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William Hill plans 700 store closures putting 4,500 jobs at risk

William Hill plans 700 store closures putting 4,500 jobs at risk

Business
Bookmaker William Hill has said it plans to close about 700 betting shops, which could lead to 4,500 job losses.The firm said the move followed the government's decision in April to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.Since then, the company added, it had seen "a significant fall" in gaming machine revenues.William Hill, which has 2,300 shops and 12,500 employees, said the closures could begin before the end of the year."The group will look to apply voluntary redundancy and redeployment measures extensively and will be providing support to all colleagues throughout the process," its statement said. What are fixed-odds betting terminals? Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts The government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds...
Kansas prosecutors not actively investigating Chiefs’ Hill

Kansas prosecutors not actively investigating Chiefs’ Hill

Sports
June 7 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is not actively being investigated for potential child abuse by prosecutors in Johnson County, Kan., according to District Attorney Steve Howe. "As in any case, if we receive additional evidence we re-evaluate," Howe told the Kansas City Star on Friday. The Chiefs banned Hill, 25, from all team activities in late April after Kansas City television station KCTV released audio of Hill discussing striking his 3-year-old son. Police were called to Hill's home twice in March and determined his son had been injured. Howe announced in April that charges would not be filed because the evidence in the case didn't clearly establish who committed the action. The Kansas Department for Children and Families is investigating Hill. NFL spokes...
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill involved in investigation of alleged battery

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill involved in investigation of alleged battery

Sports
March 15 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill is linked to an investigation of an alleged incident that involves his son. The Chiefs acknowledged to the Kansas City Star that an investigation involving Hill is underway. "The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We're in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We'll have no further comment at this time." The 25-year-old Hill hasn't been charged, according to the Star. Police in Overland Park, Kan., were called to Hill's home to investigate an alleged battery in which a juvenile is listed as a victim, according to a police report obtained by KCTV-5. Hill's name isn't listed on the report, but his addres...
Watch: Tragedy, terror plague family in 'Haunting of Hill House' trailer

Watch: Tragedy, terror plague family in 'Haunting of Hill House' trailer

Entertainment
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Netflix released a trailer Wednesday for The Haunting of Hill House, its new horror series inspired by Shirley Jackson's novel. The contemporary drama is to start streaming Oct. 12. It stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti star, as well as Lulu Wilson, McKenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw and Julian Hilliard. "The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country," a synopsis said. "Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past -- some of which still lurk in their minds while others may ...