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Thirsty punters will mull over the outlook for pubs when Greene King and Spirit Pub Company report today and tomorrow respectively.

Andy Murray Wimbledon win costs bookies £15m

Andy Murray’s historic victory at Wimbledon cost British bookmakers £15m, according to Ladbrokes.

It could be Who: Capaldi

All bets off as BBC prepares to unveil new Doctor Who

Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on who will play the new Doctor Who after a rush of wagers on Peter Capaldi, best known for his role as the foul-mouthed, tyrannical spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the political satire The Thick of It.

The foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi)

Spin Doctor Who? Peter Capaldi favourite to replace Matt Smith as the BBC's new Time Lord

Peter Capaldi has become the bookies’ latest favourite to play the title role in Doctor Who.

Market Report: Switch by Samsung hurts Imagination

A decision out of South Korea to use microchips designed in Cambridge rather than Kings Langley in Hertfordshire caused Imagination Technologies to tumble to the bottom spot on the mid cap index yesterday.

A woman holds a Ladbrokes board listing possible baby names to bet on as media gather outside Buckingham Palace to read the easel displaying the announcement of the son of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

George, James, Alexander or Richard? Bets come flying in on the name of the royal baby

George remains the firm favourite as thousands head to place bets on the name chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Royal baby name odds: Alexandra, Charlotte and Diana are the favourites with bookmakers

While Alexandra, Victoria and James top the list of likely Royal baby names – Ladbrokes are also offering odds on Tulisa at 500/1, Chardonnay at 250/1 and Barack at 200/1.

Vice-captain Brad Haddin

Ashes 2013: Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and James Pattinson - Australians cannot wait to ‘unleash’ their dogs of war, says Brad Haddin

Australia are preparing to unleash a battery of fast bowlers to imperil England in the Ashes. The way their wicketkeeper and vice-captain Brad Haddin told it on Monday, it is as if they are keeping them in a locked cage on the Yorkshire moors, before releasing them to do their worst.

Bookmakers take a Wimbledon beating after Andy Murray’s stunning triumph

Andy Murray’s stunning Wimbledon triumph may have hit bookmakers for £15 million, but there were few signs of profit warnings from the UK’s biggest listed layers today.

Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith are among the six shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

Can she make it a hat-trick? Hilary Mantel favourite to take Women's Prize for Fiction

Hilary Mantel could complete her historic trio of literary prizes tonight when the winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction is announced.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 1 June 2013

William Hill bonds help repay loans

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20-year-old Emmelie de Forest started singing professionally aged just 14. She has toured the whole of Denmark with Scottish musician Fraser Neill performing their own songs as well as folk/blues versions of Nirvana and Johnny Cash. "I have always preferred singing without wearing high heels or shoes. Being barefoot makes me feel closer to the ground, the earth and makes me feel more relaxed," Emmelie says.

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Eurovision 2013: Denmark's Emmelie de Forest is bookies' favourite to win

Favourites Denmark could prove a disaster for bookies if they land their predicted win at the Eurovision Song Contest tomorrow night.

Bonnie Tyler will represent UK in Eurovision

Will the UK be Totally Eclipsed? Bookmakers not betting on a Bonnie Tyler Eurovision Song Contest victory

Bonnie Tyler takes to the Eurovision stage tomorrow night bearing the weight of a nation’s expectation. Sadly, the expectation is that the gravel-voiced star will end up far out of the running when the all-important Eastern bloc votes come in.

Council election polls open in England and Anglesey as coalition parties brace for losses after campaign dominated by Ukip

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are today braced for losses as voters go to the polls in local elections following a campaign that has been dominated by the UK Independence Party.

Investment View: Three gambles - but were they winning bets?

Probability's platform gives it a leg-up on most of the competition in mobile gaming

High street bookmakers to repay stakes placed on horses involved in Godolphin doping scandal

High street bookmakers are to repay stakes placed on horses caught up in one of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history.

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