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Flexitime? It’s the best way to tackle Rugby World Cup fever

September 5, 2011
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Flexitime? It’s the best way to tackle Rugby World Cup fever

More than a third of South West bosses will bow to the inevitable and allow rugby-keen employees to work flexitime during the upcoming World Cup in New Zealand. Interest in the competition, which begins on Friday and runs until October 23,  is expected to be high. But nine in...

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Money matters: How buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 5, 2011
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How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to...

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Sound advice on offer to Bristol’s music biz entrepreneurs

September 5, 2011
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Would-be music business entrepreneurs and musicians can find out how to break into the international music industry at a masterclass being held in Bristol on Thursday. The event is part of a roadshow staged by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the Government’s international trade arm, and supported by leading...

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Banksy app draws on Bristol’s creativity

September 2, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Two of Bristol’s leading creative companies have joined forces to create an easy-to-follow tour of the remaining pieces by legendary street artist Banksy. Available to download on to a phone, the app uses Google maps to show the locations of 14 pieces, ranging from the...

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Money matters: Financial worries force couples to delay divorce

September 2, 2011
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Around two-thirds of divorces in the South West are being put on hold due to the tough financial climate, according to a new survey from accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton. The firm’s annual matrimonial survey reveals that a lack of value or liquidity of assets has caused 67%...

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UWE hosts global construction conference

September 2, 2011
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International experts in construction management will gather at the University of the West of England (UWE) next week for the 27th Annual ARCOM (the Association of Researchers in Construction Management) Conference.  ARCOM aims to advance knowledge in all aspects of construction management by supporting education, dissemination and research. The...

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Money matters: Buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 2, 2011
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How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to...

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Media: Design agencies announce merger

September 2, 2011
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Bristol design agency Gravity has merged with Duttons Design, the long-established design and communications agency. Over the past five years Gravity, based at Paintworks, has developed a strong reputation for its creativity particularly among food clients – it has worked with Appetito, Wiltshire Farm Foods, The Groovy Food Company...

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Media: Minister spells out vision for local TV

September 2, 2011
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Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has outlined his vision for new local television stations to Bristol TV and media figures, saying they will radically alter the way people receive information about their communities. Bristol is among 65 towns and cities named by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)...

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Stand by for more buyouts in the South West

September 2, 2011
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Times may be hard but the vast majority of private equity houses expect the number of new buyouts to hold up in the coming months, according to Grant Thornton's latest Private Equity Barometer. The chartered accountants say, however, that although there has been little difficulty in funding new deals only...

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Weston’s £50m Leisuredome gets go ahead

September 2, 2011
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Plans for the £50m Leisuredome all-weather attraction at Weston-super-Mare have been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government. The Leisuredome will be built on a 12.7-acre site at Locking Parklands – a former RAF base being redeveloped into a £400m sustainable community...

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Media: Sales decline further at Bristol newspapers

September 2, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Consumers’ shift from newsprint to online to find local news shows no sign of stopping according to the latest official readership figures for the Bristol Evening Post and Western Daily Press. The average daily sale of the Post fell 7.6% to 38,344 copies in the...

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Media: Seaside trailer puts Old Vic play in the frame

September 1, 2011
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Icon Films, the Bristol-based natural history and documentary production company, has teamed up with the Bristol Old Vic to create a trailer for the theatre’s upcoming new play, Coasting. Filmed along the seafront at Clevedon, the trailer focuses on the play’s three characters – Ocean, Pearl and Falcon. Icon...

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