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Superdry warns profits could be wiped out after poor Christmas

Superdry warns profits could be wiped out after poor Christmas

Business
Superdry has warned its profits could be wiped out after weaker than expected sales during the peak Christmas period.The struggling fashion retailer saw its revenue fall sharply by 16% in the 10 weeks to 4 January, blaming poor trading on old stock left over by the former management team. It also experienced shortages of some of the better-selling ranges.As a result, the firm has downgraded its pre-tax profit from £20m to between zero and £10m for the full financial year, ending in April.In a trading update the firm said: "Despite a strong Black Friday event, peak trading performance has been lower than expected as we continue our strategic transition to a full price stance. Advertisement "Over this period
Gavin and Stacey Christmas special is most-watched TV comedy for 17 years

Gavin and Stacey Christmas special is most-watched TV comedy for 17 years

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device The Gavin and Stacey Christmas special was the UK's most-watched scripted TV programme of the 2010s, new audience figures show.In total, 17.1 million viewers tuned in to the comeback episode live or on catch-up during the subsequent week, according to the consolidated ratings.Only sporting events and the 2010 X Factor final were watched by more people during the past decade.And it was the most-watched comedy since Only Fools and Horses in 2002.Del Boy and Rodney's penultimate Christmas Day special was watched by 17.4 million people, according to ratings body Barb. The new episode of Gavin and Stacey, written by and starring James Corden and...
George Michael’s sister found dead on Christmas Day

George Michael’s sister found dead on Christmas Day

Entertainment
George Michael's sister was found dead at her home on Christmas Day, the third anniversary of the singer's death.Melanie Panayiotou, 55, was discovered at her home in Hampstead, northwest London, on the evening of 25 December by her sister Yioda Panayiotou. Her death comes exactly three years after her brother George was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day in 2016, at the age of 53. He died of natural causes. Image: George with Andrew Ridgeley and Melanie at Live Aid in 1985 Image: The singer is one of the biggest selling music artists of all time John Reid, the lawyer running Michael's music firms, told Sky News on behalf of the family: "W...
Gavin And Stacey the most viewed Christmas Day show in a decade

Gavin And Stacey the most viewed Christmas Day show in a decade

Entertainment
The much-anticipated return of TV's Gavin And Stacey achieved the best Christmas Day viewing figures for more than a decade.The episode, broadcast on BBC One, was watched by an average 11.6 million people, making it the biggest festive special since 2008. It secured 49.2% of the total viewing audience during its slot, according to the BBC.The episode picked up 10 years after the previous instalment of the comedy series, allowing viewers to catch up on the world of titular couple Gavin and Stacey (played by Matthew Horne and Joanna Page) as well as Smithy and Nessa (James Corden and Ruth Jones).It ended on a cliffhanger, with a marriage proposal involving two major characters left unanswered. Advertisement T...
Caroline Flack’s boyfriend posts Christmas message to her saying he is ‘gutted’

Caroline Flack’s boyfriend posts Christmas message to her saying he is ‘gutted’

Entertainment
The boyfriend of former Love Island host Caroline Flack has said he is "gutted" to be spending Christmas away from her.The presenter, 40, is not allowed contact with Lewis Burton, 27, as part of her bail conditions after she pleaded not guilty to assaulting him with a lamp. The incident is said to have left them both covered in blood like a "horror movie". Image: Lewis Burton posted this Christmas message to his girlfriend Image: Burton does not support the prosecution and insists he is not a victim In an Instagram story posted late afternoon on Christmas Day, Burton wrote: "Gutted I can't spend Christmas with you, I want to repeat I never pressed charges and asked the other da...