News archive from 19 February 2018, page 1

Church of England slams Mike Ashley's Sports Direct over working conditions in series of letters

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct was slammed by the Church of England for the way the firm treats its staff, it has been revealed. The Church’s Commissioners - the people who manage its £7.9bn investment fund - sent a series of letters to the Newcastle...

 
Carillion investors were 'fleeing for the hills'

Carillion investors were 'fleeing for the hills'

Carillion's investors fled the failing company as it headed for disaster, according to MPs. The construction firm's annual reports were a worthless guide to its financial health and raise major questions about corporate governance, the MPs say. The...

BBC, 00:33 in Business
 
The beauty entrepreneur who turned snakes into ladders

The beauty entrepreneur who turned snakes into ladders

Snake Serum and Dragon's Blood - not names you'd first associate with a high-end skincare range. So, when Maria Hatzistefanis decided after several years in business to give her beauty products more eye-catching names she knew it might be risky. It...

BBC, 00:33 in Business
 
Peter Rabbit among Beatrix Potter characters to star on new coins

Peter Rabbit among Beatrix Potter characters to star on new coins

In Beatrix Potter's much-loved Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies, Mr McGregor - the ever-menacing anti-hero - announces he will make quick cash by selling a sack of his floppy-earred neighbours. Now, more than 100 years since the book's release, the Royal...

 

Peter Rabbit among Beatrix Potter characters to star on new coins

Now, more than 100 years since the book's release, the Royal Mint has revealed the farmer's mortal enemies shall adorn the very object of his desire - a dazzling set of coins. Peter Rabbit is one of four characters from the children's author's canon...

 
Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel, a day after the country's PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word "murderer" were also...

BBC, 00:48 in World News
 

Brazilian derby between Vitoria and Bahia abandoned after nine players are sent off in mass brawl

A Brazilian derby match between Vitoria and Bahia was abandoned with 11 minutes remaining on Sunday after the hosts had six men sent off in a game marked by a mass punch-up between players from both sides. The score in the Bahia state championship...

Daily Mail, 00:52 in Sport
 

Liverpool return from warm-weather training camp in Marbella as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shares snaps of...

Liverpool have returned from their warm-weather training camp in Marbella.  Jurgen Klopp's side made the most of their 10-day break between fixtures by jetting off to the sun following their 5-0 win over Porto in the first leg of the Champions League...

Daily Mail, 00:57 in Sport
 
Guillermo del Toro defends decision to not wear Times Up pin to 2018 Baftas

Guillermo del Toro defends decision to not wear Times Up pin to 2018 Baftas

Guillermo del Toro has defended his decision not to wear a Times Up pin to the 2018 Baftas. ‘I wore one to DGA… all I can say is jetlag and lateness,’ he told Metro.co.uk when asked about not wearing the symbol which has come to reflect equality and...

Metro, 00:58 in Showbiz
 
BAFTA 2018: Joanna Lumley makes SHOCK 'relation' comment as she introduces Margot Robbie

BAFTA 2018: Joanna Lumley makes SHOCK 'relation' comment as she introduces Margot Robbie

Joanna left viewers gobsmacked when she introduced Hollywood actress and I, Tonya star Margot Robbie as her niece. The Absolutely Fabulous star said: "Please welcome my niece, Margot Robbie!" Her surprise introduction did not go unnoticed,...

 
Employers still have 'antiquated attitude to female workers'

Employers still have 'antiquated attitude to female workers'

Many employers still live in the "dark ages" when it comes to recruiting women, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) says. In a poll for the EHRC, 36% of employers thought it reasonable to ask a women about plans to have...

BBC, 01:01 in Business
 

Christian Coleman breaks Maurice Greene's 60m indoor world record

World silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres when he ran 6.34 seconds at the US indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday. Fellow American Maurice Greene had held the record of 6.39 seconds...

Daily Mail, 01:10 in Sport
 

Bubba Watson has his mojo back just in time for the Masters after Genesis Open victory... while Rory...

This time last year, Bubba Watson was struggling with an undisclosed medical condition and feeling so devoid of energy he was contemplating retirement. On a golden afternoon at Riviera, all those worrying days were consigned to the distant past as he...

Daily Mail, 01:10 in Sport
 

England call Craig Overton in for injured Liam Plunkett ahead of one-day series against New Zealand

England have called up Craig Overton for the injured Liam Plunkett for the one-day international series against New Zealand. Yorkshire bowler Plunkett was ruled out with a hamstring injury and his place in the squad has gone to Somerset's Overton. ...

Daily Mail, 01:10 in Sport
 
Sir Philip Green faces more pension questions from Frank Field

Sir Philip Green faces more pension questions from Frank Field

MPs are to scrutinise pension schemes at the retail empire of Topshop boss Sir Philip Green. Frank Field, chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee, said the move follows reports Sir Philip was in talks to sell all or part of his business. The...

BBC, 01:11 in Business
 


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