A shopping street in central London: The pandemic has pushed many tenants to the brink.  Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tim Ward has spent more than 30 years building a modest portfolio of retail properties on high streets around the UK. Chellbrook, the company he foun(...)

Sergio Agüero will miss Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Saturday. Photograph:  Tim Keeton/PA Wire

Saturday PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle (17) v West Ham (4), 12.30 – Live on Sky Sports Newcastle strikers Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are fit to(...)

Charles Algernon Parsons: Offaly-born engineer’s work on turbines revolutionised maritime industry

A sad and unlovely sight beside the railway station at Howth is a long-abandoned steel fabrication plant. Once it was a place loud with clanging and(...)

 Lions fans  during the second Test against South Africa  in 2009  at Loftus Versfeld   in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The South Africa Rugby president, Mark Alexander, believes proposals being presented to the country’s government next week make “a strong case for a s(...)

Cameron Redpath:  he has joined  the Scotland squad having previously played for England at under-20 level.   Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

What’s this about Scotland managing an early victory off the pitch in the build-up to next Saturday’s opening Six Nations Championship game against En(...)

Sports Direct CEO  Mike Ashley:  Among the many brands he  owns are Carlton, Dunlop, Donnay, Lillywhites, Slazenger, Karrimor, Campri, No Fear, Kangol, Firetrap, House of Fraser and Newcastle United Football Club. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In a crazy nightmare that spun out of control this week, Sports Direct was confused with direct provision. Two systems that barely meet basic needs an(...)

Co-founder of Merrion Vaults Seamus Fahy says clients are spending an average of between €7,000 and €10,000. Photograph: Mark Nixon

Irish people are spending more on gold as they buy the precious metal to safeguard wealth against Covid-19’s economic impact, according to one major s(...)

Newcastle Steve Bruce was relieved to avoid the virus but remains shaken by recent events at St James’ Park. Photograph: Lee Smith/EPA

Steve Bruce believes it is “morally wrong” to continue playing elite-level football in the midst of the accelerating pandemic but fully understands t(...)

Paschal Roche  and his daughter Sarah Jane were among those who arrived at Dublin airport on Sunday  from London. Photograph: Jade Wilson

Outside Terminal 1 arrivals at Dublin airport on Sunday afternoon families waited in the cold for their loved ones to arrive home from Britain for Chr(...)

Bump produces encrypted data so employers can monitor movement and interactions. If an employee tests positive for Covid-19, the device  will enable track and trace at workplace level within minutes

It is, Brian Palmer admits, slightly uncomfortable to talk about how well your company is doing when others are struggling to survive in the face of a(...)

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