Thanks to an email from a corespondent, this headline popped into fbb's in-box a few days ago.
STOP PRESS : First sell their Borders operation (Galashiels etc) to West Coast Motors. More to follow.
Or perhaps it is if they are going to make bigger profits.
And an apology : fbb is no expert in the West Midlands scene and this post is offered as a quick summary of the background to Arriva's disposal. Others are far better qualified to understand and communicate the detail.