Flybe boss Jim French, credited with turning the regional carrier into a major player in the European aviation market, is stepping down as chairman after more than 20 years with the company.
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Friday 14 March 2008
Sir Ken Morrison was able to bow out from the supermarket chain Morrisons on a high yesterday as the group reported a 66 per cent jump in profits and announced a £1bn return of surplus capital to shareholders.
Friday 15 February 2008
The Competition Commission is expected to recommend changes to the planning system today to discourage supermarket chains from developing local monopolies.
Friday 02 June 2006
As Rupert Murdoch's Fox News and CNN lob accusations of bias across America's political divide, the BBC hopes its rolling news channel BBC World could be a significant force in US television.
Saturday 27 May 2006
There can be few of us who, in surveying the generous frame of Kenneth Clarke, have not wondered where he gets his suits. Sadly, the answer is that we will never know.
Friday 26 May 2006
* Call it desperation; call it a brave throw of the dice. Either way, Sir Menzies Campbell has decided to respond to recent troubles by throwing a fresh dollop of PR at the problem.
Friday 26 May 2006
Paul Schaefer, an 84-year-old unrepentant Nazi who presided over a secretive German enclave behind barbed wire in Chile, has been jailed for 20 years for the abuse of 25 German and Chilean children. It was the end of nearly half a century of impunity for the man who fled similar charges in his native Germany in 1961.
Saturday 23 July 2005
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Monday 21 March 2005
The supermarket chain Wm Morrison will attempt to appease investors this week by announcing it is close to strengthening its board with the appointment of a third non-executive director.
Friday 18 March 2005
WM Morrison admitted yesterday its £3bn acquisition of Safeway has run into further trouble, prompting its second profit warning in nine months.
Wednesday 12 January 2005
Monday 25 October 2004
Supermarket group Somerfield is to take control of 114 smaller Safeway stores as part of a £260 million deal involving rival Morrisons, it said today.
Friday 22 October 2004
WM Morrison shares shot up 15 per cent yesterday in spite of a deteriorating performance in the group's core business and continued poor trading in the shops that came with this year's Safeway acquisition.
Thursday 21 October 2004
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