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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 71

January 15, 2019 8:05 AM Boohoo remains in fashion as sales surge

Sales at Boohoo grew strongly in the last four months of 2018, in another sign that people are choosing online shopping over the High Street. The online fashion retailer, which also owns the PrettyLittleThing and Nastygal fashion labels, saw revenues in the four-month period jump 44% to £328.2m. It revised its revenue growth forecast for the financial 19

January 15, 2019 7:46 AM Online fashion retailer Boohoo raises revenue target after strong Christmas

While rival ASOS issued a profit warning before Christmas, Boohoo saw sales jump in the UK and US market. The owner of Nasty Gal and Pretty Little Thing said revenue rose 44% to £328.2m in the four months to 31 December, up from £228.2m a year earlier. In the UK, revenues rose 33% to £180m and US sales jumped 78% to £70.4m. Boohoo now expects revenues 17

January 15, 2019 12:21 AM FURIOUS May brands John Bercow’s behaviour ‘APPALLING’ and a ‘constitutional outrage’

THERESA May has accused John Bercow of “appalling” behaviour and a “constitutional outrage” after siding with Remainers in the Commons. In a private conversation with her allies, the Prime Minister accused Mr Bercow of “making it up as he’s going along” as pro-Brexit MPs accuse him of a pro-EU bias, according to The Sun. Mr Bercow has faced heavy criticism 22

January 4, 2019 5:26 PM BREXIT HARDBALL: Spain issues Gibraltar WARNING as no-deal looms

SPAIN has demanded Prime Minister Theresa May’s agreement with the nation’s leader Pedro Sanchez remains in place even if Britain leaves the EU without a deal after Brexit. Spanish MP for Cadiz, Salvador de la Encina, said Gibraltar should be kept off the table permanently, despite Mrs May only agreeing to this should she mange to scoop a deal with the EU post-Brexit 20

December 30, 2018 7:00 PM Susanna Dinnage changes mind on Premier League chief executive role

The Premier League says its prospective new chief executive, Susanna Dinnage, has told the organisation she will not be taking up the position. Dinnage will stay at media organisation Discovery, where she was the global president of the Animal Planet channel. She had reflected on the role in recent weeks and informed the Premier League that she had decided 19

December 25, 2018 7:45 AM Abbas Edalat: British professor returns to UK after detention in Iran

A British-Iranian academic who was arrested and detained in Iran on security charges has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Prof Abbas Edalat, who works at Imperial College London, was detained in Tehran in April. The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran said he was released last week. British-Iranian charity 32

December 18, 2018 12:51 AM Brexiteer Penny Mordaunt DEFIES Theresa May and DEMANDS PM starts no deal talks with EU

ARCH-Brexiteer Penny Mordaunt has defied Theresa May and demanded she starts no deal talks with the EU 27. The International Development Secretary said the UK should demand a stand-alone transition period from Brussels. This would allow no deal to take place without causing a devastating impact on the economy. A “managed glide path” of up to two years 24

December 15, 2018 12:14 PM Royal PINCH: How Charles vowed 'I won't be undermined by ILL-JUDGED choice of bride'

PRINCE Charles reveals what he really thought of The Spice Girls breaking royal protocol in an explosive letter. There’s a significant history between the Spice Girls and the British Royal Family, going all the way back to their first meeting with Prince Charles more than 20 years ago. And continuing at least through to the royal wedding of Prince William 28

December 12, 2018 4:33 AM US sends Iraq PROVOCATIVE demand as nuclear sanctions bite

PRESIDENT Trump’s energy secretary has visited Iraq to demand the country end its reliance on Iranian gas and electricity, and open its energy sector to US investment, as the Trump administration steps up pressure on Iran after quitting the nuclear deal. Rick Perry accompanied the largest ever US trade delegation during a visit to Iraq. Iraq was granted 26