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Ford announces £2000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars
BBC News
Ford is the latest car company to launch an incentive for UK consumers to trade-in cars over seven years old, by offering £2,000 off a new model. Unlike schemes by BMW and Mercedes, which are only for diesels, Ford will also accept petrol cars. All of ...
Ford launches scrappage scheme offering at least £2000 for any brandThe Guardian
Car makers 'cashing in' on diesel fears by offering drivers £2k off a new
Ford petrol and diesel scrappage scheme announcedAutoExpress
Aberdeen Evening Express -The Times -CarBuyer
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Chinese SUV manufacturer confirms interest in Jeep acquisition
Washington Post
Chinese SUV manufacturer Great Wall Motors announced its interest in purchasing American car company Jeep, in an attempt by the foreign competitor to expand globally. A company spokesman confirmed the bid interest on Monday, though a formal offer ...
Jeep would be a prize for a number of carmakersThe Detroit News
Donald Trump will be a roadblock to any Chinese move for Fiat
China's Great Wall confirms interest in Fiat ChryslereNCA
Minneapolis Star Tribune -USA TODAY -Seeking Alpha -Jalopnik
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BBC News

Co-operative Group's stake in Co-op bank to fall to 1%
BBC News
The Co-operative Group will be left with only a tiny stake in the Co-op Bank after shareholders approved a £700m rescue package on Monday. The bank will be largely owned by five US hedge funds in a deal that saves the lender from being wound up.
Co-op Bank's restructuring plan passes EGM but what next?The Independent
Co-op Group shareholders approve slashing stake in Co-op Bank to

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Financial Times

Boost northern transport spending, business leaders tell Grayling
Financial Times
Business leaders are demanding that the government boost infrastructure spending in the north after it scrapped or reviewed projects that were part of the Northern Powerhouse plan. Two lobby groups representing thousands of companies have each written ...
YP Letters: Plea to Theresa May for 'Crossrail in the North'Yorkshire Post
Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woesThe Guardian
Nearly 70000 people sign petition urging more transport investment in NorthBradford Telegraph and Argus
Huddersfield Examiner -The Week UK -Gizmodo UK -iNews
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The Guardian

What is the most annoying thing you can do on public transport?
The Guardian
A new survey suggests we're easily annoyed by commuters on London's underground. We asked the public to tell us their biggest travelling irritant. Ninety per cent of Londoners say that entering a carriage without giving passengers a chance to get off ...
Refusing to give up seat is most annoying Tube habit, survey findsSky News
Six thoughts on YouGov's polling about London's tube networkCityMetric
Revealed: Londoners' biggest gripes about travelling on the TubeEvening Standard
ITV News -LBC -City A.M. -Londonist
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BBC News

Prestatyn Pontins used to house homeless families
BBC News
A holiday camp is being used to house homeless people because of "growing pressure" on a council's waiting list. Flintshire council confirmed it had used the Pontins site in Prestatyn to put up families in an emergency. It said it occasionally used ...
Homeless families given emergency accommodation at Pontins holiday campBig Issue

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Total deepens North Sea exposure with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal
PARIS/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Total (TOTF.PA) is buying Maersk's oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and raise its output to 3 million barrels per day by 2019.
Total deepens North Sea exposure with $7.5bn Maersk Oil dealGulf Times
Maersk takes step towards breaking up with sale of oil unitIrish Times
Total Snubs 'Expensive' US Shale With North Sea-Focused DealBloomberg
Channel NewsAsia -U.S. News & World Report -Economic Times -Forbes
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Daily Mail

Foreign drivers fail to pay Dartford Tunnel toll over 1 MILLION times in three years costing British taxpayers £81m
Daily Mail
Foreign drivers have cost the British taxpayer £81 million by dodging tolls at the Dartford Crossing over a million times. Damning figures show 1,160,000 Dart Charge fines have been passed on to the European debt recovery agency over the past three years.
“Mr Loophole” criticises foreign Dart Charge compliance responseSmart Highways (press release) (registration)
Unpaid Dart Charge fines: Nick Freeman says UK is 'soft' on foreign driversBBC News
Foreign drivers cannot escape paying the Dart Charge – says RHAHGV UK

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Crowdfund Insider

Report: IVC Poised to Invest in Fintech Unicorn Transferwise
Crowdfund Insider
IVC, one of the original venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, is poised to take a substantial stake in Fintech unicorn Transferwise. This is a according to a report by Sky News that indicated IVP would invest approximately $60 ...
PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Aug 21Reuters UK

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Economic Times

China Unicom to resume trading after confirming $11.7bn private placement plan
Financial Times
China Unicom shares will resume trading in Hong Kong and Shanghai after its mainland-listed unit announced for the second time that it will seek to raise $11.7bn in a private placement to companies including Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. The announcement ...
China stocks extend weekly gain as China United surges on shake-up planSouth China Morning Post
Unicom Shares Rise in Shanghai and Hong Kong on $11.7 Billion SaleBloomberg
China Unicom Shanghai unit says to raise $11.7 billionReuters UK
Economic Times -Times of Oman -China Daily -TrueBlueTribune
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