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David Beckham posts rare dinner snap with Victoria amid divorce rumours

David Beckham posts rare dinner snap with Victoria amid divorce rumours

Entertainment
He’s been hit with a barrage of rumours surrounding his marriage to wife Victoria Beckham in recent weeks.But football legend David appeared to put the controversy behind him on Wednesday night as he took to social media to share a sweet snap of himself alongside his fashionista wife.The 43-year-old took to his official Instagram to shut down naysayers with an adorable photo of himself seated next to the former Spice Girl singer as they enjoyed dinner with the rest of their family.In the happy snap, David can be seen cosying up to his wife of 19-years as they are surrounded by family members which include sons Brooklyn, 19, Cruz, 13, and Romeo, 15.Noticeably absent from the occasion was the pair’s daughter Harper, although fans were quick to question whether the pho...
Stobart picks broker amid bid to oust chair

Stobart picks broker amid bid to oust chair

Business
Stobart Group, the infrastructure conglomerate, will seek to restore order to its warring boardroom by announcing the appointment of a new City broker amid an attempt to oust its chairman. Sky News has learnt that the company, which has been hit by a rebellion led by former chief executive Andrew Tinkler, will say in the coming days that Canaccord Genuity is replacing Cenkos Securities in the role.The appointment of Canaccord will come soon after Stobart Group confirmed that investors holding approximately one-third of its shares were seeking to replace the current chairman with Philip Day, the billionaire owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM).Cenkos resigned the brokership because of its long-standing relationship with Mr Tinkler and Woodford Investment Management, a major...
Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM amid corruption scandal

Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM amid corruption scandal

World
Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain's prime minister after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a vote of no confidence. The socialist came to power at a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid presided over by the country's King Felipe VI.On Friday, Mr Sanchez successfully persuaded Spanish MPs to back a move to remove the former head of government in the wake of a corruption scandal.The no-confidence vote came after 29 former members of Mr Rajoy's conservative Popular Party were convicted of corruption last week. Image: Pedro Sanchez lines up with Felipe VI and former PM Mariano Rajoy at the investiture Although the parliament voted 180-169 on Friday to replace Mr Rajoy's government with one led by Mr Sanchez, the Sociali...
Some cheer for retail amid high street crisis

Some cheer for retail amid high street crisis

Business
Retail sales bounced back last month after the so-called Beast from the East exacerbated the crisis facing the high street, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recorded a 1.6% rise in sales volumes during April compared to March - a rate that smashed economists' expectations.The performance represented some hope for retailers - and the economy - that February and March proved a blip for the shopping sector because of the poor weather.Previous industry statistics had suggested sales slumped at their fastest pace for more than two decades in April.:: Retail sales slide in March as cold weather takes toll Image: Heavy snow and biting temperatures in February and March took their toll on the high street ...
Spotify axes R Kelly from playlists amid backlash

Spotify axes R Kelly from playlists amid backlash

Technology
R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. On Thursday, the music app said it would no longer promote the I Believe I Can Fly singer's songs in its editorial or algorithmic playlists.It comes following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against the 51-year-old, who has strongly denied any wrongdoing.Spotify told Billboard: "We are removing R Kelly's music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly."His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it."We don't censor content because of an artist's or creator's behavior, but we want our editorial decisions - ...