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Arriva wins £1.5bn Overground contract

Arriva Rail London has won a £1.5bn contract to operate the London Overground line, Transport for London (TfL) announces.

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UK trade deficit narrows in January

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in January, official figures show, but its goods trade gap with the EU widened to a record level.

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'Urgent action' call on cyber-crime

Business leaders call for urgent action to tackle cyber-crime following the TalkTalk attack, describing it as one of the biggest threats facing companies.

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Liquidator bid to keep coke ovens going

Measures are being taken to keep the coke ovens at Redcar operating over the weekend, after owner SSI UK went into liquidation.

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Business chiefs believe UK 'is better off in the EU' -

Business chiefs believe UK 'is better off in the EU'
A survey of over 1,200 members of the Institute of Directors found that two-thirds agreed that the benefits of the UK remaining a full member of the EU outweighed the negatives, but only 13% think that the EU currently has a viable socio-economic model.

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