Deep Sea Leisure rose 5p to 320p, a high. The shares have climbed from 167.5p in the past three months, prompting predictable stories that a predator is eyeing the group. DSL operates an aquarium in North Queensferry, Scotland, and is near to opening another between Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Nat Solomon, former chief of Pleasurama and Tottenham Hotspur, has become chairman of Ofex-traded Distinctive Leisure, a little pubs group. He has acquired 500,000 shares (1.7 per cent) at 3p. The Ofex price is 2.5p.