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Fly-half has admitted it was “a very tough decision” to leave Leicester for a French club

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Jobs blow as brewery closes

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Last orders for brewer Scottish & Newcastle as it is sold to rivals

Scottish & Newcastle has agreed to be bought for £7.8bn by its continental European rivals Heineken and Carlsberg, ending more than 250 years of history for the company as an independent national brewer.

Last orders loom for Scottish & Newcastle

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S&N investors to get £140m less from sale

Investors in Scottish & Newcastle will receive £140m less than they may have been expecting from a takeover by Carlsberg and Heineken after the bidders confirmed that they will not pay the brewer's final dividend.

S&N details case for acquiring Russian venture

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Coventry quiet on Ince's chance for top job

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