Sports Direct International has acquired 114 stores from the administrators of fashion chain Republic.
The move comes three days after Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley sold part of his stake in the firm to raise around £100m in cash.
More top news
A growing number of rank and file officers say they support being routinely armed while on duty in the wake of terror attacks.
A report claims services could have worked more efficiently in the case of Andrew Cairns, who killed his ex-partner and her young son.
Transport for London has revoked Uber's license in the capital.