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    Forth Ports opens its books

    Better late than never. Forth Ports has finally got around to confirming Friday’s takeover rumours. From RNS: Forth Ports...

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  1. December 18, 2009

    Eco-friendly bacteria batteries

    Bacteria that derive their energy from minerals could be harnessed to make batteries powered by manure or to clean up...

  2. April 17, 2009

    Richardson ships

    Director-about-town David Richardson is preparing to leave the board of Dairy Crest, led by Cornish farmer Simon Oliver ,...

  3. July 11, 2008

    Like-for-likes and dislikes

    Do we want Sports Direct to be a normal company? Some have blamed the company's profit warnings, boardroom bust-ups and...

  4. April 24, 2008

    Sports Direct on course to meet expectations

    Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer controlled by entrepreneur Mike Ashley, issued a customarily spartan trading update...

  5. January 21, 2008

    Sports Direct faces challenging conditions

    Sports Direct, the discount sports retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, warned in a trading statement on Monday that it...

  6. December 17, 2007

    Sports Direct’s Ashley may take enhanced role

    Sports Direct is considering making Mike Ashley, its founder and deputy chairman, into its executive chairman, in a move...

  7. December 17, 2007

    Sports Direct's Ashley may take chairman role

    Sports Direct is considering making Mike Ashley, its founder and deputy chairman, into its executive chairman, in a move...

  8. December 12, 2007

    Sell Sports Direct, advises red-faced Merrill

    Investors in Sports Direct were Wednesday advised to sell the stock by Merrill Lynch, less than a year after the bank...

  9. August 31, 2007

    Corrections - David Richardson; Boyden Gray

    * David Richardson resigned as chairman of Sports Direct in May, not February as wrongly stated in an article on August 30....

  10. August 30, 2007

    Sports Direct faces pay revolt

    Sports Direct, the discount retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, is set for another stormy public outing after shareholders...

  11. August 29, 2007

    Pirc calls for Sports Direct pay revolt

    Sports Direct, the discount retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, is heading for another stormy public outing after...

  12. August 10, 2007

    Sports Direct delays property sale vote

    Sports Direct, the retail group, has delayed a vote to approve the sale of £100m worth of property to its controversial...

  13. August 4, 2007

    Sports Direct loses price target on shares

    Sports Direct's communication strategy came under fresh attack yesterday when Morgan Stanley removed its price target for...

  14. July 10, 2007

    On the move . . .

    David Newlands, chairman of Tomkins, has been putting the final touches on the engineering group's board with the...

  15. June 30, 2007

    Sports Direct bid for Everlast is trumped

    Mike Ashley's $168.2m (£84m) attempt to get a foothold in the US market through the acquisition of Everlast Worldwide, the...

  16. June 29, 2007

    Sports Direct bid for Everlast is trumped

    Mike Ashley’s $168.2m (£84m) attempt to get a foothold in the US market through the acquisition of Everlast Worldwide, the...

  17. June 8, 2007

    Sports Direct buys into Amer

    Sports Direct International, the retail group controlled by unpredictable entrepreneur Mike Ashley, has acquired a stake in...

  18. June 5, 2007

    Ashley in €43m coup from Adidas stake sale

    Mike Ashley, the intensely private yet increasingly active sportswear billionaire, has sold his holding in Adidas, making...

  19. June 4, 2007

    Ashley scoops €43m from share sale

    Mike Ashley, the intensely private yet increasingly active sportswear billionaire and founder of Sports Direct...

  20. June 2, 2007

    The Week Tom Braithwaite

    Banks John Varley, Barclays' chief executive, launched a spirited defence of the UK bank's €64bn (£44bn) bid for ABN Amro,...

  21. FT Alphaville

    June 1, 2007

    Sports Direct chairman in shock exit

    Sports Direct International’s brief but volatile life as a public company took another turn for the worse on Thursday with...

  22. June 1, 2007

    Sports Direct chairman walks out

    Sports Direct International's brief but volatile life as a public company took another turn for the worse yesterday with...

  23. June 1, 2007

    At last, Sports Direct tells it like it is and it is not good

    Candour at last from Sports Direct International. Its statement that the chairman has quit, because he could not work with...

  24. June 1, 2007

    Richardson draws a clear line between City and Sports Direct

    When David Richardson signed up as chairman of Sports Direct ahead ofits float in March, many wondered why he had agreed to...

  25. May 31, 2007

    At last, Sports Direct tells it like it is and it is not good

    Candour at last from Sports Direct International. Its statement that the chairman has quit, because he could not work with...

  26. May 31, 2007

    Richardson quits chair at Sports Direct

    David Richardson resigned on Thursday as chairman of Sports Direct, dealing a fresh blow to the already fragile credibility...

  27. May 31, 2007

    Richardson ditches Sports Direct

    We all wondered why he agreed to do it and now so does he. David Richardson has stepped down as chairman of Mike Ashley’s...

  28. April 27, 2007

    How to refurbish the image of Sports Direct

    Public service announcement: Sports Direct is not in fact a listed company, but an elaborate experiment aimed at proving...

  29. April 26, 2007

    How to refurbish the image of Sports Direct

    Public service announcement: Sports Direct is not in fact a listed company, but an elaborate experiment aimed at proving...

  30. April 26, 2007

    Sports Direct shares tumble on growth warning

    Sports Direct, the sports retailer that made a controversial debut on the stock market earlier this year, has suffered...

  31. February 14, 2007

    Sports Direct's shy founder breaks cover

    The knowledge that they are sitting on up to £892m might give most people a certain self-confidence. But not Mike Ashley....

  32. February 14, 2007

    Contrarian takes the route to plc

    When some of the largest public companies in the world are selling up to private equity, Mike Ashley reckons that the best...

  33. February 14, 2007

    Loneliness of Sports Direct’s long-distance runner

    There was no hiding the personal struggle that Mike Ashley had gone through before deciding to float his sports retail...

  34. February 6, 2007

    Knight to the rescue of BMed

    BMI British Midland, the UK airline controlled by Sir Michael Bishop, is rescuing the heavily loss-making BMed, a franchise...

  35. January 8, 2007

    BMed in advanced talks with Mikati family

    BMed, formerly known as British Mediterranean Airways and a franchise carrier of British Airways, is in advanced...

  36. January 5, 2007

    BMed in talks with Mikati family

    BMed, formerly known as British Mediterranean Airways and a franchise carrier of British Airways, is in advanced...

  37. October 27, 2006

    A country we should be taking seriously

    From Mr David Richardson. Sir, Carlos Grande (The Way We Live Now, October 26) suggests that most westerners have problems...

  38. August 5, 2006

    BMED INCREASES EFFORTS TO RAISE CAPITAL

    British Mediterranean Airways, a franchise carrier of British Airways, has stepped up its capital-raising efforts to offset...

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