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Whitbread posts profits in first eight months of the year

The company behind Premier Inn and Costa Coffee has announced profits of 15.2% over the last six months to September, reaching £174.9m.

Whitbread is the UK's largest hotel and restaurant operator.

Andy Harrison, Whitbread's Chief Executive, told Radio 5 live Breakfast why the company is surviving during the slump.

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