The buyer of Sheffield's Old Town Hall can be revealed as Efekoro Omu, who also owns a former pub across the road. The 40-year-old businessman is the sole director and 100 per cent shareholder of a company called Aestrom OTH, which was formed in January to manage the development of the historic Grade II-listed building. READ MORE: Sheffield’s Old Town Hall sold to mystery buyer with 'really good vision’The Star last month revealed how the landmark was changing hands, with Sheffield Council’s business supremo Councillor Mazher Iqbal saying at the time that the investor had a ‘really good vision' for its future, but the buyer’s identity had remained a closely-guarded secret until now.The Old Town Hall, which is over 200 years old and housed the city’s courts before closing in 1996, has deteriorated badly in recent years, with photos taken by so-called ‘urban explorers’ showing the extent of its decline.Aestrom OTH has an … [Read more...] about Sheffield’s Old Town Hall buyer revealed as owner of former city centre pub
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By: Jane Lewis 01/02/2019 Brexit will never happen, say the Hinduja brothers, who are worried Britain is becoming an ever-more burdensome place to do business.The Hinduja brothers maintain that they don’t give a tuppence about money in the wider scheme of things. “Money has never motivated me. I follow the Karma Yoga and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, which teaches us to do our Dharma or duty to work without expectations of results,” the second brother of the Indian-born dynasty, Gopichand, once explained. Still, after four years topping The Sunday Times Rich List, it would be understandable if Gopi, 78, and his older brother, Srichand, felt a tiny bit put out at being displaced last year by the chemicals tycoon Jim Ratcliffe, who – having gained some £14bn in a year – stormed his way past their own £20.6bn industrial fortune as if from nowhere. A few months later, when Ratcliffe “relocated” to Monaco for … [Read more...] about Hinduja brothers: the karma yogis betting against Brexit
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook Supported by Nov. 2, 2018 Good Friday morning. We held our annual DealBook “Playing for the Long Term” conference yesterday, which featured a lineup of some of the biggest newsmakers in business and policy. Here’s what stood out, along with our regular Speed Read news roundup at the bottom. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Sundar Pichai’s mea culpa over Google’s #MeToo moment Google’s C.E.O., Sundar Pichai, issued a mea culpa of sorts as his employees held walkouts around the world to protest how the company had handled accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. “It’s been a difficult time,” he said yesterday. “There’s been anger and frustration within the company. We all feel it. I feel it too. At Google, we set a very high bar, and we … [Read more...] about DealBook: Google’s Mea Culpa and the Murdochs’ Future Deals
Area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for a midterm election that could see the balance of power shift toward the left in the U.S. Congress.Pennsylvania, and specifically the suburbs of Philadelphia, will play an important role in the future makeup of the Congress, with several races key to the Democrats' effort to flip the U.S. House. Nationwide, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to retake the majority.Suburban women voters, who oppose President Donald Trump in large numbers according to polls, are considered the key voting bloc in the midterms.One thing is for sure: Philly-area voters will be sending a congresswoman (from District 5) and perhaps a second as well (from District 4) to Washington to diversify the current all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional mapThere are other big races in the state, including for governor, and a multitude of contested seats in the … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania general election: What you need to know
By Matthew Bennett Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that up to 95 percent of the more than 5,000 weekly flights between the UK and Spain are at risk if Britain crashes out of the EU without a Brexit deal in March. “If nothing is done it will be a nightmare in the European and UK airports”, director general Alexandre de Juniac told The Guardian. On Friday, I spoke to Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, about Brexit (and the Catalan crisis). He said 200,000 jobs and €6 billion of tax revenue from British companies—which have invested €66 billion in Spain over the last ten years—are at stake with Brexit, not including the tourist sector. Brits are the largest group of foreign tourists by far in Spain: the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows 12.9 million visited Spain through the end of August this year, more than the French (8.3 million), the … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Are 17 million Brits ready not to holiday in Spain with no-deal Brexit?