Despite losing control of rights to the Olympics, all is not lost for the BBC

Related: BBC dealt another blow after losing control of TV rights for Olympics It’s a great shame that the BBC will no longer control the rights to the Olympics now that US group Discovery has signed a £920m exclusive pan-European deal. What we showed in 2012 is that sport can bring the UK together like nothing else, and public service, free to air television is essential to doing that. By owning all the rights, we were also able to sharpen the BBC’s reputation for innovation. That’s Read more [...]

Questor share tips: Defensive shares for a stock market selloff

It is perhaps not surprising that defensive shares outperform when the market takes a turn for the worse after events such as those overwhelming Greece. 2 Steady dividend income The other attraction of defensive shares is the steady dividend income. Dividends are paid to investors from the profits the company makes every year. So, when the revenue is very predictable the company can afford to pay higher dividends with some degree of certainty for investors. Nothing in life is guaranteed, and there Read more [...]

Plans for run down listed building to become tea shop

Comments (0) AFTER concerns were raised over a dilapidated building in Market Street, planning applications have been submitted to secure its future.5 Market Street was previously used as a retail space for clothing and fashion items.As well as improving the state of the listed building, proposals include a change of use from retail to retail, restaurant and business use.Owner Jimmy Yu has outlined initial ideas for a cafe on the ground floor, serving teas and Read more [...]

BBC Loses Olympic Games TV Rights From 2022

By Paul Kelso, Sports Correspondent The BBC has lost control of the rights to the Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee sealed a £920m pan-European deal with Discovery, the US broadcaster that owns Eurosport. Discovery will take control of the UK rights from 2022, as the BBC has already secured exclusive rights to the 2016, 2018 and 2020 Games. The Read more [...]

Live: Jordan Campbell murder trial updates – Monday 29 June 2015

He pointed out that in interview Wood claims Jordan was stabbed three times to the front of his chest in the region of the heart, apparently at a time he was lying on his back on the mattress.There were no stab wounds to Jordan’s chest, with the fatal stab wound inflicted on his back. Mr Cummings is now taking the jury forward to the end of February. Mr Cummings said on January 5 a blood stained pair of shorts were found under a bed at Wood’s address in Elephant Lane, Thatto Heath, Read more [...]

Leeds property news: Post election property bounce

l Over the past seven years buyers have got used to having the upper hand. Those with cash and no need of a mortgage demanded and got big discounts, writes Sharon Dale... Now, it looks as though the days of knock-down prices could soon be over. Many estate agents are reporting a lack of supply and a post-election surge in activity. This imbalance is creating a sellers’ market, especially in sought-after areas.The Read more [...]

​The Big Question: Are you pleased Grade II* listed NatWest bank building …

Comments (2) An empty grade II* listed building in the city centre, which formerly was home to NatWest bank, could be turned into a steakhouse.Plans have been drawn up to turn the St Martin's building into a Middleton's Steakhouse Grill.The company opened in 2010 just outside King's Lynn, in Norfolk, and they now also have restaurants in Norwich, Colchester, and Milton Keynes.Leicester Civic Society chairman Stuart Bailey said the application was good news. Read more [...]