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Apple users face a rise in app prices after Brexit

First Marmite, then Jamie’s Italian and now Apple users are set to feel the financial consequence of Brexit as prices of apps are set to rise by 25 per cent.

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Property prices

Fears a 2017 property crash could see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around three per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bursts, almost a decade on from the last market crash.

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BT is putting its prices up

BT set to introduce a price hike for broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services from April 2 as BT announces price changes.

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Council plans a further £34m of cuts and a council tax increase

Plans to achieve a balanced budget for the year ahead are due to be considered by Derbyshire County Council at a meeting next week.

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HS2 project

Derbyshire hopes to benefit as HS2 launches bid to find train builder

The company behind the planned high speed rail network, HS2, has launched the bidding process for rolling stock contracts.

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BT has hiked its prices

BT announces price hike for broadband and TV customers

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.
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Rachel Reeves MP

Rachel Reeves MP calls for action to tackle ‘sky high’ overdraft charges

A YORKSHIRE MP is calling for tough action to tackle “sky-high” overdraft charges, which she claims are causing problems for hundreds of thousands of borrowers.

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This concept design from HS2 shows how the high-speed trains could look

Transport secretary 'stretched truth' over HS2, say South Yorkshire MPs

The transport secretary 'stretched the truth' about his time spent visiting communities along the proposed HS2 route, according to a pair of South Yorkshire MPs.

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Richard Wright of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sheffield Chamber chief welcomes Barnsley and Doncaster commitment to devolution

Sheffield Chamber has welcomed a commitment to the devolution deal from the leaders of Barnsley and Doncaster.

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Yorkshire Windows' Sheffield showroom (Google)

South Yorkshire windows firm being wound up

A glazing firm in South Yorkshire has gone into liquidation, and its machinery and equipment is being sold off.

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Mayor Ros Jones has insisted she is not walking away from Sheffield City Region's devolution deal

Devolution U-turn for town leaders

Devolution is back on!

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A Royal Mail worker at the Royal Mail's Sorting Office in Turner Road, Glasgow. Royal Mail has revealed a sharp drop in letter mailing in the busy festive season as business worries over Brexit hit marketing post. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 19, 2017. The group said the number of addressed letters tumbled 6% in the nine months to December 25  Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Brexit fears may have led to drop in ‘junk’ mail

SHARES in Royal Mail fell after the company revealed that concerns about Brexit seem to have led to a decline in marketing - or “junk” - mail.

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Markham Vale - October 2016 (Photo: Richard Bird Photography).

A source of jobs - and pride - for years to come

Almost 20 years after it was first discussed, a flagship regeneration project is quietly changing the economic face of north Derbyshire.

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A Star debate on advanced manufacturing at the University of Sheffield's Factory 2050.

ONLINE NOW: The Star Business Survey supplement

Every January The Star’s Survey supplement sets the agenda for the year ahead.

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Green scheme launch

DVLA VED car tax: Find out how much you will pay!

New tax rules will end up costing South Yorkshire motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Sheffield could get free city centre Wi-Fi.

Council to move forward with free Wi-Fi plan for Sheffield city centre

Councillors have agreed to push ahead with a free public Wi-Fi service for Sheffield city centre.

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Sheffield Council is looking for new firms to run its waste services.

Council votes for flexibility as it cancels 35-year waste deal

Sheffield’s waste services are on the market after councillors voted to rip up the current contract with provider Veolia.
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WARNING: Tesco recalls curry after discovery of potentially lethal nuts

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

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Past Master Cutler David Grey talks advanced manufacturing. Mike Rigby, Barclays head of manufacturing, is left. Picture Chris Etchells.

MANUFACTURING DEBATE: ‘How’s business?’ 10 bosses asked

How’s business? That was the first question for those at the table – and with a huge range of backgrounds the answers were fascinating – and varied.

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A Star debate on advanced manufacturing at the University of Sheffield's Factory 2050. From left: Adrian France, David Grey, Mark Webber, Mike Rigby, Matthew Chenery, Vince Middleton and Keith Ridgway. Picture: Chris Etchells

MANUFACTURING DEBATE: Why productivity figures do not reveal whole story

Sheffield is the least productive city in the UK according to recent figures – but scratch the surface and a completely different picture emerges.

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