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The Duchy of Cornwall - the property empire that provides Prince Charles with his income - increased its turnover last year to £10 million, up by 25 per cent.

Property analysts believe this is due in large part to increased demand for homes in the Prince's 'model village', Poundbury.

Lottery operator Camelot plans to create a new game to raise £750 million towards the cost of the Olympics if a London bid is successful. This is despite admitting it is behind schedule to reach its target of £10.6 billion for existing good causes.

A quarter of retail outlets within London's Congestion Charge zone are considering moving premises because the scheme has reduced business by 11 per cent since its inception, according to the capital's Chamber of Commerce.

Half of Britain's managers would sacrifice a week's leave for a 'better working environment', the first Workspace Satisfaction Survey has found. Nearly 46 per cent said they would also consider moving to a competitor offering better office conditions.

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