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BP chief Dudley prepares to hand over the reins

BP chief Dudley prepares to hand over the reins

Business
Bob Dudley, the chief executive of BP, is preparing to step down after a decade-long tenure in which he steered the British oil giant back from the brink after the Gulf of Mexico disaster.Sky News can exclusively reveal that Mr Dudley is drawing up plans to retire from the job within about 12 months. The American, who turned 64 earlier this month, is said to have detailed discussions with BP's chairman Helge Lund about his retirement plans.City sources said this weekend that an announcement about Mr Dudley's decision to step down was possible by the end of this year, and could come by the end of October, when BP is due to report third-quarter results.It was unclear on Saturday whether BP would announce Mr Dudley's successor at the same time as his departure. ...
Dudley Sutton dead: Lovejoy actor dies aged 85

Dudley Sutton dead: Lovejoy actor dies aged 85

Entertainment
Dudley Sutton died today aged 85, after an extended stay in a hospice.His Lovejoy co-star  Chris Jury confirmed the news to fans on Twitter, writing: "My dear, dear pal. Dudley Sutton died today."I loved him dearly. Condolences to Fanny, Peter, Barnaby, Wally and Jacqueline and all the rest of his family... and of course his extended family amongst the friends of Bill W. Love you, Duds." Related Articles Dudley joined the cast of BBC series Lovejoy as the lead character's pal Tinker Dill.Among his many TV and Film roles, the celebrated talent also played a gay biker named Pete in big screen spectacular The Leather Boys, released in 1964.In 2004, Dudley starred alongside EastEnders' Danny Dyer, 41, in The Football Factory. ...