The merger between two of the largest bookmakers in the country would reduce competition and choice for customers in a large number of local areas, according to the competition watchdog
The bookmaker is in a mess otherwise the pair of smaller gambling companies - worth £1bn less combined than Hill's - might have been laughed off. Meanwhile others could be waiting in the wings
In a statement, 888 and Rank said they saw benefits to merging their in-store and online operations with William Hill
The company is looking for an external candidate to take over as chief executive after the online business stalled under Mr Henderson, a 31-year veteran of the group who started as a trainee manager and worked his way up to the top
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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.
Peter Capaldi has become the bookies’ latest favourite to play the title role in Doctor Who.
George remains the firm favourite as thousands head to place bets on the name chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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.
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.
Organisers were anxious to avoid a repeat of last year when the race was disrupted by a protester
To think that some of these jockeys will be riding in Dubai next weekend.
Having anticipated last week for so long, some Cheltenham diehards will be appalled to discover that a new Flat season opens at Doncaster on Friday. Others, however, will recognise that so rich a banquet can only really be followed by a total change of taste – even if Town Moor is set to provide conditions better suited to steeplechasing.