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Israel ice cream row heats up

ICE CREAM maker Ben & Jerry's is to end sales in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The firm intends to construct a different distribution...
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Cement industry aims to cut carbon with new initiative

IF THE cement industry were to be considered as a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world — surpassed only by...
Gap store closing

More holes in the high street: Gap shuts UK and Irish...

FASHION giant Gap is the latest firm to forego bricks and mortar and embrace e-commerce, announcing plans to close its 81 stores in the...
Impact 12 members

Universities team-up to launch investment fund

TWELVE leading UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have joined forces to create an investment fund. The 10-year, multi-million-pound Impact 12 fund will support social...
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Sessions Market cooks up an incentive to beat chef shortage

SESSIONS Market has launched a chef incentive and recruitment scheme to boost an industry hard-hit by the Covid pandemic. Founder Dan Warne, previously MD at...
Khe Nuoc Trong

Say it with flowers — or a green greeting card…

IT’S ALL about electronic communication nowadays, but the UK still produces 200 million greeting cards each year. And as with almost everything else, that...
Tulsa Massacre memorial

A century after the flames, desire for justice smoulders

HEATHER LEAH SMITH looks at ‘Black Wall Street’, the Tulsa Massacre, and ongoing economic inequality in the US EXAMPLES of systemic racism abound in American...
UK map on EU flag

UK firms ‘must prepare for realities of new relationship with EU’

THE realities of Brexit are beginning to bite, and could result in losses of £9.5bn for Greater London, with £2.2bn coming from financial and...
Social enterprise hair and beauty salon

Scotland, brave and bonny: beauty salon’s social mission

SCOTLAND’S first hair and beauty salon operating as a social enterprise has opened a second outlet in Edinburgh. Founder Kerry Anderson is behind the Brave,...
Man with disability working in factory

Johnson must deliver ‘transformative’ strategy to help disabled people in UK

BUSINESS leaders have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a transformative National Strategy for Disabled People. In an...