Co-op profits rise

Midlands Co-op posted a trading profit up 6 per cent to£14.2 million on sales up£34 million to£750 million. Chief executive Willie Tucker said the results were 'tremendously pleasing when you consider the harsh trading climates that we operate in.' Ragdoll revamp Ragdoll, the children's TV company responsible for Teletubbies and Rosie and Jim, has revamped its Stratford-upon-Avon store. The shop, established in 1985, re-opened with a new look on Tuesday.