13 февраля, 16:22

Pendragon profits drop as UK new car sales decline

Results beat forecasts as group sells some businesses in switch to used cars

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13 января, 19:16

Сторонники Трампа потребовали гражданского ареста мэра Лондона Хана

Сторонники президента США Дональда Трампа в субботу пытались сорвать речь мэра Лондона Садика Хана.

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13 января, 18:50

Сторонники Трампа сорвали выступление мэра Лондона

Инцидент произошел в одном из британских аналитических центров в субботу, 13 января

13 января, 18:40

Сторонники Трампа сорвали выступление мэра Лондона

Сторонники президента США Дональда Трампа сорвали выступление мэра Лондона Садика Хана.

13 января, 18:30

Сторонники Трампа попытались сорвать выступление мэра Лондона

Активисты организации White Pendragons призвали арестовать Садика Хана и скандировали лозунги в поддержку американского президента

13 января, 16:41

Сторонники Трампа пригрозили «арестовать» мэра Лондона

Сторонники американского президента Дональда Трампа ворвались в зал перед выступлением мэра Лондона Садика Хана и потребовали «арестовать» главу британской столицы, сообщает Sky News. Акцию устроили члены организации «Белые пендрагоны» (White Pendragons). Они скандировали лозунги в поддержку Трампа и выхода Великобритании из Евросоюза, передает РИА «Новости». На опубликованной в интернете записи происшествия слышно, как один из протестующих говорит: «Дамы и господа, мы пришли сюда сегодня, чтобы произвести ненасильственный и мирный гражданский арест». Сотрудники охраны вмешались в ситуацию, но участники группы настаивали на том, что они не должны покидать помещение, ведь приобрели билеты на выступление мэра. Когда протестующие все же вышли, Хан выступил со своей речью. Ранее мэр Лондона заявлял, что британский премьер Тереза Мэй напрасно передала приглашение посетить страну с госвизитом президенту США Дональду Трампу. Глава МИД Великобритании Борис Джонсон за это назвал мэра Лондона «напыщенным хлыщом». Напомним, Дональд Трамп подтвердил решение отменить визит в Великобританию, объяснив это несогласием с действиями предыдущей администрации.

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04 декабря 2017, 19:38

Pendragon quits US and sells UK new car forecourts

Dealership to double used vehicle business as it shifts focus after profit warning

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29 октября 2017, 08:59

Consumers appear loth to spend. Is it a blip, or Brexit beginning to bite?

Usually dire retail predictions turn around by Christmas, but this year things feel different, with real incomes falling, prices up and borrowing highEconomists tend to be sniffy about the CBI’s distributive trades survey – the one that this week reported the “steepest drop” in retail sales since the depths of the recession in 2009. The report describes only a two-week snapshot of trading, they say, and thus is volatile and unreliable. The size of the sample is too small, they also argue, because only 49 retailers participate and half of them employ fewer than 100 people.These are fair points, and economists are paid to be fussy. But sometimes even a statistically dodgy survey chimes with common sense and the mood music from the front line. The overwhelming evidence suggests a storm is gathering over the retail sector. Continue reading...

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23 октября 2017, 20:34

Pendragon car dealership shares drop on profit warning

Decline in demand for new cars and fall in price of used cars to hit results

21 июня 2017, 18:21

Stonehenge revellers celebrate summer solstice

AROUND 13,000 people gathered at Stonehenge on Wednesday to witness the summer solstice sunrise at Britain’s most famous prehistoric monument. Druids and midsummer revellers witnessed the sun rise at

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11 января 2017, 20:29

Chief Druid King Arthur Pendragon gets court date over Stonehenge parking fees

Salisbury county court has granted the neo-Druid a full day to have his case heard against parking charges for worshippersWhen the original King Arthur wanted to park at Stonehenge, he simply rode up, got off his horse, tethered it to a rock, and went about his business of worshipping ancient stones.Parking in latter-day Britain is, of course, a nightmare. Which is why, when the reincarnation of King Arthur wants to go and worship the grey wickets during the summer solstice, he now has to pay £15 to stow his Kawasaki motorbike. Continue reading...

16 июня 2016, 17:30

How to Write Historical Fiction: The Challenge of Writing Women in History (1998)

Historical drama film stories are based upon historical events and famous people. Some historical dramas are docudramas, which attempt an accurate portrayal of a historical event or biography, to the degree that the available historical research will allow. Other historical dramas are fictionalized tales that are based on an actual person and their deeds, such as Braveheart, which is loosely based on the 13th-century knight William Wallace's fight for Scotland's independence. For films pertaining to the history of East Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia, there are historical period drama films set in Asia, also known as Jidaigeki in Japan. Wuxia films like The Hidden Power of the Dragon Sabre (1984) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), based on novels by Jin Yong and Wang Dulu, have also been produced. Zhang Yimou has directed several acclaimed wuxia films like Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). Although largely fictional some wuxia films are considered historical drama. Samurai films like Zatoichi and Lone Wolf and Cub series also fall under historical drama umbrella. Peplum films also known as sword-and-sandal, is a genre of largely Italian-made historical or biblical epics (costume dramas) that dominated the Italian film industry from 1958 to 1965. Most pepla featured a superhumanly strong man as the protagonist, such as Hercules, Samson, Goliath, Ursus or Italy's own popular folk hero Maciste. These supermen often rescued captive princesses from tyrannical despots and fought mythological creatures. Not all the films were fantasy-based, however. Many featured actual historical personalities such as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Hannibal, although great liberties were taken with the storylines. Gladiators, pirates, knights, Vikings, and slaves rebelling against tyrannical kings were also popular subjects. There are also films based on Medieval narattives like Ridley Scott's historical epics Robin Hood (2010) and Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and the subgenred films based on Arthurian legend as Pendragon: Sword of His Father (2008) and King Arthur (2004). Many historical narratives have been expanded into television series. Notable ancient history inspired TV series include: Rome, Spartacus, Egypt and I Claudius. Tudor England is also very prominent subject in television series like The Tudors, The Virgin Queen and Elizabeth I. Programs about the Napoleonic Wars have also been produced, like Sharpe and Hornblower. Historical soap operas have also been popular, including the Turkish TV series The Magnificent Century and Once Upon A Time In The Ottoman Empire: Rebellion. Chinese studios have also produced television series like The Legend and the Hero, its sequel series, Legend of Chu and Han and The Qin Empire. There have also been produced pure Wuxia television series, many based on works by Jin Yong like Condor Trilogy and Swordsman, also Lu Xiaofeng and Chu Liuxiang by Gu Long. They have been very popular in China, but largely unnoticed in Western media. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_fiction

14 апреля 2016, 00:43


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16 февраля 2016, 20:05

Finance deals boost for used car sales

Pendragon chief says personal contract purchases rose to 28 per cent of used car deals in 2015

14 августа 2015, 22:42

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.': A Long Journey to the Screen

A look at Guy Ritchie's latest film, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' It's a 'stylish' reboot of a 1960s TV show of the same name, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

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17 февраля 2015, 18:31

Second-hand cars drive Pendragon profits

Car dealership gains from demand for used cars, which offer higher margins than new vehicles

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18 февраля 2014, 17:46

Pendragon shares hammered despite rising sales, divi hike

The UK’s biggest car dealer Pendragon failed to convince the City today as shares went into reverse despite accelerating sales and a huge hike in the dividend.