HMV saved from closure after 50million deal which will save 2,500 jobs 141 iconic HMV stores will be saved by restructuring firm HilcoMusic and film companies 'back the deal' as they want to keep a High Street rival to internet retailers First HMV store opened on Oxford Street in 1921 By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 09:30 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 5 April 2013 The HMV brand has been rescued after administrators agreed a 50million deal which will save 2,500 jobs. Hilco, a specialist restructuring firm, will acquire 141 HMV-branded stores – including 23 which had previously been set to close. The iconic brand had faced disappearing from high streets altogether if a rescue deal could not be agreed.
Will Self is lined up for BBC job as Radio 4's first writer in residence Journalist and author to take on a creative figurehead roleLikely to write blog and act as champion for stationController Gwyneth Williams has said she wants increase arts coverage By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 15:54 GMT, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 19 January 2013 . Journalist and author Will Self is in talks to be the first writer in residence at Radio 4 Journalist and author Will Self is poised take on a role as Radio 4's writer in residence, it has emerged
He shoots, he scores… 189 times! Boy, 15, achieves biggest-ever FIFA win to seal place in record books with gamer who's earned 83,000 playing Call of Duty Jacob Gaby, 15, of Hertfordshire, played as Barcelona v Fulham on FIFAWill Johnson, 21, of Arkansas, earned money at Call of Duty tournamentsBrett Martin, 31, of Colorado, has 8,030 pieces of video game merchandiseMark Slevinsky, 30, of Canada, created the world's smallest arcade machine ” class=”blkBorder” /> Target: Will Johnson, 21, of Arkansas, became the Highest Earning Call of Duty Player after making 83,000 from winning four titles on the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit between 2009 and 2012 Jacob, who broke the record for the Highest Margin of Victory against the Computer on FIFA, came up with the idea while playing with his brother – and is on the game for around seven hours per week. THE TEENAGE FIFA MASTERName: Jacob GabyAge: 15Lives: Bushey, HertfordshireWorld Record: Highest Margin of Victory against the Computer on FIFA Final result: Barcelona 189 – Fulham 0Game time: 40 minutes (FIFA 12) Average goals: Five per minutePractice time: Seven hours per weekAdvice to budding record-breakers: 'You might not be the best at a game, but you might be the best at a certain aspect' ‘I never went out to achieve a record,’ he said
Phone firms told to stop the rip-offs on fixed fees: Sneak rises add 90m to bills Customers to be allowed cancel their contracts without penalty if bills go upOfcom said many customers do not know bills can rise in fixed term contractNew escape clause to be available to people will fixed-price broadband too By Sean Poulter, Consumer Affairs Editor PUBLISHED: 00:59 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:57 GMT, 4 January 2013 Vodafone is one of the major networks that has raised monthly charges on fixed-price contracts in the past year Watchdogs are to stop mobile phone firms making 90million a year by imposing sneak price rises on supposedly fixed-fee contracts. Under plans unveiled by Ofcom, customers faced with unexpected increases in their monthly bill will be able to cancel their contracts without penalty. The new escape clause will be available to those with fixed-price home broadband and landline deals too
Kitten is torched by yobs on her first trip outside – and spends TWO DAYS crawling home before dying from her wounds Hetty the kitten was found with horrendous burns down one sideOwner Liam Garrard believes she was deliberately set alightShe had major surgery but developed an infection and had to be put downPolice and the RSPCA are investigating | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 28 November 2012 A nine-month-old kitten spent two days crawling back home after she was set on fire while venturing outside for the very first time. Hetty the kitten was found by owner Liam Garrard with horrendous burns from her shoulder to her hind leg on one side after she went missing in Crawley, West Sussex.