BBC News - Business
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Forester Clive Collins was determined to keep working after breaking his back, following his dream to run a Christmas tree farm.
Plymouth Herald
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Wildlife groups have warned that the killing of dolphins in waters off Plymouth and the South West has become a 'massacre' - with over 100 found dead in just six weeks. Since Christmas, small trawlers operating in an area from Mevagissey in Cornwall to Plymouth have hauled dozens of dead and rotting dolphins. A total of 106 dolphins and porpoises have washed up on beaches and in the nets of fishing boats in just eight weeks according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The toll for the whole of last...
PerezHilton
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Music by Videosuploaded123 Get your tissue boxes ready. On Wednesday, the BRIT Awards remembered the countless industry vets we lost this past year. Specifically, the awards show focused on the tragic death of George Michael . In case you forgot, the Faith singer passed away this past Christmas due to heart failure. George touched many people's lives, which explains why his former Wham bandmate Andrew Ridgeley and the duo's backing vocalists, Helen Pepsi" DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman , got teary eyed while speaking about their fallen friend onstage. The emotional moments didn't stop there though as Chris Martin also performed a musical tribute to Michael during the show! Be sure to ch-ch-check out the touching tribute for yourself (above)!
OK!
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The iconic singer lost his life on Christmas Day last year, leaving the music world devastated. It was said in a statement that the 53 year old had “passed away peacefully.” But the Careless Whisper singer was today honoured by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin with a special performance. The Paradise hitmaker sang a heartfelt tribute called A different Corner. Chris Martin [Getty] George’s tribute was made all the more poignant as his two elder sisters Yioda, 57 and 55 year ...
OK!
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Adele's wedding details have been revealed [Getty ] Adele’s intimate wedding ceremony details have been revealed after she tied the knot with her long-term partner Simon Konecki. The Hello singer is said to have tied the knot just after Christmas with just close friends and family attending the ceremony. Adele, 28, and Simon reportedly decided not to get married at a church and instead wed at their £10million Los Angeles mansion. “It was an intimate affair with just ...
RT
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Radar Online
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Scheana Shay isn't fully divorced yet, but she's already in a relationship! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the Vanderpump Rules star has been dating Los Angeles based actor Robert Parks Valletta . An insider close to the SURver told Radar exclusively that Shay was at the SLS Hotel with Valletta, and introducing him as her boyfriend! PHOTOS: Lisa Vanderpump Uncovers Shocking Reason She’s ‘UpsetWith Costar Scheana Shay The couple has been spotted together at Universal Studios, and Shay even teased a photo of the pair on her Instagram story from one of their trips. Shay, 31, has been dating Valletta, 35, for months — and even celebrated the holidays with his family. Christmas parties with your family is what makes the holidays special. #lovemytribe #crew #holidays #xmas A post shared by Robert Parks Valletta (@robsvalletta) on Dec 14, 2016 at 3:00pm PST The reality star confirmed that she was in a relationship to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live just weeks ago, saying that Cohen met the very tall man before the show and that he isn't a secret to [her] friends.
Western Daily Press
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Yeovil Town's recent slump in form has coincided with the loss of two of their most influential players over the first half of the season.Otis Khan and Ryan Hedges were crucial components of Darren Way's side as the Glovers' strong form before Christmas briefly catapulted them into the play-off positions.But since Swansea City loanee Hedges suffered an ankle injury on Boxing Day and subsequently left for Barnsley on a permanent deal on transfer deadline day, and Khan suffered an ankle injury...
Plymouth Herald
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Wildlife groups have warned that the killing of dolphins in waters off Plymouth and the South West has become a 'massacre' - with over 100 found dead in just six weeks. Since Christmas, small trawlers operating in an area from Mevagissey in Cornwall to Plymouth have hauled dozens of dead and rotting dolphins. A total of 106 dolphins and porpoises have washed up on beaches and in the nets of fishing boats in just eight weeks according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The toll for the whole of last...
Plymouth Herald
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What are the characteristics of an unsung hero?Bravery. Dedication. Making important, yet often unrecognised contributions. A lot of the time, they are taken for granted. Meet John Cox, 55, a milkman from Staddiscombe. With 16 years in the trade, he encapsulates the idea of being an unsung hero more than most. Knowing the customers happy with your service, knowing that they are pleased with what you do - that's important to me, said John. Read more: The seven best new restaurants...
Cotswold Journal - Showbiz
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The comedy drama will air at Christmas.
Forbes
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It may seem strange to write about how to prepare for the Christmas surge in the warehouse so early in the year. But the e-commerce surge can increase order volume by a factor of five or more for some retailers. To prepare for those kinds of volumes, you need to get started early.
TIME - Top Stories
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Its fascinating that he chose to publish the address in an independent-minded newspaper rather than a partisan paper that was maybe sympathetic to his own administration. I think thats a warning. A warning about what? About the importance of independent journalism. A partisan press doesnt reflect our best qualities and isnt in our national interest. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter You note that theres some concern during his presidency that the way people celebrated his birthday was a little monarchical for some tastes. Washingtons birthday used to be called Americas civic Christmas. The Farewell Address was often part of the celebration, until it was eclipsed by the Gettysburg Address. It helps that thats easier to memorize. But that riff on Washington always seemed misplaced.
Gravesend News
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Three men, who were arrested after a pensioner's brand new car full of Christmas presents was stolen, have not been charged with the theft.
Nottingham Evening Post
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It's the day that many football supporters feel is a little like Christmas, and it's one they can use to start planning their weekends for the next year. Fixtures release day is the one day in the calendar that Nottingham Forest fans can plot their trips to Pride Park Stadium to face arch-rivals Derby County followed by a reunion with Henri Lansbury and Aston Villa. When will Notts County get to welcome Mansfield Town to Meadow Lane, assuming both remain in League Two? And there's also the...
Nottingham Evening Post
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It's the day that many football supporters feel is a little like Christmas, and it's one they can use to start planning their weekends for the next year. Fixtures release day is the one day in the calendar that Nottingham Forest fans can plot their trips to Pride Park Stadium to face arch-rivals Derby County followed by a reunion with Henri Lansbury and Aston Villa. When will Notts County get to welcome Mansfield Town to Meadow Lane, assuming both remain in League Two? And there's also the...
Plymouth Herald
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Peter Shears an expert in consumer law from Plymouth Law School - here he examines the scam that's catching out thousands of people booking their holidays. Looking around I see people who are over the shock of those January credit card bills, after a Christmas time that was supposed to be so 'sensible this year' and their thoughts are turning towards the summertime and perhaps renting a villa somewhere. As we know, criminals are always looking for new angles. The Holiday Villa Scam, in...
The Week
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Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Lloyds profits boosted by PPI drop Lloyds has reported a 158% increase in annual pre-tax profits to £4.24bn thanks to a reduction in payment protection insurance provisions from £4bn to £1bn. However, underlying profits fell to £7.9bn, down from £8.1bn. As the banks post their annual results, HSBC yesterday reported a $7.1bn5.7bn) pre-tax profit for 2016, down 62% on the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. Asda defiant as poor Christmas sales revealed Struggling Asda came out fighting yesterday after it was revealed as the biggest loser over Christmas, with its sales dropping nearly 3%. Its poor quarter pushed its overall sales for the year down by 5.7%. The chain – which is battling a price war with the discounters Aldi and Lidl and stronger performances from its big four rivalsclaimed there are signs its business is starting to recover.
The Sun Daily
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I roped in my sister to help me with the manufacturing and soon after we debuted with a mini Christmas collection,” explained the co-founder. Even though The Stylitude clutches were first manufactured in India, Smita wasnt satisfied with the finishing, hence she brought the supply chain back to Malaysia before outsourcing it to Thailand again. According to her, finding a reliable supplier who can produce quality products in competitive units remains a challenge. As such, her plan for this year is to stabilise the production line and if possible, localise it as well. Operating on a principle of exclusivity, these clutches are available in limited quantities with two to six units for each design and priced from RM99 to RM229. Is there any meaning or story behind the name ‘The Stylitude’? I needed a name that I like, one that still has a free web domain.
Daily Mail - Money
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Daily Mail - Markets
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Grocery chain Wal-Mart Stores was the highest riser as trading began, climbing 3 per cent as the group reported strong online sales over the Christmas period.
Ashford Herald
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A Second World War veteran who was captured as a prisoner for three-and-a-half years by the Japanese is pleading for his stolen medals to be returned.Geoffrey Blain, 94, was staying in a care home over the Christmas period when burglars forced their way into his house in Regent Street, Rolvenden between 4pm on December 27 and 8.30am on December 28 last year.They stole a cluster of four of his medals and three medals belonging to his father Arthur Blain, who served in the First World War, as well...
Bleacher Report
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After officially joining the Los Angeles Lakers front office, Magic Johnson will not be able to fulfill his duties at ESPN. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated provided a statement from ESPN: The Lakers announced Tuesday Johnson would be the team's new president of basketball operations with general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss both being relieved of their duties. Johnson had only returned to ESPN in December, first appearing on television during the Christmas Day coverage on NBA Countdown . Per ESPN Media Zone , he had been an NBA studio analyst with the company from 2008-13. However, he now has a much tougher job ahead of him as he tries to turn around a team that is 19-39 through the All-Star break. The franchise is seven years removed from back-to-back championships, but it also hasn't won 30 games in a season since 2012-13.
Liverpool Echo
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