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Sneakerheads rejoice - Adidas Originals’ much-loved Stan Smith trainers have been reissued, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Tapie rules out Adidas sale after Pentland exit

BERNARD TAPIE, the chief executive of Adidas, said yesterday that the sportswear group was no longer for sale after Pentland of Britain pulled out of a planned buyout.

Tapie furious as Pentland calls off 215m pounds deal to buy Adidas

HARSH words were exchanged yesterday as Pentland of the UK unexpectedly scrapped a pounds 215m deal to buy Adidas, the German sports goods company, from Bernard Tapie, the French businessman.

Abbott Mead raises interim payout 7%

ABBOTT Mead Vickers, the advertising agency best known for its Sainsbury's and Yellow Pages campaigns, is shrugging off tough trading conditions to boost its interim dividend 7 per cent to 3p, writes Neil Thapar.

Pentland plans sales push for Adidas

PENTLAND INDUSTRIES is planning a pounds 60m worldwide advertising campaign to boost the market share of Adidas, the sportswear company it acquired for about pounds 230m in July.

Fashion: Athletes seek the tight stuff: Tamsin Blanchard examines the changing shape of what's worn

SPORTSWEAR companies are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of the Barcelona Olympics, which begin on Saturday, and the marketing bonanza that will follow.

Ex-champion awaiting a comeback

IN SPORTING terms, Pentland has inherited a star whose best days are behind him but who is ripe for a comeback.

Pentland pays 215m pounds for rest of Adidas

PENTLAND, the leisure investment group, is acquiring Adidas, the world's second-biggest sportswear company, owned by Bernard Tapie, the controversial French politician and entrepreneur.

Hi-Tec value slumps after profit warning

SHARES in Hi-Tec Sports collapsed 40 per cent to 106p after the footwear company issued a surprise profits warning.
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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album