Ocado delivers for ‘patient’ investors

[ad_1] Image copyright Ocado Image caption Food delivery tech firm Ocado has had a good week There may be a wry smile on the faces of Ocado's founders and investors this weekend as they reflect on a remarkable few days.Once a perennial disappointment with their jam-tomorrow promises, the directors have taken the online food retailer from zero to hero.Thursday's announcement of a deal with US retail giant Kroger sent the

Boris Johnson: First visit by foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tensions between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have eased since 2015 Boris Johnson is to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years.Mr Johnson will seek to take advantage of the improvement in relations with Buenos Aires since President Mauricio Macri came to power in 2015.Mr Macri has talked of lifting curbs on oil, fishing
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Manchester Arena attack: Tree trail to mark first anniversary

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption St Ann's Square became the focus for tributes People can mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on a tree trail planted in the city.Twenty-two people were killed by a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May last year.Members of the public are invited to attach messages to 28 trees planted between Victoria Station - near the concert venue
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Newcastle photos by ‘flawed visionary’ T Dan Smith go on show

[ad_1] Image copyright Estate of T Dan Smith Image caption People at the opening of the socialist and trade union celebration of May Day in 1963 Recently-discovered photographs by a disgraced Newcastle politician have gone on show in the city.T Dan Smith was leader of the city council in the 1960s and oversaw a programme of slum clearance, but was later jailed for accepting bribes.His photos, which he may have
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Saudi Arabia ‘detains seven activists’ ahead of lifting of driving ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Saudi Arabia is due to lift its ban on women driving next month Saudi authorities have reportedly arrested seven women's rights advocates, weeks before the kingdom is to lift its ban on women driving.The reasons for the arrests were not clear, but activists say authorities are attempting to silence the women.The kingdom's state news channel reported that they were arrested for contacts with a
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The priest whose blunt billboards have gone global

[ad_1] Image copyright ROD BOWER Image caption The church's billboard advocating for mental health awareness On a typical Sunday, Father Rod Bower draws about 200 people to his church service in a coastal town in Australia.But online, his messages are often viewed by millions.For years, he has been posting provocative statements on a roadside billboard outside his Gosford Anglican Church in New South Wales.Spelled out in 30cm (12in) block letters,

Rapper Diddy buys $21.1m Kerry James Marshall painting

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, is a rapper, record producer and entrepreneur Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy and P Diddy, has been revealed as the buyer of a Kerry James Marshall painting that fetched $21.1m (£15.6m) at auction.The sum is believed to be the most ever paid for a work by a living African-American artist.The painting,
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Santa Fe school shooting: 10 dead and 10 wounded in Texas

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the Texas school shooting unfoldedTen people have been killed and 10 others injured after a student opened fire at a Texas high school, the state governor said.The attacker, who was arrested and charged with murder, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School.He allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver taken from his father, who

Arctic Monkeys’ album ‘fastest selling on vinyl in 25 years’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Arctic Monkeys are to perform at a one-off show at the Royal Albert Hall on 7 June in aid of War Child UK Arctic Monkeys' new album is the fastest-selling on vinyl in 25 years, the Official Charts Company says.The Sheffield band's Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino album sold 24,500 vinyl copies in its first week of release.It is also their sixth consecutive number