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Mike Ashley labels Debenhams’ deal a “national scandal” as lenders plan to close 50 stores

Shop Direct owner Mike Ashley has labelled his defeat in the fight for ownership of the department store chain a ‘national scandal,’ as its new owners now draw up plans to close more than 50 stores. The plans, busy being drawn up last night, put at risk some 4,000 jobs …

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The games-focused April issue of ToyNews is ready to read now

The games-focused April edition of ToyNews has arrived and is available to read online on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. This month, ToyNews shines the spotlight on the ever popular gaming sector by taking a deep-dive into the UK’s gaming culture, from home grown talent in our extensive …

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Intu Metrocentre welcomes UK’s first Angry Birds adventure gold attraction

Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds is landing in intu’s Metrocentre this year with the first Angry Birds adventure golf attraction to hit the UK. This is the first in a planned roll-out of the adventure golf sites for across the UK, designed in partnership between Rovio Entertainment and Namco UK Ltd. …

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Debenhams will ‘consider any firm offer from Mike Ashley’ but continue with emergency funding plans

Struggling department store chain, Debenhams has stated it would consider any firm takeover offer from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct, but will continue with its emergency funding plans. Ashley’s Sports Direct revealed after market close last night that it was considering making an offer to buy Debenhams. However, Debenhams stated that …

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Toys R Us Canada launches major marketing campaign with Toronto Blue Jays sponsorship

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada appears to not be shying away from marketing spend this year, having signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Canadian baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. The national campaign will include family activations, birthday celebrations and key marketing promotions, as it looks to drive engagement with …

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Northern Ireland’s Whites celebrates 25 years with Toymaster buying group

It was 63 years ago that Whites first opened its doors to residents of the Northern Irish town of Omagh, with its offering of hardware supplies and gifts. This week the store’s current owner of the family-run business, Ivor White was handed a plaque in recognition of 25 years’ membership …

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The Entertainer grows year on year profits by 31 per cent

“Our ambitious growth agenda will continue after our exciting start to the year with the acquisition of ELC and we will continue to look at every opportunity to expand our presence both nationally and internationally.”

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