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Former Flybe shareholder plots regional airline’s revival

Former Flybe shareholder plots regional airline’s revival

Business
A shareholder in Flybe when it collapsed this year with the loss of thousands of jobs is in talks with its administrators about a potentially controversial bid to resuscitate the regional airline. Sky News has learnt that Cyrus Capital, a hedge fund with offices in Mayfair, is behind a plot to reacquire some of Flybe's assets, despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Britain's aviation industry. Cyrus Capital, which is run in Europe by Lucien Farrell, is understood to be in discussions with EY - which was appointed to handle the company's insolvency in March - about a deal.It is said to want to relaunch a smaller version of Flybe next year, although the precise timetable would be subject to a recovery in passenger demand and the removal of coronavirus-related quarantin...

Sports news LIVE: Premier League clubs target May 18 return to training, Eddie Hearn plots six-week boxing marathon, tributes to Leeds legend Norman Hunter

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Premier League says objective remains to finish season but no official deadline set for end of 2019/20 campaign Leeds United and England legend Norman Hunter has died from coronavirus at the […] talkSPORT
JPMorgan plots launch of Chase digital bank in Britain

JPMorgan plots launch of Chase digital bank in Britain

Business
JPMorgan Chase, the world's biggest lender by market capitalisation, is close to making a stunning entry into Britain's personal banking market.Sky News has learnt that the New York-listed behemoth will launch a range of savings and loan products using the Chase brand in the UK in the next few months. The move will represent one of the most significant new entries into the consumer banking sector since the 2008 financial crisis, and could spark a new price war among lenders already struggling to deal with a protracted period of ultra-low interest rates.JPMorgan is due to hold an investor day next week at which it will set out details of its growth strategy, although it was unclear this weekend whether the consumer banking launch in Britain would be mentioned.Sources said that JPMorgan Chas...
Manchester United transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots £50m move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Manchester United transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots £50m move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Sports
Manchester United are reportedly plotting a £50m raid on Everton for Dominic Calvert-Lewin after missing out on Erling Haaland.The Red Devils were pipped by Borussia Dortmund to the signature of the 19-year-old striker, the son of former Leeds and Manchester City player Alf-Inge Haaland. Getty Images - Getty Dominic Calvert-Lewin, far right, is being chased by Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was desperate to land the Red Bull Salzburg man and will now have to fork out almost treble the £18m release clause stipulated in Haaland’s contract if he wants to add Calvert-Lewin to his ranks. The Everton striker, who has already hit double figures this season, was originally very much a back-up option for United in the January transfer window. But he’s now e
Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Entertainment
Satirical puppet show Spitting Image hopes to return to the small screen, 23 years after it last aired. New episodes of the comedy, described as "public service satire" by co-creator Roger Law, will take on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, among others."It's pretty chaotic out there. As far as I'm concerned, it's better than shouting at the television set," he told the Guardian.A pilot for the resurrected show has already been filmed, Mr Law added.The pilot will also feature the Duchess of Sussex wearing a glittery top with the word "Princess" printed on the front. Unlike its 1980s heyday, Mr Law said the new series would not focus on the lower ranks of British politics,...