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Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half

Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half

Dixons Carphone has reported a big loss for the first half of the year but says its turnaround plan is on track. The struggling retailer, whose main UK brands include Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse, posted a loss of £440m for the six months to...

yesterday, 07:49 in Business
 
Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Superdry, best known for its coats and zip-up sweatshirts, has warned of weaker than expected profits, saying customers haven't bought extra winter layers this year. It now expects annual profits of between £55m and £70m, analysts had been expecting...

yesterday, 07:44 in Business
 
Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, 29, known to authorities as a...

yesterday, 07:42 in World News
 
Bill Ryder-Jones: 'Fans tell me personal things'

Bill Ryder-Jones: 'Fans tell me personal things'

Bill Ryder-Jones's football team Everton have just lost to arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield ahead of our phone interview. The Wirral singer-songwriter and former Coral guitarist, however, is determined not to let that fact ruin his week. "I have...

yesterday, 07:21 in Art & Culture
 
Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud

Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud

A technology company bidding for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data has close partnerships with a firm linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch, the BBC has learned. The Jedi project, a huge cyber-cloud which could ultimately store nuclear...

yesterday, 06:11 in World News
 
Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords

Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords

An 82-year-old peer accused of sexual harassment 12 years ago has resigned from the House of Lords. Lord Lester of Herne Hill was suspended from the Liberal Democrats this year following the allegations, which he has called "completely...

yesterday, 05:09 in Regional
 
Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

Donald Trump says he could intervene in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou if it helps to avoid a further decline in US relations with China. "Whatever's good for this country, I would do," the US president said. Ms Meng, the chief...

yesterday, 02:31 in World News
 
Martian and Scottish soils 'strikingly similar'

Martian and Scottish soils 'strikingly similar'

Scientists have discovered soil on Mars to be similar to that found in two locations in Scotland. The Aberdeen-based James Hutton Institute studied data on Martian minerals beamed back to Earth by Nasa's robot rover, Curiosity. Researchers compared...

yesterday, 02:31 in Regional
 
Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days

Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days

A woman's life was turned "upside-down" when major surgery was cancelled four times by a hospital suffering from extreme pressures. Katie Flack had already been prepared for surgery when the Royal Cornwall Hospital cancelled her...

yesterday, 02:22 in Regional
 
Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson

Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson

BBC One's Mrs Wilson - in which the actress Ruth Wilson plays her own grandmother - has shone an unforgiving light on the author, spy and bigamist Alexander Wilson. But not one living soul knows the whole truth about Alexander - my grandfather -...

yesterday, 02:22 in Regional
 
Dartmouth Fatstock: Sexism row over men-only awards dinner

Dartmouth Fatstock: Sexism row over men-only awards dinner

Women in farming have called on a men-only awards dinner "to get with the times" and allow them to attend. The Dartmouth Fatstock Show in Devon, which sees farmers compete with cattle, sheep and poultry, has run for more than 100 years. Show...

yesterday, 02:03 in Regional
 
Clapham Junction rail crash 1988: Events remember the dead

Clapham Junction rail crash 1988: Events remember the dead

Wreaths will be laid and a minute's silence held to remember the 35 people killed in a train crash in south London 30 years ago. At 08:13 on 12 December 1988 faulty wiring and signalling caused three trains to collide in Clapham. Survivors and...

yesterday, 02:03 in Regional
 
Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been formally identified and returned to her family. The 22-year-old disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. Det...

yesterday, 01:46 in Regional
 
New Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford due to take reigns

New Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford due to take reigns

Mark Drakeford is expected to take over as Wales' new first minister later, following his victory in the Welsh Labour leadership contest last week. Carwyn Jones stood down from the top job on Tuesday, after nine years leading the Welsh Government. Mr...

yesterday, 01:46 in Regional
 
'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018

'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018

"Meghan Markle" was the most searched-for person's name for the second year running on Google's UK search service. But the Duchess of Sussex came second to the overall winner of the most queried term - "World Cup" - in the...

yesterday, 01:06 in Science &Technology
 


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