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Rugby Union: Richmond 23 Bath 30 - Kingston lays down the rules

JOHN KINGSTON had a warning for Richmond after a turbulent and distressing week, which began with the off-loading of 34 members of staff and ended with Allied Dunbar Premiership One defeat against Bath.

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Rugby Union: Young Falcons grow up quickly

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Rugby Union: Achilles tendency strikes Gloucester

IT MUST be catching. Gloucester's most expensive signing of the season, the former Wales flanker and captain Kingsley Jones, will miss the rest of the Premiership campaign after rupturing an Achilles tendon during the narrow defeat at Wasps last Sunday, thereby emulating Jon Preston, his direct counterpart at neighbouring Bath, who managed to prang himself in identical fashion at Harlequins a month ago. Were it not for their bad luck, neither of the West Country's fallen giants would have any luck at all.

Rugby Union: Bath's `tough' task

BATH FACE a major task after being drawn away to Newcastle in the fourth round of the Tetley's Bitter Cup. Bath have lost their last three league games against Rob Andrew's men, including a 19-17 reversal at the Gateshead International Stadium in September.

Rugby Union: Scottish clean up act to turn tables on Bath

London Scottish 13 Bath 11

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Leading Article: More tea, please

MORE TEA, vicar? Sadly not, these days. We are losing our taste for our national drink. The Tea Council is worried. The Tetley tea men are fretting. The PG chimps are screeching with anxiety. They are right to be. Tea sales have been slipping over many years. One of the more regrettable consumer fads of the 1990s has been the invasion of ersatz American-style coffee bars, all stainless steel and froth and cool. Their meretricious charms have proved all too attractive to us, especially for those who want to live out a Sleepless in Seattle fantasy lifestyle in Wapping or Wolverhampton. It looks all too much like a re-run of the grey squirrel versus the native red or McDonald's versus the chippie. Now it is the espresso macchiato versus the cuppa.

Tetley scraps stock market flotation plans

TETLEY GROUP, the UK's largest tea maker, yesterday unexpectedly scrapped plans to list on the stock market amid speculation that it had received a bid approach that could top the pounds 400m it planned to raise in the flotation.

Personal Finance: Why new issues take off

It seems you cannot win in this business. By any stretch of the imagination, the flotation of Thomson Travel was a raging success. Yet much of the focus of attention last Monday, when dealings commenced, was on the administrative muddles that dogged the allocation of shares to private investors who had endeavoured to support the issue.

Float windfall for Tetley Tea folk

TETLEY, the group that bought us the Tetley Tea folk and round tea bags, yesterday announced plans for a stock market flotation. Tetley, which makes Britain's favourite cuppa and is the second largest tea producer in the world, is expected to be valued at pounds 400m.

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