Fashion retailer Select set to collapse into administration

Select’s £15.5m losses in the 18 months to December come at a time when high street retailers face rising costs and falling sales. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock The fashion retailer Select is set to collapse into administration on Wednesday, putting 2,000 jobs at risk. The loss-making fashion chain, which has 180 stores, has been struggling for several years and its expected failure comes just a year after it resorted to a company voluntary arrangement, a form of insolvency, to cut its rent bill in order to stay in business. Quantuma, the…

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Reliance Jio offers up to 30GB 4G data on select Xiaomi phones

Reliance Jio is offering a whole bunch of free data to Xiaomi customers. People buying select devices will be eligible for 30GB of free 4G data. The way this works is that customers of Xiaomi devices will need to have a Reliance Jio SIM activated on or after June 16, 2017. After that, for every prepaid recharge of INR 309 or above they will get 5GB additional data (on top of whatever the recharge normally entails). This can be done for six recharges, totalling 30GB, till March 31, 2018. The…

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Select: some of the best food stories of 2016

Select, Aoife McElwain’s weekly column in The Ticket every Friday, gave us plenty of food for thought in 2016, investigating food culture and tradition and unearthing plentiful nuggets of fascinating information. In March, we learned the story behind corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s Day, and why millions of Americans erroneously believe that dish is Ireland on a plate, and yet nobody would dream of serving it here on our national day. Misleading food labelling has been a recurring theme throughout 2016. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and…

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