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Barclays reported to be exploring merger with Standard Charter
Guardian
26 min. ago

Barclays reported to be exploring merger with Standard Charter

Barclays has been exploring a potential merger with rival banks including Standard Chartered, according to a report in the Financial Times. The FT said Barclays directors had held “exploratory conversations” about...

 
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Daily Mail
49 min. ago

Inflation falls faster than expected to 2.4% to boost wages and ease pressure for an interest rate hike

Inflation fell again in April to boost the value of wages and ease pressure for a new interest rate hike, surprise figures show today. Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) was 2.4 per cent in April, down from 2.5 per cent...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:49

Profit gloom for M&S as overhaul costs bite

Marks & Spencer has unveiled another year of falling profits as the high street giant counts the cost of its transformation programme. The retailer reported a 62.1 per cent fall in pre-tax profit to £66.8 million...

 
Inflation edges lower in April
BBC
today, 09:41

Inflation edges lower in April

Consumer Price Inflation fell to 2.4% in April - its lowest level since March 2017.

 
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Daily Mail
today, 09:23

Zoopla and PrimeLocation owner enjoys 33% profit boost as it gears up for £2.2bn takeover by US private...

The firm behind online property portal Zoopla enjoyed a 33 per cent increase in profits in the first half of this year. ZPG's, burgeoning profits came as the group gears up to be purchased by US private equity firm...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 08:42

Marks & Spencer announces steep 62 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profits 24 hours after unveiling...

Marks & Spencer today reported a whopping 62.1 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profits to £66.8million. The announcement comes one day after the beleaguered retailer confirmed it is extending its store closure...

 
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Lichfield Live
37 min. ago

Residents celebrate the Royal Wedding with street party in Lichfield

More than 100 residents and their guests raised a glass to to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a Royal Wedding street party in Lichfield. Locals gathered on Tamworth Road where bunting and fun activities helped mark...

 
Sci-fi version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest coming to the Lichfield Garrick
Lichfield Live
37 min. ago

Sci-fi version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest coming to the Lichfield Garrick

Shakespeare will get the sci-fi treatment at the Lichfield Garrick next month. A new adaptation of The Tempest will be brought to life in the city on June 1. The production will see space explorer Prospero marooned in...

 
Review: Remi Harris at the George Hotel in Lichfield
Lichfield Live
37 min. ago

Review: Remi Harris at the George Hotel in Lichfield

A stage filled with guitars and a room full of people meant that jazz musician Remi Harris’s gig at Lichfield’s George Hotel was a very special evening for music fans. With accompaniment from bassist Mike Green and...

 
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Guardian
52 min. ago

Labour suspends activist challenging gender self-identification policy

Labour has suspended an activist who attempted to stand as women’s officer while claiming he identified as a woman “on Wednesdays”, as the party’s ruling body reaffirmed transgender women were eligible to stand on...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:54

Scotch whisky helps reduce trade deficit, analysis suggest

The UK’s trade deficit would be almost 3 per cent greater without Scotch whisky exports, according to new analysis. The deficit reduced from £166 billion in 2016 to £153 billion last year, research from the Scotch...

 
Nearly twice as many over-65s in employment than a decade ago, government survey finds
The Courier
today, 08:20

Nearly twice as many over-65s in employment than a decade ago, government survey finds

The number of Scots working beyond retirement age has nearly doubled in a decade, an official study has revealed. There are 87,400 people aged 65 and over in employment, a Scottish Government survey for 2017 has...

 
North Korea presses on with nuclear site closure despite summit doubts
Guardian
12 min. ago

North Korea presses on with nuclear site closure despite summit doubts

North Korea is pushing ahead with plans to close the country’s only known nuclear test site despite confusion over the fate of a planned summit between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump. The meeting, which...

 
US firm that gave cash to Michael Cohen helped secure millions for Putin-linked oligarch
Guardian
12 min. ago

US firm that gave cash to Michael Cohen helped secure millions for Putin-linked oligarch

A company that paid Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal fixer, was also involved in securing hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for a Russian oligarch from a bank with ties to Russia’s intelligence services....

 
Dublin's ghost signs: preserving a city's fading memories
Guardian
12 min. ago

Dublin's ghost signs: preserving a city's fading memories

Faded and decaying shop signs remind us of a time gone by. Often painted on brickwork, these ghost signs are found in cities and towns throughout the world – but many of us don’t even notice them. Emma Clarke picked...

 
'The leg remover' Double bladed machete with terrifying name carved into the handle seized from drug dealer's home
Daily Record
41 min. ago

'The leg remover' Double bladed machete with terrifying name carved into the handle seized from drug...

Police seized this terrifying weapon during a raid on a drug dealer's house - which criminals dubbed "The leg remover". The menacing double-bladed machete was discovered along with a knuckle-duster and small...

 
Turnbull consulted Australian intelligence agencies over Hastie's donor bribery claim
Guardian
44 min. ago

Turnbull consulted Australian intelligence agencies over Hastie's donor bribery claim

Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he has sought information from Australia’s intelligence agencies about the implications of the chair of parliament’s intelligence committee publicly revealing details of an FBI...

 
Just a baby ultra? Qualifying for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
Guardian
44 min. ago

Just a baby ultra? Qualifying for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

When you tell other ultra runners that you are training for the Ultra-Trail du Mont- Blanc (UTMB),they give you a certain look. Oh, you are a serious ultra runner. You can almost feel your trail cred rising. Not...

 

Sport

 
Will Smith 'to release World Cup song' for Russia 2018
BBC
9 min. ago

Will Smith 'to release World Cup song' for Russia 2018

It looks like Will Smith is involved with the official World Cup song for Russia 2018. Reports say he'll release a new song on Friday to tie in with the tournament which begins next month. Will appeared to confirm his...

 
Unai Emery wants to make Chelsea’s £35m target Jean-Michael Seri his first signing for Arsenal
Metro
12 min. ago

Unai Emery wants to make Chelsea’s £35m target Jean-Michael Seri his first signing for Arsenal

Unai Emery wants to make Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri his first signing for Arsenal, according to reports. The 46-year-old has been officially confirmed as the Gunners’ new manager after ending his two-year stint...

 
Arsenal transfer news: The three players Unai Emery is expected to sign this summer
Daily Star
14 min. ago

Arsenal transfer news: The three players Unai Emery is expected to sign this summer

The former Paris St-Germain boss will have little control over transfers at the Emirates. But it is believed Emery has made clear his top targets to the board after being appointed ahead of Mikel Arteta. The Daily...

 
Exeter can give Steve Perryman a fitting Wembley send-off
Guardian
19 min. ago

Exeter can give Steve Perryman a fitting Wembley send-off

“A40, Hanger Lane, turn left on to the North Circular, past Stonebridge Park and over on my left was Wembley,” says Steve Perryman, recounting his journey from Northolt to training at Tottenham Hotspur as a teenager,...

 
Aston Villa star Robert Snodgrass fears Fulham threat in Championship play-off final
Daily Star
23 min. ago

Aston Villa star Robert Snodgrass fears Fulham threat in Championship play-off final

Snodgrass is ready for Saturday's Championship play-off final against Fulham as Aston Villa look to end a two-year exile from the top flight. Villa edged past Middlesbrough 1-0 on aggregate in the semi-final having...

 
How can I watch the Champions League final for free through BT Sport and YouTube?
Metro
23 min. ago

How can I watch the Champions League final for free through BT Sport and YouTube?

The world will be watching this Saturday night as Liverpool and Real Madrid contest the 2017/18 Champions League final in Kiev. With both teams full of attacking flair it looks certain to be a memorable contest in...

 
 


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