Tough conditions in Europe muted the modest success of Carpetright’s “self-help” efforts in the UK, as profit and revenue fell in the first half.
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Sunday 24 July 2011
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Two teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a schoolboy stabbed in the neck in south-east London.
Thursday 23 June 2011
When Ray Davies saunters on in a dapper silver-grey suit to welcome Madness to Meltdown, the band's fans cheer in delight. They understand The Kinks' influence on these subsequent specialists in North London working-class bittersweet vignettes. Saxophonist and non-singer Lee Thompson later jokingly checks if Davies has left the building, before a chucking-out-time pub version of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone". The real tribute comes as Madness stake their place in its tradition, with songs that are worldly-wise, sometimes weary and always for the underdog, played with rare confidence tonight.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Koko is bursting at the seams, limbs hanging over balconies, enthusiastic fans crammed in at the front needing water from security, gasping before an empty stage. The phrase "sardines in a can" comes to mind and the electric excitement brewing is almost killed by the late starting of the show, but all is forgiven as the Peckham star bounds on to the stage.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
A teenager has been charged with murder after a promising athlete was gunned down in the stairwell of a housing estate.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
Will Lunn, 22, is barely out of art school – yet next month the so-called "Baby Gallerist" makes the move from Peckham to Mayfair, to launch his very own gallery. Walk down South Molton Street and you could easily miss it: a narrow doorway, shrouded in foliage, wedged between two outposts of dusty old Grays antiques. In three weeks time, Sumarria Lunn will be open for business.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
A serial rapist is facing a long prison sentence today after being convicted of attacking women near Buckingham Palace and the British Museum.
Monday 18 April 2011
A woman who repeatedly turned up at the home of Premier League footballer Rio Ferdinand was convicted today of harassment.
Friday 15 April 2011
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 4 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial