Morrisons boosted by ‘savvy shoppers’

In the stores, sales rose 0.6% – more than the 0.5% expected by analysts – but there was a slowdown from the 1.3% in the third quarter and the 2.1% reported last Christmas. Supermarkets battle over New Year price cuts Is it the end of the supermarket checkout till? Its shares were the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100, down nearly 4%. Even as the company maintained its outlook for the 2018-19 financial year, Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, said Morrisons remained under pressure from rivals in the so-called ‘big four’ and the discounters. “A resurgent Tesco, the proposed Asda/Sainsbury alliance and the continuing advance of Aldi and Lidl all add to a challenging environment,” Mr Hunter …

‘US troll’ probed for swatting UK families

Ms Gazi’s attorney, Martin J Jennings Jr, said Ms Gazi would be denying the charge and he was “unaware” of any complaints relating to other alleged victims. ‘I was shaking’ Mr Hussain, a music promoter, said a woman he believed to be Ms Gazi had contacted him via social media in September, pretending to be a major promoter in the US. Image caption Rizwan Mahmood says he had his front door smashed down by police as a result of trolling The police said a neighbour had claimed he was hitting his wife’s head with a gun. “I said ‘my wife’s asleep upstairs’. They searched my house and spoke to my wife,” Mr Hussain said. “It was terrifying. We have a …

Watson ‘optimistic’ at Time’s Up progress

Watson, who starred in the Harry Potter films and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, is pictured wearing a Time’s Up T-shirt in her post. Thank you to everyone who has been part of TIME'S UP over the past year. 💗 From my sisters in the film industry to the activists and campaigners around the world who have supported us, I've been so inspired by the way people have reached out to each other, shared experiences and advice, and organised together as part of this movement for change. 🌍 Gender equality can only become a reality if we harness the transformative power of solidarity across professions and across borders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s still a long way to go, but the achievements so …