MORNING NEWS: Twists, tussles and shoulder taps

In the news this morning, Capital & Regional has hired a former Debenhams director as a consultant, to work with its leasing and asset group and support its community shopping centre strategy. Click here for the full story from EG.

And while on the subject of Debenhams, there has been another dramatic twist in the tussle between sportswear magnate Mike Ashley and the department store group.

Also today, MIPIM news and more:

News round-up: Diary: Happy Hatters and MIPIM moments

MIPIM 2019: UK launches Wales-led £2bn property portfolio

UK house price forecasts are drastically downgraded

Morrisons hands shareholders sweetener as it hails turnaround success

Zara owner dresses down despite bonus payment

Taxman gets £1bn from Lehman administrators PWC