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A construction company has been fined £5,000 after a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspection uncovered "Dickensian" working conditions at a site in Preston.

Altrincham-based vehicle bodybuilder and trailer manufacturer the Cartwright Group has expanded its national network of rental sites with the opening of a depot in Cardiff.

Fashion and homeware chain Life & Style, which is headquartered in Altrincham, has been bought out of administration by Ashloch Limited, saving some 470 jobs.

US traffic information firm INRIX is to acquire rival company ITIS Holdings, which is based in Altrincham, in a deal worth £37 million.

The administrators of Altrincham-based retail chain Life & Style have closed more stores, resulting in the loss of 274 jobs.

Altrincham-based shopfitter Styles & Wood has revealed it expects revenues for the first half of this year to be up on last year.

Morecambe is home to more vacant shops than any other mid-sized town.

Cheshire clothing firm Stirling Group has fallen into administration, resulting in the immediate redundancy of 47 staff.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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