Tuesday 18 April 1995
Pearson's penchant for overspending prompted many to question the media and information company's purchase this month of Grundy Worldwide, the Aussie production company that makes Neighbours and a slew of soaps and game shows. Greg Dyke, chief executive of Pearson Television, led negotiations in the £175m buyout. Surprised competitors have pointed out that Grundy was flogged for half that amount last year.
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
Bali Nine executions in Indonesia: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford says she 'just wants to get it over with'
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- 2 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
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