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8 jobs you can apply for in Wales and start right now

It’s an uncertain time for the economy as local lockdowns are introduced and the UK braces for a second wave of coronavirus — but companies are still hiring. Some businesses have fared better than others during the pandemic and even though you might think that opportunities would be few and …

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Retail rebound lost pace in August – live updates

Good morning. The latest official data on UK retail sales, set for release at 7am, is expected to show a slowdown during August amid the impact of the Treasury’s hugely-popular Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Elsewhere, it’s a typically quiet Friday, with European stocks expected to drift slightly lower …

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Lockdown boom for UK’s biggest dedicated cargo airport

The UK’s biggest dedicated air cargo operation has outperformed all expectations during lockdown. Management at East Midlands Airport said more people ordering goods online had led to a big rise in freight shipments to the UK. At the same time the nationwide cut in passenger flights – which usually carry …

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The government can still save Christmas

Shops take on temporary workers to cope with the rush, delivery companies are working overtime, Royal Mail finally has something other than junk to put through the letterbox (more than 1bn Christmas cards are bought into the UK every year), pantos are booked out at the theatre, and the restaurants …

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rotherham business news: September 2020

“There has never been a more important time than now to keep up investment in training” says the boss of a leading hydraulics company that is reaping rewards from an apprentice scheme to help local firms secure the skills they need for future growth. The message from Robin Penny, managing …

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Council’s ambition for Primark site

With its major housebuilding developments underway in Rotherham town centre, Rotherham Council is turning its attentions to other key sites – including the vacant former Primark store on the High Street. The authority has committed £50m over the next three years to build homes and have launched its Rother Living …

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