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Scotsman
7 sec. ago

Housebuilders bounce back as sales surge

Britain’s housebuilding sector will provide solid evidence this week that it has bounced back from the economic malaise that led to scores of construction firms going bust, despite the industry facing fresh...

 
Banks slash dividends at twice pay rate
Daily Express
37 min. ago

Banks slash dividends at twice pay rate

Britain’s five largest banks reported their full-year results last week and among them, they paid their staff a combined total of £33.8billion in basic salaries, cash bonuses, shares and other benefits, a fall of 6.6...

 
City News: ITV, Cobham defence and price comparison startups
Daily Express
37 min. ago

City News: ITV, Cobham defence and price comparison startups

City analysts believe ITV chief executive Adam Crozier will say that the firm’s pre-tax profits were flat at £636.7million for 2016, even though its revenues edged four per cent higher to £3.1billion. Despite a strong...

 
How to save thousands in tax by April 5
Daily Express
37 min. ago

How to save thousands in tax by April 5

It is just 38 days until the end of the tax year on April 5, so time is running out if you want to minimise your tax bill. Neil Adams, head of pension planning at advisers Drewberry Wealth, says the clock is ticking...

 
Five minute guide to making your pension last longer
Daily Express
37 min. ago

Five minute guide to making your pension last longer

That is why pension experts invented the 4 per cent rule, to stop people from spending their nest egg too soon. The rule states that if you withdraw no more than 4 per cent of your pension each year, your pot should...

 
RBS is a much safer bank now thanks to Ross McEwan, says Geoff Ho
Daily Express
37 min. ago

RBS is a much safer bank now thanks to Ross McEwan, says Geoff Ho

That said, the £7billion loss RBS made took its net losses to £58billion, well in excess of the £45billion bailout it received in 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis. Ideally RBS would pay back every...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:47

Dani Garavelli: Lone howl of masculinity doesn’t help men

It takes some contempt for democracy to try to filibuster a bill you already know to be supported by the overwhelming majority of your fellow parliamentarians. But then Philip Davies’ sole purpose in life seems to be...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:47

Grant Jarvie: Don’t let sport cuts squander key social asset

The news that sport in Scotland is to be cut by 20 per cent backs up research first released by Edinburgh University in December 2016. Figures released by the BBC indicate that in 2015, 52 sports benefited from a...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:26

The secret refugees trapped in Belgrade’s barracks

In central Belgrade, the ornate train station is bustling with life. Commuters are travelling to work and tourists and locals alike are grabbing a snack at one of the many kiosks lining the concourse. Across the...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:13

Scottish director calls cut on political ‘babble’

The Scottish director of an Oscar best film nominee has urged this year’s winners not to “babble” on about political issues. Film-maker David Mackenzie, right, directed Hell Or High Water starring Jeff Bridges and...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 19:28

Watson: ‘Not the time to replace Corbyn’

Labour’s leaders must take “a long hard look” at what is not working following the party’s defeat in the Copeland by-election, deputy leader Tom Watson has said. Although he described the result as “hugely...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 17:33

Kezia Dugdale launches national campaign against indyref2

A new website for people to pledge their opposition to a possible second Scottish independence referendum has been launched by Labour. The party’s Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale unveiled the move as she vowed she would...

 
Semyon Gluzman: Meeting a Soviet-era dissident again after 35 years
BBC
4 min. ago

Semyon Gluzman: Meeting a Soviet-era dissident again after 35 years

In the Soviet Union there were rare individuals who fought for human rights, at great personal expense. One was psychiatrist Semyon Gluzman, who condemned the incarceration of dissidents in mental hospitals. The BBC's...

 
Becoming Julius: Growing up intersex in Uganda
BBC
10 min. ago

Becoming Julius: Growing up intersex in Uganda

Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which meant it was not clear if he was a girl or a boy. It made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in the conservative society of Uganda. "I...

 
Japanese lecturer falls in love with the valleys and starts course in Welsh language
Daily Express
28 min. ago

Japanese lecturer falls in love with the valleys and starts course in Welsh language

So far more than 120 young people have taken the 30-week course at Tokyo’s Daito Bunka University. Lecturer Takeshi Koike learned the language in 1992 as a 21-year-old studying English at the then Saint David’s...

 
Suspected assassin of Kim Jong-nam thought she was in a TV prank show
Daily Express
28 min. ago

Suspected assassin of Kim Jong-nam thought she was in a TV prank show

Siti Aishah, 25, said she thought the chemical she was given, which formed part of a toxic nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong-nam, was baby oil. She and Doan Thi Huong, 28, had two different chemical compounds rubbed...

 
President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner
BBC
39 min. ago

President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

US President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on 29 April. The glitzy event draws celebrities, journalists and politicians, normally including the US...

 
Donald Trump REFUSES to attend White House press dinner as war of words intensifies
Daily Express
yesterday, 23:08

Donald Trump REFUSES to attend White House press dinner as war of words intensifies

The high-profile event draws celebrities, politicians and journalists and is traditionally attended by the US President. But Mr Trump tweeted: "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association...

 

Sport

 
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Daily Mail
4 min. ago

Simon Mignolet says 'tough shoulders' and a 'good chin' are needed to survive criticism as Liverpool...

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has spoken of the 'tough shoulders and good chin' he's needed to overcome a difficult season at Anfield in which both he and rival Loris Karius have received heavy criticism....

 
Mauricio Pochettino: This is how Tottenham will bounce back from shock European defeat
Daily Star
24 min. ago

Mauricio Pochettino: This is how Tottenham will bounce back from shock European defeat

The Argentinian firmly believes Spurs will one day be one of the continent’s biggest clubs – but knows they are not there yet. In order to back up that claim, Pochettino aims to bring new faces in during the summer to...

 
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Daily Mail
24 min. ago

Barcelona complete preparations ahead of crunch La Liga clash with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side

Barcelona have completed their preparations for Sunday's huge La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Gerard Pique were all pictured training at their base on Saturday as they look to maintain...

 
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Daily Mail
29 min. ago

League One round-up: Sheffield United move seven points clear at the top thanks to Billy Sharp's brace

Billy Sharp netted twice as Sheffield United claimed a 2-0 victory over Bolton to move seven points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One. Sharp took his goal tally to 23 for the season to give United a commanding...

 
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Daily Mail
29 min. ago

Northampton 24-14 Worcester: Saints secure fifth-straight home win as they come from behind to beat Warriors 

Northampton secured their fifth successive home victory as they recovered from an early setback to see off Worcester 24-14. The Warriors, who had started the day second bottom in the Aviva Premiership, stunned the...

 
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Daily Mail
29 min. ago

Exeter 36-14 Newcastle: Chiefs maintain pressure on leaders Wasps thanks to a brace from James Short

Exeter maintained the pressure on Premiership leaders Wasps with a hard-fought 36-14 victory over battling Newcastle at Sandy Park. Chiefs' bonus-point win brings them to within one point of Wasps at the top of the...

 
 


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