P522 ORACLE 522 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:11   MIDSUMMER EYES  BODDINGTON Midsummer Leisure may make a bid for Boddington, which could value the brewing group at £285m. But for the moment Midsummer is seeking the backing of the Boddington board which has until Thursday to respond. If the bid were to go ahead it would be on the basis of seven Midsummer shares for 15 Boddington at 252p. The softly-softly approach comes after Midsummer bought 2.1% of Boddington's stock. Just under a quarter of Boddington is owned by Whitbread. City headlines 500 Newsfile 520  LITTLEWOODS SUPERSAVERS! 185/6 Next Story Units Your Money Time Off