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In an open letter published on Friday, Mike Ashley, the firm’s founder and chief executive expressed regret

The billionaire boss of retailer Sports Direct said he was “deeply apologetic” over the way his company handled the coronavirus emergency and wants to(...)

A jogger wears a mask as he runs along Millennium Bridge in London. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It was the day after Boris Johnson told us all to stay at home, and the loveliest London has seen so far this year. There were few cars on the streets(...)

Sports Direct announced all its stores would remain closed after it faced a backlash to its earlier plan to keep them open despite a government order to shut all “non-essential shops”.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Sports Direct announced all its stores would remain closed after it faced a backlash to its earlier plan to keep them open despite a government order (...)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is negotiating with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment vehicle – over a possible £340m takeover. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty

A shell company has been registered to facilitate the potential £340 million (€400 million) takeover of Newcastle by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth f(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela celebrates scoring his side’s second goal  during the FA Cup third-round replay against Middlesbrough at   Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Tottenham rolled back the years as a pair of Argentinians delivered a 2-1 FA Cup victory in their third-round replay against Middlesbrough. In days g(...)

Eason on Patrick Street, Cork will remain open until 2021.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish books and stationery retailer Eason has sold its store on Patrick Street in Cork to a company connected with Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, as(...)

Noel and Valerie Moran walked away with a €266 million payout for Prepaid Financial Service. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a year of extremes in the corporate world – financial reward and glory for some; the end of the road for others. And 2019 also saw a cast of fi(...)

The Eiffel Tower, pictured on Tuesday, has been closed a result of French public sector protests. Photograph: Christophe Ena / AP

Image of the week: City of Unrest Never mind “où est la gare?”, in France this month, confused tourists will more likely be wondering where the train(...)

Wall Street hit highs for the third straight session after a US-China deal suspended tariffs on consumer goods that could have applied from this week. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares hit record highs on Monday as an initial US-China trade deal boosted investor optimism. News of a “first-phase” deal followed Friday(...)

Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Sports Direct, the British sportswear retailer controlled by founder Mike Ashley, reported a 22 per cent rise in first-half core earnings, as it stemm(...)

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