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Estate agent Walker Wylie has expansion in its sights

Estate agency Walker Wylie is gearing up for expansion with an office move as it marks its first year of operation.

Companies
Buffalo Bill, pictured in 1880. Picture: Contributed

When Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West show to Scotland

William F. Cody, or ‘Buffalo Bill’ to give him his more famous moniker, visited Scotland twice as he took his Wild West show to Europe.

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Yo! is marking its 20th anniversary this year. Picture: Mike Wilkinson

Sushi chain Yo! returning to Glasgow with flagship site

Sushi chain Yo! is returning to Glasgow city centre this month with the opening of a flagship branch in West George Street.

Retail
Justene Ewing is the former chief executive of the Digital Health & Care Institute. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Mobile and “internet of things” specialist Waracle has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Justene Ewing to lead and develop its digital health and care division.

Management
The incident took place on Hathaway Lane, Glasgow. Picture: Google

Glasgow man stabbed in armed brawl of up to ten people

A man has been stabbed in an armed brawl involving up to 10 people.

Glasgow
ZoneFox founder and chief executive Jamie Graves says failure to protect sensitive information in the current business climate has serious consequences

Companies warned over cyber security risk

A fast-growing Edinburgh-based fintech company aims to uncover key concerns around the “evolving cyber threat landscape” in Scotland at an event on the sector being held in Glasgow this week.

Tech
The Waverley paddle steamer. Picture: Contributed

On this day in 1947: Waverley paddle steamer’s first voyage

On 16 June 1947, the iconic Waverley paddle steamer undertook her maiden voyage, from Glasgow to Loch Long.

People & Places
Whole Foods, which has a branch in Giffnock, employs some 87,000 people. Picture: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Amazon to buy organic grocer Whole Foods for $13.7bn

Online retailing giant Amazon has struck a $13.7 billion (£10.7bn) cash deal to buy US organic food chain Whole Foods Market.

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The Shore is the result of the transformation of the former Gateway Centre at Loch Lomond. Picture: Contributed

Events venue 200 SVS creating 40 jobs at Loch Lomond

Glasgow’s 200 SVS conference, events and wedding venue is to create more than 40 jobs with the opening of a new site on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Media & Leisure
Equator innovation director Martin Jordan said the move was a 'huge innovation' for the hotels sector. Picture: Contributed

Village Hotels trials virtual assistant at Glasgow site

Guests at a Glasgow hotel can enjoy a high-tech concierge in their room in the form of virtual assistant Amazon Alexa.

Media & Leisure

The Scot who founded the Buick motor company

The iconic luxury of Buick motors have the distinction of being the oldest American brand of automobiles, but Scotland has the honour of being home to its founder.

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Glasgow-based Quiz is set to join the London market. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow fashion brand Quiz planning Aim flotation

Womenswear retailer Quiz has announced its intention to list on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in a £200 million initial public offering.

Retail
The revamp at the Barras is targeted for completion by March next year. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow’s Barras market to get £1.5m revamp

Work on a £1.5 million renovation of Glasgow’s Barras market is set to begin next month after the plans were approved by city councillors.

Retail
Zoe Bremner. Picture: Facebook

16-year-old boy arrested after Zoe Bremner’s death

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with drug offences following the death of a 14-year-old girl at a flat in Glasgow.

Glasgow
Aggreko chief Chris Weston said the Glasgow group has a 'long and productive' track record in Indonesia. Picture: John Devlin

Aggreko buys Indonesian power rental rival for £25m

Temporary power provider Aggreko has acquired an Indonesia rival in a deal worth up to $32.8 million (£25.7m).

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More than 4,000 children passed through Smyllum Park

Nuns have 'no evidence' of abuse at Smyllum orphanage

The head of a religious order which ran a controversial children’s home has described allegations of abuse as a “mystery”.

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Iomart chief Angus MacSween hailed 'another year of strong growth' for the Glasgow group. Picture: Contributed

Iomart to hike dividend by 90% after jump in profits

Web hosting and cloud computing specialist Iomart today said shareholders were in line for a 90% increase in their dividend as it reported higher annual earnings.

Tech
Lorraine McGrath has taken on dual chief executive role for two charities. Picture: Supplied

Homeless charities join forces to help rough sleepers

IMPROVED services for people sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected following a deal struck between two charities specialising in ‘outreach work’.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
How the transformation of Sauchiehall Street is set to look. Picture: Glasgow City Council

Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street set for £7.2m revamp

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to re-develop Glasgow’s famous Sauchiehall Street to be debated by city councillors.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
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Gig review: Kraftwerk, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Despite their status as the godfathers of electronic dance music, the enigmatic German quartet Kraftwerk are not often spotted on the dancefloor, so there was palpable excitement around their latest sighting in Scotland – through retro-futuristic 3D glasses.

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