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Sainsbury's Q1 sales boosted by sunshine

Sainsbury's Q1 sales boosted by sunshine

Total sales growth for the period was 2.7 per cent, excluding fuel and the revenues generated by its pharmacy business, which was sold past year to LloydsPharmacy. Coupe added that its general merchandise and clothing division, including Argos, "outperformed the market" with its Fast Track delivery and collection service enjoying a "stellar performance" during the quarter.


'Frustrated' Spandau Ballet hit back at Tony Hadley following his shock exit

'Frustrated' Spandau Ballet hit back at Tony Hadley following his shock exit

Hadley, Keeble and Norman lost a court battle in 1999 to claim some of those royalties, but by 2009 the band had reformed and were performing a sold-out tour across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Since 2009, the band have toured the world, headlining the Isle of Wight Festival and producing a documentary about their career, " Soul Boys of the Western World ".


KL-bound AirAsia X flight diverted to Brisbane after bird strike

KL-bound AirAsia X flight diverted to Brisbane after bird strike

The Malaysian carrier said that the flight was carrying 345 passengers and 14 crew members and also added that it was arranging a special flight to take the passengers to Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia said the engine problems appeared to have been caused by a bird strike. Passengers said the plane began shaking shortly after take-off. AirAsia X chief executive Benyamin Ismail said the pilot and crew took "swift action" to reassure passengers during the incident.


Why the Reserve Bank is sitting on its hands

Why the Reserve Bank is sitting on its hands

The central bank noted that the economy would continue to be boosted by low interest rates, but warned that appreciation in the exchange rate is offsetting the effect. Previously it described core inflation as being "low". Meanwhile, Asian stock markets are mostly trading lower, on news that North Korea launched a ballistic missile that may have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone weighing on investor sentiment.


Incorrect data shows Amazon, Apple stocks crashing

Incorrect data shows Amazon, Apple stocks crashing

The wild price swings recall the flash crashes of 2015 and 2010 when USA markets abruptly slumped only to rebound minutes later, as trading algorithms went haywire. ET. The mistakes took place due to an error in the world's second-largest stock exchange Nasdaq's computers. Prices on Nasdaq's website were not affected.


Dog attacks on LN postal workers rise by nearly 30%

Dog attacks on LN postal workers rise by nearly 30%

James Reynolds, a postman in north London, was attacked by a dog while on his rounds past year, and is still awaiting compensation after bites to his thigh and arm. There are seven attacks every day, mostly at the front door or in the garden, usually when a dog is not kept under control, figures showed. "Customers are always pleased to see the postman or postwoman arrive as they're eager to take delivery of their goods they've ordered and paid for on the internet but thousands of them ...