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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 161

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 157

January 11, 2019 2:52 AM BREAKING: Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan charged with assault and sex offences

NEIGHBOURS actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with assault and sex offences in Australia. Mr McLachlan worked alongside Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan in Neighbours, but also starred in Home and Away and Doctor Blake Mysteries. He now lives in New South Wales and will have to travel to Melbourne for the court appearances. Last year, Mr Mclachlan 129

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 281

January 9, 2019 10:01 AM BREXIT WARNING: British Airways owner's no-deal plans DO NOT WORK, says Brussels

EUROPEAN Union officials have warned British Airways’ owner IAG that plans to keep planes flying in the event of a no-deal Brexit do not work and risk seriously impacting the firm. IAG, which also owns Spanish carrier Iberia, is yet to carry out changes recommended by Brussels in order to navigate the challenges of Brexit which could see their planes 160

January 2, 2019 1:09 PM John Lewis Christmas Eve sales end year with a boost

Retail chain John Lewis Partnership saw an 11% rise in sales in the last week of 2018 compared with a year earlier. The partnership includes both John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. John Lewis reported very strong sales on Christmas Eve itself - which was included in the last week of trading - as customers bought last-minute gifts 82

January 2, 2019 12:39 PM EU accused of favouritism after ignoring Macron's 'BRUTAL' treatment of 'Yellow Vests'

EUROPEAN Union bosses have been accused of ignoring Emmanuel Macron’s “brutal” handling of the so-called ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstrations sweeping France. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieck claims France has received beneficial treatment from Brussels after deploying tens of thousands of police officers to quash the growing movement. Paris suffered 124

January 2, 2019 2:07 AM Netflix removes comedy episode after Saudi complaint

Netflix has removed from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia an episode of a satirical comedy that was critical of the kingdom's rulers. The second episode of Patriot Act, with US comedian Hasan Minhaj, was removed following an official complaint that it had violated Saudi anti-cybercrime law. Netflix confirmed the move to the UK's Financial Times 88

December 24, 2018 5:49 PM Donald Trump compares Federal Reserve to bad golfer as US stocks dive in shutdown chaos

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has blasted America’s independent central bank and compared the Federal Reserve to a “powerful golfer who can’t score”. The president is annoyed over the Fed’s decision to raise its short-term rate four times this year in a bid to prevent the economy from overheating. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “The only problem our economy 125

December 22, 2018 6:36 PM Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' protected with plastic

Banksy's latest work in south Wales has been covered with a protective plastic screen. It appeared on a garage in Port Talbot and depicts a child enjoying snow falling on one side, while the other reveals it is a fire emitting ash. Film star Michael Sheen, who grew up in the area, helped pay for the screen. He is also contributing towards security, media 76