News archive from 7 June 2017

England's Three Lions given tips on how to beat Scotland by Scottish coach

England's Three Lions given tips on how to beat Scotland by Scottish coach

England's strikers are being given shooting tips to beat Scotland – by a Scotsman. Gareth Southgate is bizarrely using a former journeyman professional to get his men on target for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier. Glasgow-born Allan Russell put Harry...

 

Central Leeds: A jigsaw of a job in unique scultpure

Eighteen thousand pieces of hand painted wood, in 370 pods making up more than three and a half tonnes of oak are the basis of an ambitious sculpture that is set to be unveiled in the city’s £165m Victoria Gate retail and leisure development today....

 

Sex offender jailed 30 years after abuse

A sex offender has been locked up for 11 years for carrying out sex offences against two boys almost three decades ago. Adrian Randle, 50, was jailed after pleading guilty to 15 offences against two victims over a three-year period in the late 1980s...

 

How Apple got its park: iPhone maker bought an abandoned Christmas tree farm in the Mojave desert to get...

In his last public appearance before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outline his vision for 'building the best office building in the world' to Cupertino city planners. Yet as well as the building itself, he also wanted to bring back Silicon...

 

D-Day then and now: New collection of photos superimposes Normandy landings onto peaceful images of same...

A new collection of images comparing the Normandy landings then and now have been released to mark the 73rd anniversary of D-Day.  The images captured tanks driving through the streets, soldiers laying flowers on new graves, and the troops running...

 
Mother of woman living with rare bowel condition: She is such a fighter

Mother of woman living with rare bowel condition: She is such a fighter

Here, her mother Helen, 46, tells our reporter how she and her husband Richard, 46, a bicycle shop owner from South Cave in East Yorkshire, fought for a diagnosis and how proud she is of Olivia, now 15. Helen says: “When I watch our daughter Olivia...

 

Floral flip-flops boost Joules sales to £156m: Fashion retailer boasts profits will be ahead of expectations

Chelsea boots and floral flip flops have driven sales at British brand Joules, which said profits would be ahead of expectations. The upmarket fashion retailer, known for its printed wellies, reported a 19.6 per cent rise in overall sales to...

 

MARKET REPORT: £800m investor sell-off wallops medical giant ConvaTec Group sending it towards the bottom...

Wound-dressing maker ConvaTec Group sank towards the bottom of the FTSE yesterday after two key investors sold off more than £800million worth of shares. Private equity investors Nordic Capital and Avista sold 171million and 79million shares...

 

GMB: Ferry staff call for the return of duty-free

BRITAIN should bring back duty-free shopping after Brexit, ferry workers said yesterday. Delegates at the GMB Congress endorsed a motion from the union’s Dover Ferries branch urging the return of tax-free sales on journeys between Britain and EU...

 

Hedge fund's £100m war chest to force Ocado shake-up after claiming it's not living up to its growth potential

Hedge fund Crystal Amber has put aside a £100million fighting fund in a bid to overhaul Ocado. The British activist investor, which already has a £9million holding in the online supermarket, claims the firm failed to live up to its growth potential....

 

GMB will fight to get sacked Loomis driver reinstated

GMB vowed yesterday to defend a sacked Loomis driver who the union says has been victimised because of his trade union activities at the cash-handling firm’s London office. The union said that Terry Clarke was dismissed for “being disruptive” after he...

 

Online seller AO blames rising prices and a turbulent housing market as losses rise to £7m

Shares in AO World tumbled almost 11 per cent yesterday after its UK business was hurt by rising prices and a turbulent housing market. The online-only electrical retailer's losses deepened to £7million for the year to March 31, down from a loss of...

 

Amnesty calls to stop import of Israeli settlers’ products

BRITAIN should stop importing goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements and help end multi-million-pound profits that have fuelled rights violations, Amnesty International declared yesterday. Goods produced in Israeli settlements built on occupied...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Counting the costs of BA's Bank Holiday disaster means looking beyond share price alone

Judged on share price alone, BA's bank holiday IT meltdown has done only limited damage.  Indeed, holders of stock in the International Airlines Group, which owns BA, have had a terrific run over the last 12 months with shares more than doubling in...

 

Iraq: Shi’ite militia continue push towards Syrian border

IRAQI Shi’ite militia continued their march towards the Syrian border yesterday, taking a string of villages from Isis west of Mosul. Capitalising on their capture of Baaj at the weekend, the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) pushed another 10 miles...

 


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