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M&W said pre-tax profits fell to pounds 2m ( pounds 2.2m) on turnover up 9.7 per cent at pounds 72.51m in the year to 27 September. Final dividend 1.25p making 2.5p (2.25p). Earnings per share 8.17p (9.21p).

Barbour Index's pre-tax profit fell to pounds 2.71m ( pounds 2.78m) in the six months to 31 October. Interim 2.55p (2.4p), eps 10.9p (11.1p).

Nobo Group said pre-tax profits soared to pounds 622,000 ( pounds 62,000) in the six months to 31 October, as turnover rose to pounds 10.2m ( pounds 9.9m). Interim dividend 1.5p (1p), eps 3.92p (0.06p).

West Trust is buying Veeraswamy, the curry supplier, for pounds 750,000. It is raising pounds 950,000 through a 2- for-9 rights issue at 3p a share. West Trust made pounds 25,000 pre-tax ( pounds 36,000) in the six months to 30 September. No dividend.

Burndene Investments made pounds 5.78m ( pounds 4.33m) before tax in the year to 3 October. Final dividend 10p making 13p (8.5p).

Dewhurst made pounds 850,000 ( pounds 642,000) before tax in the year to 27 September. Final dividend 1.26p making 1.89p (1.8p).

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