COMPANY NEWS
03 Oct
Acid sales to be restricted, says Rudd as leadership rumours rumble
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced plans to outlaw the carrying of acids in public, with sales to people under-18 to be banned after a spate of attacks across the UK she described as "absolutely revolting".

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03 Oct
Learning Technologies announces 'ambitious' targets at investor event
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UK-based holding company Learning Technologies announced an "ambitious target" at its capital markets event on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
Truphone looking to clear debt after £255m fundraise
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British telecommunications startup Truphone is planning to wipe out its debt and expand its offer, after a £255m fundraise involving a group of investors - including Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

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03 Oct
EPA deals five-month delay to Tristel
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Infection prevention, contamination control and hygiene products manufacturer Tristel announced a change to the expected approval date from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its foam-based chlorine dioxide product ‘Duo’ on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
Ergomed completes PSR Group acquisition following placing
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Ergomed confirmed the successful completion of its acquisition of PSR Group on Tuesday, following the admission to trading on AIM of 2,081,339 new ordinary shares as of 0800 BST on Monday.

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03 Oct
AB Dynamics hints at bumper full-year profit
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Advanced testing systems designer, manufacturer and supplier AB Dynamics updated the market on its trading on Tuesday, ahead of its final results for the 12 months to 31 August.

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03 Oct
Oxford BioDynamics granted another patent for EpiSwitch
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Biotechnology company Oxford BioDynamics announced the grant of a “key patent” in the United States by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covering its ‘EpiSwitch’ novel technology platform.

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03 Oct
Watkin Jones makes two forward sales in Aberdeen and Bournemouth
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Multi-occupancy property developer Watkin Jones announced on Tuesday that it has exchanged contracts to forward-sell a 618 student bed development in Pittodrie, Aberdeen to an unnamed institutional investor.

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03 Oct
Wednesday preview: Tesco's dividend to return, pound hangs on services PMI
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Two events are set to dominate the business agenda on Wednesday, half-year results from Britain's biggest food retailer and a survey on the performance of the country's dominant services sector.

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03 Oct
Colman's Mustard Norwich factory under threat after Britvic announces closure

Unilever confirmed on Tuesday that it was reviewing its production of Colman's Mustard at a manufacturing site in Norwich shared by Britvic, which announced earlier that it was closing its drinks business there.

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03 Oct
SkinBioTherapeutics celebrates SkinBiotix cytotoxicity test results
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Life science company SkinBioTherapeutics has passed third party cellular toxicity tests for its ‘SkinBiotix’ technology, it announced on Tuesday, which the board said confirmed previous in-house observations on its safety and applicability.

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03 Oct
RedT sells energy storage system to Australian university
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Energy storage technology company RedT Energy announced the sale of a 300kW 1MWh hybrid energy storage system for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
Steve Coogan awarded damages in Trinity Mirror phone-hacking case
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National and regional publisher Trinity Mirror has reached an agreement with Steve Coogan for a six-figure pay-out over charges that journalists at the Mirror had allegedly hacked the comedian's phone.

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03 Oct
Hornby appoints Lyndon Charles Davies as CEO as Cooke steps down
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AIM-listed model train set maker Hornby has appointed Lyndon Charles Davies as its new chief executive officer replacing Steve Cooke, who will step down with immediate effect.

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03 Oct
ITE Group announces increased revenue
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Exhibition and conference organisers ITE Group announced in a pre-close statement on Tuesday that it was expecting to report higher revenue than initially forecast as the company's decision to focus on core market-leading events had begun to pay off.

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03 Oct
SCS Group reports sales growth across all areas
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Sunderland based retailer SCS Group reported a rise in its net profit on Tuesday as its preliminary results showed an increased sales density at its furniture and flooring stores.

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03 Oct
Asiamet discovers further mineralisation at Indonesian site
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Copper exploration and development junior Asiamet Resources announced on Tuesday that it had found further high-grade base and precious metal rich mineralisation at its BKZ prospect in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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03 Oct
UK construction activity drops off and costs rise in September
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UK construction activity declined for first time in 13 months in September, according to a closely followed survey of the industry that indicated "fragile" client confidence and a lack of new infrastructure projects was hitting new business volumes.

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03 Oct
Inspiration's NeuroproteXeon secures big deal with Mallinckrodt
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Medical device company Inspiration Healthcare Group announced on Tuesday that NeuroproteXeon, in which it has an 8. 1% fully diluted shareholding, has secured a licence agreement with Mallinckrodt for the development and commercialisation of NeuroproteXeon's investigational, pharmaceutical-grade xenon gas for inhalation therapy.

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03 Oct
Deltex signs on 'significant' new hospital account
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Oesophageal doppler monitoring firm Deltex Medical Group announced the addition of a “significant” new hospital account in the US on Tuesday.

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