With Coventry City looking likely to be homeless in a matter of months we put a series of questions to all of the key players in the Ricoh Arena saga. We sent questions to the Sky Blues, club owners Sisu, stadium owners Wasps, former stadium shareholders Coventry City Council and the English Football League, which has apparently warned the football club it will not be allowed to play outside the city. The club's parent companies are pressing ahead with legal action over the Ricoh Arena, putting them on collision course with landlords Wasps who have been clear that they won't have talks on extending the rent deal while they are being taken to court. With the clock ticking and the football club saying that the club’s future in the Football League is “severely at risk”, Sisu have so far failed to respond to the questions we emailed to all parties on Thursday last week. The EFL did respond but has declined to answer our qesutions. We are presenting the questions and … [Read more...] about CCFC homeless threat: Key questions to parties in Ricoh row
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Arguably a shy but friendly man, he browsed and kicked tyres as he pondered to what extent each car suited his needs. He did the rounds on his own as his even quieter wife stayed at home and left him to it. In each showroom, he'd sit in to the car and fiddle around with the seat controls. He'd push the seat as far forward and as high as he could, looking like an eejit as his nose nearly touched the windscreens. This man's wife is 4ft 10 and his primary buying criterion was for the seat to be adjustable to suit her. Now you may be wondering why she didn't go with him. Don't even go there, she just didn't. But here is the interesting thing: only some of the salespeople engaged him in conversation (usually with pushy selling questions), and not even one asked him why he was doing it. Which of your Customers' Stakeholders is the Decision-maker? There are two significant issues of relevance here. One is that salespeople continually miss the opportunity to ask the right questions of a … [Read more...] about Alan O’Neill: ‘For success in sales you must identify the decision maker’
The first time I call Nigel Farage live on air on his LBC radio show, I give my real name. It’s Sunday 10 June 2018, the day the Observer reports that Arron Banks, the main funder of Farage’s Leave.EU campaign, had not one (as he had claimed), but several meetings with the Russian ambassador in the run-up to the EU referendum. “What do you want to say to Nigel?” the producer asks. “I want to talk about how the funder of his campaign has systematically lied about his relationship with the Russian government,” I say. “I can’t put you through,” the producer says, an edge of panic in her voice. “Come on,” I say. “You’re a journalist. You know these are important questions. “I’m standing in,” she says. “I’m not the usual producer.” She promises to speak to her editor and call me back. No one calls me back. Two days later, I try again. Banks and his business partner Andy Wigmore, … [Read more...] about Who is the real Nigel Farage… and why won’t he answer my questions?
News / Scotland by Press Association November 15, 2018, 2:03 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A permanent memorial should be erected to commemorate the “forgotten soldiers” from the British Indian Army, according to a heritage group. Having been evacuated from Dunkirk during the Second World War, 13 soldiers travelled to Scotland but died after training in harsh conditions with British troops. Nine of the men are buried in Kingussie, whilst the others were laid to rest in Aberdeenshire, Sutherland, and Banffshire. However, there is currently no permanent memorial in Scotland to commemorate their sacrifice or the service of Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus who fought for Britain in both world wars. More than 160,000 soldiers from the British Indian Army died in the wars. The Glasgow-based Colourful Heritage initiative wants to erect a permanent memorial in Scotland and the idea is backed by Scottish Labour MSP Anas … [Read more...] about Call for permanent memorial to ‘forgotten’ British Indian Army soldiers
One hot Sunday afternoon in early September, spectators decorated in multicoloured handkerchiefs take their seats around a piazza in the northern Italian city of Asti. The mood is anxious, as seven horse riders are attempting to line up seven excitable steeds for a race. “Calma, calma (calm, calm),” crackles the commentator’s voice overhead. “Piano, piaaano (gently, gennntly),” he urges. The annual Palio di Asti is a bareback horse race preceded by a parade of medieval characters. 21 horses, their riders dressed in colours representing Asti’s 21 districts, race in groups of seven around a piazza. The fastest in the first three races compete in a final whereupon the winner’s prize is to have their flag hung outside the town hall for one year. What you’re about to read is a story about some Piedmont aromatised wines (wines infused with herbs, which includes vermouth) that can be found across numerous bars in London, but to talk about these … [Read more...] about Meet the family responsible for making vermouth cool again