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September 19, 2018 2:27 PM Bidding war for Sky to be settled by rare auction

All sides involved in the takeover battle agree to a formula to end the process by Saturday night. The Takeover Panel said the two American companies bidding for control of Sky - film and TV group 21st Century Fox and cable giant Comcast - would be invited to take part in a three-round auction on Saturday if a competitive situation between the pair continued 14

August 1, 2018 12:27 AM Star Wars jacket expected to fetch up to £1m at auction

The jacket worn by Harrison Ford when he played Han Solo in Star Wars' The Empire Strikes back is excepted to fetch up to £1m at auction next month. The garment is one of 600 lots going under the hammer at the movie memorabilia event in London. Marty McFly's Back To The Future Part II hoverboard and Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands costume are also on sale. Auction 17

June 30, 2018 2:13 PM Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. Since Trump announced the tariffs in March, prices have been rising for the American steel 17

June 24, 2018 8:04 PM Kathmandu commits to workers' rights

Outdoor equipment retailer Kathmandu has committed to protecting workers' rights and improving labour standards in its factories across the globe. The New Zealand-based company has joined the Fair Labour Association, a non-profit alliance of some the world's biggest manufacturers of mass-produced consumer items. The collaboration of universities, civil 14

June 5, 2018 7:57 AM Mid-Summer party to boost charity fund

THE hot ticket for flaming June is the one that gets you into the fundraising Mid-Summer Party being held on Sunday the 24th at Florence House and Garden, Southdown Road, Seaford. In aid of The Youth Counselling Project, this Seaford-based organisation’s mission is to help young people through difficult times by offering therapy. Starting at 7pm and going 16

April 16, 2018 12:36 PM Channel 4 sets guidelines for bids for new national headquarters

Channel 4 has laid out guidelines for cities hoping to host the broadcaster’s new national headquarters or one of two new creative hubs. The channel plans to move 300 of its 800 staff out of the capital and will open three new sites in the nations and regions. It will also increase spending on productions in the nations and regions from 35% to 50% of main channel 21

April 10, 2018 7:28 AM 450 Swindon homes bids in spotlight at meeting tonight

A BID for 370 homes on the New Eastern Villages site will be discussed by Swindon councillors tonight. Developers Barberry want to build the homes on the former Redlands Airfield, near Wanborough – part of a massive 8,000 homes plan for the New Eastern Villages development. Wanborough Parish Council have previously objected to the plans, warning that the site could 17

April 3, 2018 12:32 PM Wrestling is returning to Worthing

JONNY STORM, one of the most spectacular, high-flying stars in Europe, makes his St Paul’s Centre debut when wrestling returns to the Worthing community hub next week. Storm, a popular figure when grappling shows were staged at the Assembly Hall, is one of the top names lined up to appear on the big Easter show on April 12. Storm will be one of eight 30

March 21, 2018 11:51 PM Jordan Pickford catches Gareth Southgate's eye ahead of World Cup with England boss impressed by his excellent distribution skills

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's excellent distribution skills could prove a key factor for Gareth Southgate as he bids to solve England's goalkeeping dilemma. As of Wednesday night, the goalkeepers in Southgate's squad - Pickford, Jack Butland, Joe Hart and Nick Pope - had still to be told who would play against Holland on Friday. But it is understood 28

March 19, 2018 2:33 PM Russia news: Edward Snowden blasts Putin for 'rigged' election despite being given asylum

EDWARD Snowden, the former National Security Agent and CIA employee, took to Twitter to attack the Russian election, criticising Vladimir Putin of '"rigging" votes to steal millions of bids in his favour. Following Putin's expected landslide victory yesterday, Mr Snowden accused the Russian leader of stealing power from the people. The whistleblower 44