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Image copyright Big Centre TV Image caption Birmingham’s Big Centre TV has been replaced Media regulator Ofcom has proposed scrapping the further roll-out of local TV channels across the UK, citing concerns over “economic viability”. More than 30 local TV stations have already been set up in the UK as…

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Image copyright Reuters A bidding war for Shire is threatening to break out after Botox maker Allergan said it was considering a takeover offer for the rare diseases drug maker. Shares in the London-listed firm jumped 9% after Reuters had reported Allergan’s interest. Earlier on Thursday, Japan’s Takeda said it…

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Image copyright Getty Images Department store chain House of Fraser has appointed turnaround specialists to advise it on a restructuring plan which could involve store closures and job losses. The retailer has called in KPMG to examine all options, including an insolvency process called a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). House…

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TalkTalk has again been named the most complained-about broadband company in the UK, in the latest report from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. For every 100,000 TalkTalk customers, about 31 made a complaint to Ofcom about the company’s broadband services between October and December 2017. Technical faults were the main reason…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A total of 1.5 billion users who had previously been under the jurisdiction of Facebook Ireland will have that moved to US headquarters Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming…

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Image copyright Getty Images The apprenticeship levy introduced in England last year is causing “confusion and frustration” among employers and must be reformed, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Jane Gratton, head of skills at the BCC is due to tell a conference on apprenticeships that the scheme…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Martin Sorrell resigned as chief executive of WPP after 33 years running the company Many of WPP’s 200,000 staff will feel “liberated” after the departure of founder Sir Martin Sorrell, according to one of his most senior lieutenants. Stephen Allan, boss of WPP-owned…

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Image copyright Getty Images The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks…

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