Garry White, chief investment commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped the UK equity markets this week (21 to 25 May 2018). Shares in Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury soared after special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them helps its children’s division increase profits by a quarter. There was yet more gloomy news from the high street following a profit warning at Halfords, coupled with falling sales at Pets at Home and B&Q-owner Kingfisher. The FTSE closed at another record high on Wednesday, boosted by a weakening pound, but was down 0.5% over the week by mid-session on Friday. Economics The UK's economy grew at the worst rate since 2012 in the first quarter, with GDP up by just 0.1%, according to the second, unrevised, estimate. The Office for National Statistics said it expected “a continuation of a pattern of slowing growth, in part reflecting a slowing in the growth of … [Read more...] about Last Week in the City: Harry Potter and Tiffany diamonds weave their magic
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LISA Riley has wowed her supporters with her weight loss progress in recent years. But how did the former Emmerdale star lose 12 stone? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 22nd May 2018 Lisa Riley recently took to her Instagram to reveal she is engaged to her “soul mate” Al.The TV personality has been a proud role model for plus-sized girls.But a few years ago Lisa decided to become healthier, and as a result started shedding the pounds.Lisa lost a whopping 12st in less than two years – but had to put in a lot of hard work to get there.In April she marked the one-year anniversary by having her excess skin removed in surgery. GETTY / ITV LISA RILEY WEIGHT LOSS: The former Emmerdale star shed 12st “Never for one single second did I think I would achieve the weight loss, body and mind changes I went through!” Lisa Riley At the time she said: “It’s a year ago today that I had my 2nd operation to complete my body and remove all the … [Read more...] about Lisa Riley weight loss: How did former Emmerdale star lose 12st in 18 months?
A SIM only deal is a mobile phone contract where you pay a standard monthly fee for your data, calls and texts, but don't pay out for the cost of your phone each month on top. With the single biggest factor affecting the cost of phone contracts being paying off the handset itself, it's no surprise that SIM free plans are considerably cheaper. So, if you've already got a decent phone that you're happy with, we've rounded up the very best SIM only deals out there this May, leaving you with a few more pounds in your pocket. Best SIM only deal we've seen this month The best offering we've seen this May is undoubtedly from Virgin Mobile, who are offering 45GB of data for £18 a month. The same tariff deal usually only gets you 15GB of data, meaning this offer gets you a whopping three times more than usual! You'll also get 5000 minutes and unlimited texts, although you are tied in to a 12 month contract, making it £216 for the whole year, according to the user that posted the … [Read more...] about Huge SIM only deal with 45GB of data for £18 a month announced
0 Comments Knocking back shots and working up a sweat... how this granny transformed her body in Ibiza BelfastTelegraph.co.uk I'm in Ibiza - an island renowned for round-the-clock partying - but as a grandmother in my late sixties, I'm not trying to recapture the clubbing days of my youth. Instead, I'm on a more serious (and desperate) mission - to transform my body. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/knocking-back-shots-and-working-up-a-sweat-how-this-granny-transformed-her-body-in-ibiza-36798368.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36798361.ece/2ea75/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-12_lif_40026231_I1.JPG Email I'm in Ibiza - an island renowned for round-the-clock partying - but as a grandmother in my late sixties, I'm not trying to recapture the clubbing days of my youth. Instead, I'm on a more serious (and desperate) mission - to transform my body. After having three children, I've only flirted with sport and exercise over the years and have … [Read more...] about Knocking back shots and working up a sweat… how this granny transformed her body in Ibiza
I’m in Ibiza – an island renowned for round-the-clock partying – but as a grandmother in my late sixties, I’m not trying to recapture the clubbing days of my youth. Instead, I’m on a more serious (and desperate) mission – to transform my body.After having three children, I’ve only flirted with sport and exercise over the years and have developed a weakness for biscuits and wine. I need help to defy gravity, find my ‘lost’ core, and improve my stamina.My home for a week is The Body Camp, based in a large, luxury villa with panoramic sea views, near the town of San Josep and a stone’s throw from Las Salinas, one of the most spectacular beaches in the south of the island. It’s become a ‘go-to’ retreat for the celebrity fitness crowd.I’m wooed by its Instagram feed, packed with photos of glamorous fans, including TV’s Loose Women Nadia Sawalha and Linda Robson, as well as former Made In … [Read more...] about Knocking back shots and working up a sweat – how one granny transformed her body in Ibiza