WITH his love of designer clothes and private planes, Umar Kamani is every inch the jet-setting playboy. He rubs shoulders with the likes of Will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez , drives a fleet of supercars and holidays in exotic places. Not bad for a lad who was expelled from school and grew up in a house crammed with 18 family members. Umar, 31, is a member of the founding family behind PrettyLittleThing - part of the BooHoo group - the online clothing retailer that started life as a simple market stall and is now a big name in the fashion trade. While high street stores such as Debenhams, New Look and Marks & Spencer have seen sales plunge, BooHoo has bucked the trend. In the first half of this year it reported a hefty 43 per cent rise. The Manchester-based firm specialises in fast, cheap fashion for tweens and 20-somethings and is worth £3.8billion. Its executive chairman, Umar’s dad Mahmud, and his business partner Carol Kane — who started the business in 2006 … [Read more...] about How PrettyLittleThing boss Umar Kamani went from being expelled from school to billionaire playboy
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A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to death for the rape of a mother in front of her young children. The court in the southern city of Lahore gave Abid Malhi and Shafqat Ali death sentences and also lifelong jail terms, along with fines of 50,000 Pakistani rupees ($320, €268), local media reported. The sentence is seen as a key landmark in the country where many rapes remain unpunished. What happened during the attack? Malhi and Ali robbed and gang-raped the woman who ran out of fuel on a highway in the middle of the night in the eastern province of Punjab, the court heard during a 6-month trial. The men stole money, jewelry, and bank cards before fleeing. The victim's young children were present during the crime, which took place at gunpoint last September. Pakistani authorities managed to track down the pair using mobile phone data, prosecutor Hafiz Asghar added. Both of the defendants were arrested days after the incident. DNA samples taken from the crime … [Read more...] about Pakistan gang rape: Highway attackers sentenced to death
TWO armed robbers have been sentenced to death for the gang rape of a woman in front her two terrified children. Abid Malhi and Shafqat Hussain broke into the French woman's car after it had ran out of petrol on a motorway in Pakistan, in a case that shocked the country. An outpouring of anger in Pakistan was further fuelled by a police chief blaming the victim for driving at night without a male companion. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan at the time said convicted rapists should be publicly hanged or surgically castrated. The two men were convicted of gang rape, kidnapping, robbery and terrorism offences, according to a written order released by a judge in the eastern city of Lahore. "They've both been handed the death penalty ," Chaudhry Qasim Arain, a lawyer for both men said after the verdict and sentencing hearing. According to the prosecutor and police, Malhi and Ali found the woman waiting for help after her car ran out of fuel on September 9 … [Read more...] about Armed robbers who gang-raped woman at gunpoint in front of her two children sentenced to death
Dillian Whyte's rematch with Alexander Povetkin takes centre stage in Gibraltar tonight as the Brit bids to avenge his shock defeat six months ago. On that summer evening, Whyte was brutally KO'd having himself enjoyed the better start to the fight. Povetkin has since twice battled coronavirus but will now bid to prove his first victory was no fluke and set himself up for an unlikely title at a heavyweight world title. There is also domestic action tonight as rising super-middleweight star Willy Hutchinson takes on Lennox Clarke for the vacant British and Commonwealth titles. Here is everything you need to know in order to watch tonight's action... Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin What time will the fight start? The main event is expected to start at around 10pm UK time which is an hour behind local time in Gibraltar. The undercard fights will start shortly after 6pm. How to watch on TV and via live stream The fights will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office … [Read more...] about Boxing tonight: TV channels, live streams, start times and fight cards
GOGGLEBOX has been one of the TV shows that has kept us going throughout the coronavirus pandemic – and it's back on our TV screens TONIGHT (March 26). The armchair critics have been keeping us entertained at 9pm every Friday as they give their take on the latest telly - but who's in the cast of this series? Who are the Gogglebox 2021 families? The full cast for series 17 sees a lot of familiar faces return. Here's who's who on Gogglebox. Anne and Ken Anne and Ken joined the long-running show for the 2020 series and just like famous Gogglebox family The Moffatts, they hail from County Durham. The duo were introduced to millions of viewers at home as "a couple who have been married for 50 years". They are clearly still very much loved up and in their first appearance on the show, Ken presented Anne with a bouquet of roses – one for every year they’ve been together. Giles and Mary With their quirky furniture, including wallpaper that matches an armchair, it's … [Read more...] about Who are the Gogglebox families 2021?