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All those new business start-ups that the Government keeps promoting need new homes, and the likes of Regus have been providing them with just that.

The Week Ahead: Time for boss of M&S to reveal his strategy

With recent reports that Marks and Spencer is looking to make a dramatic return to Europe, which it exited in 2001, all eyes are on the chief executive Marc Bolland, who has been in the top job for just over six months, to find out what he will reveal in his strategy presentation when the company posts its half-year results on Tuesday.

Local heroes: Regional papers have had a recent boost in fortunes

In June last year, the respected analyst Claire Enders went before the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee and gave it the stark warning that half of the UK's regional newspapers would be closed down within five years. These were not the words of the kind of digital evangelist only too happy to see the end of "dead trees media", but the considered opinion of a leading industry commentator who asserted that bloggers were no substitute for "honed and trained" professional local journalism.

The Week Ahead: Analysts split on whether to raise a glass to Diageo

The outlook will be among the key talking points on Thursday when Diageo, the drinks giant whose roster of brands includes Baileys liqueur, Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whisky, issues its full-year figures.

Is the online news-stand finally set to make money?

DMGT, the owner of the Daily Mail titles, saw online advertising surge in its third quarter. Has the media at last found ways to make the internet pay?

The feral beast: Mills 1, Herbert 0

That Susannah Herbert is leaving The Sunday Times, where she edits the News Review is not surprising; when Eleanor Mills, her predecessor, returned from an unhappy stint editing the Saturday Times, rumours of creative tension between them were rife.

David Prosser: A new age of industrial confrontation

Outlook Unite is understandably delighted at its success in having the High Court ban on its strike at British Airways overturned. But the trade union movement should not get too carried away by this victory. The fact that employers are increasingly willing to turn to the courts during a dispute of this sort marks a step change in Britain's industrial relations climate.

Market Report: Bargain hunters peg their hopes on British Land

British Land strengthened as the wider market tried but failed to recover from Friday's losses, with bargain hunters sensing a buying opportunity ahead of the FTSE 100-listed property group's full-year results.

Investment Column: Thomas Cook is just the ticket for investors

Trinity Mirror; Keller Group

Johnston suffers general election hangover but sees return to growth

Johnston Press yesterday blamed the "general election effect" for advertising revenues failing to improve in April, but the group is expected to return to growth in the summer.

Investment Column: Go for G4S if you're still feeling insecure

Johnston Press; Michael Page

ITN misses out as Johnston and Trinity snap up ITV news rights

Johnston Press and Trinity Mirror have been named among the successful bidders to provide regional news for ITV, but ITN lost out.

The Feral Beast: Dacre and the unseen guest

When it comes to facing up to mortality, Paul Dacre would rather stick his fingers in his ears and sing "la, la, la". So it's just as well he was on holiday last week, when the Daily Mail's top bods turned out to bid farewell to star columnist Keith Waterhouse at a memorial service at which Lord Rothermere gave a reading. The Daily Telegraph assiduously listed all the Fleet Street grandees present, including, bizarrely, one Keith Waterhouse. The Telegraph's subbing is now outsourced to Australia, where the Waterhouse liquid lunch clearly lives on.

Johnston Press profits fall 56%

Media Staff at Johnston Press are braced for further job cuts after the regional publisher's profits fell by half in the 53 weeks to 2 January.

The Week Ahead: Morrisons is awaiting arrival of new boss

Analysts expect to hear of solid profits growth when the supermarket group Morrisons posts its full-year results this week. UBS is eyeing £760m in pre-tax profits, up by about 18 per cent, while Numis and Jefferies are marginally behind, forecasting a rise of £759m and £757m, respectively. "Morrisons' recent outperformance better reflects its investment attractions. These should be underpinned by a strong set of finals and the confirmation of margin expansion potential," said Jefferies, which expects the chain's full-year earnings before interest and tax to grow by 21 per cent.

Market Report: Yell races ahead as broker eyes recovery

Hopes of economic recovery underpinned gains by the directories group Yell, whose share price strengthened yesterday despite a lacklustre day on the markets.

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