Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pounds 27m Profit for Retail Giant

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pounds 27m Profit for Retail Giant

Article excerpt

Department store giant House of Fraser today reported an 11% hike in profits. The company, which has an outlet in the MetroCentre, earned pre-tax profit of pounds 27m in the 12 months leading up to January 31. Chief executive John Coleman said: "These results underline our position as a leading retailer of designer brands and highlight our ability to deliver profit growth."

Market protest

PEACE protesters from Durham Palestine Solidarity Campaign are planning to block off part of Durham City's Market place on Saturday with a cardboard wall and force shoppers to pass through a checkpoint.

Rent rewards

A CASH draw could be used to encourage council tenants to pay their rent on time. Derwentside District Council is considering setting up a prize draw scheme to reward "loyal and responsible tenants".

Star at college

STUDENTS in Durham are getting ready for a visit by one of the country's top soap stars. Actor Bruno Langley, who plays Todd Grimshaw in Coronation Street, will be presenting awards on Thursday at East Durham and Houghall Community College to students from schools in the area who have completed college-based programmes. …

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