P2b3 CEEFAX 203 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/01   2/2  BACKGROUND  *-,,%-,,%  The al-F—yed brothers bought the House of Fraser group, including Harrods, for £615 million in 1985. Tdeir rivals in the bidding, Mr Tiny Rowland's Lonhro group, had been unable to act because of an inquiry by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. Since then, Lonhro has waged a legal war to try to get the takeover reversed A High Court ruling that the takeover by the almFayeds should be referred to the MMC was overturned on appeal; Lonhro has since been granted leave to appeal to the House of Lords. News index 102/202 More Next News NewsIndex Newsflash BBC2 TV