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Ocado invests £17 million in developing 'vertical' farms

Ocado, which delivers food bought online from Waitrose, is planning to grow herbs and leafy greens next to its distribution centres.

UK has produced one unicorn tech firm a month over the past year

The UK tech sector has produced one unicorn firm each month over the past year, according to new figures released ahead of London Tech Week.

In a latest blow to UK car sector, Ford to close Bridgend plant

Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales, next year because of falling demand for some if its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britain’s once booming car industry.

Aviva to cut 1,800 jobs as UK business splits into two

British insurer Aviva will restructure its British business and cut costs across the firm with the loss of 1,800 jobs globally as it new chief executive seeks to make the business more competitive.

EU customers ‘abandoning’ UK firms over Brexit uncertainty, says a manufacturers'...

European customers are "abandoning" UK firms, according to a manufacturers' organisation.

Legal & General to sell home insurance business to Allianz

Legal & General has sold its home insurance business to German rival Allianz in a deal worth £242 million.

Stronger demand for MailOnline advertising boosts DMGT

Stronger demand for advertising on news website MailOnline helped owner DMGT report a better-than-expected 19% rise in first-half profit on Thursday, lifting its shares to an eight-month high.

Mothercare losses leap on the back of restructuring plan

Losses at Mothercare have widened on the back of a drastic restructuring plan, but the company said it will now focus on rebuilding its brand.

UK port facility sees rise in investment

A key Blyth business has reported another year that saw turnover grow, but operating profits fall.

Economic growth in the north lowest among all UK regions

The north reported the lowest economic growth out of all UK regions at the start of 2019, according to new figures.