People and Business: Last roundup

ANOTHER KEEN punter was Howard Bell, chief executive of Provident Financial, the firm that provides door-to-door loans. Mr Bell said the company has spent pounds 10m expanding into Poland and Czech Republic. He seemed to be spending near that at the bookies.

Just for the record, it would be a good idea if Great Western Railways sorted out its reservation policy on its trains running to the course for next year; these were a sad fiasco.

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