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Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

Sports
JOB DONE The centre-back won five league titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues Former Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old posted a social media statement on Sunday evening revealing he had decided to call it quits, weeks after turning down the chance to sign for Spartak Moscow. John Terry left Chelsea at the end of the 2016/17 season, then spent a year at Aston Villa “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry wrote. He left Chelsea after winning his fifth league title at the club in 2017 and went on to captain Aston Villa last season. The Championship side reportedly want ...
Apple silent amid iPhone 'chargegate' complaints

Apple silent amid iPhone 'chargegate' complaints

Technology
Apple has remained silent amid complaints that its new iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones fail to charge consistently when plugged in.Several users have reported that their device refuses to charge if it has been idle for a while. Some charge only if the display is "woken up".Video blogger Lewis Hilsenteger dubbed the issue "chargegate" in a video demonstrating the problem.However, Apple has not yet commented on the issue.Mr Hilsenteger presents the Unbox Therapy channel on YouTube, which has more than 12 million subscribers.In a video published on Saturday, he tested nine iPhones by plugging them into an official Apple power supply. While the 2017 iPhone X charged without problem, many of the ne...
Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch

Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch

Business
Evans Cycles has put itself up for sale as it seeks fresh funding amid tough High Street trading conditions. The BBC understands PwC is in talks with a number of potential buyers for the bike store chain, which has more than 60 outlets in the UK.The consultancy has asked for final bids by the end of next week, but Evans is not thought to be seeking a rescue deal. PwC declined to comment and Evans did not respond to requests for comment. Concerns over the retailer's financial position first emerged in September, when Sky News reported the chain was seeking an emergency cash injection from its lenders. Last Maplin stores close their doors Toys R Us shops to close down Like other retailers, Evans has struggled with the recent slow...
29 dead in Philippines amid typhoon landslides

29 dead in Philippines amid typhoon landslides

World
Typhoon Mangkhut has left 29 people dead and a trail of destruction across the northern Philippines. The strongest storm in the world this year has now moved on to southern China and densely populated Hong Kong, after causing landslides on the northern tip of the Philippines' Luzon island yesterday.While the worst of the storm has passed in the Philippines, authorities are dealing with the devastation left in its wake.Houses collapsed amid landslides as more than five million people found themselves in the path of the deadly typhoon.Francis Tolentino, an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, said most of the fatalities happened in mountainous areas. Image: Mangkhut levelled structures in the Philippines over the weekend ...
X-Men actress missing amid tax fraud allegations

X-Men actress missing amid tax fraud allegations

Entertainment
There is growing speculation that China's highest-paid movie star Fan Bingbing, who has not been seen for months, may have been detained for tax fraud. Fan, 36, has been a household name in China for years and broke into Hollywood with a role in the 2014 blockbuster X-Men: Days Of Future Past.Last year, she topped Forbes magazine's list of top-earning Chinese celebrities with income of 300 million yuan (£33.5m).But she has gone quiet in recent months, following allegations of tax evasion.Beijing Normal University has placed Fan last in an academic report ranking A-list celebrities on their social responsibility.Published earlier this month, 100 Chinese stars including popular actor Jackie Chan and award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi were ranked according to their professi...