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Insurers branded ‘disgraceful’ for appealing Covid ruling

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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Dividends for helping Covid fight

The relentless march of Covid-19 has shone a new light on the healthcare sector.  Companies involved in developing vaccines or treatments have received most attention but the pandemic has highlighted the need for continued investment and innovation across the pharmaceutical industry.  Biotech companies fall fairly and squarely into this bracket. …

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Could your town be home to the next major retirement ‘village’?

A retirement home development company backed by pensions and insurance giant Axa has announced plans to build 30 new ‘villages’ for older people in the next 10 years. Honing its sights on ‘affluent’ towns and cities across the country, Axa-backed Retirement Villages Group said it was targeting a number of locations …

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Guild Esports’ oversubscribed listing raised £20m this week

Guild Esports kicked off dealings in the junior market on the last day of the week, with the flotation priced at 8p bringing the market value to £41million. The owner and developer of esports teams, backed by former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham, raised £20million from the …

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Chill descends on two continents divided by common appliances

What is the true measure of civilisation? For Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American transcendentalist, it was a state that secured the greatest good of the greatest number of people. In his novel Travail, Émile Zola conjured the image of the last stone from the last church falling on the last …

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Can I get a refund on my Railcard because of coronavirus?

Millions of railcard holders have been told they won’t get a refund – or an extension – on their passes, despite not being able to use them during lockdown. The scheme, which offers a third off rail fare with certain restrictions, is available to a wide group of people in …

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Cazoo sees an acceleration in trading as car sales go online

An online used car retailer has been valued at £2billion after seeing a surge in business during the coronavirus crisis. Cazoo’s website and app let customers buy cars online and have them delivered to their home.  The UK start-up was started two years ago by LoveFilm and Zoopla founder Alex …

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