Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 58
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Is this 20-year-old bull set for the knackers?
T HAS been a remarkable year, for investors and borrowers. But despite the bounce back, shares remain fragile. John Jackson, chief executive of The Virgin Trading Company and The Virgin Drinks Company, put the £39.6million loss down to a "restructuring charge that wrote down the investment in the subsidiary".
Mail battle of 'muzzled' watchdog
Postwatch, which handles complaints about the Royal Mail, found in some areas of southern England - including Bognor, Bath, Fareham, Wokingham and Reading - postmen delivered only once in three days.
Tow-away crisis ends
A STAND-OFF between the police and tow-truck garages is over, avoiding a crisis which could have seen the countryside littered with crashed vehicles.
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IR Richard Branson's sprawling Virgin empire has suffered another multi-million Spound loss - this time at its faltering drinks arm.