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Spice Girls close reunion tour as Geri apologises

Spice Girls close reunion tour as Geri apologises

Entertainment
Geri Horner has apologised for quitting the Spice Girls as the group took to the stage for the final night of their long-awaited reunion tour. "I need to say something I should have said a long time ago," she said to the 70,000 fans in London's Wembley Stadium. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry I left. I was just being a brat. It is so good to be back with the girls that I love."Horner left the group in 1998 - just two years before the group split.Sporty, Ginger, Baby, and Scary Spice performed their hits including Wannabe, their 1996 debut single, and Spice Up Your Life. Advertisement The band ended their run by bringing their children and mothers on stage with them, with Geri, best known as Ginger Spice, joking that ...
Scientists close in on hidden Scottish meteorite crater

Scientists close in on hidden Scottish meteorite crater

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Scientists think the time has come for a full geophysical survey of The Minch, to see if the Scottish strait is hiding an ancient meteorite crater.The idea that such a structure lies between the Western Isles and mainland Scotland was first raised back in 2008.They found evidence on the Highlands coast for the rocky debris that would have been produced by a giant impact.Now, the team from Oxford and Aberdeen universities believes it can pinpoint where the space object fell to Earth.Writing in the Journal of the Geological Society, Dr Ken Amor and colleagues say this location is centred about 15-20km west-northwest of Enard Bay - part way across The Minch towards Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides.The f...

Union: Ford to close plant in Wales that employs 1,700

World
Carmaker Ford plans to close next year a plant in Wales that employs 1,700 people, a union said Thursday. The GMB union said union leaders were given the news by company officials on Thursday. Ford was expected to make an announcement later about the engine plant in the town of Bridgend. GMB regional organizer Jeff Beck says the news was "a real hammer blow for the Welsh economy and the community in Bridgend." Former Welsh government leader Carwyn Jones, who represents Bridgend in the Welsh Assembly, said "this has all been very sudden. There was no warning about this at all." "From my perspective I want to know what's going on as to with the workers and want to know a reason for the decision, and to work with Welsh government to see what we can do to help the workers here," he said. The ...
Ford Bridgend engine plant ‘to close in 2020’

Ford Bridgend engine plant ‘to close in 2020’

Business
Ford's engine plant in Bridgend will close in September 2020, union sources have said, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.Union officials are being told details of the plans at a meeting with Ford bosses which include the offer of redeployment of workers to other sites. The company is understood to be blaming "under utilisation" and cost disadvantage compared with other sites.Ford will make an official announcement later, with workers arriving at the plant saying they were "devastated".The plant employs workers from across south Wales and many more in companies supplying goods and services to it. The GMB union said closure would "mean disaster" for the community.Live updates: Fears for the future of Ford Bridgend ...
Amazon close to swallowing slice of Deliveroo

Amazon close to swallowing slice of Deliveroo

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Amazon, the internet retailing behemoth, is in talks to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the British food delivery app Deliveroo, giving it a huge boost in its international battle with rival Uber Eats. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Amazon is close to announcing a deal to back Deliveroo as part of a $ 575m (£450m) fundraising. Sources said late on Thursday night that the deal was likely to be unveiled by Deliveroo in the coming days.If confirmed, Amazon is likely to invest a substantial proportion of the funds being raised by the British-based group, which has become one of the biggest players in the so-called 'gig economy'.The deal will come just days after Uber Technologies - which has been frequently