Events from the year 2017 in the United Kingdom. Contents. 1 Incumbents 4 January – Sir Tim Barrow is appointed as the UK's new ambassador to the European Union.. 5 January. UK car sales were at a record high in 2016 according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which says that 2,690,000 new cars were registered last year, 2% higher than in 2015. Helen Dunmore's poetry collection Inside the Wave, posthumous winner of Book of the Year in the 2017 Costa Book Awards. Paula Hawkins' novel Into the Water. John le Carré's novel A Legacy of Spies.
Image copyright ITV Georgia Toffolo has been named the winner of this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. The shocked reality star, known as Toff, was crowned by Ant and Dec on Sunday evening after more than nine million votes were cast. She was odds-on favourite to win the ITV show, but said: "I am so taken aback. Is this real?" Former Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas came in second place, with radio and TV presenter Iain Lee coming in third.
The I'm A Celebrity final attracted an average of 9.2 million live viewers on Sunday night. It was ITV's third biggest audience of the year - behind the series' launch show and the One Love Manchester concert - with a 41% share of the total TV audience.
The Strictly Come Dancing results show earlier in the night had more viewers however, with an average of 11.1 million viewers; while the final episode of Blue Planet II attracted an audience of 10.36m.
Image copyright ITV Image caption Jamie Lomas came second in the ITV series Toff's fellow campmate Stanley Johnson - father of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - said: "I knew she was going to make it.
I said right from the start that Toff is the one." The winner said her favourite moment of the show was going to collect water with Johnson, with whom she struck up a strong friendship. She follows in the footsteps of previous Queens of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt and Vicky Pattinson. Moffatt, who won last year's series, said: "It's girls like you that make me feel proud to be a young woman. I am so proud of you." Image copyright ITV Image caption Iain Lee was voted into third place by the public After her win, Toff welcomed the prospect of earning money on the back of her appearance on the show, admitting: "I haven't paid my rent." She told Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan she wanted to take a shot at presenting, saying: "I want to do what you guys do.
I want to try it. Who knows?" Toff also said she wanted to "do good" with her win, saying: "There are so many worthy causes that I would love to get involved with."
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Latest general election results from the UK’s 650 constituencies. Theresa May’s gamble has failed; the Conservatives have lost their parliamentary majority and have turned to the DUP to support them in forming a new government.
Search for your own seat by name or postcode and find out your local result • • • Fri 9 Jun 2017 06.28 BST First published on Thu 8 Jun 2017 13.54 BST Overview Theresa May has lost her parliamentary majority after calling an election to strengthen it, and has made a deal with the DUP to form a new government. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party increased its tally by 31 seats.
But an anti-Tory coalition is still not viable without the DUP. One constituency is still to declare. The count was suspended in Kensington after three recounts failed to establish a winner. Latest declarations • Lab win Kensington with a 0.0% majority 21:03 • Con hold Winchester with a 17.5% majority 15:29 • Con hold Wells with a 12.5% majority 10:44 • Con hold Cornwall North with a 14.1% majority 09:54 • Con hold Cornwall South East with a 32.8% majority 09:21 Key seats • Lab win Kensington with a 0.0% majority 21:03 • Con hold St Ives with a 0.6% majority 07:39 • Con win Angus with a 16.1% swing 07:30 • Lab hold Dudley North with a 0.1% majority 07:12 • Sarah Olney loses Richmond Park to Con with a 0.1% majority 07:10 Full results Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes Share (%) Change (%) Con Conservative 318 20 33 -13 13,667,231 42.45 +5.52 Lab Labour 262 37 5 32 12,874,284 39.99 +9.54 SNP Scottish National Party 35 1 20 -19 977,568 3.04 -1.7 Lib Dem Liberal Democrat 12 8 5 3 2,371,762 7.37 -0.5 DUP Democratic Unionist Party 10 2 0 2 292,316 0.91 +0.31 SF Sinn Féin 7 3 0 3 238,915 0.74 +0.17 PC Plaid Cymru 4 1 0 1 164,466 0.51 -0.08 Green Green 1 0 0 0 525,371 1.63 -2.14 Ind Ind 1 0 4 -4 145,375 0.45 +0.13 UUP Ulster Unionist Party 0 0 2 -2 83,280 0.26 -0.11 SDLP Social Democratic and Labour Party 0 0 3 -3 95,419 0.3 -0.03 UKIP UK Independence Party 0 0 0 0 593,852 1.84 -10.8 Other Other 0 0 0 0 166,385 0.52 -0.3
Based on Google’s Study “Digital Impact on In-Store Shopping: Research Debunks Common Myths”, 71% of in-store shoppers who use their smartphones for online research say their device has become more important to their in-store experience. Yet, 2 in 3 shoppers who tried to find information within a store say they didn’t find all the information they needed, indicating frustration.
As consumers become more tech-savvy, the technological gap between them and the sales associates widens. This makes it more and more crucial to empower store associates with technology and transform them into brand ambassadors providing superior customer service. With this vision in mind, Boyner Group from Turkey is equipping its store associates across the group companies with smartphone-sized mobile devices and a comprehensive in-store service app for a memorable in-store experience.
Boyner’s “My Assistant” initiative stood above the rest in this category. Using the app installed on smart-phone like devices, sales associates can check inventory and access detailed merchandise information on the spot either using the barcode scanner of the device or by browsing the product catalogue so face-to-face customer service is not interrupted.
Within the first six weeks of its launch, Assistants generated an additional 1M TRY of online revenue. Expected additional online revenue from Assistants in 2017 is 120M TRY from 73 stores. Winning the Award generated over 200 pieces of national and domestic press coverage.
A Boyner Group spokesperson told us: "I'm very excited and very happy - in fact the whole team are. We've spent a great effort on this initiative and prioritised empowering our sales associates. It's great to see and be rewarded." for the chance to showcase your company's best initiative infront of senior retail leaders at the World Retail Awards 2018. 2017 finalist for the Best Digital Customer Experience Initiative included: • Boyner Group (Turkey) • Dress in the City (France) • El Corte Ingles (Spain) • Geant, (United Arab Emirates) • Marks and Spencer (UK) • Saudi Telecommunication Company (Saudi Arabia) • Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singapore) • Superdry (Berlin, Germany) and SeymourPowell (London) Find out more about our which have fully updated and reviewed to ensure that we recognise and reward the areas that matter most to retailers in today’s market.
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