Mike Ashley is taking over as chief executive of Sports Direct following the resignation of his closest aide, Dave Forsey, as the retailer battles an image crisis. The company - under fire from unions, investors and politicians over working practices and the way it has been run - said on Friday that Mr Ashley was to assume control of the business with immediate effect. The company said on Friday that Mr Forsey, who had been with Sports Direct for 32 years, had resigned the previous day.
The pair announced their intention to separate on Twitter.
The Brangelexit story shows no sign of slowing down – with news emerging this morning that Angelina Jolie has now QUIT a major Hollywood production in order to avoid working with Brad Pitt, who was due to star in the film. Now, according to sources close to the film’s production team, Angelina has now stepped down from directing duties whilst Brad remains loyal to the movie and has decided to stay on. Work was due to begin next year, but the breakdown of her marriage – combined with creative differences between Angelina and Skydance Productions, who are producing the movie – seems to have slowed the project down irrevocably.
Full-time: Manchester United 4-1 Leicester CityJose Mourinho avoids suffering three successive league defeats for only the second time in his career with an emphatic victory over the defending champions at Old TraffordStand-in captain Chris Smalling gave United an early lead by powering Daley Blind's corner past Ron-Robert Zieler Leicester collapsed from there, defending dreadfully from set-pieces and conceding three goals in just five minutes towards the end of the first half Juan Mata finished off a fantastic team move before Marcus Rashford fired in from close range and Paul Pogba headed ...
Joshua Harding launched the vicious attack in a Michigan courtroom, appearing to miss the man's head by inches, after being found guilty on 2 August. The object, police say was a piece of metal, appeared to be concealed up Harding's left sleeve before the shocking assault.
The comedian has made an unusual donation.
Police have launched a manhunt for a serial sex attacker, who struck four times in two days. The assaults happened in the Harehills and Burmantofts areas of Leeds on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 September.
The ex Spice Girl has been mentioned as a possible new star of the show.
The next round of the contest kicked off in dramatic fashion.
The two have been friends for more than 50 years.
The Voice coach Adam Levine recently welcomed his baby with supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo and the proud father seemed to be on cloud nine as he shared the first photo of his little bundle of joy. Levine took to Instagram to share the adorable picture of his baby girl, Dusty Rose, with his fans and followers on social media. "Words can't describe Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16," the former Victoria's Secret Angel wrote along with the sweet image of the father and daughter.
The Metropolitan Police has arrested a 16-year-old boy and two others on suspicion of murder after a man was beaten to death near a chicken shop in east London. Czech national Zdenek Makar died near All Saints DLR station in Poplar on Wednesday, 21 September. Police are investigating whether he was followed from the fast food restaurant and assaulted by a gang of youths on BMX bikes.
Labour has been urged to unite under Jeremy Corbyn after the bruising leadership election that saw him returned as party leader with an increased mandate. Delivering his victory speech, Mr Corbyn called on the party to "wipe the slate clean" and said both he and his challenger Owen Smith were part of the "same Labour family". Mr Smith congratulated the Labour leader on his "clear win", but said the result showed the party "remains divided".
By Ana P. Santos COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in a red-and-black lumberjack shirt, jeans and sneakers, she looked more like 16 than her actual age of 19. The petite au pair wrung her hands as the policeman took her statement. The young Nepalese woman had come to Denmark to live with a host family as an au pair through a scheme billed as a cultural exchange programme.
Plenty of people were so impressed with Danny they struggled to tell who was the professional dancer.
Lionesses in the Okavango Delta of Botswana have grown manes and are roaring, and showing other male-like behaviours. One of the lionesses has begun mounting females as well as scent-marking more frequently and even killing cubs, which are all behaviours observed much more frequently in males. Geoffrey D Gilfillan, of the University of Sussex, first reported five lionesses with manes at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana in March 2014.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua's camp have reached out to Wladimir Klitschko and would accept a world heavyweight title bout. The Ukrainian was due to meet Tyson Fury on 29 October in a rematch for all but one of the belts he lost in Dusseldorf last year, but that fight has now been called off for a second time after the current champion was officially declared "medically unfit to fight". "The whole thing is a complete mess," Hearn told Sky Sports.
By Marton Dunai VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union should set up a "giant refugee city" on the Libyan coast and process asylum claims there from refugees arriving from other African countries, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday. Mr Orban, speaking in Vienna after a summit of European and Balkans countries on the refugee crisis, gave few details and said that his own influence in such matters was small. The Hungarian leader, who has sparked controversy by vilifying refugees and erected a razor wire fence along his country's southern border last year, said the Balkans route was closed for now and vowed to keep it that way, but added Europe was still vulnerable from the south.
Washington state officials released photos on Saturday, September 24, of the suspect in a fatal shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. The suspect, officials say, shot and killed five people Friday night at the Macy’s in the mall, four women and one man, according to reports. The names of the victims have not been released. Police did not have a name for the suspect nor did they know his whereabouts. A motive for the shooting was unknown. This video shows the press conference on Saturday morning about the shooting. Credit: Periscope/Skagit Department of Emergency Management
Don’t drink and type, kids.
In Paris, where it is notoriously difficult to find a flat, many rooms that once served as domestic helpers' sleeping quarters have been turned into apartments for rent
To carry out their work of modifying behaviour, such as in treating addiction, phobia, anxiety and depression, psychologists do not need to assume people have souls. For the psychologists, it is not so much that souls do not exist, it is that there is no need for them. Some of the most notable proponents have been philosophers, such as Plato (424-348 BCE) and René Descartes in the 17th century.
The company has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works.
An apparent US drone strike has killed five suspected Al-Qaeda members in Yemen in the third such attack this week, a security official said on Saturday.
The hit BBC1 show kicked off last night with half of the contestants taking to the floor to strut their stuff, with sports star Ore Oduba and Greg Rutherford topping the leader board for the first show. Gold medallist Greg Rutherford also performed pretty well – his Jive with Natalie Lowe going down a storm. Natalie Lowe was pretty pleased with her performance – perhaps a bit too much, accidentally swearing in from of the cameras in jubilation.
A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone began smoking during a commercial flight from Singapore to Chennai, India on Friday (23 September), India's aviation regulator said. After smelling smoke coming from the overhead baggage compartment, passengers onboard the IndiGo flight, 6E-054, alerted the cabin crew who saw smoke and sparks coming from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone in a piece of hand luggage. The latest incident comes after Samsung's worldwide recall of its new Note 7 phones due to faulty batteries causing the handsets to catch fire while they are being charged or in normal use.