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Dominic Chappell to be prosecuted over BHS collapse

The Pensions Regulator is to prosecute Dominic Chappell, the former boss of retail chain BHS. He is charged with failing to provide information and documents the regulator requested during its investigation into the sale of BHS. Chappell’s Retail Acquisitions (RAL) bought BHS for just £1 in 2015 from billionaire retailer Sir Philip Green. The collapse of BHS led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and a pension deficit of £571m. RAL was put into liquidation earlier this year. Mr Chappell has been summonsed to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on ...

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'More deaths' warning over faulty white goods

More people will die from fires started by faulty white goods if ministers do not act to implement safety guidelines, the London Fire Brigade, the city’s mayor, and safety groups have warned. In a letter to Theresa May, they say some fridges and freezers are being sold with a flammable plastic backing. And the letter says people continue to use white goods that are subject to product recalls to fix lethal faults. The Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 80 people, started in a fridge-freezer. The letter refers to a fire ...

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NAFTA talks: Round 1 is over. Here's what's next

NAFTA explained Buckle up: Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico are trying to rewrite NAFTA by the end of the year. That won’t be easy. Experts say the issues are complex. And President Trump insists he wants major changes to a trade pact he considers a raw deal for American workers — he made reworking it a central promise of his campaign. The first round of talks to redo the three-nation trade pact concluded in Washington on Sunday. Representatives from the three countries said Sunday that negotiations will ...

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Michael Barrymore to get damages over rape and murder arrest

The entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get “more than nominal damages” after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career. The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock in Essex. Mr Barrymore, who was not present for the High Court decision, values his claim at more than £2.4m. Essex Police said there were still “unanswered” questions over Mr Lubbock’s death. Michael Barrymore: How the British TV king lost his crown A figure for the damages to be paid to Mr ...

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Mother wins MoD apology over 'Snatch' Land Rover death

Media playback is unsupported on your device In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq. He was the ninth of 37 service personnel to be killed in the vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, which came to be known as “mobile coffins”. Twelve years later, following a legal battle that reached the Supreme Court, Sue has finally got her apology. “He didn’t die for nothing,” she says. Speaking exclusively to the BBC, Sue ...

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Durant: Won't visit White House over Trump

6:52 PM ET SEAT PLEASANT, Md. — Kevin Durant says he will not visit President Donald Trump at the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited. “Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.” Durant spoke to ESPN on Thursday as his hometown of Seat Pleasant celebrated Kevin Durant Day for all of his achievements on and off the court. The Warriors visit the nation’s capital Feb. 28 to take on the Washington Wizards. ...

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Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs. The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun on Friday that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She has now apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would not “demonise any particular group”. Ms Champion’s article was written after 17 men were convicted of forcing girls in Newcastle to have sex. ...

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Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” for violent clashes in Virginia. It culminated with a woman’s death and nearly 20 wounded when a car ploughed into a crowd at the far-right rally. Republicans were outraged when Mr Trump appeared to defend the organisers. “As we ...

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Bannon vs. Murdoch, Breitbart vs. WSJ: The proxy war over Trump

What if the pro-Trump media abandons Trump? Steve Bannon and Rupert Murdoch don’t care much for one another. Bannon, the chief White House strategist and former Breitbart chairman, has long seen Murdoch as a corrupting influence on the president: a globalist who jumped on the Trump bandwagon because he enjoyed the proximity to power. Murdoch, the owner of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, believes Bannon is toxic, and his extreme “alt-right” worldview detrimental to Trump’s presidency. At a recent dinner, the New York Times reported Monday, Murdoch told ...

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Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville

Trump addresses Charlottesville clashes (full) One of America’s most prominent black CEOs quit President Trump’s manufacturing council on Monday over Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists. Kenneth Frazier of Merck said in a statement: “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy.” Within minutes, Trump attacked him on Twitter, saying Frazier’s resignation will give him “more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!” Frazier did not mention the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in his statement, but he did say that “as a ...

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