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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Monday 14 February 2011
Monday 14 February 2011
Signalling the start of the banks' reporting season, Barclays' full-year results tomorrow will be especially closely watched after the publication last week of Project Merlin, the agreement between the Government and the biggest banks.
Saturday 11 December 2010
The resignation of a senior boss and a savaging from brokers is not normally the recipe for a share price rise, yet that is exactly what Rentokil Initial enjoyed yesterday.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Saturday 06 November 2010
Congratulations to Graham Honeyman, the chief executive of Sheffield Forgemasters, who has just won the Institute of Directors' prestigious director of the year award, as well as two other gongs at the same shindig.
Monday 01 November 2010
The dust may have settled since HSBC decided last month to pull out of a £4.5bn deal to buy Nedbank, but for Old Mutual – the majority owner of the fourth-largest South African bank – the pressure is on to show that its other major sale will not be heading down the same direction when it publishes its third-quarter results on Thursday.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Dading hopes of a takeover deal knocked TalkTalk Telecom, the broadband internet provider which was spun out of Carphone Warehouse this year. The stock ended last night's session down 2.8p at 147p after JPMorgan Cazenove warned that, while the market might still be expecting a bid, potential predators were likely to remain on the sidelines for now.
Saturday 31 July 2010
So he's the rat-catcher-in-chief?
Rentokil does indeed have a pest control business, but it has other strings to its bow, too – everything from cleaning to courier services.
Monday 26 July 2010
Continued strength at British Gas is expected to drive gains for Centrica, the energy group which is due to issue half-yearly results this week.
Thursday 13 May 2010
Soco International surged by as much as 9.7 per cent last night as traders piled in on hopes of a doubling of the oil prospector's share price.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Monday 26 April 2010
Analysts expect another positive update from Premier Inn-owner Whitbread, with many in the City anticipating a positive outlook with the hospitality group's full-year figures this Thursday.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Red faces at Rentokil and its PR agency BrandsLife, which claimed research showed the typical train carriage might be home to 1,000 cockroaches, 200 bedbugs and 200 fleas. The shocking findings were widely covered in the media, but prompted some cynicism amongst scientists who actually know a thing or two about such matters. After a series of blogs questioning the research, Rentokil has published "a clarification and an apology". This was a worst-case scenario, Rentokil now admits, based on assumptions such as the carriage never being cleaned or carrying any passengers to stamp on the pesky insects.
Monday 15 March 2010
Pretty much every company under the sun claims to want a "diversified investor base," not least those on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim), who see a varied shareholder register as a distinct feather in the corporate cap.
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