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Ten brands that disappeared over the past decade

Ten brands that disappeared over the past decade

Business
The UK retail industry has been struggling heavily in recent years and many brands have been going into administration.But not everybody manages to secure a rescue deal with their creditors, and in some cases, once-popular household names have disappeared completely from the UK's High Streets.Here's a look at some of the biggest names we've lost in the past decade and what went wrong.Toys R UsUS toy store giant Toys R Us shut down all of its US and UK stores in April 2018, after filing for bankruptcy protection in September 2017. Its Asian stores are still open, having been sold to Fung Retailing and a number of other lenders in November 2018. "It was heartbreaking, because consumers absolutely want to buy the best brand...
Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Health
Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizationsBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterDecember 6, 2019, 10:16 PM4 min read Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed the products most often cited by patients, noting that some of them said they vaped more than one. Dank Vapes was the brand used by 56% of the hospitalized patients natio...
YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device YouTube's algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos, a BBC investigation has found.Searching YouTube across 10 languages, the BBC found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation - mainly bogus cancer cures. Ten of the videos found had more than a million views. Many were accompanied by adverts. The unproven "cures" often involved consuming specific substances, such as turmeric or baking soda. Juice diets or extreme fasting were also common themes. Some YouTubers advocated drinking donkey's milk or boiling water. None of the so-called cures offered are clinically proven to treat cancer...
Kevin Pietersen brands England cult figure Jack Leach a ‘laughing stock’ after Australia retain the Ashes

Kevin Pietersen brands England cult figure Jack Leach a ‘laughing stock’ after Australia retain the Ashes

Sports
Kevin Pietersen has laid into England spinner Jack Leach for his poor performances during the 2019 Ashes series.Leach became a cult hero to fans for his one not out at Headingley to help tie the series with Australia. AFP or licensors Jack Leach frustrated the Australian side with his constant glasses cleaning Videos emerged of the Somerset player re-enacting the run for his team-mates after the game and was even offered glasses for life by Specsavers. But Pietersen did not see the funny side of things and the former England batsman did not hold back in his criticism as Australia retained the Ashes by winning at Old Trafford. size matters Michael Bisping reveals why he th...
‘Beyond what was appropriate’: BBC rules on Jo Brand’s battery acid joke

‘Beyond what was appropriate’: BBC rules on Jo Brand’s battery acid joke

Entertainment
Jo Brand's controversial battery acid joke "went beyond what was appropriate" for a Radio 4 comedy show but did not incite violence, the BBC has ruled.The 62-year-old star made the jibe on an episode of Victoria Coren Mitchell's Radio 4 show Heresy in June. Referring to political figures who had been hit by milkshakes, Brand said: "I'm thinking why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid."She added: "That's just me. I'm not going to do it, it's purely a fantasy, but I think milkshakes are pathetic, I honestly do, sorry." ...