Legoland entrance in Windsor. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/File Photo/Reuters

Leisure group Merlin Entertainments, best known for Legoland Resorts and Madame Tussauds wax museums, is to be acquired in a £6 billion (€6.6 billion)(...)

Christmas jumpers mean Christmas jumpers: Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters

Image of the week: Waxit Promising that “Christmas Means Christmas” by means of some surprise jumper-based unity are UK prime minister Theresa May (a(...)

Miniland at Legoland Windsor. Merlin shares edged higher by 1.2p to 369.3p amid news that it would invest £265 million to open a Legoland theme park in New York as it presses ahead with global expansion plans.

Shares rose as the euro fell on the back of news that the European Central Bank would begin cutting its bond buying programme in January. Dublin Th(...)

 New York Stock Exchange: the Dow Jones index hit 23,000 points for the first  time on Tuesday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

European shares dipped slightly on Tuesday, falling from a four-month peak as weakness among commodities stocks outweighed gains spurred by results f(...)

The owner of Madame Tussauds in London has seen its shares plunge by a fifth as peak summer trading woes after UK terror attacks took the shine off a worldwide Peppa Pig deal. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shares in Merlin Entertainments, operator of tourist attractions such as London’s Madame Tussauds waxworks, tumbled around 20 per cent on Tuesday afte(...)

A worker places a crown on the Queen at Madame Tussauds. Owner Merlin Entertainments has said London market trading conditions remain tough. Photograph: Reuters

Merlin Entertainments, operator of Legoland and Alton Towers theme parks, has said London remains a challenging market despite recent favourable forei(...)

Too much? The Halloween display at the Memory Lane Cafe in Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire. Photograph: Ian Payne/PA Wire

A cafe owner has been told by police to tone down his Halloween display which included representations of a dead body and a bloodied child. Ian Payne (...)

Will it be Woz? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on the shortlist to be immortalised in wax at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology figures have been waxing lyrical on Twitter this past week. Or at least, they’ve been getting excit(...)

David Cameron addresses workers at the Hinkley  nuclear power station

As an island nation with a woefully ill-thought-out energy strategy, Britain has latterly become very switched on to the idea it needs to act urgently(...)

The London Eye is seen near the Houses of Parliament at dawn in central London. Merlin Entertainments, whose attractions include the Madame Tussauds waxworks and Legoland theme parks, plans to sell at least 20 per cent of its shares in a stock market debut in London. Photograph: Reuters

Merlin Entertainments has announced eagerly-awaited plans to float on the London stock market in a deal which could value the owner of Madame Tussauds(...)