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Vodafone eyes european expansion with possible liberty global deal

Vodafone Group, the UK-based telecoms giant, has said it is in talks to buy some European assets owned by US cable company Liberty Global. The firm said the discussions were at an “early stage” and there was “no certainty” the deal would go through. The talks concern assets in markets where the firms overlap, including […]

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Are UK firms violating GDPR by not implementing BYOD policies

Only 54% of organisations in the UK have adopted formal BYOD policies even though 72% of organisations have embraced BYOD and SaaS application adoption. Organisations in the UK could end up violating GDPR provisions if they do not adopt formal BYOD policies by the time the new law arrives. Even though BYOD (Bring Your Own […]

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300 jobs to go as Coca-Cola closes manufacturing and distribution plants

Coca-Cola plans to close two UK sites, with the loss of almost 300 jobs, the company has announced. The closure of the manufacturing site in Milton Keynes would involve 234 jobs, with a further 54 at a distribution centre in Northampton. The company said the proposed changes would provide “significant productivity improvements” and greater efficiency. […]

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US bombardier ruling ‘huge relief’ for thousands of British workers

Politicians and union leaders have welcomed a ruling which stops the US imposing huge 292% import tariffs on planes partly made by British workers. Over a thousand jobs in Belfast depend on the success of the C-Series passenger jet, which is manufactured by Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it was […]

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Shed a tear for Kleenex as its owner plans to cut 5000 jobs

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark has said it will close or sell 10 manufacturing plants and cut at least 5,000 jobs – about 12% of its workforce. The move comes as the Texas company struggles to lift sales. In the fourth quarter of 2017, sales rose by just 1%. Kimberly-Clark said the restructuring would streamline its supply chain, […]