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Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Technology
A judge will decide Saturday if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard his submarine that sank off Denmark's east coast. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) UC3 Nautilus sank. He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying she had disembarked earlier. The woman's boyfriend alerted authorities that the sub had not returned, prompting a major search involving two helicopters, three ships and several private boats. The Navy said that the sub had been spotted sailing but then sank shortly afterward. Kristian Isbak, who had responded to the...
The Week and Viz owner plants idea of asset sales

The Week and Viz owner plants idea of asset sales

Business
The Week and other well-known British magazine titles could change hands as part of a review ‎of the publishing empire built by Felix Dennis, the late media tycoon and poet.Sky News has learnt that the trustees of The Heart of England Forest Charity and the executors of Mr Dennis's estate have been in discussions with financial advisers about the prospective review.Sources said this weekend that Allen & Co, a US-based advisory firm, was in the frame to oversee the project, indicating that American media owners could be approached about their interest in Dennis's assets.The Heart of England Forest Charity ‎was established by Mr Dennis after he began planting trees during the 1990s.Its trustees are chaired by Jon Snow, the Channel 4 News presenter.Dennis Publishing itself is not for sale
Southern owner to pay £13m over disruption

Southern owner to pay £13m over disruption

Business
The owner of Southern Rail has been ordered by the Government to pay £13.4m for improvements after its poor performance caused months of delays.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said prolonged industrial action could not "fully explain the poor service" as commuters suffered cancellations and overcrowded shorter trains on the line.But the payout, outlined in a letter by Mr Grayling to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), was described as a "whitewash" and not even a "slap on the wrist" by the RMT union.Mr Grayling said: "Passengers who depend on Southern have been badly let down."The union industrial action that has so often disrupted services is totally unjustified and must stop now. But GTR must also do better in providing services to its passengers."When trains are cancelled unnecessarily i