What's happening this week
Sunday 07 March 1999
Buy-out specialists Candover Investments report. Chief executive Stephen Curran to gloat over acquisition of the bookies William Hill, snapped up from Nomura after the bank's abortive attempt to float the operation. Also, manufacturing output figures. Rupert Murdoch's London hitman Les Hinton to make speech on media regulation.
BAT sneakily produce annual report 24 hours before National No-Smoking day. BAT much cheered up by legal news from the UK, which will avoid American- style class-action liability for mass murder, and the company may celebrate by acquiring Nabisco's tobacco business for $6bn (pounds 3.8bn). Otherwise not much happening - only the Budget.
Take mountain of newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, e-mails, and faxes from your accountant, broker, dry-cleaner, child-minder re: "How the Budget affects YOU!" to the municipal dump. Pearson to report.
Saatchi & Saatchi annual figures. A clutch of extremely dull companies also report - not least Reed Elsevier, the cash-rich Anglo-Dutch wannabe media player currently failing to do very well in electronic publishing.
Red Nose Day. Breaking the habits of a lifetime, City folk will be encouraged to create wealth for others by behaving like absolute idiots. North Sea operator Enterprise Oil releases figures.
Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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