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News in pictures Suggested Topics Shop Direct, the home shopping group owned by the Barclay brothers, is considering acquiring the brand and website of the failed electricals retailer, Comet, which is to start closing some stores next week. A host of
Nurse Peter McDougall found this blade inside a pack of Halloween sweets A nurse who purchased a bag of children's Halloween sweets from Poundland was horrified when he discovered a rusty three-inch blade hidden inside. Peter McDougall bought the
Britain is a nation of bargain hunters, with the savviest among us spending up to 130 days of our life searching for the ultimate value-for-money deal. Hit by major recession, Brits are increasingly going to remarkable lengths to save money...The
Boardwalk Empire The prohibition-era gangster drama, which stars Steve Buscemi as Atlantic City mogul Nucky Thompson, returns to Sky Atlantic next week for a third outing. Those who require a primer can watch Boardwalk's so-so first season and much-
David Jones' turnaround plan has failed to excite investors after the company posted a 40 per cent full-year profit drop and scrapped guidance for next year. DJs also raised the potential for a sale of its four flagship Melbourne and Sydney CBD
Indefinite term for arsonist and bomb hoaxer Paul Jones Paul Jones wanted to be sent to prison 'for a long time' An arsonist and bomb hoaxer who admitted striking across the UK has been jailed indefinitely. Hoax calls by Paul William Jones, 33, of
A few years ago, one of my children got an internship working for a national newspaper. This was a fantastic opportunity to do interesting work in a top-level professional environment, but it was, of course, unpaid...Since I am a freelance journalist,
In fact, it describes the interesting career move made by Andrew Higginson, the former finance director at Tesco, who was appointed chairman of the bargain retailer last month...If Mr Higginson is going to bring his "blue-chip" expertise on pricing
Richard Saker That discount stores have reached the mainstream became apparent earlier this year when the millionaire offspring who star in reality show Made in Chelsea proudly confided to Alan Carr on national TV that they shopped in Poundland .
G4S guard walked out of a store with £14,000 takings while the real security man was sat outside reading a paper. Duped staff at Poundland became suspicious after handing over the cash. They went outside to the waiting G4S van and told the driver: We'