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Marks & Spencer ousts fashion boss Jill McDonald

Marks & Spencer ousts fashion boss Jill McDonald

Business
Marks & Spencer has ousted its clothing and home boss, Jill McDonald, who spent two years attempting to turn around the struggling division.Chief executive Steve Rowe will take over from Ms McDonald in the short term.He said the firm needed to "address long-standing issues in our clothing and home supply chain around availability and flow of product".Ms McDonald had previous senior roles at Halfords and McDonald's."Her lack of skill in clothes buying and supply chain appears to be the problem. But then the problem existed before she joined, didn't it?" Global Data retail analyst Maureen Hinton tweeted.Ms McDonald joined Marks & Spencer in autumn 2017 as it began a major turnaround plan, which has seen it shut stores and revamp its management. ...
Ex-Barclays boss Varley cleared over 2008 fundraising

Ex-Barclays boss Varley cleared over 2008 fundraising

Business
The former chief executive of Barclays, John Varley, has been acquitted of fraud charges linked to the bank's 2008 fundraising.He had denied two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation at a trial, also involving other former Barclays executives. The case ended in April when a jury was discharged on the grounds of insufficient evidence.The Court of Appeal dismissed a Serious Fraud Office challenge to the decision of the trial judge in relation to Mr Varley.Judges agreed three other men could face a retrial at a date to be fixed. Advertisement Roger Jenkins, then chairman of investment management in the Middle East, ex-wealth management head Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath, who headed the ...
Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China

Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China

Technology
Telegram's founder Pavel Durov has said a massive cyber attack on his messaging service originated from China. On Wednesday, the firm confirmed it suffered a "powerful" Distributed Denial of Service attack which disrupted services for about an hour.In a DDos attack, hackers overwhelm a target's servers with junk requests. It came as protestors in Hong Kong used Telegram to coordinate demonstrations over a plan to allow extradition to China.In a post on Twitter, Telegram said the disruption affected users in the Americas and "other countries". Mr Durov later tweeted the IP addresses involved in the attack mostly came from China. China's Cyberspace Administration, which oversees the country's cyber policy, has yet to comment. Teleg...
Pep Guardiola: Premier League is ‘toughest’ to win says Man City boss

Pep Guardiola: Premier League is ‘toughest’ to win says Man City boss

Sports
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says that the Premier League "is the toughest league" to compete in as he bids to win back-to-back titles.Guardiola has won multiple league titles in Spain and Germany as a manager and will add a second Premier League title if City beat Leicester on Monday and Brighton next Sunday."For the quality from rivals, no doubts it's the toughest," he said. "That's why being there [top] is incredible."City and Liverpool have been locked in an incredible title fight all season, with both sides already amassing more points than 13-time winners Manchester United ever have in a 38-game Premier League season.City won the league with 100 points last season, but before this...
Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Sports
VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin