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John Lewis profits slump 99% in 'challenging times'

John Lewis profits slump 99% in 'challenging times'

Business
Profits at the John Lewis Partnership have fallen to almost zero in the first half of the year as its department store chain matched discounting "extravaganza days" by rivals.John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield said the retail sector was facing "challenging times". Its results, which include Waitrose, showed profits for the six months to 28 July sank 99% from last year to £1.2m.The retailer also warned that full-year profits would be "substantially lower".The company is rebranding its stores to John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners to highlight the chain's 85,000 members of staff, known as "partners" who are given an annual bonus based on the chain's profits.Margin squeeze"With the level of uncertainty facing consume...
'Harry Potter' icons Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis reunite, share pic

'Harry Potter' icons Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis reunite, share pic

Entertainment
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former Harry Potter co-stars Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis shared on Instagram a photo of their recent reunion. "Take your Slytherin paws off me, you damn dirty ape! @t22felton," Lewis captioned a snapshot of him glowering at Felton, who has his arm around Lewis while holding a jacket with a Slytherin emblem on it. "See how close he was to converting.... @mattdavelewis #gryffindork," Felton wrote when he posted the same photo, which has gotten about 1.5 million "likes" since it was posted on the two accounts early Sunday. From 2001 to 2011, the actors appeared in eight fantasy blockbusters set at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which was divided into the houses Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Felton played the Slytherin villain Draco Malfoy...
Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver agrees £40m-a-year deal until 2020

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver agrees £40m-a-year deal until 2020

Sports
World champion Lewis Hamilton will race for Mercedes in Formula 1 for at least a further two seasons.The 33-year-old Briton has signed a new contract with the German manufacturer that lasts until the end of 2020.BBC Sport understands Hamilton will earn at least £30m a year, rising to a maximum of £40m, depending on bonuses. Hamilton said a new contract had been "a formality" since he sat down with Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff to begin discussions last winter.He said: "It's good to put pen to paper, announce it and then get on with business as usual."I have been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier inside a team than I am right now."We are on...
Lennox Lewis planning sensational return to boxing at 52 to take on Vitali Klitschko in exhibition fight

Lennox Lewis planning sensational return to boxing at 52 to take on Vitali Klitschko in exhibition fight

Sports
lew what? The Briton last fought in 2003 but may be about to lace up his gloves again Lennox Lewis is reportedly planning to make a sensational return to the ring to face Vitali Klitschko. The 52-year-old – the last undisputed heavyweight world champion – is eyeing an exhibition bout with his old Ukrainian rival later this year. Lennox Lewis may be lacing up his gloves once more The duo fought in 2003 and Lewis was given one of the most testing nights of his career before the fight was stopped in the sixth due to a severe cut to Klitschko’s left eye. It proved to be the final fight of Lewis’ career, but the Briton may now lace up his gloves once more, according to World Boxing News. Klitschko is the ...
Lewis Hamilton given five-place penalty for Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton given five-place penalty for Bahrain Grand Prix

Sports
Hamilton finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in the first Grand Prix of the season in AustraliaFriday, April 6, 2018Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty for breaching rules over gearbox changes.The rules stated by F1 governing body the FIA says that drivers are not allowed to change their gearboxes within a six-race period.The Mercedes driver has said Hamilton needs a new gearbox after problems in the opening race in Australia, his team said."We had an hydraulic leak in the Melbourne race and were fortunate to finish the race," Mercedes said."Unfortunately we couldn't repair it within the six-race cycle."The defending champion finished second in Melbourne, behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with the second race taking place this weekend.Let's b