A father and son who sold teeth whitener with 110 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide, have been jailed. Matthew and John Hargreaves admitted participating in a fraudulent business, while Jean Hargreaves admitted engaging in an unfair commercial practice. The trio, from Knutsford, Cheshire, sold the product at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, Powys, in 2013. The two men got 18 months in prison and Jean Hargreaves received a six month sentence, suspended for two years. Sentencing the three, Judge Philip Harris-Jenkins said: "You put personal greed ahead of public safety."
While catching a wave in Australia a few weeks ago, 19-year-old surfer Mitch Hargreaves passed right over a shark. Hargreaves posted a video of it from his GoPro on his Instagram account shortly after in which the shark can be clearly seen in the water, followed by him yelling "Shark!" to warn other surfers.
One of Britain's last remaining coalmine operators will put an end to all mining operations from next month because it is clear that coal has "a limited future" in the UK. Durham-based Hargreaves Services, one of the largest remaining operators of surface mines in the UK, told investors on Tuesday that it plans to wind down its UK mining operations in line with its long-term strategic plans. Hargreaves, which can trace its roots back 150 years, runs a string of formerly abandoned coal sites across Scotland and continues to supply British power plants and steelworks with coal imports via the ports of Immingham and Newport. "The company does not intend to mine coal elsewhere as it is clear that coal has a limited future, as is reflected in the government's policy statement. The group's focus is on developing Hargreaves Land, its property development business, and on its other businesses in distribution and services," the spokesman added.
Billionaire Peter Hargreaves' cash injection boosts the UK's space race. This isn't a sentence you'd expect to find the name Peter Hargreaves in. Hargreaves the man who made his name and his billions from the financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, which he founded with Stephen Lansdown. But following the lead of US super-rich Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, Hargreaves has just invested £24 million in the satellite communications facility and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station, based on the Lizard Peninsula of England's Cornish coast. The funding came about after Goonhilly's chairman Kenn Herskind was put in touch with Hargreaves, explains Ian Jones, Goonhilly's CEO.
Co-living is one the newest trends in urban housing, and it has prompted a New York operator to join with a Los Angeles developer to create $100 million worth of shared, furnished apartments to help meet a projected deep demand in Southern California. Residents in a co-living complex typically have their own bedroom and bathroom but share kitchens, living rooms and other common areas with fellow tenants. It's a small but growing segment of the apartment market, mostly serving young professionals who can't afford the rent in hip, desirable neighborhoods. New York-based co-living operator Common and its Los Angeles partner Proper Development tested the waters in Los Angeles with a 24-unit complex on Melrose Avenue completed in November that got 9,000 applications from would-be tenants, Common founder Brad Hargreaves said. "We see huge demand in Los Angeles," Hargreaves said, for shared furnished apartments that rent for $1,300 to $1,800 per month.