Ivy Park: Beyonce buys Sir Philip Green's stake of clothing brand

The takeover comes as the billionaire retail tycoon, who owns Topshop, fights challenges to his reputation. Sir Philip has strenuously denied allegations that he sexually harassed and racially abused staff. News of the deal was confirmed in a statement by Ivy Park, a fitness and athleisure brand that sells items such as hoodies and leggings. …

Police hunt woman who 'choked' McDonald's manager after ketchup row

CCTV has been released showing the customer entering a McDonald’s outlet in Santa Ana, California by a back door used by employees. The woman then approached the manager and asked for ketchup, but was told she could not be in the building. Police say she became “combative” and the video shows her pushing, punching and …

Eurostar issues 'no bombs on board' reminder ahead of First World War

Enthusiasts have in previous years attempted to return to the UK from France with replica shells, and with decommissioned bombs, but they fall foul of Eurostar rules despite being souvenirs. A statement from the cross-channel company said: “As you’re travelling during the commemoration period, please remember that you can’t bring any real or replica bombs, …

'Real Super Mario' who reluctantly inspired franchise dies

The Italian-American property developer from Washington leased a warehouse to Nintendo of America in the 1970s and they decided to name the main character of their new video after him. Originally, Super Mario was called Jumpman until Nintendo decided the character should have a proper name. The company is said to have used Mario as …

Global markets misery as Dow Jones' 2018 gains are erased

A bruising session on Wall Street on Wednesday saw technology stocks take a particular hammering – building on losses of recent weeks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.4%, meaning it had erased all 2018’s gains by the close. The tech-dominated Nasdaq lost over 4% to enter a so-called ‘correction’. That is because it is …

Britain's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives for New York visit

The £3.1bn behemoth, which has 1,500 personnel on board, anchored in the Hudson River about two miles from Manhattan on Friday ahead of it hosting several major national and international events in the city. Commuters aboard the Staten Island ferry could catch a fine view of the Portsmouth-based ship upon its arrival, as could tourists …