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Granada has acquired NFER-Nelson, the provider of test and assessment products, for £20m, in order to expand its Granada Learning online education business.

Granada is in discussions with the government about plans to set up park-and-ride facilities at motorway service stations, and at least six sites are being considered.

Granada Hospitality is acquiring Poplar 2000, the operator of off-motorway service stations, from Pochin for £8.6m.

Granada has bought a 9.1% stake in Australia's Seven Network for £56m, and has also set up a joint venture TV production company with Seven.

Granada is planning to merge its TV rental business with Thorn's Radio Rentals, in a £1bn deal that will create a new company called Box Clever.

Granada Media Group has acquired Brecon-based BlackCat, an educational software company, for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategy to build up a leading educational and online business.

Granada is to acquire the Harry Ramsden's chain of fish and chip restaurants for £20m, and plans to roll out the brand in its service stations throughout the country.

Granada Media has acquired Letts Educational, the textbook publisher, from BPP Holdings for £28m.

Granada Food Services has acquired Summit Catering, the contract catering company, for £6.5m.

Granada is planning to build a motel and restaurant at North Weald in Essex, which will create 40 jobs.

Granada is to open two new motorway service stations at Derby and Doncaster and expand facilities at existing service stations, in a £70m investment that will create 1,500 jobs.

Granada expects to create 2,500 jobs in its roadside catering and Travelodge business this year, as part of a previously-announced expansion plan.

Granada has sold its Air Travel Group tour operator business to Thomson Travel Group for £20m.

Granada is acquiring Artist Services, the Australian programme maker, in order to obtain a base to expand into the southern hemisphere.

Granada has sold Granada Vending Services to management for £35m, as part of a strategy to sell off non-core assets.

Granada Entertainments has sold the Camelot theme park and hotel in Chorley to management for £16m.

Granada has sold its computer services business, Granada Computer Services, to a management buy-out for £89m.

Granada is planning a takeover of Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television, which is thought to be worth about £800m, in a deal that would create a dominant force in independent television in the north of England.

Investcorp of Bahrain has acquired the Welcome Break motorway service centre chain from Granada for £473m, and now plans to expand the chain into other service areas and abroad.

Granada has finally gained control of Forte, and is immediately looking to sell Forte's luxury hotels.