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Nipper Wins A Reprieve

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

Around 2,500 jobs at entertainment retailer HMV have been saved after restructuring firm Hilco bought 141 stores, including 25 previously slated for c...

Out Of Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

Fashion chain Republic has collapsed into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk. Announcing the administration, the firm tweeted: With ...

Charlie Thomas

Hope For The Old Dog Yet? Hilco UK Buys HMV's Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

The hopes of 4,000 HMV staff were thrown a lifeline on Tuesday after retail restructuring group Hilco UK has acquired the debt of HMV, effectively giv...

Blockbuster Administrators Announce 129 Stores To Go

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK

Blockbuster is to close 129 stores in addition to the 31 stores which had already been notified of their closure, the administrators confirmed on Satu...

Could SMEs Use HMV And Jessops Stores For Popups?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Could there be some good news to come out of Jessops and HMV falling into administration? A group of pop-up experts is in talks with Deloitte and P...

HMV Boss "Confident Of A Successful Business Outcome"

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

UPDATE: 19:00 15/01/13 - Comment from Nick Edwards of Deloitte HMV's chief executive Trevor Moore has told reporters he is "convinced" the chain ca...

Charlie Thomas

The Rise And Fall Of HMV

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

The British high street has suffered another casualty after music retailer HMV filed for administration in the late hours of Monday night. But how ...

Thousands Of Jobs At Risk At HMV

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

The major high street record store HMV is poised to call in administrators, according to reports. Directors for the music retailer are in talks abo...

Christmas Woe For 3,000 Comet Staff

Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

More than 3,000 staff at electricals chain Comet could lose their jobs before Christmas, after administrators Deloitte confirmed 125 stores will close...

Comet: Strangled By Their Own Smartphone Cables?

Jade Lane | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Tech
Jade Lane

In what has been a turbulent year for British retail, the high street was dealt another mighty blow last week following the announcement that electronics giant Comet was going into administration.

Fears For 6,000 Jobs As Comet Due To Head Into Administration

Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Comet, the electrical retailer, has told staff it will go into administration after a year-long rescue attempt by OpCapita failed. Staff were infor...

Love your club? But is it fit for purpose?

Brendan Guilfoyle | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport
Brendan Guilfoyle

Whatever your sport - football, rugby, cricket - is your club financially secure? Are you sure it can survive for the next year, let alone 50 years?

Want To Buy Shares In A Scottish Third Division Football Club?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

Rangers Football Club has announced it intends to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, raising up to £20 million for the beleaguered...

4,000 Jobs At Risk As JJB Sports Falls Into Administration

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

Ailing JJB Sports is to appoint administrators after calling time on its long-running battle to rescue the business. The move, which is expected in...

Rangers Squad: Where Is the Loyalty?

Jonny Boyle | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Sport
Jonny Boyle

Would dropping down to the First Division have that much of a detrimental effect on the careers of the majority of the Rangers squad?

1,000 Oil Refinery Jobs Under Threat

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK

There are fears for 1,000 oil refinery jobs amid reports that an Essex plant which went bust is likely to be closed and turned into a storage terminal...

Wylde And Celik First Rangers Players Released

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport

Gregg Wylde and Mervan Celik have become the first players to leave Rangers after the club was placed into administration. The duo proposed to defe...

Cash-Strapped Pompey And Gers May Face Off For Mo' Money

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport

Portsmouth and Rangers administrators are involved in discussions with a view to arranging a friendly between the two financially-stricken clubs. P...

Own Goal: Portsmouth Docked Points After Going Into administration

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

Championship club Portsmouth was tonight docked 10 points by league bosses after being placed in administration by the High Court for the second time ...

Wind Up Pompey, Pompey Wind Up

AOL UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

Portsmouth Football Club have gone into administration, the High Court announced today. It is the second time that the south-coast club have entere...

What Does Rangers Entering Administration Really Mean?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Rangers has gone into administration after a court petition was lodged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over unpaid tax bill of £9m Duff & Phelps ...

Retailers Expected To Report 'Dazzling' Christmas Sales: 'But Don't Pop Champagne Corks Yet'

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

A frenzy of pre-Christmas discounts helped retailers drum up more trade in December, official figures are expected to reveal on 20 January, but the be...

Pumpkin Patch UK Latest Retailer To Fall Into Adminsitration

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

Children's clothing chain Pumpkin Patch has become the latest retailer in the UK to fall into administration, putting 400 jobs at risk. Some 60 mem...

11,000 Jobs At Risk As Two More British Businesses Fall Into Administration

PA | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

The owner of clothing chains Peacocks and Bonmarche today said it planned to place both businesses into administration. The Peacock Group, which em...

HMV, Morrisons See Weak Christmas Sales As Alarm Bells Ring For Retailers

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The UK's retail sector showed further signs of stress on Monday, as HMV and Morrisons released disappointing Christmas figures, while data from Visa s...