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News: Tui Group sees losses narrow as new strategy pays off

Tui Group saw turnover climb by 9.1 per cent in the three months to December when compared to the previous year. At the same time, customer numbers at the tour operator grew by 4.4 per cent year-on-year. Tui reduced its debt position year-on-year from €1.52 billion to €874 million. This was helped by the €38 million gain from selling three Riu hotels. However, the business took a €20 million hit from the bankruptcy of Austrian budget airline Niki to which Tui had leased aircraft and crew. ADVERTISEMENT Overall, this meant…

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Burnley up to seventh with narrow win over Newcastle

Sean Dyche marked his fifth anniversary in charge of Burnley with a win as Jeff Hendrick’s second league goal of the season proved enough to sink Newcastle. A game low on quality was heading for a goalless conclusion when unmarked Hendrick tapped home Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s fine cross after Rob Elliot had beaten away Jack Cork’s effort. Newcastle had earlier gone close when Ayoze Perez’s curling attempt from the edge of the penalty area forced Nick Pope into a full-stretch diving save. Joselu drilled another chance wide in the 83rd…

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Fiji 27-22 Scotland: The Scots' summer tour ends in narrow defeat

Scotland’s mission to finish their summer tour unbeaten failed as they lost 27-22 to Fiji in Suva. The Scots won the try count by three to two but their discipline was poor and they were ripped apart by the brilliant handling of Leone Nakarawa and five penalties from fly-half Ben Volavola. Scotland applied more of the early pressure but their handling in the steady drizzle let them down until home lock Tevita Cavubati was sent to the sin bin for pulling his counterpart Jonny Gray down in the line-out. A…

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