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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.

Market Report: Ads downturn threatens 'overvalued' ITV

Shares in ITV closed down 5.51 per cent, or 1.75p, at 30p last night after a leading broker questioned its valuation relative to other broadcasters.

Fry faces tough task at troubled Johnston Press

John Fry, who took over at the helm of troubled Johnston Press yesterday, has his work cut out for him as the company, one of the worst-performers on the London stock market last year, faces up to the challenge of a possibly prolonged recession.

FTSE 100 tumbles 31% in worst year on record

Banks take a pummelling, with HBOS slumping by more than 90 per cent

The Market in 2008: Year of turmoil brought City grandees low

With two and a half trading days to go before Christmas, this week, instead of looking ahead, we are peering over our shoulders to work out who fared the best and was left behind in the London market in 2008.

Market Report: Christmas cheer in short supply at M&S

Marks & Spencer led the blue-chip retailers lower last night amid concern the company might be left behind during the crucial Christmas selling period.

Market Report: L&G buoyed by backing on capital position

A vote of confidence in its capital position helped Legal & General buck the market trend and bank gains of more than 5 per cent last night.

Murdoch attacks newspaper doomsayers

Rupert Murdoch tore into the "doom and gloomers" predicting the demise of newspapers yesterday, backing the industry to hit new heights this century, but admitted this involved "moving beyond dead trees".

Johnston Press revenues hit by property ad plunge

The harsh reality facing media companies in the wake of the credit crunch was underlined yesterday by the regional newspaper group Johnston Press, which reported a 15 per cent plunge in advertising revenues.

The Week Ahead: Nervous market awaits call from Vodafone

There has been some nervousness in the market ahead of Vodafone's interim results, which are due tomorrow. The telecoms group's shares were sold early last week on rumours that it was guiding forecasts lower.

Market Report: Broker downgrade decimates Trinity

Bad broker comment bore on Trinity Mirror, the newspaper publisher, which closed down almost 10 per cent, or 11.25p, at 102.25p last night.

Small Talk: Former cricketer on sticky wicket over biofuel

Phil Edmonds, right, the former England spin bowler turned miner, is said to be annoyed about the press his businesses get for operating in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe, because other, bigger, companies operate in the same region and don't get so much stick.

Johnston Press profits fall 16% after sharp drop in ad revenues

The woes of Johnston Press, the regional newspaper group, continued yesterday as it posted a 15.6 per cent fall in operating profits following a substantial fall in ad sales.

News groups' prognosis may not look good, but it's a boon for investors

Ever the bellwether of economic health, newspaper publishers across the globe are facing a grim combination of internal and external pressures as the squeeze on advertising spending exacerbates the upheavals caused by the internet.

Market Report: Cazenove note leaves Enterprise hungover

Enterprise Inns was the weakest on the FTSE 100 yesterday after Cazenove, worried by data from a subsidiary, downgraded the stock to "underperform" from "in-line".

The Week Ahead: Investors keen for news on Imperial’s suitors

Imperial Energy, the Russia-focused oil and gas explorer and producer, is due to report interim results this week and, with up to three predators on the prowl, investors are likely to look beyond the numbers for any news about progress in the race to acquire the company.

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And it will trigger more war in future
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How I outwitted the Gestapo

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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn