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03 Oct
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Acid sales to be restricted, says Rudd as leadership rumours rumble

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced plans to outlaw the carrying of acids in public, with sales to people under-18 to be banned after a spate of attacks across the UK she described as "absolutely revolting".

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Learning Technologies announces 'ambitious' targets at investor event

UK-based holding company Learning Technologies announced an "ambitious target" at its capital markets event on Tuesday.

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Truphone looking to clear debt after £255m fundraise

British telecommunications startup Truphone is planning to wipe out its debt and expand its offer, after a £255m fundraise involving a group of investors - including Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

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EPA deals five-month delay to Tristel

Infection prevention, contamination control and hygiene products manufacturer Tristel announced a change to the expected approval date from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its foam-based chlorine dioxide product ‘Duo’ on Tuesday.

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Ergomed completes PSR Group acquisition following placing

Ergomed confirmed the successful completion of its acquisition of PSR Group on Tuesday, following the admission to trading on AIM of 2,081,339 new ordinary shares as of 0800 BST on Monday.

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AB Dynamics hints at bumper full-year profit

Advanced testing systems designer, manufacturer and supplier AB Dynamics updated the market on its trading on Tuesday, ahead of its final results for the 12 months to 31 August.

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Oxford BioDynamics granted another patent for EpiSwitch

Biotechnology company Oxford BioDynamics announced the grant of a “key patent” in the United States by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covering its ‘EpiSwitch’ novel technology platform.

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Watkin Jones makes two forward sales in Aberdeen and Bournemouth

Multi-occupancy property developer Watkin Jones announced on Tuesday that it has exchanged contracts to forward-sell a 618 student bed development in Pittodrie, Aberdeen to an unnamed institutional investor.

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Wednesday preview: Tesco's dividend to return, pound hangs on services PMI

Two events are set to dominate the business agenda on Wednesday, half-year results from Britain's biggest food retailer and a survey on the performance of the country's dominant services sector.

03 Oct
Colman's Mustard Norwich factory under threat after Britvic announces closure

Unilever confirmed on Tuesday that it was reviewing its production of Colman's Mustard at a manufacturing site in Norwich shared by Britvic, which announced earlier that it was closing its drinks business there.

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SkinBioTherapeutics celebrates SkinBiotix cytotoxicity test results

Life science company SkinBioTherapeutics has passed third party cellular toxicity tests for its ‘SkinBiotix’ technology, it announced on Tuesday, which the board said confirmed previous in-house observations on its safety and applicability.

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RedT sells energy storage system to Australian university

Energy storage technology company RedT Energy announced the sale of a 300kW 1MWh hybrid energy storage system for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.

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Steve Coogan awarded damages in Trinity Mirror phone-hacking case

National and regional publisher Trinity Mirror has reached an agreement with Steve Coogan for a six-figure pay-out over charges that journalists at the Mirror had allegedly hacked the comedian's phone.

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Hornby appoints Lyndon Charles Davies as CEO as Cooke steps down

AIM-listed model train set maker Hornby has appointed Lyndon Charles Davies as its new chief executive officer replacing Steve Cooke, who will step down with immediate effect.

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ITE Group announces increased revenue

Exhibition and conference organisers ITE Group announced in a pre-close statement on Tuesday that it was expecting to report higher revenue than initially forecast as the company's decision to focus on core market-leading events had begun to pay off.

03 Oct
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SCS Group reports sales growth across all areas

Sunderland based retailer SCS Group reported a rise in its net profit on Tuesday as its preliminary results showed an increased sales density at its furniture and flooring stores.

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Asiamet discovers further mineralisation at Indonesian site

Copper exploration and development junior Asiamet Resources announced on Tuesday that it had found further high-grade base and precious metal rich mineralisation at its BKZ prospect in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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UK construction activity drops off and costs rise in September

UK construction activity declined for first time in 13 months in September, according to a closely followed survey of the industry that indicated "fragile" client confidence and a lack of new infrastructure projects was hitting new business volumes.

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Inspiration's NeuroproteXeon secures big deal with Mallinckrodt

Medical device company Inspiration Healthcare Group announced on Tuesday that NeuroproteXeon, in which it has an 8. 1% fully diluted shareholding, has secured a licence agreement with Mallinckrodt for the development and commercialisation of NeuroproteXeon's investigational, pharmaceutical-grade xenon gas for inhalation therapy.

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Deltex signs on 'significant' new hospital account

Oesophageal doppler monitoring firm Deltex Medical Group announced the addition of a “significant” new hospital account in the US on Tuesday.