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WATCH: Boris Johnson cosies up to a cheetah MP Boris Johnson meets Saba the cheetah - soon to be released into the wild - at Howletts Animal Park in Kent. Boris Johnson gets close to with Saba, a cheetah that he met while visiting the Howletts Wild Animal Park to learn more about the work of the Aspinall Foundation.
China's HNA could sell all or part of SR Technics Stock image HNA Group, the embattled Chinese conglomerate, is exploring options for Swiss aircraft-maintenance firm SR Technics including a potential sale, people familiar with the matter said. HNA is working with an adviser on the potential disposal, the people said. HNA's 80pc stake in SR Technics could be valued at $700m to...
Number of airlines express interest in flybmi's Derry to Stansted service City of Derry Airport is reviewing its options to replace its route to Stansted after the collapse of flybmi (PA Archive) A number of airlines have expressed interest in taking over flybmi's Derry to Stansted service, the airport's operator has said. Scottish airline Loganair has already indicated an intent to tender...

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Ex-CEO aimed to use listed firm to buy Stobart Air stake High-flyer: Current Stobart Group CEO Warwick Brady Ex-Stobart CEO Andrew Tinkler hatched a plan in 2017 that would have seen him and backers buy a majority stake in Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air and then use a stock market vehicle to take a 49pc stake in the carrier. The move...
Diocese had 'no money' at Christmas to pay priests' wages after decline in donations from parishioners Priests in Waterford and Lismore receive a basic salary of €21,000 per year (stock photo) The Catholic diocese of Waterford and Lismore has said it had no money to pay its priests' wages at Christmas as a result of a major downturn in the amount...
Tottenham suffer fresh stadium blow to Champions League hopes Spurs had earmarked the March 17 Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace as the first match in the ground, but that must now be rearranged as Roy Hodgson’s side have progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Photo: PA Tottenham Hotspur's latest delay to the opening of their new stadium has put another...
Reds boss could coach Germany - he pushes players to new levels The Champions League duel that Kimmich and his Bayern team-mates confront at Anfield tomorrow night is one brimful of emotion. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images On a bitter, snowbound morning at Bayern Munich's Saebener Strasse training complex, Joshua Kimmich is a study in understated cool. He hails from Rottweil,...
Diageo-LVMH bid tipped to land Pernod Ricard Long-term strategy: Pernod Ricard CEO Alexandre Ricard has said the said the French distiller ‘will remain a consolidator’. Photo: Bloomberg Pernod Ricard, the French distiller being targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, could fall prey to a joint bid by luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and rival distiller Diageo, according to analysts...
Stormzy and George Ezra among TRNSMT festival headline acts Catfish and The Bottlemen will also appear at Glasgow Green in July, with Gerry Cinammon and Snow Patrol also on the main stage. Stormzy returns to headline TRNSMT in the same year he will perform at Glastonbury (Andrew Milligan/PA) Stormzy, Catfish and The Bottlemen and George Ezra will headline the TRNSMT music festival...
Letters to the Editor: 'Children should continue the climate crusade at weekends' Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photo: Getty Greta Thunberg’s idealism is hard not to admire (‘Take action on climate, children urge politicians’, Irish Independent, February 14). One is reminded of the Children’s Crusade of the year 1212. Her leadership skills have already been noted and no doubt when she leaves...

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