News MyTablet - Argos's foray into the budget tablet market

Online sales now represent almost half of all Argos' business

Market Report: Weak Link weighs on Carphone Warehouse

Nervousness ahead of today's trading statement from Carphone Warehouse sent shares in the group tumbling 6p to 158p yesterday as traders fretted that they could disappoint.

Dixons calls for cut in interest rates

The Bank of England should cut interest rates to avert a complete collapse in consumer confidence, the chief executive of Dixons urged yesterday.

End of video recorders moves a step closer

The death of the video recorder came a step closer today when the country's largest electrical chain said it is stopping selling them.

Dixons warns of slowdown ahead of Christmas period

Dixons, the electricals specialist, spooked the retail sector yesterday when it admitted its sales had slowed and warned margins would come under pressure over the key festive trading period.

Dixons sends shiver through retail sector

Dixons sent another shiver through the retail sector today after the electricals specialist said its rate of sales growth had slowed.

Dixons buoyed by surprise sales leap

Dixons provided a boost for sentiment in the UK retail sector yesterday when it surprised the City with a 5 per cent jump in like-for-like sales.

Violent video game sells out after being blamed for murder

A video game blamed by a 14-year-old murder victim's parents for his death has sold out across much of the country following publicity about the brutal murder. The Dixons Group last week withdrew the violent game Manhunt from its Dixons, Currys and PC World stores, while Virgin Megastores also withdrew it in the wake of media coverage about the murder of Stefan Pakeerah, who was killed by his friend, Warren Leblanc, 17 in Leicester in February.

Dixons directors lose bonus after profit alert

Boardroom pay at Dixons sank by one-third last year after a profit warning from the electricals retailer in early 2003 wiped out bonuses for its top managers.

Stores withdraw computer game linked to boy's killing

The retail chain Dixons took the violent computer game Manhunt off its shelves yesterday after it was blamed for influencing a teenage murderer.

Cautious Dixons limits return of capital to £200m

Dixons Group yesterday unveiled plans to hand back £200m to shareholders as it confirmed that its finance director, Jeremy Darroch, had quit to join BSkyB.

The Investment Column: Risk makes Dixons one to avoid

Amec gets back on track but shares are too pricey; Plenty of growth left in iSoft despite recent surge

BSkyB looks to hire Dixons finance chief

James Darroch, the finance director of Dixons, is set to leave the electrical retailer to take up the same post at the satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Dixons to shut under-performing branches

More than 100 under-performing Dixons stores are to close as part of an overhaul at the high street electrical chain, it was announced today.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee