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  1. December 20, 2011

    Hepworth sculpture latest target of ‘scrap metal’ thieves

    An enormous bronze sculpture by Barbara Hepworth which was wrenched from its plinth in a south London park is thought to be...

  2. November 3, 2011

    Super-sewer’s price rises £500m

    A half-billion pound increase in the estimated building costs of a “super-sewer” designed to end the dumping of untreated...

  1. June 7, 2009

    Pledges of loyalty to Brown from grassroots

    Gordon Brown would have been delighted with the manifold pledges of loyalty as party members and local councillors spilled...

  2. January 23, 2008

    Public service ethos thrives among young

    There is such a thing as a “public service ethos” and the young have it in spades, the British Social Attitudes survey has...

  3. July 23, 2005

    Schneider offers $562m for BEI

    Schneider Electric, the French electrical equipment maker, has agreed to buy US-based BEI Technologies for $562m. BEI makes...

  4. July 23, 2005

    First Artist buys ABGFM for £3m

    First Artist Corporation, the football management company, said it was buying ABG Financial Management, which provides...

  5. July 7, 2005

    MAN pulls out of MTU bid after veto

    MAN, the German industrial group, confirmed yesterday that it had pulled out of a bid to buy MTU Friedrischafen from...

  6. June 28, 2005

    Pfizer sells unit to Torrent of India

    Pfizer, the US pharmaceuticals group, has sold a German generic drugs distributor to Torrent Pharmaceuticals of India....

  7. June 22, 2005

    UBM's print arm continues to drag

    United Business Media said it was largely resilient to a consumer advertising downturn but the legacy of the dotcom...

  8. May 13, 2005

    Brewery takeovers often lead to closures

    From Mr E. Atkinson. Sir, I read Peter John's interview (which perhaps should be entitled "Barbarians at the gates") with...

  9. May 5, 2005

    Gaming VC to launch poker site

    Gaming VC, the internet casino group, announced yesterday that it would tap into the growing appetite for online poker by...

  10. April 2, 2005

    Redstone buys Xpert for £25m

    Redstone, a supplier of telecommunications services, has bought Xpert, an internet service provider, for £25.5m via a...

  11. April 1, 2005

    Wolverhampton & Dudley sales rise

    Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries increased sales in its 2,000-plus pubs by more than 3 per cent over the past six months....

  12. March 26, 2005

    Piping-hot food group climbs to a seven-year high

    Shares in the Restaurant Group, owner of low-cost pizza, pasta and ribs eateries, have been piping hot since the group's...

  13. March 3, 2005

    Wembley retrial expected in US

    Wembley, the dog-racing and gambling group, said its Lincoln Park unit in Rhode Island and Nigel Potter and Daniel Bucci,...

  14. March 1, 2005

    IHG sells two more US hotels

    InterContinental Hotels Group has disposed of two more hotels in the US making 15 sold there in the past three months....

  15. February 18, 2005

    INDUSTRY LEADER POURS COLD WATER ON TAKEOVER SPECULATION

    Diageo has distanced itself from the growing takeover speculation in the drinks sector, writes Peter John. Paul Walsh,...

  16. February 15, 2005

    Punch chief nets £10m from options

    Giles Thorley, chief executive of Punch Taverns, has pocketed £10m after cashing share options in his pub company. Mr...

  17. February 15, 2005

    Tiger raises bid for QXL Ricardo

    The battle for QXL Ricardo, the online auction company, has intensified after Tiger Acquisition, the management-backed...

  18. January 31, 2005

    IG Index looking at return to market

    IG Index, the spread betting group that went private less than two years ago after founder Stuart Wheeler sold his stake,...

  19. January 27, 2005

    Majestic sale nets £24m for Apthorp

    John Apthorp, who made his fortune from the Bejam frozen food company, picked up another £24m yesterday after selling a...

  20. January 26, 2005

    Camra gives backing to licensing reforms

    The Campaign for Real Ale put its weight behind the government's 24-hour licensing reforms yesterday. Camra said a...

  21. January 17, 2005

    Sales boost for growing Barracuda

    Barracuda, the bar chain that includes the Smith& Jones and Varsity brands, achieved strong sales during the year to...

  22. January 15, 2005

    Glenmorangie share disposals

    Glenmorangie directors sold shares worth almost £11m yesterday as part of the disposal of the company to Moët Hennessy...

  23. January 15, 2005

    Florissant presses 800p QXL offer

    Florissant is to go on the offensive after its initial offer for QXLRicardo, the internet auction site, was rejected on...

  24. January 14, 2005

    Paramount serves up sales growth

    Paramount, the restaurant group that includes Groupe Chez Gérard Bertorelli and Livebait, saw like-for-like sales at its 22...

  25. January 14, 2005

    Deep-Sea shares up on strong year-end

    Shares in Deep-Sea Leisure, which have traded in the lower depths for the past few years, rose 20 per cent on the back of...

  26. January 14, 2005

    Ukbetting rides out bookies' bad luck

    Ukbetting, the online casino and sports results company, said it would meet analysts' expectations despite the run of...

  27. January 13, 2005

    Airport exposure lifts Restaurant

    A greater exposure to UK airports helped the Restaurant Group increase like-for-like sales by 5 per cent over the year. The...

  28. January 13, 2005

    Urbium sales show December growth

    Urbium, the bar and nightclub operator, announced a 20 per cent increase in turnover during December. The growth was driven...

  29. January 10, 2005

    MyTravel hit by downgrade

    MyTravel, the holiday group struggling to recover from massive losses, has been downgraded by its former stockbroker just...

  30. January 7, 2005

    Inventive Leisure turnround continues

    Inventive Leisure, which operates the Revolution chain of vodka bars, said it was continuing its turnround. The company...

  31. December 31, 2004

    Spiritel turns in £790,000 loss

    Spiritel, the telecommunications services business, announced a £790,000 pre-tax loss in its maiden results. Turnover for...

  32. December 17, 2004

    Gaming VC to raise £81m

    Gaming VC , the internet gambling group, plans to raise £81m when it floats on Aim next Tuesday. The group expects to have...

  33. December 16, 2004

    Tchenguiz in £151m buy from Laurel

    R20, the investment vehicle of Robert Tchenguiz, is to buy 160 high street bars and pubs from Laurel, which owns the Hog's...

  34. November 27, 2004

    Back-to-basics pubs lose their shine

    The overall market may have been moving forward steadily since the low hit in March last year, but shares in JD...

  35. November 17, 2004

    Bourne Leisure sells European arm

    Bourne Leisure, the UK's biggest caravan park operator, has disposed of its European arm. The company has sold Haven...

  36. November 16, 2004

    Burtonwood keeps profits steady

    Burtonwood Brewery, the Cheshire-based pubs group, hung on to the increased profits from last year's hot summer. Turnover...

  37. November 6, 2004

    Poker proves winner for CryptoLogic

    CryptoLogic, the internet gaming software developer, announced better-than-forecast third-quarter results, driven by the...

  38. November 5, 2004

    Bondholders hit back at MyTravel

    Bondholders representing £216m of MyTravel's debt have hit back at the tour operator's attempt to force them into agreeing...

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