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Asos issues profit warning over fashion discounting

Image copyright Asos Online fashion retailer Asos has warned of lower profits this financial year after “unprecedented” discounting hit its trading in November. Despite sales growth of 14% from September to November, it had seen…

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Energy firms SSE and Npower scrap merger plan

Image copyright Getty Images Energy firm SSE has scrapped its plan to merge with rival Npower, a deal that would have created the UK’s second-biggest energy supplier. The two said last month they would have…


Signals fault causes rail disruption

Image copyright SNS/PA A problem with signalling at Perth has led to widespread disruption on Scotland’s railways. Services to Inverness and Aberdeen from Glasgow and Edinburgh have been terminating at Perth. Ticket acceptance on buses…


Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Hibs, Hearts, Europa League

FOOTBALL GOSSIP Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor would relish Battle of Britain clash with Arsenal or Chelsea in the Europa League, with the draw for the round of 32 coming up later today. (Sun) Manager Steven…



Celtic: Brendan Rodgers aims to bolster attack after defeat at Hibs

Brendan Rodgers says it is “unfair” Odsonne Edouard has had to play so often of late Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will seek to strengthen his striking options in the January transfer window. With Leigh Griffiths…


Workplace reforms ‘will protect gig economy workers’

Image copyright Getty Images Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or “gig economy” workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says. Under new legislation to be introduced on…


Hull hotel cancels homeless people’s Christmas day booking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christmas has been cancelled for 24 homeless people in Hull Homeless people in Hull who were set to stay in hotel rooms over Christmas have had their booking cancelled….


‘Why I chose to have my leg amputated’

Image copyright VICTORIA SNELL Image caption Running in a race is something Victoria Snell never thought would be possible A woman has celebrated the first anniversary of having her leg amputated – by running a…


Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores amid a push into China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Originally based in Wales, Laura Ashley grew from a small factory in Carno Fashion and home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley will close some 40 stores in the UK as…


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