MORNING NEWS: Selling down and partnering up

Some big names in the news this morning.

John Whittaker cuts his stake in Hammerson, and nurses a decent loss as a result.

L&G partners with the technology investor backed by the Noé family to expand a £230m data centre campus; Mike Ashley is in, then out of the race for Patisserie Valerie; and then there’s Sir Philip Green.

Also today:

NEWS ROUND-UP: Legal & General in talks to fund Sheffield regen

Five things you might have missed last week

Retailers’ secrecy ‘is just storing up trouble’

One in ten shops empty as footfall slides again

Decline in renters hits landlords

Paperchase restructuring plan to link rent to turnover