare recalls baby bouncer over safety fears

Mothercare recalls baby bouncer over safety fears

Mothercare has recalled one of its baby bouncers over fears that a flaw could pose a safety risk to children using it.

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M1 accident causes traffic chaos

Three lanes of the southbound M1 have been blocked after an accident.

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Sherwood Hideaway takes woodland retreats to a whole new level

Sherwood Hideaway takes woodland retreats to a whole new level

Spending a weekend away in the woods is a rather different experience than from years gone by.

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Pound drops to lowest rate in 31 years

The pound has hit a new 31-year low against the dollar as worries over the UK’s exit from the European Union continued to affect the financial markets.

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Living like a millionaire at Sketchley Grange

Living like a millionaire at Sketchley Grange

I’d like to be a millionaire. I think I would be rather good at it.

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James Pogson, of Northern Tea Merchants, which won Business of the Year award last year.

2016 Derbyshire Times’ Business Awards launch

The Derbyshire Times has launched its 2016 Business Awards.

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World Giraffe Day at the Wildlife Park, Doncaster.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park staff stick their necks out for giraffes

The animal with longest neck was the star of events on the longest day of the year at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Chesterfield Borough Council leader John Burrows at Birchall Properties headquarters in Unstone and an image of Peak Resort

New road launches £400m Chesterfield resort plan

Work is set to start on a £400m tourist resort in Chesterfield after a grant was approved to build an access road and fence off the site.

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Andy Baker, Plusnet chief executive, is keen to honour successful firms that invest in staff

CITY REGION AWARDS: Sheffield-based Plusnet does the double, sponsoring two categories

Sheffield tech giant Plusnet has sponsored two City Region Business Awards to champion firms who achieve success by investing in staff - just like it does.

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Emma de Sousa Insight Direct UK managing director

The Business: Read the latest edition online here

The Business is the only magazine to cover all of Sheffield City Region and you can read our latest edition online here for free.

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Media commentator Justin Urquhart Stewart of Seven Investment Management is awards host. Picture: Andrew Roe

BUSINESS AWARDS: ‘Honoured’ to have City Region Award host role

The host of the City Region Business Awards says a win is an incalculable boost for firms and their staff.

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