Aspiring entrepreneurs accelerate towards success

Seven Northumbria University students are celebrating after securing places on three of the UK’s most competitive business accelerator programmes to help their fledgling enterprises thrive. The group of undergraduates are currently studying Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) at Northumbria. The course focuses on independent, real world learning, with teams working together to launch their...

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More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

Motorists begin 2018 paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals. An analysis of fuel prices for December shows the average price of unleaded increased for the second month running – this time by half a pence from 120.66p to 121.11p (0.45p) while diesel went up from 123.06p to 123.46p (0.4p). A litre of petrol is now at its highest point since...

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Student nurses graduate from new UK nursing degree programme

The first students to study on a new 18-month full-time work-based nursing degree have graduated, and with flying colours. Traditionally a three-year qualification, the 18-month nursing course is aimed at people with a healthcare background. The first of its kind in the UK, the programme leads to a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Adult) degree and is a partnership between...

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Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced

A company director who used his food delivery business to make more than £150,000 in false tax claims over ten years has been sentenced. Billa Dhand, 56, from Southall, West London, was the director of Dysan Fresh Ltd, which delivered fruit and vegetables to be processed for the UK’s big supermarket chains. Investigators from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found Dhand had charged his customers...

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