Mike Ashley

Frasers Group: keeping it in the family
Mike Ashley
Behind the scenes

Frasers Group: keeping it in the family

Mike Ashley is passing the reins of his high street empire to his prospective son-in-law
12 Aug 2021
Did Sport Mobile ‘fix’ sports stars’ phone records?
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In Depth

Did Sport Mobile ‘fix’ sports stars’ phone records?

Two men have been arrested in connection with alleged ‘fixing’ of phone records
17 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: businesses attacked for not protecting workers
Busytube
In Brief

Coronavirus: businesses attacked for not protecting workers

String of companies facing public outcry over decision to stay open during national lockdown
25 Mar 2020
Are Nike and Adidas too dominant?
Nike
In Brief

Are Nike and Adidas too dominant?

Mike Ashley calls for investigation into sportswear giants' supremacy
16 Oct 2019
Newcastle crisis: Benitez departs and fans threaten boycott
Newcastle United fans display a Rafa Benitez flag at St James’ Park
In Brief

Newcastle crisis: Benitez departs and fans threaten boycott

Jose Mourinho, Mikel Arteta and Avram Grant linked with the St James’ Park job
25 Jun 2019
Debenhams set for administration
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In Brief

Debenhams set for administration

Retailer’s biggest shareholder, Mike Ashley, embroiled in bitter battle for control with its board
9 Apr 2019
House of Fraser cancels all online orders and goes offline
House of Fraser on Oxford Street last Christmas
In Depth

House of Fraser cancels all online orders and goes offline

Retailer acts on complaints as dispute with warehouse operator holds up deliveries
17 Aug 2018

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Sports Direct shares surge despite profit plunge
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In Depth

Sports Direct shares surge despite profit plunge

Investors give thumbs-up to plans to upgrade stores and appoint permanent finance chief
20 Jul 2017
Mike Ashley feels the force of Star Wars fans
Mike Ashley
In Depth

Mike Ashley feels the force of Star Wars fans

Confusing Obi-Wan Kenobi with Darth Vadar leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the Dark Side - of Twitter
6 Jul 2017
Mike Ashley in court over £15m boozy pub 'banter'
Mike Ashley
In Brief

Mike Ashley in court over £15m boozy pub 'banter'

Court told Sports Direct founder vomited into fireplace after drinking game
4 Jul 2017
Newcastle United MD Lee Charnley arrested in tax raid
 Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley, Newcastle United
In Brief

Newcastle United MD Lee Charnley arrested in tax raid

Mike Ashley's right-hand man held in HMRC inquiry targeting newly-promoted Magpies and West Ham
26 Apr 2017
Mike Ashley still haunts Newcastle - but could he sell up?
Rafa Benitez, Newcastle
In Depth

Mike Ashley still haunts Newcastle - but could he sell up?

After achieving promotion, Rafa Benitez must now work with the Magpies' owner to stay in the Premier League
25 Apr 2017
'New blueprint' for Newcastle Utd as Rafa Benitez takes over
Rafa Benitez
In Depth

'New blueprint' for Newcastle Utd as Rafa Benitez takes over

Adulation from the fans persuades manager to extend his stay as Mike Ashley gives him complete control
25 May 2016
Will Rangers be able to beat their rivals Celtic again?
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Will Rangers be able to beat their rivals Celtic again?

Triumph against Dumbarton puts the Ibrox side back in the Premiership and facing their Old Firm rivals once more
6 Apr 2016
Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley says he won't sell
Mike Ashley
In Brief

Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley says he won't sell

Businessman regrets buying beleaguered club and tells fans there's no more money for players
22 Mar 2016
McClaren joins Newcastle: fans unimpressed
Steve McClaren
In Depth

McClaren joins Newcastle: fans unimpressed

Former England boss tasked with getting Magpies into the top eight and winning a trophy
11 Jun 2015
McCoist leaves Rangers: what has been happening at Ibrox?
Ally McCoist
In Depth

McCoist leaves Rangers: what has been happening at Ibrox?

Directors of the once-great Scottish club are jeered at the AGM amid questions over Mike Ashley's influence
22 Dec 2014
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