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 27 July 2009
The outlook for the US education business is likely to be amongst the key talking points when Pearson, the international media group that publishes the FT, posts interim results this morning.
Monday 13 July 2009
Pest control firm Rentokil Initial said today that it had won a £24 million rat extermination contract from Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
Saturday 11 July 2009
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Saturday 21 February 2009
British Land traded lower last night after City analysts warned that the commercial property group’s £740m rights issue may not be enough to shore up the balance sheet.
Thursday 15 January 2009
The Footsie closed almost 5 per cent in the red after a bruising session last night, with leading miners falling behind amid growing concern about the outlook for the sector.
Thursday 04 December 2008
A number of leading miners fell back following fresh falls in commodities prices last night.
Sunday 24 August 2008
The firm that invented Swarfega, the heavy-duty green handwash used by car mechanics, is to be put up for sale with a price tag of £300m.
Monday 18 August 2008
It has been boom time for the heavyweight miners, and analysts said investors should be looking forward to BHP Billiton's full-year results today. Charles Cooper at Evolution Securities is predicting a 56 per cent boost in earnings before interest and taxation in the second half over the first, as commodity prices soar and demand continues to grow from emerging markets. "While we expect BHP will deliver a healthy set of results, next year is also likely to be strong," he said, adding it was his top pick for the sector.
Saturday 02 August 2008
Well, I should have sold Myhome International after all. I was on the verge of dumping the shares last month, but conversations with the franchise group's top brass prompted a change of mind – and I held on to them.
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Retokil Initial was the focus of gossip in the City, with yet more speculation that the ratcatcher is to be broken up, although this wasn't enough to arrest the stock's downward spiral.
Monday 28 July 2008
It was a slow start to the week with the FTSE 100 falling 21 points to 5331. The lowest by lunchtime was HBOS as the whole bank sector continues to suffer.
Sunday 27 July 2008
Shares in Rentokil Initial are set to dip further this week after the rat-catcher to parcel-delivery group issued its fourth profit warning since December.
Saturday 26 July 2008
The new boss of Rentokil Initial said the performance of the rat catcher-to-cleaning services group could deteriorate further after it issued its fourth profits warning since December.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Gordon Brown may not yet have noticed the latest GDP figures. What with yesterday's crushing by-election defeat, he's got more immediate things to worry about, as in how much longer he'll keep his job. Yet for a politician who has staked his reputation on the abolition of boom and bust, yesterday's numbers on the economy were in some respects even more humiliating than coming second to the SNP in what was meant to be a Labour heartland.
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