“We will do all we can to ensure the fans can go home in a happy mood”
Hilton Hotels Corporation
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Tuesday 21 September 2004
Cigarette sales in Ireland have fallen by 9.5 per cent since the imposition of a ban on smoking in public places, according to Imperial Tobacco.
Sunday 19 September 2004
It is a busy time for corporate announcements this week, with a range of companies and sectors updating the market. Only one giant, however, will be dominating the headlines.
Wednesday 15 September 2004
Two board directors at MFI paid for last week's disastrous profit warning with their jobs yesterday, agreeing to leave the company "by mutual consent".
Sunday 12 September 2004
Saturday 11 September 2004
Regent Inns, the struggling pubs group that has issued three profits warnings this year, yesterday sacked its chief executive and finance director, four days before its full-year results are due.
Wednesday 08 September 2004
Itouch, the mobile phone content company, yesterday announced half-year results showing a positive outcome on cash flow, earnings per share and profit before tax for the first time since its flotation four years ago.
Monday 06 September 2004
When Lawrence Dallaglio walked into the late-night bar of the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane a couple of hours after England's 36-point defeat at the hands of the Wallabies last June and pronounced himself "suicidal", no one among his handful of listeners felt compelled to phone the Samaritans on his behalf.
Kevin Beeston: Caught on camera - but Serco's chief isn't about to take his foot off the accelerator
Sunday 05 September 2004
Friday 03 September 2004
Alan Cherry, the 71-year-old chairman and founder of Countryside Properties, has made an approach to take the developer private.
Tuesday 31 August 2004
Three former directors of Kroll, the corporate investigator that Marks & Spencer tried to hire during its recent fight for independence, have jumped ship to set up their own agency and take advantage of the growing demand for corporate sleuths.
Monday 30 August 2004
Wednesday 25 August 2004
Saturday 31 July 2004
Flying Brands, the flowers-to-plants mail order company, signalled yesterday it was back on the acquisition trail six years after its last attempt to expand ended disastrously with multiple profit warnings and trading hiccups.
Saturday 24 July 2004
Martin Broughton belongs to that new breed of super-chairman exemplified by the likes of Niall FitzGerald of Reuters, Dick Olver at BAE Systems and David Varney, who has just moved on from mmO 2 - highly paid but also highly pressured. Mr Broughton's new job at British Airways, which began this week, will entail a lot more than simply chairing the monthly board meeting, holding the ring once a year at the annual meeting and then picking up his director's fee (£250,000 in this case).
Friday 25 June 2004
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes