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Kenny Jackett: I think there are good English players and there have been all down the years

WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett has dismissed fears about a lack of homegrown talent in the English game.<p>And the Molineux Head Coach believes it is only a …

Soccer

Talking Horses: Wolverhampton tips in our daily horse racing blog

Join the discussion on our blog and enter our tipping competition for the chance to win new Felix Francis book<p>Today's best bets, by Tony Paley<p>The weather is set to take a significant change for the worse with plenty of rain forecast for Warwick. With desperate conditions likely to prevail there the …

Royal Mail share float: as it happened - October 11, 2013

Royal Mail shares close up 38pc at 455p, the biggest one day rise of a privatised company, as systems buckled under demand and traders saw 48m buyers line up against 1.2m sellers<p><b>• All eyes on Royal Mail shares as trading begins</b> <b><br>• Royal Mail shares surge 36pc at open to trade at 450p</b> <br>What will shares …

Finance

'Ordinary savers were deemed not good enough for Royal Mail shares'

Unit trusts for 'ordinary people with £50 a month to invest' were deemed 'not good enough' by the banks that allocated Royal Mail shares, fund manager says.<p>A fund manager has launched an outspoken attack on the allocation of Royal Mail shares to overseas investors and hedge funds at expense of …

Finance

Royal Mail rush may inspire a new generation of investors

Napoleon called the British a nation of shopkeepers. He was wrong. On Friday’s evidence we are a nation of investors.<p>No one, be they from City or government circles, predicted the level of retail investor demand for Royal Mail shares. Even brokerage firms that had desperately been trying to ensure …

Investing

Royal Mail in Wonderland?

Rocketing Royal Mail triggers row over cheap sale

Royal Mail shares soared 38pc to 455p in a first day of frenzied trading that saw rows over whether the Government had sold the business too cheaply or allocated too much stock to overseas funds.<p>The rise from the 330p offer price was one of the biggest first day jumps in the history of UK …

Investing

Buying frenzy could make Royal Mail sell-off most successful ever

The Royal Mail privatisation is poised to become the most successful in history after shares rose by nearly 40 per cent in the first day of trading on the stock market<p>Hundreds of thousands of private investors made an immediate profit of £280 in “frenzied” trading that triggered a systems meltdown …

Vince Cable

Royal Mail: sell now, or buy more?

Whether you got the shares you wanted or not, you can still profit from Royal Mail, says Richard Evans.<p>If you are now a Royal Mail shareholder you may well be asking: should I hold the shares or sell them? Or, if you didn’t get the shares you hoped for, you might be considering buying some in the …

Finance

Royal Mail: First-class sale or dead letter?

As the share-buying hysteria finally subsides, the postal service sets out on the path to privatisation<p>Early on Friday, Billy Hayes, the long-serving general secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), picked his way through the City to the London Stock Exchange.<p>He was flanked by uniformed …

Vince Cable