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Durham hotel sale secures 40 jobs

A Durham-based hotel has been sold out of administration, securing the jobs of its 40 employees. Read full story

Decorations come down for supplier

Fuzzwire Limited, which decorated a number of UK shopping centres, had “suffered over the past few weeks from a sharp deterioration in its financial position.” Read full story

Legal PI insurance victims begin to pile up

After an extended indemnity period of 30 days, law firm Hilliers HRW LLP has entered administration following an “inability to secure professional indemnity insurance cover.” Read full story

Vital training subsidiary enters administration

A Salford-based training provider has been placed into administration, resulting in 27 employees being made redundant. Read full story

Cleaning company director disqualified

A cleaning company director has been disqualified for sweeping up instead of paying taxes. Read full story

Pavers makes bid for Barratts

Insolvent shoe retailer Barratts Shoes may have found a Christmas saviour, as it has received a last ditch offer for the business. Read full story

Don’t panic! Theatre producer in liquidation

The performing arts company responsible for ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!’ has entered liquidation, cancelling the show midway through its 2013 tour. Read full story

Events group enters administration

The Happy People Corporation Ltd, a corporate events group which traded as The Alternative, has gone into administration. Read full story

Wedding dress business wound up after investigation

Wedding dress company Edressesglobal UK Co Ltd has been wound up in the High Court for filing misleading accounts and giving false trading addresses to customers. Read full story

Letting agent directors banned for 12 years

The directors of a Kent-based letting agency have been disqualified for failing to secure and pass on tenants deposits as required by law. Read full story

Payday lender in administration

Payday lending firm Web Loans Processing Ltd, which trades as Toothfairy Finance, has entered administration. Read full story

Last Blockbuster stores to close

The final nail has been driven into the coffin of DVD and video games rental company Blockbuster, as administrators have announced the last 91 UK stores are set for closure. Read full story

Liverpool builder duo banned

The directors of a Liverpool-based construction company have been disqualified from acting as company directors for a total of 12 years. Read full story

O2 restaurant owner enters administration

Greenwich Inc. Ltd, a specialised hospitality firm, has entered administration. Read full story

Own goal for training company

Two former professional footballers have been disqualified as company directors for failing to fulfil the funding requirements for sports apprenticeships with training company Luis Michael Training Limited (LMT). Read full story

Debt advisers hire new insolvency director

MoneyPlus Group has appointed Ellie McKinnon as director of Insolvency Operations. Read full story

Rail construction group enters administration

The Metropex Group, a construction company specialising in the construction of rail and underground infrastructure has gone into administration. Read full story

Closing time for Manchester landlord

The director of four Manchester-based companies has been disqualified from acting as a company for five years for failing to pay taxes or keep proper accounting records. Read full story

Wheels keep turning for Grants SEAT

Car dealership Williams Hodgson Limited was sold out of administration, saving 20 jobs. Read full story

Director duo banned after bogus gem valuation

The directors of a Shropshire-based construction company have been disqualified from acting as company directors for a total of 17 years for inflating the company’s accounts using a precious gemstone. Read full story