DISCOUNT retailer Poundworld has called in administrators - putting 5,100 jobs at risk across the country. But what about Poundland? With such similar names people are confused, here's the lowdown... Is Poundworld going into administration? It certainly looks that way. An announcement was made at 10am on June 11 and the loss of almost 100 head office jobs was confirmed on June 19. The budget retailer appointed Deloitte to handle an administration after last-ditch rescue talks with R Capital broke down. On July 17 it emerged the company is to close a further 40 stores resulting in more than 500 redundancies. This was the third round of closures in July. It now means that 145 of the company's 335 shops will go by the end of July, leaving almost 1,800 workers without a job. So far 25 shops have already shut with 80 more set to close by Sunday July 22. The latest 40 Poundworld stores will close by July 24. Its possible collapse comes after other well-known … [Read more...] about Are Poundworld and Poundland the same, are they in trouble and who owns the companies?
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HE is an in-law of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after tying the knot with Pippa Middleton. As well as this, former racing car driver James Matthews is also the older brother of Made In Chelsea star Spencer, but who is Pippa's husband and the father of her first child. Who is James Matthews? James Spencer Matthews was born in August 1975 to parents David, who owns the luxury Eden Rock resort in St Barts in the Caribbean, and artist mother Jane. James is the heir to the Scottish title of Laird of Glen Affric and his childhood was split between St Barts and Caunton Manor in Lincolnshire. His younger brother is reality TV star Spencer Matthews, who made his name on E4 show Made in Chelsea. He had an older brother, Michael, who died in a mountaineering accident in 1999 on Mount Everest, just hours after becoming the youngest Briton to conquer the peak. James was educated at Uppingham School in Rutland. How did James Matthews meet Pippa Middleton? James first met Pippa, the … [Read more...] about Who is Pippa Middleton’s husband James Matthews? Brother of Made In Chelsea star Spencer and hedge fund manager
This coming week is English Wine Week with lots of events designed to celebrate the delights of, well, English wine. As this column has long championed English sparkling, it is great to hear that more and more people realise there is a fantastic home-grown version of champagne: the number of bottles released rose by 64 per cent in 2017 and high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and Majestic are reporting increased sales. It is now a £130m industry. Pioneers such as Nyetimber and Ridgeview in Sussex or Camel Valley in Cornwall are well established, their wines served at government functions and big occasions everywhere, while the competition awards just keep racking up for them and for some of the dozens of new players that have followed suit, as the fruits of investments up to a decade ago in vineyards finally reach the market. Buying or planting and nurturing a vineyard is a lengthy and costly business and then you have to wait a minimum three years for the … [Read more...] about Wines of the week: 16 sparklers for English Wine Week 2018
M&S has revealed that it will close 100 stores across the UK in the next four years. The closures will affect its clothing and home stores, which have under performed for several years, but bosses say the move is 'vital' for its survival. They will concentrate on expanding its online operation in the hope it will bring in a third of all sales by 2022. M&S today named 14 stores earmarked for closure, with 21 already having shut and a further 65 are yet to be earmarked. In total it has 1,035 stores in the UK, 300 large one containing clothing, home and food, 696 food halls and 39 outlet centres. M&S, which rebranded itself as Markle and Sparkle for the royal wedding, has revealed that it will close 100 stores in the next four years in a new terrible blow to Britain's high streets RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Who¿s up and who¿s down on the High Street: Last year 1,700... Hedge funds bet against Marks & … [Read more...] about Marks & Spencer announces it is to close 100 stores by 2022
SHE is the little sister of the Duchess of Cambridge and he is the big brother of Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews married on 20 May, with a £250,000 budget for the big day. Here's all you need to know... Who are Pippa Middleton and James Matthews? Philippa Middleton, known to most as Pippa, is the middle child of the three Middleton children – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and James William Middleton, an entrepreneur whose company sells cake-making kits for birthdays. The 34-year-old socialite graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English literature, something she later put to use by releasing her own non-fiction book, Celebrate, in 2012. However, she is most known for almost stealing the spotlight on her sister's wedding day to Prince William by wearing a figure-hugging bridesmaids dress that turned her bum into a national talking point. Her new husband is James Spencer Matthews, who was born in August … [Read more...] about When was Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews, what was her dress like and did she wear her engagement ring on the day?