Fly-half has admitted it was “a very tough decision” to leave Leicester for a French club
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Saturday 15 March 2008
The Scheepvaarthuis – The Shipping House – stands on the spot where vessels departed for the East Indies in Amsterdam's Golden Age. Dating from 1916, this fascinating and beautiful building was created to provide showpiece office space for the city's leading shipping companies, and is one of the finest examples of the Amsterdam School of architecture and design (the Dutch version of Art Nouveau).
Saturday 08 March 2008
It's been a bruising few months for the No Pain, No Gain portfolio. Profits have again been whittled away as the onslaught on the stock-market undercard has continued.
Thursday 21 February 2008
The brewing giant SABMiller has ruled itself out of making a rival bid for Scottish & Newcastle to trump an agreed £7.8bn offer from Carlsberg and Heineken.
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Brewer Scottish & Newcastle today announced plans to close its Reading brewery with the potential loss of 362 jobs.
Saturday 02 February 2008
The No Pain, No Gain portfolio has endured quite a battering in the past few months. So I should be enthusiastically toasting brewer Scottish & Newcastle's apparent surrender to the combined might of Continental predators, Carlsberg and Heineken, following a hostile three-month confrontation.
Saturday 26 January 2008
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.
Friday 25 January 2008
Last orders loomed for Foster's brewer Scottish & Newcastle today after it agreed a £7.8 billion takeover offer from rivals Heineken and Carlsberg.
Saturday 19 January 2008
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.
Wednesday 09 January 2008
Scottish & Newcastle stepped up its fight against Carlsberg yesterday by unveiling details of its plan to transform itself into "one of the most attractive international beverages businesses" by wresting control of BBH, the highly profitable Russian joint venture, from its Danish suitor.
Thursday 08 February 2007
Coventry's managing director, Paul Fletcher, will begin interviews for the vacant managerial post at the Ricoh Arena "within eight to 10 days" and he expects the Coca-Cola Championship club to make an appointment before the end of the month.
Saturday 30 December 2006
A tired, discredited Prime Minister. An honours scandal. A year of drought. Historians poring over the now-released public records for 1976 have seized on all the parallels with the sad situation today.
Monday 29 May 2006
Alan Campbell succeeded beyond his dreams in the first round of the World Cup by winning his event against the Olympic champion, Olaf Tufte, of Norway, and the world fastest time holder, Marcel Hacker, of Germany.
Thursday 27 October 2005
Tuesday 25 October 2005
Saturday 22 October 2005
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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