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Mixed reaction to Black Friday

Mixed reaction to Black Friday

HOPPERS lined up waiting for stores to open for Black Friday bargains.

They queued up early outside Marks & Spencer and were quick to search Churchill Square in Brighton looking for a cut-price steal yesterday.

Larger chain stores in Sussex such as Tesco did a brisk trade other town centres were more subdued as shoppers turned to the internet.

The Open Market in Brighton took Black Friday more literally – slashing its black clothing to half price. read more

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Paris Attacks: ‘Ringleader’ Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed In Raid

Paris Attacks: ‘Ringleader’ Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed In Raid

Paris Attacks: ‘Ringleader’ Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed In Raid. The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid on Wednesday, prosecutors say.

They confirmed the Islamic State (IS) militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis.

His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in the apartment. read more

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Fridays Attacks In Paris

Fridays Attacks In Paris

On Fridays attacks in Paris there can be nothing more Parisian than a restaurant or café terrace on a balmy evening, though balmy evenings in November used to be rare.

The terrorists who machine-gunned pavement terraces in the 10th and 11th arrondissements of the French capital chose their targets with care. This is the Parisian Hackney – a once-gritty haunt of the young and trendy.

The kind of people who drink or eat on the rue de Charonne or on the rue Bichat, or who attend gigs at the Bataclan rock venue, are not supporters of Marine Le Pen or even Nicolas Sarkozy. They are young, liberal-minded and tolerant – precisely the kind of people that Islamic State, and its deluded minions, most despise. read more

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Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56

Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56

On Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56. More people have died from injuries sustained in a fire and stampede at Bucharest’s hip Colectiv nightclub. The death toll has risen to at least 56.

One of the latest victims was a young Romanian man who died on Sunday (November 8) after nine other injured people lost their lives.

About 100 people are still in hospital, more than 40 of them are in serious condition. read more

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Bucharest Nightclub Fire Victim Treated In The United Kingdom

Bucharest Nightclub Fire Victim Treated In The United Kingdom

Bucharest Nightclub Fire Victim Treated In The United Kingdom. One of the victims of last month’s Bucharest nightclub fire is being cared for in Swansea’s Morriston Hospital.

The patient was one of 12 to have been flown by NATO to the UK and Norway over the weekend.

They arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire late on Sunday ready to be transferred to hospitals around the country.

One patient was taken to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Morriston Hospital. His condition’s described as stable.

Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56 read more

Dozens Killed In Fireworks Accident At Bucharest Nightclub

Dozens Killed In Fireworks Accident At Bucharest Nightclub

Dozens Killed In Fireworks Accident At Bucharest Nightclub. At least 27 people died and another 180 were injured after pyrotechnic display sparked blaze during concert at Colectiv venue in Romanian capital.

A fire sparked by stage pyrotechnics at a nightclub in the centre of Bucharest has left at least 27 people dead and 180 injured.

There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv Club in the Romanian capital on Friday night. Some remained unaccounted for on Saturday morning. read more

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Heads To Roll As Scandal-Hit VW Names New Boss

Heads To Roll As Scandal-Hit VW Names New Boss

Heads To Roll As Scandal-Hit VW Names New Boss. Porsche chief Matthias Mueller is tipped to succeed Martin Winterkorn, who resigned in the midst of VW’s emissions scandal.

Embattled car-maker Volkswagen is set to name its new chief executive today, as it tries to deal with the biggest crisis in its history.

Porsche boss Matthias Mueller is expected to get the nod, replacing Martin Winterkorn, who resigned on Wednesday after it was revealed VW had fitted millions of cars and vans with software which allowed them to falsely pass emissions tests. read more

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Volkswagen Sued Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen Sued Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen Sued Over Diesel Emissions Scandal. VW’s boss will meet board members later as the firm is sued by consumers and faces a criminal probe over cheating emissions tests.

A law firm is suing Volkswagen in the US over the “defeat devices” used to fool emissions tests on diesel cars.

Lawyer Robert Clifford said the impact was “massive” and that car buyers had not got what they paid for. read more

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