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First Night campaign launched

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A campaign to support refuges in Birmingham has received a huge response with generous donations received to help victims of domestic abuse and violence, who may leave their homes at Christmas.The ‘First Night’ campaign which has been launched by Birmingham Community Safety Partnership for the fourth year running, aims to raise awareness of the frightening and often unpredictable situation that women and children can find themselves in when they decide to leave home. The decision to leave home is a difficult one and while for most...
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Media Watch  Dec 18

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Top Birmingham City Council StoriesTransport alert as decade-long Paradise Circus rebuild begins (Birmingham Post) A host of changes to the city centre road network have been announced ahead of the start of work on the scheme to redevelop the Paradise Circus area of the city centre, now rebranded as Paradise.Edgbaston clinches major tournaments (Extensive local media coverage) The home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, revamped thanks to a city council loan, has secured a range of fixtures including World Cup, Ashes and ICC Champions Trophy matches...
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DESIGNS for retirement flats to be built on land owned by Harry Redknapp need to be changed to suit the character of the seafront, councillors have said. Portsmouth City Council’s planning committee met last night to consider proposals for the site of the former Savoy buildings in South Parade, Southsea.The McCarthy & Stone development is made up of 32 flats and 66 assisted living apartments.Councillors agreed to defer the application to allow the firm to alter the design.Councillor Frank Jonas said: ‘I have lived here...
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minister for Portsmouth Matt Hancock says he is ‘very confident’ shipbuilding will be brought back to the city. He confirmed a decision over the future use of Portsmouth’s shiphall will be revealed by the end of January – and said three companies are in the running to take it over.It comes after defence secretary Michael Fallon revealed to The News he would make an official announcement next month and a short list of only two was in place.Mr Hancock confirmed he is doing everything he...
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Royal Mail Undersold by

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18/12/2014 By Jonathan DaviesThe government could have made an extra £180 million from the sale of Royal Mail, according to a report commissioned by business secretary Vince Cable. The government made £2bn from the share sale, but the report found that a further £180m could have been generated if shares had been sold for just 30p more than its 330p floatation price. The report was launched after a National Audit Office review said the sale was too rushed at the expense of value for money...
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18/12/2014 By Daniel HunterThe CBI is today (Thursday) hosting talks in Brussels with European political leaders, including the British Prime Minister David Cameron, European business groups and international companies on the importance of securing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Further European leaders are expected to attend.As the European Council begins, the CBI, the UK’s leading business group, is urging European national governments to deliver an ambitious agreement that could create thousands of jobs across the Continent. It is doing so in conjunction with...
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North Sea Oil Firms Facing 'Crisis'

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18/12/2014 By Jonathan DaviesNorth Sea oil firms are in "crisis" as a result of continuously falling oil prices, according to a senior industry figure. Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers' association Brindex, told the BBC that the industry is "close to collapse". Mr Allan claimed that almost no new projects in the North Sea are profitable and companies are having to cut staff and investment to save money. "It's almost impossible to make money at these oil prices," he said. "It's a huge crisis.""This...
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Making a loss: Holiday website Lastminute.com, founded at the peak of the dotcom boom by Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman in 1998, has been bought by  Bravofly Rumbo Group in a £76million deal
By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 22:36, 17 December 2014 | Updated: 22:36, 17 December 2014 The travel website that became a symbol of the dotcom boom and bust has been sold at a massive loss for its US owner.Holiday website Lastminute.com, founded at the peak of the dotcom boom by Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman in 1998, has been bought by Swiss-based travel group Bravofly Rumbo Group in a £76million deal.The sale has left owner US-based Sabre nursing a...
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Support: Babcock International has signed a £140million deal with the Ministry of Defence to buy the Defence Support Group, which maintains and repairs military equipment and stores tanks and other land vehicles
By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 22:36, 17 December 2014 | Updated: 22:36, 17 December 2014 Babcock International has signed a £140million deal with the Ministry of Defence to buy the Defence Support Group, which maintains and repairs military equipment and stores tanks and other land vehicles.The deal includes a ten-year contract with Babcock to maintain, repair and overhaul the British Army’s vehicles and light weapons, including Challenger tanks and Warrior armoured vehicles, which carry infantry soldiers into combat.As well as...
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