Shares in the anti-submarine warfare specialist Ultra Electronics dived yesterday as US defence cuts began to hurt. But Ultra is in good company – its warning on delayed US deals follows similar alerts from peers Cobham and Meggitt.
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Thursday 08 November 2012
There are fresh demands to reform the system of appointing Archbishops after suspicious bets were placed on the appointment of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
Friday 19 October 2012
Blanket Olympics TV coverage and cancelled horse races in a soggy summer cut the sums gambled in British betting shops, the bookmaker Ladbrokes said yesterday.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
A season dominated by Frankel reaches a poignant finale in what is expected to prove his final appearance at Ascot on Saturday. But even he will do well to match the emphasis with which its outstanding jockey sealed his status yesterday.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Bookmakers will be counting their losses today after David Cameron defied expectations by racking up more than 100,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days.
Friday 05 October 2012
City traders like a gamble, right? Well there were certainly enough punters fond of a flutter to push Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment up more than 6 per cent yesterday. The online poker business has been the subject of spurious bid rumours over the past month and yesterday the rumours, on a predominantly quiet Thursday, increased.
Sunday 12 August 2012
One of the facts of gambling is that the longer you bet, the more likely you are to lose. No wonder then that the long-term performance of bookies highlights their strengths.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Speculation about who will light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the London Games is growing as the day approaches.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Britain is finally expected to get drier and warmer next week - but only after the country is hit by yet more downpours.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Britain is expected to be given some much needed respite from the torrential downpours that have caused flood misery up and down the country.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Even before her scare at Ascot, Black Caviar's trainer had taken one look at the undulations of the July Course and abandoned any notion of sticking around for the Darley July Cup. Moonlight Cloud, who so nearly ruined the Australian champion's perfect record, is also safely out of the way, back in France. There is a tempting Group One opportunity, then, at Newmarket on Saturday – and two new hats were duly thrown into the ring yesterday.
Saturday 30 June 2012
Today's Irish Derby will be no easy addition to Ballydoyle star's CV in heavy Curragh going
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