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Online fashion retailer Asos has turned to Marks & Spencer for again by hiring former finance director Ian Dyson.

The code would contain mandatory rules for all companies owning more than 500 pubs and would aim to stop abuses of the beer tie

Cable in new bid to save vanishing British pubs by clamping down on companies that exploit freelance 'tied' publicans

Code of conduct plan  to help landlords fight harsh terms imposed  by property giants

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Santander loses £52m from bid

The Business Matrix: Thursday 25 October 2012

Admiralty Arch in £60m hotel deal

Pubs: Spirit's up despite writedown

Spirit showed there is life in the pub game yet, despite a £595m writedown on the value of its properties.

Spirit set to cheer pub market with rise in profits despite the gloom mongers

Signs of life in the great British boozer should emerge this week when the Spirit Pub Company cheers the sector with upbeat profit figures.

Renaissance offer for Andrew Osborne

The former Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate broker at the centre of a Financial Services Authority (FSA) "market abuse" crackdown has been offered a return to the City by Russia's Renaissance Capital.

Biggest scalp in purge and the other culprits

Ian Hannam is by far the Financial Services Authority's biggest scalp in the recent flurry of prosecutions on disclosing inside information.

Broker in Punch Taverns insider trading storm to accept fine

The broker at the centre of the Greenlight Capital insider trading scandal will not fight his £350,000 fine despite clients and rivals agreeing that he did little wrong.

Soaring Spirit shows there is still life in pubs

Looks like there could be life in the pubs game yet.

Derek Pain: G4S's strike at ISS has flummoxed the market

No pain no gain

Spirit's Dyson to leave on a profits high

Ian Dyson, the chief executive of the Spirit Pub Company, yesterday vigorously defended his decision to demerge Punch Taverns in the summer as he annouced he would step down at its annual meeting in December.

Spirit toasts revamped pubs and food in final quarter

Spirit Pub Company credited refurbished pubs and food for driving strong fourth-quarter sales yesterday, in its maiden update since it demerged from Punch Taverns last month.

The Week Ahead: Bwin.party investors in no mood to celebrate

The August bank holiday means it is a shortened week for the City, with Bwin.party among the companies updating the market as it releases its first interim results on Wednesday since the completion of the merger between PartyGaming and Austria's Bwin in March.

Punch and Spirit go their separate ways

Punch Taverns and Spirit Pub Group will update the market on Thursday, for the first time as separate entities since their split earlier this summer.

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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

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British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

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