Bookmaker Ladbrokes made its first full-year loss in a decade after it was hit by investment costs and new taxes as the group prepares for its £2.3 bi(...)

The bookmaker tried to buy Coral in 1998, but had to give up after the then British trade and industry minister, Peter Mandelson, stopped the transaction

Shares in bookmaker Ladbrokes jumped by more than 10 per cent on Tuesday after the company confirmed it was in merger talks with privately owned Gala (...)