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Sports Direct shares slip as House of Fraser weighs on results

Sports Direct shares slip as House of Fraser weighs on results

Business
Shares in Mike Ashley's Sports Direct have dived more than 10% after the retailer said it had delayed the publication of its annual results.The company, whose shares trade on the FTSE 250, blamed problems integrating its purchase of House of Fraser (HoF) stores last summer and increased scrutiny of its accounts. It added that this could affect its financial forecasts. Image: House of Fraser was bought by Mr Ashley in August last year Sports Direct had been due to publish results for the year to 28 April on Thursday but said it now expected to release them between 26 July and 23 August.Its statement said: "The reasons for the delay are the complexities of the integration into the company of the House of Fraser business, and the current...
Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines.A quarter of patients have difficulty walking as the disease wears on, often freezing on the spot and falling.Parkinson's UK hailed its potential impact on an aspect of the disease where there is currently no treatment.Prof Mandar Jog, of Western University in London, Ontario, told BBC News the scale of benefit to patients of his new treatment was "beyond his wildest dreams". "Most of our patien...
Israel votes: Main rivals claim victory as exit polls offer mixed results

Israel votes: Main rivals claim victory as exit polls offer mixed results

World
By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Exit polls provided little clarity in the race to power in Israel's election - which could give Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by a centrist political novice.Despite contradictory exit polls, Mr Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz was quick to claim victory, with his party saying: "We won! The Israeli public has had their say!" He was shortly followed by the incumbent prime minister, who claimed his own "clear victory". Image: Supporters of the Blue and White alliance wave flags as exit polls emerge The Kan exit poll showed Mr Gantz's Blue and White Party leads by one seat but that the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc would still dominate, while Channel ...
Chloe Khan flaunts results of bum job after having 'saggy implants' removed

Chloe Khan flaunts results of bum job after having 'saggy implants' removed

Entertainment
The former X Factor star has made no secret of her love of cosmetic surgery, having undergone a number of procedures over the years.And Chloe Khan flaunted the results of her latest bum job this week, just one day after having to replace her “saggy’ implants.Taking to Instagram, the 26-year-old put her new enhanced bottom on full display as she posed for a selfie.The former glamour model flew out to Turkey for the procedure and discussed her reasons for having the operation with her 1.6million followers. Related Articles In a number of Instagram stories, she explained: “So guys, I’m one day after surgery.“I did have to have my butt implants out because they had dropped so much and they were causing me a lot of problems shape-wise.“I had them replaced ...