PUBLISHED: 09:36 18 January 2019 Peter Sharkey Home deliveries seemed to be a thing of the past, until the likes of Amazon arrived on the scene. Picture: Getty Images Archant If a business idea worked in the past, there’s every chance it’ll work again, says Peter Sharkey. As a 14-year old, I recall that, aside from earning extra cash (50p a round), the great thing about delivering Sunday newspapers was the bike. Unlike their local evening counterparts, national Sunday newspapers have always been significantly heavier thanks to their multiple sections and colour supplements. In order to ensure his enthusiastic teenage personnel didn’t buckle under the weight of august prose and glossy fashion pages, the newsagent who employed us also provided a delivery bike with a large, basket-like structure to the front, wide enough to accommodate perhaps a hundred Sundays. Whiz through your regular round and there was always the possibility of doing … [Read more...] about How Amazon is recycling old ideas to boost business
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Associated Press Published 4:28 PM EST Dec 28, 2018 Orchard Park, N.Y. — Defensive tackle Kyle Williams is retiring at age 35 after 13 seasons, a decision that leaves the Buffalo Bills without their most respected leader and longest-active tenured player. Buffalo’s season finale against Miami on Sunday will be his last game, he said Friday. “This isn’t easy. It was never going to be,” he said on the team’s Twitter account. “There’s no perfect time to retire from a game, a franchise and a city that means so much to me and my family. But it’s time to hang up my cleats.” He closed his statement by saying: “I could not be more grateful to retire as a lifelong Buffalo Bill. One last time, I’ll see you on the field on Sunday.” His announcement comes two days after he was noncommittal about his career beyond this season. “Just trying to finish the season out strong, trying to help these guys get … [Read more...] about Buffalo Bills tackle Kyle Williams retiring after 13 seasons
BOLD, outspoken and brutally honest, Saira Khan has become a known face thanks to her stint in Celebrity Big Brother back in 2016, and her time as a Loose Women panellist. Here is what you need to know about Saira, who shot to fame after appearing on The Apprentice. Who is Saira Khan? Saira, 48, was a finalist in the first ever series of the Apprentice in 2005. The candidate stood out from the crowd with her enthusiastic attitude and crazy-quick sales patter. She has been married to husband Steve Hyde since 2004, and together they have two children - Zach and Amara Hyde. One of four children from a Pakistani family, Saira has often talked about her experience growing up as a first-generation immigrant in the UK. She bravely revealed on an episode of Loose Women that she was abused by an uncle at the age of 13, and urged others to come forward. As a result, singer Rebecca Ferguson came forward and revealed she was sexually abused in a children's home. Where else would I have … [Read more...] about How old is Saira Khan? Loose Women star, Dancing on Ice 2019 contestant and former Celebrity Big Brother housemate
MAGGIE Smith has wowed her fans with her ability to become a completely different person for each role. But, how old is she, will she be in the Downton Abbie movie, and what are some of her most iconic roles? Here's the lowdown. How old is Dame Maggie Smith? Dame Margaret Natalie Smith is 83 years old having been born on December 28, 1934. The Essex native is the daughter of an English public health pathologist father who worked at Oxford University and a Scottish secretary mother. She studied acting at the Oxford Playhouse and kicked off her career by playing Viola in Twelfth Night. Her first ever movie role was an uncredited part in Child in the House (1956). Since then, her career has been full of iconic movies, fan-favourite television series, and countless awards. Will she star in a Downton Abbey movie? The esteemed actress will in fact star in the Downton Abbey movie set to be released on September 13, 2019. The British historical period drama will be written by Julian Fellowes … [Read more...] about How old is Dame Maggie Smith, will she star in a Downton Abbey movie and what are some of her most iconic roles?
Rishawn Mohammed was sentenced to 21 months in a young offender institution Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Archant A judge denounced “epidemic levels” of knife crime as a teen was locked away after a stabbing outside an Ipswich restaurant. Judge Rupert Overbury Picture: PHIL MORLEYJudge Rupert Overbury called it a “sad reflection on society” that Rishawn Mohammed already had a record of violence and weapons possession before the Ravenswood McDonald’s incident on June 13.Equally disturbing, he said, was that an 18-year-old felt it necessary to arm himself with a dangerous weapon when going for a meal.“That you found it necessary is perhaps explained by the attitude of some young people affiliated to groups living in a particular area,” added the judge, who said such affiliation fed on the notion that any slight, or disrespect, must be met with retribution. Last month, Mohammed, of Hurricane Place, was cleared of wounding a younger boy, after … [Read more...] about Judge disturbed by teen’s compulsion to carry as 18-year-old jailed after McDonald’s knifing