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The new route from the Channel Tunnel rail service is due to start in April. Source: BBC News
The second partial shutdown in less than a month lasted five hours before Congress passed a budget deal. Source: BBC News
Wall Street continues its week of ups and downs, with US shares opening higher. Source: BBC News
The VIX "fear index" measures expectations of future share price movements - so how does it work? Source: BBC News
Interested in finding out more about a franchise with Match Options, but may not be ready to attend a formal meeting with them at their Head Office? Why not take the opportunity to come and meet them at The Franchise...
Reports say scientists at a Russian nuclear bomb factory tried to mine crypto-currencies. Source: BBC News
London’s first Multi-unit Franchise Conference will be held at Olympia on 9 March 2018, to deliver crucial insights into the lucrative world of multi-unit franchising. Franchising is recognised as offering many advantages to those pursuing business ownership. The support of...
History of McDonalds and Raymond Kroc With over 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries, McDonalds is a truly global phenomenon. Every day, the fast food franchise chain serves a staggering 68 million people – about 1% of the world’s...
All parents want the best for their child, but in the case of Toni Mcgoverny-Stewart from East Lothian, whose daughter Helena was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, nothing could have been more imperative than...
What is the history of the popular Fast Food franchise, KFC? One of the biggest names in fast food franchising, KFC has over 20,500 outlets in more than 125 countries and territories around the world. Although Colonel Sanders came around...
Capita shares have plunged over 40% after the outsourcing firm warned on profits and announced a major shake-up.New chief executive Jonathan Lewis said the company had become "too complex" and "driven by a short-term focus" and needed to change...
As many as 20 Byron outlets will close in a rescue plan for Byron, the struggling burger chain, approved by lenders and landlords. Simon Cope, Byron chief executive, said the company voluntary arrangement meant "a number" of restaurants would...
Japanese technology firm Fujifilm is to cut 10,000 jobs by 2020 at its Fuji Xerox subsidiary saying it faces an "increasingly severe" market.It is also plans to take a majority stake in Xerox and combine the US company into...
Marks and Spencer is planning to close 14 stores and cut hundreds of jobs.Six shops will close by April, including Birkenhead, Bournemouth and Durham. Staff have been offered jobs in nearby stores.The closure of another eight shops has been...
What are the top sandwich franchises to own? A selection of tasty ingredients bookended by slabs of bread, the sandwich is one of the most popular dishes in the UK. According to British Sandwich Week, between us we manage to...

Rescuing child brides

All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape.They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic violence, and social stigma.But...