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More than 80% of the all the wealth generated globally last year flowed went to the richest 1% of the population according to Oxfam. The research found that 42 people hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorer half of the world’s population, compared with 61 people last year and 380 in 2009 (Guardian/Independent/BBC News)… (Show more)
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Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. The store allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave (BBC News) Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts - BBC News
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Westminster lost more than 3.2m sq ft of office space to residential between 2013 and 2017 prompting the city council to launch an Article 4 direction through its City Plan to preserve the authority’s ability to control office to residential conversions through planning decisions (EGi)… (Show more)
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UK coffee shop sales grew by 7.3% last year, which may be impressive compared with anaemic economic growth and even high inflation, but by the recent standards there is cause for concern says Allegra. Growth was down a third on 2016 and less than half the rate of 2015 (Telegraph) Coffee chains seek fresh ideas as appetites wane
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Jamie’s Italian restaurant on Park Street, Bristol is one of 12 restaurants across the UK to close - closing around March time along with branches in Kent, Chelmsford, Greenwich, Harrogate, Kingston, Milton Keynes, Piccadilly Diner, Reading, St Albans and Threadneedle Street in London (Bristol Post/Bath Chronicle) Jamie's Italian in Bristol… (Show more)
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Around £1bn is being put into transforming Stockport town centre and the surrounding areas. As a result, the town is changing beyond all recognition including a modern bus station, Stockport Exchange, Redrock, Covent Garden and Merseyway (Manchester Evening News) The Stockport revolution: How £1bn is being spent in a bid to create a town people… (Show more)
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Catalan restaurant Tast, a venture backed by people behind Brazillian rodízio chain Fazenda, is aiming to open at 20-22 King Street in Manchester - a unit which has seen two restaurants come and go in the past three years (Manchester Evening News) Catalan restaurant and bar Tast plans to succeed on King Street - in the spot where two other… (Show more)
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