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  • Mike Ashley takes a tighter grip of Flannels as he ups his stake in the luxury company from 51% to over 75%

    September 3, 2017 10:20 AM 13

    Retail tycoon Mike Ashley has tightened his control of luxury fashion business Flannels by increasing his shareholding. The chain – which sells brands including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood – is best known as a haunt for footballers' wives such as Coleen Rooney, Alex Gerrard and Abbey Clancy. According to Companies House filings

  • Apple poised for £770m tilt at Amazon and Netflix with its own TV and films

    September 2, 2017 1:07 PM 15

    Apple could open a symbolic outpost in the heart of Hollywood as it seeks to make its mark on TV and film production. The world's most valuable company is considering a move into Culver Studios, where Gone with the Wind and The Matrix were filmed. It comes as the Silicon Valley giant gears up to take on internet streaming rivals Amazon, Google and Netflix

  • Pharmaceutical group Indivior sees share price fall nearly 40% after losing heroin addiction treatment patent case in the US

    September 1, 2017 11:17 AM 12

    Pharmaceutical group Indivior has seen nearly 40 per cent wiped off the value of its shares after losing a patent case in the US that could pave the way for rivals to gain the competitive edge. The FTSE 250 firm, which specialises in drug addiction treatment, said in a stock market announcement that a US court ruling found that medicines developed by its rivals

  • Contracts awarded for US border wall prototypes

    September 1, 2017 2:14 AM 27

    Donald Trump is making progress on one of his signature campaign promises. One of the central promises of Donald Trump's presidential campaign was to build a wall between his country and Mexico, vowing it would stop illegal immigration. The companies chosen will build reinforced concrete models up to 30ft (9m) high and about 30ft wide, which will be tested

  • Funding boost for Salford materials technology firm

    August 31, 2017 7:00 AM 33

    A Salford-headquartered global materials technology firm has secured a major refinance package from a banking syndicate to support its strategic growth plans. Luxfer Group specialises in the design and manufacture of a variety of innovative high-tech products. This includes a broad range of advanced materials and high-pressure gas cylinders that are used across

  • Britain's most popular properties on the market revealed: Brand new £6million Hertfordshire mansion and a £395,000 converted Methodist chapel in Cornwall are among the most viewed homes this month

    August 29, 2017 7:54 PM 11

    Britain's most popular properties this month cater for a variety of tastes - and prices. The list includes a luxury £6million mansion in one of Hertfordshire's most sought-after roads, where no expense has been spared. Compare this to a more modest £395,000 converted one-bedroom house that was once a Methodist chapel and sits on a river's edge in Cornwall

  • Primark confirmed to open in intu Trafford Centre's £74 million extension

    August 29, 2017 11:25 AM 18

    The budget fashion chain is the anchor tenant of the 110,000 square feet development Intu Trafford Centre has confirmed that Primark will be the key tenant for the centre's £74 million extension. Due to open in 2019, Primark will be one of the leading brands of the 110,000 square feet development at Barton Square, with more tenants yet to be confirmed

  • Partners at ‘Big Four’ accounting group Deloitte saw pay jump £28,000 last year as revenues rose 11%

    August 29, 2017 10:02 AM 14

    Partners at ‘Big Four’ accounting group Deloitte saw pay jump £28,000 last year as revenues rose 11 per cent. The company said its 703 equity partners earned an average of £865,000, up from £837,000 the previous year. The most senior partners, including chief executive David Sproul, are likely to have pocketed even more. Revenues for the year to the end of May increased

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the face of PPI claims deadline

    August 29, 2017 8:55 AM 30

    The City watchdog recruits the Terminator star to front an info campaign as the clock ticks down to the PPI claims deadline. An animatronic model of The Terminator star and former governor of California's head features in the awareness adverts - paid for by the financial services firms with the worst complaint record for PPI. In the commercials, Arnie

  • Burberry fashion guru Christopher Bailey cashes in £3m shares as his very generous options bear fruit

    August 27, 2017 1:08 PM 9

    Christopher Bailey, the former Burberry chief executive, has just cashed in £3.1 million of shares out of £10.5 million of options that came to fruition this summer. It is part of a lucrative pay and perks package for the fashion guru, who received a £440,000 cash allowance last year when his remuneration totalled £3.5 million. On top of that, he was handed