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BUDGET I Tech spend to the fore as Hammond maps out future

The digital economy looks to be one of the big winners of Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget, with the Chancellor committing £500m across areas including Artificial Intelligence, low-carbon and autonomous vehicles, geospatial data and the rollout of fibre and 5G connectivity.

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COMMENT | Liverpool still suffering viability challenges

The Liverpool City Region is catching up again. Despite sustained cuts to public sector funding and jobs, the regional gross value added per head is back above three-quarters of the national average and growing, writes Mark Bousfield of The Chrysalis Fund.

Aldi Seymour Grove Closing

Aldi checks out after 27 years to join grocery gateway

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Paul Unger

When Aldi opened in Seymour Grove, Old Trafford in July 1990 it was only the fifth UK store for the German retailer, which had been trading in this country for just three months. The much-loved local store is due to close today as Aldi moves to a 50% larger outlet at White City Retail Park, opening tomorrow, among a 300-metre stretch of rivals that includes Tesco Extra, M&S Foodhall, Iceland’s Food Warehouse, Home Bargains, and a proposed Lidl.

WHR To Avison Young

WHR name goes as Avison Young takeover completes

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Less than a fortnight after announcing its intention to acquire WHR Property Consultants, the independent Manchester-based property advisor, Canadian group Avison Young has completed the deal and rebranded its latest addition.

Bauer Millett Found Space Ask

Carillion sells Ask Real Estate for £14m

The troubled contractor has sold its 66.67% stake in Ask Real Estate, and its 50% interest in Ask Carillion Developments to Dukehill, which is run by the Richardson family property business, for a cash consideration of £13.8m.