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Cross-Channel rail operator Eurostar saw a 7% fall in first-half sales.

The firm said a drop in business travel was the main cause for the decline in the first six months of the year, with City firms trimming budgets.

Eurostar chief executive Richard Brown said: "As with all businesses in the transport sector, we have long acknowledged that we would face challenging times this year.

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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.

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