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LSL Property and Countrywide in talks on possible tie-up

24 Feb 2020

British real estate agent Countrywide confirmed that it was in talks with larger rival LSL Property Services about a possible all-share combination on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Britain's LSL Property and Countrywide in talks on possible tie-up

24 Feb 2020

Feb 24 British real estate agent Countrywide confirmed that it was in talks with larger rival LSL Property Services about a possible all-share combination on Monday.

Food fight: UK regulator probes Takeaway.com's takeover of Just Eat

24 Jan 2020

Britain's competition watchdog will probe Takeaway.com's buyout of Just Eat, possibly delaying completion of the multi-billion dollar deal to create one of the world's largest meal delivery companies.

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey posts 22% jump in order book

14 Jan 2020

Taylor Wimpey's order book jumped 22% in 2019 to 2.18 billion pounds ($2.83 billion), the housebuilder said on Tuesday, aided by the government's Help to Buy scheme, and said it saw positive signs in 2020.

UPDATE 2-Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey posts 22% jump in order book

14 Jan 2020

Jan 14 Taylor Wimpey's order book jumped 22% in 2019 to 2.18 billion pounds ($2.83 billion), the housebuilder said on Tuesday, aided by the government's Help to Buy scheme, and said it saw positive signs in 2020.

Wetherspoon plans new pubs around Britain, creating 10,000 jobs

10 Dec 2019

British pub operator J D Wetherspoon said on Tuesday it will create more than 10,000 jobs over the next four years as it plans to invest over 200 million pounds ($256.60 million) to open new outlets in the UK and Ireland.

UPDATE 2-Wetherspoon plans new pubs around Britain, creating 10,000 jobs

10 Dec 2019

* Majority of new investments in small, medium sized towns (Adds details on sector M&A, background, spokesman comment)

UPDATE 2-UK's Royal Mail wins bid to block Christmas strikes

13 Nov 2019

* Royal Mail to deliver plans without compulsory redundancy (Adds comments from Royal Mail, details)

Bovis, Galliford agree housing deal in ailing British market

07 Nov 2019

Bovis Homes sealed a deal for UK builder Galliford Try's residential business on Thursday, more than doubling the size of its housing development business and making it the fifth largest player in a struggling British market.

Intu Properties considers raising equity to tackle debt in blow to shares

06 Nov 2019

British shopping centre operator Intu Properties said on Wednesday it could raise equity, alongside asset sales, to tackle its debt burden, knocking nearly 18% off its share price.

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