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The Mail on SundayFORMER Go airline boss Barbara Cassani has landed a new job - running her local pub. The 41-year-old ploughed some of the £9.5m...

The Mail on Sunday

FORMER Go airline boss Barbara Cassani has landed a new job - running her local pub. The 41-year-old ploughed some of the £9.5m she made when Go was sold to EasyJet last year to renovate her local in Barnes, south-west London. Read more on thePublican.com...

CLAIMS by Imperial Tobacco to have cut by half the amount of cigarettes smuggled into Britain have been officially challenged by Customs & Excise.

The Business

FRESH worries about deterioration in North American trading for hotel operations of Six Continents and Hilton Group have emerged after a profits warning from the biggest US online room-reservation network.

THE UK's big four tour operators have seen a sharp downturn in sales over the first 12 days of the crucial summer holiday booking season.

BRITAIN'S economy is set to slide down the world economic growth league tables as the consumer and household booms run out of steam this year, the Centre for Economics and Business Research will warn this week.

The Sunday Times

GARY RHODES, the spiky-haired celebrity chef, is parting company with Sodexho, the French-owned multinational catering firm that used his name to brand a string of upmarket restaurants. The move follows a decision by the company to drop its stand-alone restaurant business.

The ST business diary says it can be lonely at the top as Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh can testify. The drinks boss is trying to get in touch with his old school buddies through website Friends Reunited.

Independent on Sunday

BEER drinker of the year Prince Charles, already credited with creating Poundbury in Dorset from scratch, is to supervise the building of another traditional English village - this time in the heart of industrial South Wales.

The £1bn project will transform a derelict oil refinery near Neath into an "urban village" over a period of 20 years.

BURGER chain McDonald's, shunned by Britain's health-conscious middle classes, is to wrongfoot its critics by selling organic semi-skimmed milk.

TRADE and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt will this month announce the creation of an independent body to carry out "spot checks" on companies' accounts as part of a revamp of corporate law.

The Sunday Telegraph

NEGATIVE equity will return to the housing market this year according to Britain's biggest mortgage lender The Halifax, fuelling fears of a severe slump in property prices.

MERIDIEN hotels, the luxury chain owned by Nomura International, has renegotiated its finances after struggling to pay rent on its famous properties.

The Observer

THEATRE owners in London's West End have stepped up security and are calling for a Manhattan-style clean-up of drunks and junkies from the streets.

A TEHRAN court sentenced a 19-year-old to death after he was convicted for a third time of drinking alcohol.

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