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August 31, 2018 7:43 AM Swiss family office snaps up £2bn British schools giant Cognita

The Swiss family office will become one of the UK's biggest school-owners following its takeover of Cognita, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that Jacobs Holding, which owns a big stake in the chocolate and cocoa producer Barry Callebaut, is to buy Cognita, which operates scores of schools in the UK and abroad. Jacobs Holding's sole economic beneficiary 9

August 30, 2018 9:29 AM Prayoon Yomyiam: Google Doodle remembers the Thai singer on what would have been her 85th birthday

Prayoon Yomyiam: Google Doodle remembers the Thai singer on what would have been her 85th birthday Prayoon Yomyiam, the legendary Thai singer, has been honoured in the Google Doodle on what would have been her 85th birthday. Also affectionately known as Mae Prayoon, or Mother Prayoon, she began singing at the age of 15 in a style that is traditional 22

August 22, 2018 7:56 AM Laura Ashley profits fall by 98% to just £100k

The fashion and homeware retailer's profits are all but wiped out - falling from £6.3m to £100,000 in the year to 30 June. In the year to 30 June, annual pre-tax profits fell to £100,000 from £6.3m the previous year. The retailer's bottom line was hit by an accounting write-off on the sale of a property in Singapore. Total like-for-like retail sales 12

July 18, 2018 11:06 AM Thai cave rescue press conference LIVE: Boys tried to 'dig their way out' and had no water

THE 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach tried to dig their way out and survived by drinking water from the walls of the cave before they were rescued from the flooded complex in Thailand. Here is all the latest news from the Thai cave rescue press conference today (Wednesday). The group was rescued eight days ago after a dramatic rescue effort that left one Thai Navy SEAL dead after 14

July 10, 2018 5:31 AM Thailand cave rescue boys will be in hospital for at least a week

THE 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave for 10 days will be hospitalised for at least a week, officials have confirmed, as the momentous rescue operation enters its third day. Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the ministry of public health, said: “All eight rescued boys today are in good health, none have a fever.” However, Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong 15

July 9, 2018 3:11 PM Thailand cave rescue update: How many boys are left in the cave? Will they be out today?

THAILAND cave rescue efforts have had a successful second day with eight boys now saved from the group of 13. How many are left and will they all be rescued today? Four Thai soccer players and their coach are now left trapped in a cave at Chaing Mai after a total of eight boys are rescued. Rescue efforts in Thailand have been highly successful with two-thirds 19

July 8, 2018 2:06 PM Thailand cave rescue: How many boys are left in the cave? How many have been rescued?

THE 12 boys and their 25-year-old football coach are being rescued today after being trapped in a northern Thailand cave for two weeks. But how many boys are left in the cave and how many have been evacuated? At least four of the boys are now free from the Tham Luang Nang Non caves in Chiang Raiv after being stuck on a ledge since June 23. This means 17

July 8, 2018 10:29 AM Thai cave rescue operation update: How long until the soccer team is SAVED?

THAILAND'S officials have this morning launched their dramatic rescue mission to save 12 boys and their football coach from inside a Thai cave. How long until the soccer team is SAVED? A dangerous rescue mission to free 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a Thai cave for two weeks began on Sunday, authorities said, with the first survivor 15

July 3, 2018 8:45 PM Trump attacks Harley-Davidson for leaving US as EU trade war LOOMS

US President Donald Trump has hit out at motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson for leaving the US declaring that Washington will soon be "working with other motorcycle companies", after the firm announced plans to move operations outside America, following newly imposed EU tariffs against US companies. Harley-Davidson confirmed that no operations will be shifting 21

June 30, 2018 12:24 PM Lee sets up Malaysia Open final clash with Momota

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei set up a sensational final clash against Japan's Kento Momota at the Malaysia Open after an easy 21-18, 21-15 victory over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in the semifinals on Saturday. The triumph meant Lee, 35, extended his win ratio against Sugiarto to 17-0 following the 53-minute victory. Favourite Lee has won the Malaysia Open 11 times 11