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Boxing Day sales hit as COVID closures drive down spending

Boxing Day sales hit as COVID closures drive down spending

Business
Boxing Day sales are expected to fall by more than a quarter compared with last year, despite some shoppers queueing in the early hours in some areas under lighter restrictions.Footfall for the sales is already down 60% in the UK up to 12pm - largely due to non-essential shops being closed across swathes of Britain under the tightest coronavirus restrictions. It followed a call from Boris Johnson for people to avoid Boxing Day crowds as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many areas. Image: An empty Regent Street in London Image: Nearby Oxford Street was packed with shoppers on Boxing Day in 2019 Famous shopping streets were practically empty in areas such as Edinburgh and Londo...
Covid: Boxing Day sales expected to plummet amid pandemic

Covid: Boxing Day sales expected to plummet amid pandemic

Business
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Salah transfer rumours, plus Arsenal vs Chelsea and Man United could catch Liverpool with win at Leicester in Boxing Day fixtures, while Man City hampered by COVID

Salah transfer rumours, plus Arsenal vs Chelsea and Man United could catch Liverpool with win at Leicester in Boxing Day fixtures, while Man City hampered by COVID

Sports
There’s a cracker of a Boxing Day offering for you on talkSPORT. Premier League football has come thick and fast this season it continues during another hectic festive schedule this winter. Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day 2020 Leicester City v Manchester United – 12:30pm – LIVE on talkSPORT Aston Villa v Crystal Palace – 3pm Fulham v Southampton – 3pm Arsenal v Chelsea – 5:30pm – LIVE on talkSPORT Manchester City v Newcastle United – 8pm – LIVE on talkSPORT Sheffield United v Everton – 8pm – LIVE on talkSPORT 2 talkSPORT is your number one destination for all the action over the coming days and up first, it’s Boxing Day. Including Arsenal v Chelsea and Leicester v Manchester United, there is plenty to get your football fix at the sta...
What we’ve loved in sport: Eddie Hearn’s bonkers boxing plan, Erling Haaland scoring on Bundesliga return, Harry Kane’s incredible shirt gesture

What we’ve loved in sport: Eddie Hearn’s bonkers boxing plan, Erling Haaland scoring on Bundesliga return, Harry Kane’s incredible shirt gesture

Sports
The return of the Bundesliga finally gave football fans something to watch over the weekend. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund recorded routine wins, while RB Leipzig dropped points in the title race. After a two-month absence of top-tier European football due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was a welcome sight. And there have been plenty of other highlights over the past week. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed… Harry Kane sponsoring Leyton Orient’s shirts Harry Kane showed enormous generosity Leyton Orient announced that Kane will be their new shirt sponsor for the 2020/21 season. The Tottenham and England striker made his professional debut in a loan spell with the O’s in 2011 and has donated the shirt sponsorship to three separate causes. The home shirt features ...
Boxing legend Mike Tyson once tried to fight NBA icon Michael Jordan at boozy dinner, ex-manager reveals – ‘He looked like he’d seen a ghost’

Boxing legend Mike Tyson once tried to fight NBA icon Michael Jordan at boozy dinner, ex-manager reveals – ‘He looked like he’d seen a ghost’

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Mike Tyson’s ex-manager has revealed details of a run-in between the boxing legend and NBA icon Michael Jordan at a dinner in 1988. Both sporting heroes have dominated the news in recent weeks, with Tyson announcing a return to the ring for charity and Jordan at the centre of popular Netflix docuseries ‘The Last Dance’. Getty Tyson and Jordan were two of the biggest names in sport in the late eighties Back in the eighties, the two Americans were at the top of their game, but despite being the undisputed and undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson was also battling with inner demons. His violent marriage to Robin Givens, and their subsequent divorce, caused Tyson’s personal life to eventually spiral out of control. Jordan briefly dated Giv...