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Business travellers heading to Aberdeen from London will now have more options when travelling by plane.

Transport giant First Group which operates the Transpennine rail franchise, is to cut 3,500 jobs, half in the UK and half in the US.

Two-thirds of the UK cuts will be in its bus division and the remainder in rail, as part of a package to save £200million.

Fares are also going up so that the Aberdeen-based group can hit financial targets in 2009/10.

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  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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.