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Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps have held detailed talks with three bidders interested in taking control of the stricken club - including one group with "a Rangers connection".

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Pierre White says: 'I love the simplicity and quality of ingredients in countries like Spain and Italy. Food always takes up a very large part of my holiday'

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Brian Kennedy back in the frame for Rangers takeover

The interminable saga surrounding the proposed takeover of Rangers took another twist last night when Brian Kennedy put himself back in the frame.

Rangers fans take part in a protest warning against the danger of the club going into liquidation

Ally McCoist 'concerned' at delayed Rangers takeover

Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, yesterday called for administrators to name a preferred bidder as soon as possible after expressing concerns over the protracted nature of the bidding process.

Rangers' home ground, the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Singapore-based consortium move closer to Rangers takeover

The saga surrounding the takeover of Rangers appeared to move one step closer to conclusion last night when the Blue Knights announced they were taking a step back from the process, leaving a Singapore-based consortium led by Bill Ng set to be named as the preferred bidder today.

There is still no news on a takeover of Rangers for manager Ally McCoist and his players

Rangers bidders left in limbo by SPL plans to stiffen penalties for insolvency

Administrator Clark said proposed changes were 'disruptive and regrettable'

Page profits halved by City hiring freeze

A hiring freeze among struggling financial services firms halved banking profits at the recruiter Michael Page in the first three months of the year. Financial services firms – which account for about 8 per cent of Page's profit – axed thousands of jobs last year and have not yet started hiring again.

Rangers postpone bid announcement

Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps have been forced to delay the announcement of a preferred bidder for the Ibrox club due to proposed changes to Scottish Premier League rules.

Deadline set as Formula 1 listing process begins

CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula 1's flotation in Singapore, in a sign that the process for the expected $1.5bn (£940m) initial public offering is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.

Malaysia calls off Nutcracker over claims of 'indecency'

The cancellation of shows by a Singaporean ballet troupe in Malaysia has caused a tempest in a tutu, with the government saying the dancers applied too late for a permit to perform, and a local group blaming cultural concern over "indecent" costumes.

Rangers fans show off at Ibrox, but years of spending have caught up with the Glasgow giants

Rangers administrators to pursue three bids

Rangers' administrators Duff and Phelps will give further consideration to three of the four bids submitted for the club yesterday.

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