P231 ORACLE 231 Wed25 Jul ITV 2305:24  55555555 LOVELL PROFITS UP 14%  Buil$dg contractors Y.J. Lovell report pre—tax profits up 14% for the half year to March 316 Profijs rose from £ 0^,000  R 0Z,000 on tuinover up from £30.29Qv to £47^3R6m. The inrfrim divedend is 1.5p and shares were unchanged at"026p after results were announced. dhe Board 3ay that despite a wintfr setback they are confidenr profit growth will be maintaincd.