Ikea's hopes of opening a store in Sheffield have moved a step closer after councillors unanimously supported the planning application for the £60m development.
Plans by Lord Harris to step down from the board of Carpetright have been put on hold.
The Flooring Show will be the venue for a major celebration of wool carpets in September.
The Furniture Makers' Company's annual clay pigeon shooting event Big Shots raised £26,000 for the charity.
Victoria Carpets is proposing paying shareholders a special dividend worth more than £20m which would see its executive chairman own half the company.