David Parkin on Republic, corporate finance and Valentine’s Day

DON'T let the collapse of clothing retailer Republic make you think this has been a bad week for Yorkshire business.

The morbid obsession of the national media with bad news meant that Republic being put into administration was high up on news reports for more than 24 hours.

It's unwelcome of course, and awful for those whose jobs have already been lost or are under threat.

But it is one company. Look at some of the good news that happened this week.

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