Political turmoil in Westminster tipped UK-exposed stocks into a bear market last week as investors rushed to grab protection from Government debt default amid mounting no-deal Brexit worries. The FTSE Local UK index – which tracks the mid- and large-cap stocks generating at least 70pc of their revenue in the UK – has now slumped more than 20pc from its 52-week high as investors cut their British exposure. Investors have now yanked a record $9.8bn (£7.8bn) from UK equity funds in the year to date, Bank of America Merrill Lynch data revealed on Friday. While London’s market has been hit by a global stocks slump – sparked by fears of tightening financial conditions for companies and signs of economic... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Investors pull a record £7.8bn from UK funds as Brexit fears take hold
Sport by Press Association December 16, 2018, 12:56 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Tottenham are holding a “fan familiarisation event” at their new stadium on Sunday, with 6,000 season ticket holders in attendance. A post about the event, featuring four images of the new ground, appeared on Spurs’ official Twitter feed on Sunday morning. It said 6,000 season ticket holders would be exploring the south stand and podium areas. There have been several delays to the opening of the stadium on the site of the old White Hart Lane. And on Wednesday Tottenham announced their Premier League game against Manchester United on January 13 would be another held at Wembley, where they have been playing home fixtures since leaving their old ground at the end of the 2016-17 season. The club also said in that statement they were expecting an update from contractors in the week commencing January 7. “The past few months … [Read more...] about Tottenham hold ‘fan familiarisation event’ at new stadium
BRITISH sporting stars are heading to Birmingham to celebrate anther fantastic year of achievement. From England's semi-final run in Russia to Lewis Hamilton's historic fifth F1 world title, both individuals and teams will be celebrated at the glitzy ceremony. When are the BBC SPOTY 2018 nominees revealed? THIS year, nominees for the award will be revealed on the night itself. With so many potential winners, the decision has been taken to do this to increase the tension for both the athletes and the watching public. Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: "Announcing the much-anticipated shortlist at the start of the show will add even another layer of excitement to what is set to be a thrilling night for everyone." The ceremony is set to be held at Birmingham's Genting Arena on Sunday, December 16, starting at 7.30pm. You can watch events unfold on BBC ONE, whilst SunSport will be running a LIVE BLOG to make sure you don't miss a thing. As well as the main award, there will be … [Read more...] about BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2018: What time does the event start tonight and who are the nominees?
Live reindeer will feature in Christmas festivities at Herne Bay pier, despite attempts by animal activists to stop the event from going ahead over welfare concerns.The animals will appear at the seaside landmark today for the fourth year in a row following a decision by the pier trust on Friday, December 7.It comes after trust members were contacted by welfare charity Animal Aid, urging them – and 32 other organisations across the country, including Leeds Castle and Sevenoaks District Council – not to book the animals this Christmas.Scroll down for video It followed the release of footage last month which appeared to show a worker kicking a reindeer twice and shouting abuse at the animals at Kent Reindeer Centre in Capralama Farm in Bethersden.The charity also said it had found sick-looking reindeer with raw, exposed skin, diarrhoea and skeletal abnormalities.Doreen Stone, chairman of the pier trust, said: “The activists contacted a lot of people who’d had … [Read more...] about Reindeer event to go-ahead despite charity’s welfare fears
A ‘national sporting event’ and ‘three date music festival’ next summer will be supported by a £35,000 subvention from Derry City & Strabane District Council under a programme that’s previously supported major concerts and festivals in the district. The decision to allocate the funding was approved by members of DC&SDC’s Business & Culture Committee and expected to be rubber-stamped by the Council at its December meeting as the ‘Journal’ went to Press last night.Head of Culture at DC&SDC, Aeidin McCarter, informed councillors that the Council received two requests for funding under the National Events Subvention Fund.One of these was from the organiser of a four-day ‘national sporting event’ running from June 27, 2019, who requested £30,000. The other request was from the organiser of a music event that will run over three days next July. They requested £20,000.Ms. McCarter said both of the … [Read more...] about Two major sport and music events in 2019