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Swindon Business News Travel: Skiing in La Rosière, the French resort where Hannibal – and his elephants – crossed the Alps

February 21, 2018
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Swindon Business News Travel: Skiing in La Rosière, the French resort where Hannibal – and his elephants – crossed the Alps

The near record-breaking depth of snow this ski season is tempting even those who haven’t skied for years back to the Alps. In the first of two exclusive reports, Swindon Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe looks at the attractions of the high-altitude French resort of La Rosière The friendly elephant peering in through...

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Thrings helps property crowdfunder find room for growth in student accommodation market

February 19, 2018
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Thrings helps property crowdfunder find room for growth in student accommodation market

Experts from Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings are helping the UK’s biggest property crowdfunding platform move into the fast-growing student accommodation sector. London-based Property Partner makes it easy for individual investors to club together to buy property and earn a rental income. Shortly after its launch into the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) market, it...

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Divorce lawyer to the super-rich joins Royds Withy King as partner

February 19, 2018
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Divorce lawyer to the super-rich joins Royds Withy King as partner

A lawyer with more than a decade of experience acting for some of the UK’s richest people in complex divorce cases has joined regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon. Will MacFarlane, pictured, specialises in complex financial settlements on divorce, acting for clients with significant assets including businesses, offshore...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2018
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Monday February 19 Final: Reckitt Benckiser Tuesday February 20 Finals: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Interims: BHP Billiton, Dunelm, Home Depot, Wal-Mart. Domino’s Pizza Wednesday February 21 Finals: Lloyds, Glencore Interim: Barratt Trading updates: FirstGroup, MetroBank Economic announcement: UK unemployment data (January) Thursday February 22 Finals: Anglo American, BAE Systems, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Centrica, Intu,...

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African schools benefit from MHA Monahans’ rebrand as it donates unwanted items to charity

February 15, 2018
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African schools benefit from MHA Monahans’ rebrand as it donates unwanted items to charity

Regional chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans, which has eight offices across the West of England, has donated out-of-date branded merchandise to support the work of a humanitarian aid charity in West Africa.   Last November the firm rebranded from Monahans to MHA Monahans to highlight its ongoing membership of MHA, the national association of...

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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. We’re easing our foot off the accelerator now the economy’s picking up speed

February 15, 2018
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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. We’re easing our foot off the accelerator now the economy’s picking up speed

By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England The Bank of England has been providing significant support to our economy for more than a decade. We cut interest rates to exceptionally low levels during the financial crisis to support spending and to reduce the number of people out of...

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