In the first 10 weeks of its financial year, First Leisure's nightclubs and bars division traded 7 per cent below the period last year. Family entertainment fell 2 per cent, but health and fitness sales were up 21 per cent on a comparable basis.
FIRST LEISURE, the nightclub and bowling alley group, reported flat full- year profits and poor current trading. Profits in the year to October were pounds 33.3m after exceptionals, on pounds 34.5m the previous year. The shares fell 22.5p to 192.5p.