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They plan to open Ikea Oxford Street in autumn 2023 Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. The deal is a much-needed vote of confidence for central London, which has seen tourist footfall decimated by the pandemic. Since 2019 Ikea has opened shops in major cities such […]

They scaled the building at around 6am on Tuesday Environmental campaigners who have scaled a Government building in Westminster say they plan to stay there “indefinitely”. Four activists from Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, used ladders, ropes and harnesses to climb the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) office as high […]

Figures are for the three months to the end of September Facebook has recorded third quarter earnings of £6.5 billion as it weathers a storm of blistering claims from a former employee. The company reported a net income for the three months ending on September 31 of nine billion dollars (£6.5 billion), up from 7.8 […]

His comments come ahead of the COP26 summit that starts on Sunday Sir David Attenborough has issued a warning ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow that leaders must act now or “it’ll be too late” for the planet. Cop26 has been billed as the last best chance to keep global temperature rises to […]

He managed the Gers in two spells between 1991 and 1998, and 2007 and 2011 Former Scotland, Rangers and Everton manager Walter Smith has died aged 73. Smith led Rangers to 10 top-flight titles, five Scottish Cups and six League Cups as well as to the UEFA Cup final in 2008. Rangers said: “It is […]

That’s according to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday the country is set to reduce emissions by 35% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would not commit at the UN climate conference in Glasgow to increasing the country’s current 2030 target of reducing emissions by […]

That’s according to a study published in the BMJ Military Health journal Women serving in the UK military face a considerable risk of emotional bullying, sexual harassment and physical assault, a study has found. Those who are younger, have held the rank of officer, or had a combat or combat support role were the most […]

That’s according to data from Zoopla The housing market is set to record its highest level of sales this year since 2007, according to a property website. Around 1.5 million sales will have taken place across the UK in 2021, Zoopla predicts. It added that housing transactions are expected to decline to 1.2 million in […]

The Independent Office for Police Conduct issued a warning that such individuals have “no place in policing and will be found out The number of police officers and staff facing disciplinary action over allegations they abused their position for sexual purposes has “risen sharply” over the last three years, according to a watchdog. The Independent […]

It follows the departure of James Webster Featherstone have appointed former Leeds boss Brian McDermott as their new head coach following the departure of James Webster. McDermott guided the Rhinos to the Super League title in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017, the 2012 World Club Challenge and two Challenge Cup triumphs before being sacked in […]


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