We are delighted to have TPG as shareholders; they make the perfect partner to drive Punch forward, ... We look forward to working with them on the many major acquisition opportunities available in the pub sector.

The Intimidator is scraped and beaten on the right side, but he will not be denied!

We do tend to have more issues with the oaks. We have a lot of oak trees that are 100 to 150 years old, and oaks typically begin breaking down in the 150- to 200-year-old range, although there are always exceptions to that.

Allied has decided not to put our offer in front of its shareholders, so we will do it for them.

When I teach on this topic of hazard trees, I emphasize that when building around trees, a serious approach should be taken, not only in the present, but also in the long term.

I was seeing stars, but I could hear Jimmy saying, 'It's OK, Dad, he's with us,'?

It's typically not cheap. It depends on the risk, but there's a lot to be gained in taking a tree down in a controlled manner. Taking down a multi-ton tree is a big piece of work that takes some expertise. But it can be done with surprising little damage to structures and few safety issues.

A deeply flawed piece of research.