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In court papers filed with a New York court, Cambridge Analytica said it had assets of up to $500,000 (£370,000) and debts in the range of $1m to $10m.
Regulators have said that, despite the firm’s shutting down and laying off staff, they will still pursue a probe into how the firm used Facebook data.
The social network said data on about 87 million users was grabbed when people completed a quiz hosted on the site. This information was then passed on to Cambridge Analytica which has been accused of using it for political campaigning.
The political consultancy always maintained that it did nothing wrong in the way it obtained and used the data.
Registration is now live for Cornwall Air Ambulance’s Runway Runaround, a charity 10km fun run through a restricted military base at dusk.
Participants will receive special access to RAF St Mawgan, near Newquay, to embark on a charity run past Cold War bomb shelters, vintage aircraft hangars and along the airbase’s runway.
The event is being staged to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance’s £2.5m New Heli Appeal, a two-year fundraising campaign to bring a next generation air ambulance helicopter to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by April 2020.
It has been five years since Cornwall Air Ambulance last staged a Runway Runaround. The last event held in 2013 was a big success and the charity is determined to bring it back with a bang in 2018.
Sarah Mitchell, Fundraising Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “This has got to be Cornwall’s quirkiest charity run, with the unique experience of running along a usually restricted military runway at dusk. It’s something very different which we are sure will attract people looking to do a charity run with a twist.
“At 10km long, this run is suitable for anyone who wants to take part. Whatever your ability, you can achieve your goal and complete the run motivated by the knowledge that you are helping to save lives in Cornwall. It is sure to be an unforgettable night.
“Our thanks go to RAF St Mawgan, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary and 100 years of the Royal Air Force, for kindly supporting the New Heli Appeal through this event.”
The Runway Runaround will take place from 7.30pm on Saturday 22 September 2018, so there is plenty of time to get fit and ready. Runners will be encouraged to wear glow in the dark fancy dress and they will be able to buy glow sticks on the night.
To sign up and download a fundraising pack, go to cornwallairambulancetrust.org/get-involved/runway-runaround. Alternatively, call a member of the Cornwall Air Ambulance fundraising team on 01637 889926.
A collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the players’ association broke down, leading to a long-running labour dispute. The lockout resulted in 1,230 unplayed games.
In 1941, Disney animators went on strike over wages and union recognition, but made sure their artistic skills were put to good use on the picket line.
Banners carried aloft outside Burbank studio and other locations included Pinocchio saying “There are no strings on me”; Pluto declaring “I’d rather be a dog than a scab” and Mickey Mouse asking “Are we mice or men?”
The strike lasted five weeks and affected production of the animated feature Dumbo. In fact, the strikers were caricatured in the movie as clowns who go to “hit the big boss for a raise”.
Law breaks down in Boston
Their wages shrivelled by inflation post-World War One, police officers in the Massachusetts city got organised and in 1919 downed their truncheons.
With the vast majority of them out on strike, the city experienced several nights of lawlessness and the state guard were called in to restore order.
The strikers were branded “deserters” and “agents of Lenin” and were ultimately sacked. All their demands were granted to their replacements.
All out for the boss
Modern-day Massachusetts saw another unusual strike, with a much happier ending.
But this had nothing to do with pay or working conditions.
The increasingly acrimonious dispute ran on through the summer, with the company losing approximately $10m (£7.3m) a day, and was finally resolved when shareholders agreed to sell their shares to Mr Demoulas.
On the morning of 1 December last year staff at Canadian fashion house Mackage came into work to find a single item had inexplicably sold out overnight.
Every one of its £750 ($1,013) double-breasted military maxi coats had walked off the shelves in over twenty countries on three continents.
The reason? Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry’s fiancée had worn the coat five hours earlier, five thousand miles away in her first public walkabout in Nottingham, England.
Within minutes the world wanted Mackage maxi coats.
Mackage were not the only winners. Meghan was also carrying a £500 ($675) midi tote bag made by Strathberry, a four-year-old start-up based in Edinburgh. The bag sold out in 11 minutes flat across its Global, US and China website.
Leeanne Hundleby, owner and co-founder of Strathberry, says: “Visitor numbers to the website were also amazing. At one stage they were up tenfold against our daily average.”
Meghan wore a white coat by the Canadian brand Line the Label to announce her engagement with Harry, and which, yes, you’ve guessed it, sold out in minutes, reportedly crashing the firm’s website.
Line also stole a march on other brands caught up in the Meghan merchandising mania by christening the coat “The Meghan”.
This is the kind of publicity that marketing departments dream of. Getting your design in front of Meghan could, if she wears it, splash it over every fashion website from Shanghai to L.A.
The research conducted by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young shows that HMRC collected an extra £474m in corporate tax as a result of investigations into SMEs during the 2016/2017 tax year, representing a 5 per cent increase on the previous year.
UHY said that authorities are turning the “spotlight onto small businesses” because they are considered “an easier target than many larger businesses”.
A South West man who’s facing deportation because of a change in immigration rules is hoping his case will be raised in Parliament later by MPs debating an amnesty for the Windrush generation.
Euten Lindsay says he came to the UK when he was nine years old and has been living here for more than 40 years. Mr Lindsay doesn’t have a passport and the Home Office has told him he’ll have to leave in two years.
I love this country, it is my country. Sadly though it has let me down because when I needed the help and support it let me down. Can you imagine what it is like to beg somebody for food living in the UK. You’ve worked most of your life then all of a sudden you’re told ‘you’re Jamaican’.”
A Home Office spokesman said it had set up a team to assist “undocumented long-resident Commonwealth citizens” and advised Mr Lindsay to call the team.
The Windrush row erupted after it emerged some migrants from Commonwealth Caribbean countries who settled in the UK from the late 1940s to the 1970s, and their relatives, had been declared illegal immigrants.
Some of the Windrush generation have been threatened with deportation, lost their jobs, or been refused access to medical treatment.
An ambulance service was forced to deal with nearly 800 hoax calls last year.
South Western Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) was distracted from 91 real emergencies in 2017, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed.
A SWAST spokeswoman urged parents to educate their children about only calling 999 in an emergency.
The figures show that SWAST received 774 hoax calls in 2017. However, the number is low compared to the 900,000 calls the service responds to yearly.
Calls made in good faith which turn out to be unnecessary are not recorded as hoax calls.
A SWAST spokeswoman said: “Making hoax calls can put lives at risk. We strongly encourage parents to impress upon their children the importance of only dialling 999 in a genuine emergency situation.
“It is vital that people understand and appreciate the consequences associated with making hoax calls.”
The ambulance service covers the Avon area – including Bristol and Bath – Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
SWAST’s latest report from health watchdog the Care Quality Commission rates the service as requiring improvement with concerns over areas such as mandatory training, cleanliness and infection control.
But the service was praised for its “truly compassionate” caring culture.