News archive from 21 February 2018

Paul Pogba needs to start watching himself back if he is to improve, warns Frank Lampard as Steven Gerrard...

Paul Pogba needs to start watching where he is going wrong if he is to improve, according to former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. Pogba has struggled for form recently and there have been suggestions of a rift between him and Manchester United...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admits Chelsea made it difficult for them and lauds 'perfect' Willian goal

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde admitted Chelsea made it difficult for them at Stamford Bridge, but suggested Antonio Conte's side will be the happier of the two teams following a 1-1 draw. Chelsea initially took the lead in the Champions League...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Jim Furyk expects ‘fire’ from Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk expects ‘fire’ from Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk has backed Tiger Woods to bring “fire” to this year’s Ryder Cup after the 14-times major winner’s guaranteed involvement in the event was confirmed. Woods, who insists he retains aspirations of playing for the US once again, has been named...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 

Now Amazon wipes £23bn off world's biggest supermarket: Asda-owner Walmart suffers worst-ever one day fall

Almost £23billion was wiped off the world's biggest retailer last night as it fought a losing battle with bitter rival Amazon. Shares in Walmart, which owns Asda, suffered their biggest-ever one day fall, losing 10.2 per cent. The drop knocked...

 

Family-owned decorators' merchants chain Lelyland SDM bought by DIY materials firm Grafton Group

A family-owned chain of decorators’ merchants has been sold for more than £80million. DIY materials firm Grafton Group has bought London-based Leyland SDM, which was founded in 1985 by Andrew Urban, 75. Leyland has 21 stores in the capital, including...

 

The banker who axed 100,000 jobs bows out: HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver enjoys a £6.8m windfall after...

HSBC’S departing boss insists he has no regrets over his running of the scandal hit bank – as he picked up £6.1million in a pay deal. Stuart Gulliver took charge of the lender in 2011 and has overseen a drastic reorganisation which saw 107 businesses...

 

Swiss banking software firm makes £1.4bn swoop for City tech pioneer Fidessa

Another British tech star looks set to be bought by an overseas rival after a Swiss bank made a £1.4billion bid for Fidessa. In a takeover deal that will net the FTSE 250 financial data company’s top investors hundreds of millions of pounds,...

 

MARKET REPORT: £100m share boost for Sports Direct after controversial boss Mike Ashley announces buy back...

Controversial Sports Direct chief Mike Ashley gave investors something to shout about yesterday after unveiling plans to buy back £100million of shares in the firm. As part of the deal, the retailer will buy up to 30m shares from investors between now...

 

CITY DIARY: Mark Carney takes a swipe at his predecessor Lord King... so who's put lead in his pencil?

Bank of England governor Mark Carney, 52, made a speech on Monday which took a swipe at his predecessor Lord King.  He criticised 'moral hazard fundamentalists' during the banking crisis, that is economists such as Merv who felt bailing out...

 

There will be an extra one billion cars on the road by 2040, according to predictions by BP

The number of cars on roads around the world is set to double to 2bn by 2040 as the global economy grows, according to predictions by BP. The oil titan believes about 300m of those vehicles will be electric, compared to 3m today.  But it reckons oil...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: Vodafone tests new technology to protect aircraft from collisions with drones

DRONE TRIAL Telecoms giant Vodafone is trialling a technology to help protect aircraft from collisions with drones.  The trials would be done in partnership with the European Aviation Safety Agency. FIRST DELIVERY Plane-maker Airbus delivered its...

 

Holiday Inn owner Intercontinental plans a classier budget chain with gyms and free snacks and drinks

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled a chain of budget hotels which will have gyms and free snacks and drinks. As part of a growth plan, the hotels company will launch its Avid brand internationally, with the first site opening in Oklahoma...

 

HAMISH MCRAE: Why petrol cars are going nowhere despite the move to electric

Sometimes the future takes longer to arrive than you’d think. Every year BP takes a long look at global energy – where it comes from, where it is used, the different types of supply and so on. You might imagine that with the switch to electric cars,...

 

Investment vehicle chaired by Lord Rothschild, 81, to invest up to £125m in financial technology firms.

An investment vehicle backed by Jacob Rothschild plans to plough up to £125million into financial technology firms. Augmentum Capital, which was set up by entrepreneur Tim Levene, a former executive at online gambling firm Betfair and son of City...

 

Now a dying cancer patient is stripped of his care funding after NHS officials claim his needs are not...

Relatives of a terminally ill cancer patient are being forced to sell the family home because health officials have withdrawn funding towards the man's care bills. In a disturbing case, the family of 85-year-old Derek Brickley, who is dying of...

 


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