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Waste contractor pre-tax profits fall 10%

The parent company of waste management contractor Viridor has announced a fall in pre-tax profits of almost 10%, as Birmingham City Council rejects reports it could outsource its bins service.

Two take on Bristol Arena management

The UK’s largest arena operator SMG, in partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation, have been named as the preferred bidder to run the new Bristol Arena.

Virgin sets out £700m SW deal

Virgin Care has published its full business case for a £700m healthcare contract in the South West, which includes commitments to join up services and focus on prevention.