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Green in legal fight with FRC over BHS probe

Green in legal fight with FRC over BHS probe

Business
The high street billionaire Sir Philip Green has sparked a legal battle with regulators over a probe into the audit of BHS's accounts during the year before the now-collapsed chain was sold for £1. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Sir Philip's company Taveta Investments has made an urgent application for a judicial review aimed at forcing the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to amend its report on the issue.A hearing is understood to have been scheduled to take place at the High Court on Friday, but has been postponed after lawyers for the FRC requested more time to prepare their case, according to insiders.Taveta, which is the parent company of Sir Philip's Top Shop-owning Arcadia Group, is also thought to have applied separately for an injunction to prevent the...
Fight for this love? Ant McPartlin's ex wife Lisa Armstrong is STILL wearing wedding ring

Fight for this love? Ant McPartlin's ex wife Lisa Armstrong is STILL wearing wedding ring

Entertainment
MAGICMOMENTS CHANGE OF HEART? Lisa Armstrong is still wearing her wedding ring The make-up artist, who works on Britain's Got More Talent, was spotted arriving at the Hammersmith Apollo in Manchester still wearing her wedding ring.Dressed in a black and orange tracksuit, Lisa looked happier than ever as she beamed away with her colleagues.With her violet hair tied back into a messy bun, the star kept things casual as she pushed on as normal despite a turbulent 2018.On January 15, a spokesman for Ant said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin. GETTY FLAS...
The fight to leave the 'open air prison' of Gaza

The fight to leave the 'open air prison' of Gaza

World
Uniformed officials scream at a desperate group of men and women trying to force their way into an indoor football stadium in the Gaza town of Rafah on the border with Egypt. The men and women are desperate because they have effectively won the lottery - a chance to leave Gaza for Egypt - and they do not want to miss the bus. And it is literally a bus.Tens of thousands of people are waiting for their names to be called for travel. But their numbers will be pitifully small. A few hundred people are waiting today but most of them won't cross.The crossing to Egypt was closed for 329 days last year. It is open now for Ramadan, a gesture by the Egyptian government after the violence here in recent weeks, but it is only for a few. Image: ...
Tyson Fury teams up with snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of comeback fight in June

Tyson Fury teams up with snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of comeback fight in June

Sports
Tyson Fury says he has appointed snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan to his support team ahead of his comeback fight next month.Heavyweight boxer Fury will get back in the ring at Manchester Arena on June 9, against an opponent still to be announced, after spending over two years out of action. Following lengthy wrangling over an alleged doping offence, which Fury flatly denied he committed, he has his boxing licence back and believes five-time world snooker champion O'Sullivan can help him on the mental side of sporting combat. O'Sullivan has been supported in recent years by sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, who has also previously worked with teams including Great Britain's Olympic cyclists and the England football team. And Fury believes he is already benefiting from O'Sullivan's knowled...
British Columbia stands firm in Trans Mountain fight

British Columbia stands firm in Trans Mountain fight

Business
May 17 (UPI) -- The federal Canadian government is putting investor interests above provincial issues with its support for the Trans Mountain pipeline, British Columbia said. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday the government would offset the risks from provincial opposition to expand the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to British Columbia. Citing shareholder risk from that opposition, pipeline company Kinder Morgan in early April said it might back out of the plans to triple the pipeline's capacity. That opposition, the company added, has led to increased provincial tensions. British Columbia has already enacted legislation that could limit the flow of the heavier type of oil carried by Trans Mountain. Premier John Horgan said in response to Ottawa's position that he has a ...