The broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from Rupert Murdoch's Fox and US giant Comcast.
"Difficult trading conditions" are blamed for the slide, as the ONS says clothing sales fell 1.9% in August.
The Consumer Council for Water tells firms to improve customer service and reduce complaints.
Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond says risk-averse banks can't create jobs and economic growth.
30 years of much-loved on screen duos
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