Figures reveal that the Trump Turnberry hotel on the coast of Ayrshire, where suites cost up to £815 a night, had its property tax cut by £109,530 as a result of the measure. That led to a 13.5% reduction in its normal annual business rates bill of £811,850. The Scottish rebate was announced in February after hoteliers and restaurant owners complained about a rise in property taxes of up to 400% that came into force this year. Despite its 19-room boutique hotel and clubhouse restaurant, the Trump International Golf Course Scotland did not qualify because it is classed as a golf course. He clearly doesn’t need it.”The latest accounts for Golf Recreation Scotland, Trump’s holding company that owns the Turnberry resort, show the Trump Organization paid no other business taxes for Turnberry.
August 22, 2017 14:00 UTC
Facebook Twitter Pinterest A mural of Conor McGregor in the gym where he trains in central Dublin. Of course Hyland’s tiny scrappers also know that Conor McGregor, from down the road in Crumlin, Dublin 12, will earn around $100m for his professional ring debut. So, just like in MMA, Conor should come straight out, no fear and have a go. If you don’t know how to handle it you’ll sinkDaly and Holohan’s memories are a credible antidote to the way in which “Conor McGregor’s Dublin” has been mythologised recently to an unrecognisable pulp. We’ve rented a house on the beach so we have a load coming over from New York for a Conor McGregor party.
August 22, 2017 12:59 UTC
The Scottish actor and wife of millionaire US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin became embroiled in an Instagram spat over her lavish tastes while on a trip to KentuckyName: Louise Linton. Zambians hit back at white saviour gap yah memoir Read moreA bit vulgar but not headline-worthy, surely? Even from the wife of a Trump politician? !” Linton wrote. [Curled bicep and a face blowing a kiss emojis].”Is everyone connected to Trump contractually obliged to match exactly his degree of graceless piggery?
August 22, 2017 12:45 UTC
Spanish swimmer Fernando Álvarez sacrifices his race at the Fina World Masters Championships in tribute to those affected by the recent terror attacks in Spain. Álvarez stood alone on the blocks after his request for a minute’s silence for all competitors was denied, he claims. Organisers did arrange for a moment of silence the following day at the main pool and before the closing ceremony when all participants were present
August 22, 2017 12:22 UTC
She broke off contact with Kelly after an incident claiming: “I was slapped and I was choked and I was spit on” by him. For the next seven months Kelly and Pace had a sexual relationship. “I had to call him ‘daddy,’ and he would call me ‘baby.’ He wanted me to have two pigtails, and I had to go out and find little schoolgirl outfits,” Pace told Buzzfeed. “If I can speak out and I can help them get out of that situation, that’s what I will do,” she told Buzzfeed. “Mr Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name,” his lawyer said.
August 22, 2017 12:22 UTC
Chappell headed Retail Acquisitions, the company that acquired BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green in 2015. The Pensions Regulator is prosecuting Chappell for failing to comply with three notices for information issued under section 72 of the Pensions Act 2004. The regulator has already agreed a £363m cash settlement with Green to rescue the BHS pension scheme and halted legal proceedings against the billionaire. However, it is understood to be seeking as much as £17m from Chappell and Retail Acquisitions in relation to the scheme. Although the regulator can legally force Chappell to make a payment, he can take an appeal against such a decision to the supreme court.
August 22, 2017 11:23 UTC
More than 100 Hightop kits, which have not met EU regulations, seized as agency warns consumers against using themMore than 100 HIV home-testing kits have been seized by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) amid fears over their reliability. People are advised to always check before using a HIV kit that it carries a CE mark, which indicates that it complies with EU safety, health and environmental requirements. Make sure the kit has a CE mark and clearly states that it is intended for home self-testing. Don’t use a test kit if it’s damaged or the seal is broken. Qingdao Hightop Biotech, which specialises in medical tests and equipment, stopped supplying its HIV kit to the UK market after being contacted by the MHRA.
August 22, 2017 11:22 UTC
Dominic Chappell giving evidence before the business parliamentary select committee last year after the collapse of BHS; he bought the company from Sir Philip Green for £1 in 2015 ReutersThe Pensions Regulator is to prosecute Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS and a serial bankrupt, for allegedly failing to provide information and documents it requested during its investigation into the sale of the retailer. BHS collapsed into administration with the loss of about 11,000 jobs just over a year after Mr Chappell’s Retail Acquisitions consortium bought it from Sir Philip Green for £1 in March 2015. The chain has since disappeared from the high street. The regulator is prosecuting Mr Chappell for allegedly failing to comply with three notices requesting information issued under the Pensions Act in April and May last year and February this year. The regulator said: “He has been summonsed to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on September 20 to…
August 22, 2017 11:11 UTC
★★★★☆The opening shot features the new Mel and Sue — Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding (in no particular order) — flying in a hot-air balloon over England’s green and pleasant land in search of the Bake Off tent. Fielding is in a stovepipe hat and old-fashioned pilot goggles; Toksvig pretends to take a call from Sue. Love Productions has taken the formula that won over 10 to 15 million viewers each week and . well, kept it the same. Same tent, same bright-and-plinky strings on…
August 22, 2017 11:11 UTC
Tottenham Hotspur appear the favourites to sign Serge Aurier if the Paris Saint-Germain right back is able to prove that his conviction for assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub has been quashed. The French club have reduced their valuation to about £23 million from £27 million. Aurier has been offered a five-year contract by Tottenham and would become their second signing of the transfer window after Davinson Sánchez. Aurier appealed this month against his assault conviction, which relates to an incident in May 2016. The court’s decision has been made but has not been made public and the player’s lawyers have pressed the authorities to release the documents so that, if cleared, he can try to obtain a work permit in England.
Younes Abouyaaqoub, who is alleged to have crashed into dozens of pedestrians on La Ramblas, was shot dead by police officers yesterday EPAThe imam who is suspected of masterminding the Barcelona terrorist attacks evaded deportation from Spain by claiming his human rights would be violated, it emerged today as four alleged members of the terror cell appeared in court. Abdelbaki Es Satty is suspected of masterminding the Barcelona attacksThe four men faced a judge in a Madrid court this morning and were questioned over the double terror attack on Thursday which killed 14 people. Driss Oukabir, Mohamed Aallaa, Salh el-Karib and Mohamed Houli Chemal were arrested in the aftermath of the atrocities in Barcelona and Cambrils, a resort 61 miles south of Barcelona. Abdelbaki Es Satty, 40, the imam who is belived to have radicalised the terror cell, was jailed for four years in 2012 for smuggling marijuana from Morocco to Spain. He died after accidentally…
Game of the weekendSouthampton 3 West Ham United 2West Ham’s visit to St Mary’s had everything: some smart finishing, a red card, penalties, Javier Hernández’s first goals back in the Premier League, and a last-minute winner. West Ham looked dead and buried a man down and two goals down but got themselves back into the game through the clinical “Chicharito” only to concede a penalty in injury time dispatched by Charlie Austin, despite the best efforts of Mark Noble and Joe Hart, who were trying to distract the Southampton striker. Goals of the roundFeaturing strikes by Paul Pogba, Hal Robson-Kanu and Étienne CapoueSaves of the roundFeaturing saves by Jonas Lössl, Wayne Hennessey and Simon MignoletMoment of the round200 up for RooA…
Cairn Energy said that the oil field was estimated to have about 563 million barrels of oil and up to 1 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gases Cairn EnergyCairn Energy has raised its estimate of the amount of oil that could be extracted from its fields off Senegal by a fifth following recent drilling successes. The explorer said that an independent report estimated contingent recoverable resources of about 563 million barrels of oil in its SNE field, up from 473 million barrels estimated last summer. There could also be 1 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas resources in the field, it said. Cairn bought drilling rights off Senegal in 2013 and struck oil the following year. It has now drilled 11 wells, including five this year, and is drawing up plans to develop the discoveries…
Wayne Rooney scored his 200th goal in the Premier League for Everton against Manchester City last night, becoming only the second player to do so along with Alan Shearer. Rooney, who simply described the goal as “nice” following the 1-1 draw, scored 183 of his league goals for Manchester United and the rest in two stints for Everton. He scored 153 with his right foot, 26 with his left and 21 with his head, but when and where did Rooney reach his significant milestones? First Premier League goalEverton v Arsenal, October 19 2002Rooney scored his first league goal aged just 16 against Arsenal News Group Newspapers Ltd“Remember the name: Wayne Rooney!” bellowed commentator Clive Tyldesley as Rooney introduced himself to the Premier League in emphatic style when, at just 16 years of age, he curled in a superb…