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BAE close to naming Woodburn as next chief

National News February 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

Britain’s biggest defence company is close to anointing a new boss for the first time in nearly a decade, as a veteran oil industry executive prepares to take the helm of the Eurofighter Typhoon and Astute submarines manufacturer.

Brexit pumps up prices for speaker firm Sonos

National News February 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Music lovers face paying more to listen to their favourite tunes at home after US speaker-maker Sonos said it would hike UK prices by up to 25% following the post-referendum slump in the pound.

The Archers star Sara Coward dies aged 69

National News February 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

The Archers actress Sara Coward, who played Caroline Sterling in the Radio Four drama for nearly 40 years, has died of cancer aged 69.

Murder accused ‘invented supposed kidnappers’

National News February 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

A man accused of killing his fiancee invented two men who supposedly kidnapped her and based their descriptions on people he knew, a court has heard.

Plans for 4×4 inspired by classic Defender

National News February 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Industrial giant Ineos has announced plans to build a new 4×4 off-road vehicle inspired by the discontinued Land Rover Defender.

Fashion statement: Sam Cam launches own label

National News February 13, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Samantha Cameron has launched her own fashion label aimed at “busy women”.

‘UK growth to slow due to impact of Brexit’

National News February 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

The UK economy is set to see its growth slow over the next two years due to the impact of Brexit, the European Commission has said.

Video captures mass brawl at Wetherspoons

National News February 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Footage has emerged of the moment a mass brawl broke out between dozens of revellers at a Wetherspoons pub.

Retail spending growth weakened in January

National News February 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

British consumers are reining in their spending after the Christmas period, with footfall to the UK’s high street shops also declining.

Tory MP lashes out at Ken Loach’s ‘drivel’

National News February 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

Tory MP Tim Loughton has hit back at film director Ken Loach, who used his BAFTA speech to criticise the conservative Government for what he called its “callous brutality”.