News archive from 15 May 2018, page 1

Mothercare: What went wrong at the struggling retailer?

Mothercare: What went wrong at the struggling retailer?

Baby goods retailer Mothercare says it is finalising a rescue deal with its creditors after years of falling sales and profits. The restructuring is likely to take the form of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which typically sees a retailer...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world

How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world

Cycling around cities may have been pioneered by the Dutch, but a new high-tech way of hiring bicycles is bidding to bringing a pedal power revolution to cities around the world. The key innovation is the dockless hire bike. Found and unlocked with a...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Son of Carl Sargeant: inquiry delay has left us unable to grieve

Son of Carl Sargeant: inquiry delay has left us unable to grieve

The son of the late Welsh minister Carl Sargeant has strongly criticised the time it is taking for an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his father’s death to begin in earnest, and said his family has been unable to start the grieving process...

Guardian, 00:24 in Politics
 
Lewis Hamilton’s and Mercedes’ problems not solved in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton’s and Mercedes’ problems not solved in Barcelona

Mercedes success far from assured Lewis Hamilton’s dominant win from the front proved he and his car were the class of the field in Barcelona. There is no sense, however, that Mercedes have solved their problems nor that they will necessarily enjoy...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 
Harry Judd not ready to have more children with wife Izzy: ‘It’s quite full on having two kids’

Harry Judd not ready to have more children with wife Izzy: ‘It’s quite full on having two kids’

Harry Judd recently welcomed a second baby with wife Izzy, after struggling to conceive for years. The pair, who tied the knot in 2012, turned to IVF after suffering a miscarriage two years after their wedding. They finally welcomed daughter Lola in...

Metro, 00:26 in Showbiz
 

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How Courtney Barnett turned a troll's words against him

How Courtney Barnett turned a troll's words against him

Shortly after Courtney Barnett released her debut album, a friend forwarded her a comment someone had made about the music. "I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you." Rather than taking offence, the singer...

BBC, 00:34 in Art & Culture
 
EastEnders spoilers: Shakil Kazemi dies after being stabbed in a knife crime story

EastEnders spoilers: Shakil Kazemi dies after being stabbed in a knife crime story

EastEnders has confirmed the death of teenager Shakil Kazemi in harrowing scenes which see the youngster fall victim to a knife attack when he and his friend Keegan Baker end up on the wrong side of a vicious gang.  As both of the lads are stabbed in...

Metro, 00:44 in Showbiz
 
Holyrood set to reject Westminster Brexit powers bill

Holyrood set to reject Westminster Brexit powers bill

MSPs are set to formally refuse to give Holyrood's consent to the UK's main piece of Brexit legislation. The Scottish and UK governments are at odds over the EU Withdrawal Bill and what it could mean for devolved powers. Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs...

BBC, 00:59 in Regional
 
No more romcoms for me, says 'older and uglier' Hugh Grant

No more romcoms for me, says 'older and uglier' Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant has said he will no longer star in romcoms now that he is “older and uglier” and is getting offered a greater variety of roles. Grant, 57, who plays the late Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC drama A Very English Scandal, said...

 
Glenn Branca: guitarist and composer dies at age 69

Glenn Branca: guitarist and composer dies at age 69

Glenn Branca, the celebrated composer and guitarist, has died aged 69. Branca’s wife, the experimental guitarist Reg Bloor, wrote in a Facebook post on Monday that the cause of death was throat cancer. “Glenn Branca passed away in his sleep last night...

 
Airline dynasty crashes to earth in latest scandal to hit South Korean elite

Airline dynasty crashes to earth in latest scandal to hit South Korean elite

The downfall of one of South Korea’s most powerful families may come down to short tempers. It all started with a simple packet of mixed nuts on an airline, then escalated with water thrown in a business meeting and could end with an assault on a...

 

Roger Marsh: Why Channel 4 should make the switch to Leeds

CHANNEL 4 is about to make a decision that its own executives have described as marking the biggest change in its 35-year history. In the coming months, the broadcaster will choose the location of its new national headquarters, a decision which will...

 

Christopher McGovern: A compelling case for new grammar schools

DAMIAN Hinds, the Education Secretary, has announced £50m extra funding for England’s 163 surviving grammar schools. Six of these are in Yorkshire. Good news or bad? Since the funding is tied to increasing the number of places for children from...

 

Andrew Vine: To make Brexit work, Theresa May must axe disloyal Boris Johnson

IF Theresa May is ever given to daydreaming, she might well fantasise about looking around a Cabinet table at a team of ministers she can trust and who offer wholehearted support. Sadly, for her, such a scenario can only be a fantasy. Instead of...

 


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