A UK boy who suffers from a rare condition that drives him to munch on curtains and carpets has been given a new £36,000 ‘inedible’ bedroom after he gnawed through the walls of his last one. Zach Tahir, of Salford, Greater Manchester, who has turned six, suffers from an eating disorder called PICA, which makes him crave inedible objects including stones, paper and moss.
Axminster Carpets is continuing to trade while it looks at 'all potential rescue/restructuring options' as it prepares to appoint administrators.
Geoff Wilding, Victoria Carpets executive chairman has been given a two-year deadline to benefit from shareholder returns.
This morning shareholders in the manufacturer backed an incentive scheme that could see Wilding receive more than £5m if they receive sufficient returns.
Under examples outlined to shareholders a return to shareholders of £3.30 a share, including dividends, would see Wilding receive £1.035m.
The firm's 400 staff are being told they are likely to lose their jobs, according to reports.
British furniture and product designer James Irvine has died. He was 54. Irvine graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1984 and that year moved to Milan.
For the next eight years he was a design consultant for the Olivetti design studio, designing industrial products under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass.