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Jobs blow as brewery closes

Brewer Scottish & Newcastle today announced plans to close its Reading brewery with the potential loss of 362 jobs.

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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.

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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

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.

Coventry quiet on Ince's chance for top job

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.

Richard Ingrams' Week: History isn't repeated - nor is wisdom

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.

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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.

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