National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newspaper has gained a reputation for outlandish celebrity coverage The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen. […]

Pet insurance payouts hit record of £785m

Image copyright Getty Images Payouts by pet insurers hit a record £785m in 2018, even though the number of claims submitted fell, according to the industry trade body. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said this was down to the higher cost of increasingly sophisticated medical care. The size of the average claim jumped by […]

Woman shot dead in Derry after rioting in the city

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIt is understood police were attacked after carrying out searches in the Creggan area of Londonderry. Footage courtesy of Leona O’Neill A 29-year-old woman has been shot dead in Londonderry. Dissident Republicans are being blamed for the killing. It happened during rioting following police searches in Derry’s […]

Debenhams boss Sergio Bucher steps down

Image caption Sergio Bucher joined Debenhams from Amazon Debenhams boss Sergio Bucher has stepped down following the recent takeover of the struggling department store chain by its lenders. The retailer was taken over earlier this month as part of an administration process. Mr Bucher’s departure had been signalled over the weekend and he said on […]

Mueller report: Things we only just learned

Image copyright Reuters Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, released in a 448-page redacted report on Thursday, paints a decidedly mixed picture of President Donald Trump’s conduct, both suspicious and exculpatory, that both sides of the political divide will seize upon. As Attorney General William Barr said last month, the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in […]

Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut

Image copyright Pinterest Shares in online scrapbook company Pinterest have surged 25% after it floated on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares opened at $23.75 and rose to $24.89, after being priced at $19. This was above the expected range of $15 and $17, and raised $1.4bn in net proceeds. Meanwhile, video-conferencing firm Zoom […]