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Fiona Bruce said the owner has 'bagged themselves the bargain of the century'

Photo-Me sale could hit non-execs

NON-EXECUTIVE directors of Photo-Me International could be faced with serious repercussions from its possible sale, since several have interests in third-party contracts with the photo booth operator.

Racing: International Revival

JOHN GOSDEN yesterday declared Russian Revival a probable runner in tomorrow's Tote International Stakes. As his four-year-old tops the handicap at Ascot, his presence will mean that the weights for the pounds 150,000 contest will not rise.

BG plans pounds 5bn international expansion

BG, THE GAS transportation and exploration group, yesterday unveiled plans to double the size of its international division over the next four years with a pounds 5bn investment programme.

English testing `was not easier'

ALLEGATIONS THAT English tests for 11-year-olds were made easier this year were unfounded, an independent inquiry has said.

Podium: Let us dare to be Karelians

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Letter: Bastion besieged

Sir: Ricks Thompson's assertion that international news channels do not make money is wide of the mark (letter, 28 June). CNN International does make money - and profits - and has done for years, as a separate financial entity from CNN in the US. It would be inappropriate for me to speculate on why BBC World can't also support itself financially.

Racing: Punters' Guide - Tiutchev can rise to the occasion

The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Lanzarote Hurdle

Reed promises trading statement

SHARES IN Reed International, which fell 23p on Thursday on rumours that the company would use a briefing for analysts as an opportunity to issue a profits warning, fell a further 5p to 487p.

Outlook: Exchange must tighten rules

TWO MONTHS and a day after Imperial Chemical Industries was accused of issuing a profits warning to a chosen group of analysts, National Power is embroiled in a similar sort of row. A few days ago the electricity generator told a number of City experts that their forecasts for the company's international division were way off line and needed to come down sharply.

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Sporting digest: Paralympics

Inchcape director to leave

Inchcape director to leave

Letter: To prevent war, tackle poverty

To prevent war, tackle poverty

Badminton : Baddeley bans elite players

Nathan Robertson and Ian Sullivan, two of England's most promising players, have been severely reprimanded and suspended from the national training squad by Steve Baddeley, England's Director of lite Play who is concerned about late nights, drinking and absence from squad sessions.

Letter: Poll pointer

Sir: How appropriate that Mr Major should favour the election date 1 May, International Labour Day.

Women risk bad hair days

Women who make it to the boardroom may have to face an unforeseen battle - keeping their hair on. Hair loss is as serious a problem for women as it is for men because of the lifestyle and stresses brought about by equal opportunities, according to a report in the magazine, Hair International.
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