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Ladbrokes’ tie-up with Coral clears final hurdle

Ladbrokes is confident its merger with Gala Coral will be completed “in the very near future” following final approval by the competition watchdog.

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Vodafone said it 'deeply regrets' its failures. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Vodafone fined £4.6m for consumer protection breaches

Mobile phone giant Vodafone has been slapped with a £4.6 million fine by Britain’s telecom watchdog for breaching consumer protection rules.

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Ewan McGregor. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Ewan McGregor will attend Edinburgh screening of new film

The red carpet is to be rolled out for Ewan McGregor in Scotland next week for a gala screening of his first film as a director.

Dundee-based DSA is gearing up to launch its football management game. Picture: Contributed

Dundee sports games firm targets £1.5m funding goal

A Dundee-based maker of sports simulation games is seeking to raise £1.5 million as it prepares for the launch of its debut title.

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Between the Lines: In pursuit of authenticity

IN September, accommodation website Airbnb was valued at $30 billion.

Mike Galloway describes it as a rare opportunity. Picture: Contributed

Call to help Dundee’s Waterfront progress

Entrepreneurs in the hospitality, leisure and tourism service sectors are to be invited to come forward and help drive the expansion of Dundee’s Waterfront economy in a “rare blank canvas development opportunity”, it was announced today.

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Nintendo's Switch console will be released in March. Picture: Contributed

Nintendo takes on Sony and Microsoft with new console

Nintendo has revealed its next video games platform, the Switch, which combines both a console and a handheld system for the first time.

Sky has set its sights on 'literally millions' of mobile customers. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Sky aiming for ‘millions’ of mobile phone customers

Sky is to embark on a full launch of its mobile phone service in the new year as it squares up to rival BT in the media and telecoms market.

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Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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William Hill and Canadian rival Amaya have called off talks over a merger deal. Picture: Johnny Green/PA Wire

All bets off as William Hill ends Amaya merger talks

William Hill and Canadian poker firm Amaya have called time on talks over a potential £4.6 billion merger, following feedback from shareholders.

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Cello Signal chief John Rowley said he was 'really excited' about the consolidation of Blonde Digital, Tangible and Instinctiv. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Leith owner Cello Signal consolidates three agencies

The consumer and business-to-business marketing division of Aim-quoted Cello Group is consolidating three of its marketing agencies behind its new Signal brand.

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Homeless guests enjoy meal at Maison Bleue. Picture: Ian Georgeson/Contributed

Edinburgh restaurant welcomes homeless to dine in style

HOMELESS people in Edinburgh have been treated to a fine dining meal at a chic new restaurant for the first time.

The latest drop in international visitors to Scotland comes after a slump during 2015.

Drop in Scotland tourist numbers linked to EU referendum

Spending from international visitors to Scotland rose by nearly £50 million to a record level in the spring - despite a slump in the total number of tourists from overseas.

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Sweat is opening its first Scottish gym at the Skypark business centre in Glasgow. Picture: Contributed

Gym chain Sweat picks Glasgow for first Scottish site

Fitness brand Sweat is set to muscle in on the Scottish gym scene after choosing Glasgow’s Skypark as the location for its first club north of the Border.

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The Music Tourist Convention will look at the impact of Glasgow venues like the SSE Hydro.

World's first 'music tourism' summit to be staged in Glasgow

Glasgow is to play host to the world's first ever international music tourism conference -months after it emerged that gigs, festivals and events are now worth nearly £300 million to Scotland's economy.

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The Athletic Arms in Gorgie, Edinburgh - a pub known by generations of drinkers as 'The Diggers'. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

The stories behind Scotland’s most unusual pub names

More than 1,000 pubs may have closed over the past decade north of the border, but Scotland is still renowned for the variety of its bars, inns, and hostelries.

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The hotel development will complete Glasgow's 'Style Mile'. Picture: Contributed

Towering hotel looks to make its mark on Glasgow skyline

Plans have been unveiled for a striking 18-storey hotel overlooking the River Clyde in Glasgow.

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American Olympic legend Michael Phelps enjoys a round on the Old Course at St Andrews. Scottish golf businesses hope to attract more players from overseas. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Inaugural golf tourism week tees off in St Andrews

As the recognised home of the sport, with some of the most prestigious courses found anywhere in the world, Scotland is used to welcoming golfers.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is among the titles getting the 'Big Sleeve' treatment from Disney. Picture: Contributed

Disney bucks download trend with record-style editions

Film studio Walt Disney is aiming to buck the trend for digital downloads with a new range of releases in record-style packaging.

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Pure Gym insisted trading was 'strong' as it cancelled plans to float. Picture: Contributed

Pure Gym blames volatile markets for pulled float plans

Fitness chain Pure Gym has scrapped plans for a stock market flotation, citing “market volatility”.

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