Seven members of staff at Kensington Palace have been sacked or resigned over misconduct. The workers helped look after the palace, which is home to Prince William and wife Kate, for the charity which manages royal palaces for the Government. Records show they are among 27 Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) employees who have been fired or left under a cloud since 2015. Two of the 27 were dismissed last year for harassment, while another lost their job four years ago over a fraud. The front of Kensington Palace, where the tourists enter. HRP staff work for the public side of the palace so don't work directly for the royals RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Duchess of Sussex is accused of 'personally approving'... Yobs leave grown men in tears when they smash up model... Share this article Share Five others were fired over their attendance, while eight were sacked for 'failing to follow procedure'. Another was dismissed for 'failing to … [Read more...] about Kensington Palace staff sacked or resigned over misconduct
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct is looking to launch legal action against Debenhams over a controversial rescue deal secured earlier this month. The sportswear group is set to challenge two company voluntary arrangements (CVA) that could lead to the closure of 50 the chain’s 166 stores, with rent cuts expected on dozens more. Read more: Local authorities to be hit as Debenhams demands business rates cut A source close to Sports Direct said the company is currently in talks with a number of third parties, including landlords, about a possible joint legal challenge. “The CVA votes, with one receiving 95 per cent support and 97 per cent for the other, bear more resemblance to the presidential elections in North Korea than they do to a fair, open and honest process,” the source said. It came as Ashley’s retail group issued a statement outlining “serious issues” with the department store chain’s CVA process. Sports Direct criticised the turnaround … [Read more...] about Sports Direct mulls legal challenge over Debenhams rescue plan
Newcastle United's up-and-down season came to an end earlier this month, with the Magpies claiming a 13th-placed finish following a 4-0 thrashing of Fulham on the final day of the campaign. But, like Rafa Benitez's side as a whole, individuals within the squad enjoyed mixed seasons - with some excelling throughout, some delivering mixed form, while others had campaigns to forget. There has been plenty of debate already about who Newcastle's player of the season was, with Salomon Rondon claiming the internal club award. But NUFC Writer Chris Waugh - who attended every match, home and away - delivers his individual grades for every player who represented Newcastle in the Premier League during the 2018/19 season, and picks his own player of the campaign... Time Line Chris Waugh's NUFC player grades for the season - Goalkeepers Martin Dubravka - B+ The Slovakia international was the only Magpie to play every single minute of the Premier League campaign, having firmly established himself … [Read more...] about Newcastle United individual player grades for the 2018/19 season
PUBLISHED: 18:47 19 May 2019 John Elworthy One of three photos taken by A Wisbech resident of the human excrement and other mess left in the entrance to St Peter's Church Hall, Wisbech. We have decided not to publish the other two photos, identifying the volunteer church worker, on her hands and knees removing the mess. Picturel; A WHEENDON Archant Hundreds posted in support of action to halt drunken behaviour and urinating in passage ways or in public places in Wisbech. The latest controversy was sparked with photos posted to a social media forum of a woman forced to clean up a church hallway entrance ahead of a fund raising fair. "OK a question?" said the man who posted the images. "Is it right for a member of the public to have to get down on her knees and scrub human s*** off the walls and floor at the door of St Peter's church hall? "The toilets are just round the corner and even the bushes would be better than this."It provoked a massive response … [Read more...] about How often does THIS happen?
Old Market is an area constantly in a state of flux, with a steady stream of both new arrivals and departures. It has come a long way in recent years thanks to some fantastic new businesses deciding to choose it as their home, including the Old Market Assembly and more recently the Elmer's Arms and vegan café Rabbit Food. The departure of popular coffee shop Alex Does Coffee from the ground floor of Two's Company Studios will no doubt have saddened nearby workers - but it has been replaced by something brilliant. A trio of talented creatives have collaborated to launch Good Store Studio, a shop which sells a stunning range of homeware items and clothes which are all made in store. There is a textiles studio behind the counter from which customers can request to have their clothes made bespoke for them if they wish. The store is headed up by Beth Izzard, owner of pop-up and online brand DIY Supermarket, Josie Irvine from design brand Palace Flophouse and Emma White from Duvet Days, … [Read more...] about New homeware and clothing store opens in Bristol