Guru of Middle-class and re-designer of post-war Britain

Sir Terence Orby Conran, the innovative British designer who revolutionised retail and décor with his iconic Habitat stores died, aged 88. He promoted the best of British design, culture, and the arts around the world with a very simple belief that good design improves the quality of people’s lives.” His empire went on to span…

Stand Up paddleboard sales surge

Stand up Paddleboaring through the heart of Richmond after getting a brief lesson on how to get on, stand up and paddle before setting off along the historic Thames river, paddling under one of the London’s oldest bridges, around small islands and alongside local wildlife. The paddling was easy as the boards were stable, experience…

Fix your Bike website crashes in England

The website offering £50 bike repair vouchers in England crashed after the government scheme launched on Tuesday. Fix Your Bike vouchers worth £50, 000 were due to be made available online at 23:45 BST on a first-come, first-served basis. The site was back up before 04:00 BST but later paused and by 09:00 BST vouchers…

Lamborghini crashes within 20 minutes on the road

A £250, 000 brand new Lamborghini crashed on  M1 motorway just twenty minutes into its first trip in  Ossett, West Yorkshire. The sports car suffered mechanical failure and as it broke down on the third lane of the M1 before a van rammed into its back. Police reported no injuries but tweeted “It’s only a…

New Scent of terror against the proposed Moscow perfume store

A team in Moscow has created a Putrid scent in a protest against plans for a perfume store in a historic building with a terrible past. The former military court saw thousands of people condemned to death during Stalin’s Great Terror in the 1930s. The Great Purges involving thousands of people with public trials of …

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

New gadgets spotlighted at CES

Amazon and Google have hired lots of floor space at CES to spotlight products that tie into their virtual assistants. LG display says it has a 65in ceiling mounted screen that can be rolled up when not in use. Min-LED involves using smaller light-emitting diodes than normal to illuminate a screen’s colour pixels which allowed…

LVMH acquires Tiffany for $16.7bn

Bernard Arnault’s luxury LVMH is set to buy Tiffany & Co for $16.7bn, after the US jeweller negotiated to raise the offer by $600m to clinch an agreement. Europe’s richest man and his group can restore Tiffany to its former glory as one of the top brands in global luxury. The boards of both companies…

French Luxury group LVMH pounces on Tiffany with a $14.5bn takeover bid

Tiffany is expected to rebuff an unsolicited $14.5bn takeover approach from Bernard Arnault’s French luxury group LVMH. Tiffany’s adviser were yesterday still examining the surprise indicative offer from LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group by sales. The all-cash offer came earlier this month which pitches Tiffany shares at $120 per share at that time. Shares…