Marvila, Lisbon, Area Guide Courier Aug/Sept 2016

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Area Guide: Marvila, Lisbon

With nightclubs and bars sprouting up to meet the demand of northern European city-breakers and stag trips, there’s no denying that Lisbon is becoming overrun with young groups of tourists. Yet it is, nevertheless, one of Europe’s most talked-about startup cities; essentially Berlin but with sun. Cheap rents have seen a surge in the number of creatives and aspiring tech …

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Supply crisis: How avian flu hit outdoor equipment businesses

What happens when the product your business relies upon suffers a sudden drop in supply? 20 March 2016 That’s exactly what happened when avian flu wiped out a huge chunk in the world’s supply of goose down feathers in 2013. During this time, PHD, a small firm in Harrogate that produces high-end jackets and sleeping bags for expedition climbers thanked the …