It all got a bit too much for one nine-year old, who had to run off to vomit after devouring 'delicacies'' such as crickets, ants and pigeon burgers.
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Thursday 15 August 2013
Outlook Whenever Rentokil Initial says it is doing better, I smell a rat. This is a company that has flattered to deceive for as long as I have been writing about it. A glance at yesterday's figures shows that underlying revenues are falling, it is enduring tough times in Europe, and it is trying to put in place a more efficient country-by-country operating model. So what's changed?
Thursday 01 August 2013
Rentokil Initial’s chief executive Alan Brown, who was parachuted in five years ago to turn around the pest control group’s struggling City Link, today said he is departing, just three months after selling the postal business he called a “problem child”.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
The car and aerospace components company GKN hit a 14-year high after analysts at UBS praised its recent acquisitions as "transformative". Scribblers at the bank reckon the recent purchases of the Getrag and Volvo Aero businesses have "strengthened GKN's strategic position in both of its key markets – aerospace and autos".
Monday 29 April 2013
Rentokil Initial today ended five turbulent years of large losses at its “problem child” parcels division City Link by selling the 44-year-old business for less than the cost of sending a package across London.
Monday 15 April 2013
Getting on the wrong side of your regulator is a bad idea. Particularly in financial services
Monday 18 March 2013
Late payers to face interest charges
Saturday 16 March 2013
Eurotunnel disputes ruling
Sunday 10 February 2013
Thursday 17 January 2013
The pilot of the helicopter which crashed in central London on Wednesday morning may have been trying to change channel on his communications radio when the aircraft collided with a crane at rush hour.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Rentokil Initial has admitted that its troubled delivery division, City Link, will not return to profit this year.
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.
Friday 22 June 2012
The Farepak savers' vain battle for justice goes on as the stench from this appalling affair lingers
Thursday 21 June 2012
Taxpayers may have to foot millions of pounds in legal bills following the abandonment of a Government bid to penalise directors of a Christmas hamper business which collapsed six years ago leaving tens of thousands of savers out of pocket, a businessman involved said today.
Friday 25 May 2012
Victims of the collapse of Christmas hamper firm Farepak had "no inkling" that "about £1m a week" of their money was being dipped into, as directors of its parent company sought to prop up other loss-making units of the group, according to allegations made in the High Court yesterday.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
A new red-hot weapon has been unveiled in the fight against problem birds.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'