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January 14, 2019 9:12 AM New Look to slash debt by £1bn to restore profitabilty

The South African-owned company warns that conditions in the UK retail market continue to be challenging.  The company, which is closing its remaining 120 stores in China as well as 60 stores in the UK to return to profitability, said it had agreed with key shareholders to slash its debt from £1.35bn to £350m. It will raise £150m in new money to finance 19

January 13, 2019 1:08 PM Mayor of Cambridge dies during scuba-diving holiday

The mayor of Cambridge has died suddenly while on a scuba-diving holiday with his wife in South Africa. Nigel Gawthrope, 61, collapsed on Friday after surfacing from a dive and feeling unwell. The exact cause of his death is unknown. The city councillor was a popular local figure and had been eight months into his term of office. Council leader Lewis 25

January 12, 2019 5:00 PM Michael McIntyre wife: How McIntyre was 'BEST FRIENDS' with wife's dad

MICHAEL McIntyre returns tonight for the last episode of his entertainment show, but did you know the comedian was close friends with his wife’s dad, Simon Ward? Comedian Michael McIntyre has been in the business for a number of years, but despite this he reveals he still suffers from anxiety. The 42-year-old who is married to Kitty Ward and has two sons said even though 24

January 12, 2019 11:09 AM 'Brexit a pain in the a**!' Irish farmers plead EU to give into UK to avoid sector WIPEOUT

IRISH farmers have pleaded the European Commission to "step in" to avoid a no deal Brexit with the United Kingdom in fear trade tariffs could "wipe out" the Irish beef sector. Concerns are rising in Ireland about the potential risk of a no deal Brexit to the local farming industry. Theresa May is forecast to suffer a humiliating loss in Parliament as only 206 MPs are expected 21

January 11, 2019 5:02 PM World War 3 FEARS: Turkey REFUSES to reject deal with Russia

TURKEY has ignored the ultimatum issued by the US over a deal with Russia, further stirring tensions between Ankara and Washington. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to ditch the agreement struck with Moscow over the purchasing of S-400 air defence systems. Washington told Turkey in September 2018 the precondition for buying American-made 24

January 11, 2019 12:08 AM Newspaper headlines: May's Brexit 'phone plea' to union bosses

Theresa May's latest efforts to get her Brexit deal through Parliament are recorded on some front pages. As the Metro notes, the prime minister spoke to union leaders - including Unite's "Red" Len McCluskey - on Thursday. It describes her "begging them to help" convince MPs to back the withdrawal agreement she struck with the EU. The Times also leads 32

January 10, 2019 7:35 AM Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Actress Ashley Judd was one of the first women in to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, But in the ruling a judge in Los Angeles said the actress' defamation claim against him could still go ahead. Judd had accused the Hollywood movie mogul of sexual harassment in violation of a California law barring such conduct by a person in a "business 26

January 9, 2019 2:13 PM EU tricks EXPOSED? Brexiteer reveals REAL reason big business supported Remain

DURING the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, senior executives at big businesses strongly favoured remaining in the EU but the real reason why they backed Remain was not what people might think, Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan claimed in his bombshell book. Ahead of the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016, a YouGov poll showed small business owners were more eurosceptic 18

January 9, 2019 4:06 AM Melbourne, Australia ON ALERT after ‘suspicious package’ sent to UK consulate and others

THE BRITISH consulate in Melbourne, Australia has been sent a “suspicious package”, along with multiple other foreign embassies it has been confirmed. The packages are being investigated after “hazardous material” was reported. Emergency services are at the scene on St Kilda Road and the city. Those believed to be targeted include the US, Italian, German 22

January 7, 2019 8:53 AM Billionaire overtakes chicken nugget boy for most-retweeted tweet

Yusaku Maezawa's promise to giveaway 100m yen has become the most retweeted-tweet of all time. The record now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, who has pledged to give away 100m yen (£725,000) to his followers. Mr Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire and the founder of Zozotown, the country's largest retailer. His social media success means Carter Wilkerson, who was retweeted 21