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January 15, 2019 5:37 PM DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET: ‘Stark’ outlook as online shopping hits home

CLOSE to two fifths of Britons are apathetic toward the high street according to new research, which was published just weeks after British retailers suffered major losses during the festive period. UK retail sales has decreased by 0.7 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2017, with retail giant John Lewis threatening to cut staff bonuses in light 401

January 15, 2019 11:27 AM Marks & Spencer to close 17 stores

M&S has already outlined plans to close 100 stores by 2022 as it hopes to move at least a third of its clothing and homes sales online. Of these, 30 have already closed and 25 have been announced including Tuesday's list. The latest 17 stores to close are: Ashford, Barrow, Bedford, Boston, Buxton, Cwmbran, Deal, Felixstowe, Huddersfield, Hull, Junction 391

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 139

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 141

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 122

January 11, 2019 1:17 AM Syria war: My son was an IS fighter, now I'm trying to save his children

While the Islamic State group appears close to defeat in Syria, hundreds of relatives of IS fighters are stuck in Kurdish-run refugee camps in the country. They number around 1,500 mainly women and children, but their own governments are refusing to repatriate them. Their fate remains especially unclear since President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops 103

January 10, 2019 3:00 PM The North Pole is moving away from Canada RAPIDLY – and scientists are baffled

THE North Pole is moving – quickly – and scientists have no idea why it is happening. Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, liquid iron is sloshing around at its core, causing the North Pole to move away from Canada and towards Siberia. This has caused global geomagnetism experts to undergo an urgent update of the World Magnetic Model where it will alter 127

January 10, 2019 2:46 PM Fears for Britons: Two dead in plane crash in Spain were flying in UK plane

A PILOT and passenger who lost their lives after an aeroplane crashed on a mountain in northern Spain could be from the UK. The British-registered Piper plane was flying from Cascais in Portugal and was heading to the airport in Hondarribia, which is close to Spain’s border with France. Spanish news outlet El Diario Vasco said the plane was carrying 141

January 9, 2019 6:44 PM What was so funny? William's response to Kate's birthday plans left royal fans in stitches

PRINCE William missed part of his wife Kate’s 37th birthday celebrations today as he visited the London air Ambulance headquarters – but made guests laugh when questioned about what he had planned for his wife. The Duchess of Cambridge is celebrating her 37th birthday today and with her husband Prince William visiting the London Air Ambulance service 264

January 9, 2019 2:35 PM Buyer 'willing to pay £100,000 for Port Talbot Banksy'

Someone is willing to pay about £100,000 for the Banksy on a garage in Port Talbot, an art dealer has said. Garage owner Ian Lewis has received several approaches from private collectors hoping to buy the piece. Art dealer and Banksy expert John Brandler said his client would offer a six-figure sum "because it fits nicely into his collection". Mr Lewis 116