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Five Northern cities have unveiled a £15bn, 15-year investment plan to improve the region's transport links and boost economic growth.

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has delivered a surge of business to the construction sector, according to housing minister Kris Hopkins.

JJB Sports has entered administration resulting in the loss of around 2,200 jobs.

More than 100 jobs have been safeguarded at TJ Hughes after administrators announced the sale of another two stores to Lewis’s Home Retail.

Sports Direct, the retailer owned by reclusive billionaire Mike Ashley, has sealed a £7 million deal to acquire an 80 per cent shareholding in designer clothing chains West Coast Capital (USC) and Cruise Clothing.

Software developer hedgehog lab has opened a new office in London, as it continues with its plans to grow its business.

London Euston has been named as one of ten locations across the UK that will trial a single compliance process for enquiries across a range of different taxes, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

DTZ, the global real estate adviser, has further expanded its regional media team in the UK with the appointment of Hannah Gurnham as Marketing and Communications Executive to raise the profile of the company’s work for its client base across the north of England.

A support and development organisation, Newcastle-based Girl Geeks, is to launch nationally.

UK regional office take-up increased 150% in Q3 (July – September 2009), according to DTZ Research’s latest UK regional office market update.

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Five Minutes With

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.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.