This week's diary
Monday 14 December 1998
TUESDAY - Interims: Boustead, Computerland, MFI Furniture, Mondas, Halma. Finals: Securicor, First Choice Holidays, Hawtin, Leeds Group, NFC. Economics: November retail prices index, October engineering turnover. Events: De Beers 1998 central selling sales figures.
WEDNESDAY - Interims: Carpetright, Phonelink. Finals: KPMG, Baggeridge Brick. Economics: November public sector net cash requirement (PSNCR), November labour market statistics. Events: Competitiveness White Paper. AGMs: TownCentre Securities.
THURSDAY - Interims: Asda, Jones Stroud, Ptarmigan Intn'l Capital, Universal Salvage. Finals: Legal & General Recovery. Economics: November retail sales, December CBI montly trends. EGMS: Ashquay, Dalkeith Inns, Rea Brothers, Stentor.
FRIDAY - Interims: Meconic, Littlewoods. Finals: none scheduled. Economics: November motor vehicle production, November building society figures, November MBBG lending, November provisional M4, Third quarter business investment. Meetings: Allied Carpets EGM, Sedgemoor EGM, Providence Resources AGM.
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Pope Francis joins calls for EU action on boat refugees
Yemen crisis: Meet the child soldiers recruited by the Shia Houthi rebels who have forsaken books for Kalashnikovs
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Isis in Afghanistan: Group claims responsibility for Jalalabad suicide bombing that killed 35
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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