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Siebe seals pounds 511m Unitech takeover

Siebe yesterday sealed agreement with rival engineering group Unitech for a pounds 511m takeover. The two sides have been talking since Siebe announced last month it had bought a 25 per cent stake in Unitech from Electrowatt of Switzerland and had an option over the Swiss group's remaining 4.1 per cent holding.

Investor backing for AIM float

FLOTATION of medical technology firm Creos International has won a vote of confidence from its venture capital backers, with most agreeing not to cash in when it hits the Alternative Investment Market on Wednesday.

Grid to defy toxin ban

MINISTERS are planning to give the National Grid and the privatised electricity companies another pounds 230m windfall - by letting them continue to use some of the world's most dangerous chemicals in defiance of an international agreement.

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Balkans conflict leaves toxic legacy

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ONE OF the first films ever made - in France or anywhere else, and two years before the American Great Train Robbery - was Fernand Zecca's Histoire d'un crime (1901). Although French critics invented the term film noir for a Hollywood genre of the Forties, crime has been one of the great subjects of French cinema, and there has never been any shortage of actors to play the villains. Only, when you look at their films, with very few exceptions these villains turn out to be a remarkably likeable bunch.

Constable mill painted as site for power station: National Trust warden puts forward plan to install discreet turbine driven by the Stour

FLATFORD MILL, immortalised on canvas by John Constable, may become a power station.

BBA calls for pounds 126m via rights: Issue to fund two purchases

BBA Group, the automotive, industrial and aviation group, launched a pounds 125.9m rights issue yesterday to help to fund its bid to become one of the world's leading suppliers of high voltage electrical power equipment.

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Eddie Constantine, actor, singer, writer, born Los Angeles 29 October 1917, died Wiesbaden 25 February 1993.
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