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    1. February 21, 2007

      Diana of Dobson's

      Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond OTT are the wrong initials for the Orange Tree Theatre. This is an institution modest,...

    2. November 18, 2006

      Still a solid investment even after doubling in value

      Kier Group has seen its shares nearly double to about £22 since the start of the year. With strong trading at its...

    1. November 11, 2006

      Potential beneficiary of climate change concern

      AEA Technology could benefit from growing concern about climate change and energy efficiency. The company is now solely...

    2. November 4, 2006

      US exposure may still result in disappointment

      George Wimpey is experiencing contrasting fortunes in the US and UK housing markets. Last month, the housebuilder said its...

    3. October 28, 2006

      Amusement in store for those taking a punt

      Since floating on Aim in April 2005, Talarius, the amusement arcades group, has been on an acquisition spree. This month it...

    4. October 25, 2006

      New orders point to SPI expansion

      Shares in SPI Lasers rose as the designer of optical fibre-based lasers revealed it had won new orders worth more than $1m...

    5. October 21, 2006

      WEEKEND SHARE WATCH

      Hays' international business is becoming its engine of growth, as demonstrated last month when it unveiled a sharp rise in...

    6. October 7, 2006

      Riding the rush for higher crude oil production

      The oil services sector is booming as oil and gas companies seek to maximise production to take advantage of high oil...

    7. October 7, 2006

      Aukett to beat full-year estimates

      Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, the architect and design company, said it expected full-year results to be at the higher end of...

    8. October 4, 2006

      Walker Greenbank back on the up

      Shares in Walker Greenbank, the Aim-listed wallpaper, textiles and furnishings company, rose 10 per cent after it announced...

    9. October 3, 2006

      Formjet software deal with Tesco

      Formjet, the Aim-traded software vendor, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Tesco Stores to provide a range of...

    10. September 16, 2006

      Leaving the bar leads to dancing in the dark

      Luminar competes in an intensely competitive high street market, with its nightclubs being hit by falling demand with the...

    11. September 2, 2006

      Market continues to cheer pub sector's best performer

      JD Wetherspoon's trading revival has gathered pace, with underlying sales at its 650 pubs rising by 5.1 per cent in the...

    12. August 26, 2006

      Financial diet yet to whet appetite for food supplier

      This week, Northern Foods announced it was closing a bakery in Manchester as part of plans to rationalise activities. The...

    13. July 22, 2006

      Profit warning triple whammy takes its toll

      With three profit warnings in three months, Britvic seems to have lost its fizz. This has left the management with a real...

    14. July 8, 2006

      Sugar and clothing make for a higher rating

      This week, Associated British Foods announced it was planning to closeits York and Allscott sugar beet factories to...

    15. July 4, 2006

      Ovum to acquire Summit Strategies

      Ovum, the technology research group, is to acquire Summit Strategies, a US IT research business, for $1.2m (£650,000) in...

    16. July 1, 2006

      Tomb Raider sales ahint of things to come

      Jane Cavanagh is stepping down as chairman of SCi Entertainment, the computer games developer, with immediate effect but...

    17. June 24, 2006

      Environmental business shows growth potential

      AEA Technology has made significant progress in transforming its business. The rail division has undergone considerable...

    18. June 11, 2006

      Strong food sales take on the smoking ban

      As the government works towards a pub smoking ban, Hardys & Hansons, the Nottingham-based brewer and pub operator, remains...

    19. June 3, 2006

      Adventure holiday boom but camping sale talks end

      Holidaybreak will continue pitching up after all. Yesterday, it said it had broken off talks about selling its camping...

    20. May 20, 2006

      Sizzling outlook gives room on the plate for purchases

      Cranswick, the gourmet sausage maker, showed double-digit sales growth at its recent fourth-quarter trading update. Sales...

    21. May 6, 2006

      Price reflects strategic importance of gas storage

      Gas storage is an increasingly vital element of the UK's energy supply as production from the UK continental shelf...

    22. April 29, 2006

      Signs of a successful shift from shipping to services

      James Fisher made headlines in August last year when its submarine rescue business, Rumic, saved seven trapped Russian...

    23. April 26, 2006

      Acquisition paying off at Thomson

      Thomson Intermedia, the Aim-listed media tracking group, saw pre-tax profit jump from £360,000 to £1.75m following the...

    24. April 15, 2006

      Recruitment group looks to make mark in new regions

      2005 was a busy year for Imprint, the executive search company, as it completed three acquisitions, opened two new offices...

    25. April 12, 2006

      Invu buoyed by strong trading

      Invu, the document management software provider, has doubled its pre-tax profit to £1.25m following strong trading from...

    26. April 8, 2006

      Exhibiting an increasein turnover

      Tarsus, the international media group, which organises exhibitions for the marketing, IT and education sectors, saw...

    27. April 1, 2006

      Clipper Windpower cuts production

      Shares in Clipper Windpower fell by more than 9 per cent after the renewable energy group announced widening pre-tax losses...

    28. April 1, 2006

      Security-minded and protecting revenue streams

      Mitie is feeling more secure after acquiring Rentokil Initial's UK manned guarding business for £74.8m, making Mitie the...

    29. March 25, 2006

      Punters in pyjamas put faith in online bookie

      Paddy Power, the fast-growing Irish bookmaker, is famous for its novelty bets such as offering odds of 100-1 on Brad Pitt...

    30. March 21, 2006

      US heart deal boosts Aortech

      Shares in Aortech International surged 112½p, or more than 41 per cent, to 386½p, after the biomaterials company announced...

    31. March 18, 2006

      Acquisitions help lift Imprint

      Imprint, the executive search company, revealed a jump in pre-tax profit from £1.3m to £4.5m for 2005, following strong...

    32. March 18, 2006

      Reducing the lending risk on buy-to-let property

      As the outlook for house prices remains uncertain, many would-be buyers are opting to remain in rented accommodation longer...

    33. March 15, 2006

      Change lifts James Fisher

      James Fisher, the marine services group, reported an 11 per cent rise in pre-tax profit of £11.4m following the...

    34. March 14, 2006

      Nautical Petroleum builds reserves

      Nautical Petroleum made a pre-tax loss for the six months to December 31 of £1.24m after it purchased five new exploration...

    35. February 25, 2006

      Rosy prospects fordebt management service

      Growing demand from people needing help with debts has driven up profit at Debt Free Direct. The company offers the chance...

    36. February 21, 2006

      Empyrean lifted on positive update

      Empyrean Energy, the oil explorer, saw its shares rise 20 per cent to 164½p yesterday on the back of a positive drilling...

    37. February 11, 2006

      European operations setto take the lead

      Arriva is making tracks in Sweden, having won a nine-year contract to operate a regional train service worth £15m a year of...

    38. February 4, 2006

      Feeding the demand for support outsourcing

      Spice Holdings has grown rapidly. It was formed in 1996 following the management buy-out of the support services arm of...

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