JD Sports swoops for a second US takeover in as many weeks with $495m deal for DTLR

JD Sports today followed on from last month’s $325 million takeover of the Shoe Palace chain with another major purchase in the US for nearly $500 million.


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Gogglebox Star Stephen Webb Gives Viewers Way More Than They Bargained For In Seriously Revealing Jodhpurs
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Prince Philip chose British Land Rover to make final journey after love affair
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Gawker set to return again – but can it recapture ‘the old anarchic spirit’?
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Poppy Gustafsson: the Darktrace tycoon in new cybersecurity era
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An independent Scotland could turn to Denmark for inspiration | Ian Jack
Instead of looking south, campaigners are looking north, to the egalitarian models of small Nordic nationsWhat kind of country should Scotland be and how can it prosper? Surprisingly, given the swell of Scottish opinion in favour of independence, these questions aren’t much discussed. A swirling mist obscures the road beyond the referendum, occasionally lit up by neon signs reading “green” and “fair” and “free”. Independence, like Brexit, is predicted by its supporters to have a galvanising effect. Few are as gung-ho as Alex Salmond, who estimates that Scotland is one of the world’s richest countries, the “Saudi Arabia of renewables”. Nonetheless, despite the contrary evidence of a recent economic forecast by the London School of Economics, a view prevails that any damage will be easily overcome. In the words of the scientist and engineer Hillary Sillitto, there has always been “lots of talk about a better, fairer society [and] none about where the wealth was going to come from to pay for it”.Last month Sillitto and two other Edinburgh-based writers – another reputable scientist, Ian Godden, and a nurse-turned-entrepreneur, Dorothy Godden – published an online edition of their book, Scotland 2070, which aims to rectify what the writers identify as “the poor quality and short-term perspective of Scotland’s political debate”. Avowedly detached from political parties, they warn against conventional solutions such as inward investment and low corporate taxes: the first is a poor substitute for the development of local industry, and the second is already well-catered for by Ireland. Continue reading...
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World Haemophilia Day: 9 fascinating things you didn’t know about blood
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Are house raffles a legitimate way to get on the property ladder or a scam filled with loopholes?
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Woman thought her new house had brown carpets before giving them a proper clean
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Five Chelsea flops signed from Premier League rivals amid Sergio Aguero links
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National one minute's silence for Prince Philip planned for 3pm today
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Chris Smalling speaks out after he and his family are victims of armed robbery
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Prince Philip funeral - live: Queen shares favourite photo of Duke as William and Harry to be reunited
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Brexit LIVE: Barnier taunts Boris Johnson with promise to expose private talks over 4years
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