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Hot Off The Wires - 19 November 2019


  • Britain’s first electric-powered passenger aircraft will be launched in just over two years. The project will allow the Britten-Norman Islander to operate under 100 per cent electric power for short flights.

  • The North West has overtaken the South East as the region receiving the highest number of start-up loans outside London. Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank, said the North West had become the UK’s “most entrepreneurial” region outside the capital.

  • Major high street chains have been forced to close almost 6,000 stores so far this year amid a raging crisis on the high street.

  • Deloitte has given a final say over the pay and bonuses of its auditors to its non-executive directors in a first for the accounting sector.

  • WeWork is preparing to axe at least 4,000 jobs as the office-space provider seeks to stem losses after a botched bid to float with the first redundancies expected later this week.



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