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Lock out: The Austrian hotel that was hacked four times
BBC
10 sec. ago

Lock out: The Austrian hotel that was hacked four times

The internet of things (IoT) promises many advantages - smart cities with integrated transport systems, for instance - but it comes with a significantly increased cybersecurity risk. So how should we be tackling this...

 
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Daily Mail
yesterday, 22:52

MARKET REPORT: Outsourcer Capita sees more than £300m knocked off its value after warning of a public...

Embattled outsourcer Capita saw more than £300million knocked off its value after warning of a slowdown in jobs from the public sector. It said the market for major business contracts had been struggling throughout...

 
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Daily Mail
yesterday, 22:52

DAILY BRIEFING: Sanjeev Gupta to team up with global tidal power developer Atlantis Resources

STEEL SWOOP Sanjeev Gupta is teaming up with global tidal power developer Atlantis Resources to create a new renewable energy firm. Atlantis Resources is buying the Uskmouth power station in Wales from Gupta’s Simec...

 
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Daily Mail
yesterday, 22:52

Laundry firms fined by Competition and Markets Authority over secret deal to divide the UK market between them

Two laundry firms have been fined over a secret deal to divide the UK market between them. Under their agreement, Micronclean would serve customers north of a line drawn between London and Anglesey, while Berendsen...

 
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Daily Mail
yesterday, 22:52

Tiny Rowland's scandal hit platinum miner sold to South African rival for £285m

Troubled miner Lonmin is being bought by South African rival Sibanye-Stillwater for £285million. The world's third-biggest platinum producer, led for years by controversial businessman Tiny Rowland, has seen shares...

 
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Daily Mail
yesterday, 22:52

CITY DIARY: Ex-General Electric boss flew around the world with a spare private jet in tow

General Electric is investigating former boss Jeff Immelt after it emerged that during his 17-year tenure he traversed the globe with a spare private jet in tow.  The saga is providing plenty of laughs on Wall Street,...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:06

Tom Peterkin: Mackay’s budget had a touch of the Brothers Grimm

Sounding like a nursery school teacher reading aloud a fairy tale to a bunch of toddlers, Derek Mackay meandered his way through his 26-page budget statement. Rather like Little Red Riding Hood, there was a lengthy...

 
Scottish Budget 2017: Private schools hit with £5m rates hike
Scotsman
yesterday, 20:45

Scottish Budget 2017: Private schools hit with £5m rates hike

Private schools in Scotland have been hit with a £5 million budget bombshell after the Scottish Government unveiled plans to axe charity rates relief on the institutions. • READ MORE: Scottish Budget 2017: Income tax...

 
Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020
BBC
yesterday, 20:45

Brexit: UK in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020

The UK will continue to take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme until at least the end of 2020, the prime minister has said. Theresa May praised Erasmus+ and confirmed the UK would still be involved after...

 
Bill Jamieson: Scottish Budget 2017: Derek Mackay’s horn of plenty
Scotsman
yesterday, 20:06

Bill Jamieson: Scottish Budget 2017: Derek Mackay’s horn of plenty

Twenty minutes into Derek Mackay’s budget and I was beginning to think he had smuggled in an inexhaustible horn of plenty. A 7% uplift in funding for business R&D; more than £400 million plus for health resource...

 
Leader comment: SNP takes historic, risky step on tax
Scotsman
yesterday, 20:06

Leader comment: SNP takes historic, risky step on tax

Make no mistake, the Scottish Budget was a landmark event in this country’s history, one that could make or break the SNP administration with a consequent effect for the independence movement. In announcing the first...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 20:06

Leader comment: Axing of private schools’ charitable status a bad move

The abolition of private schools’ charitable status in the Scottish Budget is a retrograde step. It will almost certainly mean fees will need to be increased, putting the charitable work currently carried out by some...

 
Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski under pressure to quit
BBC
4 min. ago

Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski under pressure to quit

Peru's president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is under growing pressure to resign over corruption allegations involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Mr Kuczynski has reportedly lost the support of key members of...

 
Migrants in Germany: Should they be paid to go home?
BBC
18 min. ago

Migrants in Germany: Should they be paid to go home?

If you'd travelled across the world to pursue a better life, would you move back in return for money? Germany is betting that the answer is yes. The country has long offered migrants and asylum seekers financial...

 
My father fought the CIA's secret war in Laos
BBC
18 min. ago

My father fought the CIA's secret war in Laos

Peter Lang-Stanton set out to make a radio documentary about the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history, but he didn't realise the emotional minefield of investigating a...

 
North Korea SLIPS UP as new video footage displays SHOCKING Kim bomb reveal
Daily Express
23 min. ago

North Korea SLIPS UP as new video footage displays SHOCKING Kim bomb reveal

During a 30-minute clip showing the hermit kingdom’s arms and munitions industry conference on the 12 December, users are given a previously unseen glimpse of what appears to be the late Kim Jong-il inspecting a...

 
China's Class of 1977: I took an exam that changed China
BBC
yesterday, 23:27

China's Class of 1977: I took an exam that changed China

Forty years ago China reinstated its all-important college entrance exam after a gap of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people sat the...

 
‘Child migrants Britain let in were BALDING and BEARDED' - fresh claim
Daily Express
yesterday, 23:07

‘Child migrants Britain let in were BALDING and BEARDED' - fresh claim

After the Jungle refugee camp in Calais closed last year, 750 “vulnerable minors” were granted sanctuary in the UK as part of a deal struck with France. Concern was raised at the time that a number of them appeared to...

 

Sport

 
Sunderland news: Black Cats complete year of misery
Daily Express
1 min. ago

Sunderland news: Black Cats complete year of misery

It is full-time on Saturday December 17, 2016 and David Moyes is about to make his most accurate prediction during his traumatic 10 months in charge of Sunderland. The Black Cats had just beaten Watford 1-0, courtesy...

 
Stoke news: Mark Hughes SLAMS critics - I don’t do relegation
Daily Express
1 min. ago

Stoke news: Mark Hughes SLAMS critics - I don’t do relegation

Hughes defended his record in the face of mounting criticism following a run of three wins in their last 15 games. His side host West Ham tomorrow with defeat certain to heap extra pressure on him. But Hughes said: “I...

 
Tottenham news: Harry Kane nearly did not make it - Bradley Allen
Daily Express
1 min. ago

Tottenham news: Harry Kane nearly did not make it - Bradley Allen

Six years ago today, the Spurs talisman was such an insignificant part of the set-up that even the opposing manager cannot remember that very first goal which kicked the whole phenomenon off. That somewhat disparaging...

 
Roger Federer breaks record after being named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the year
Daily Express
1 min. ago

Roger Federer breaks record after being named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the year

The 36-year-old enjoyed a stellar 2017 in which he returned to the top of the game, winning two Grand Slams at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. His triumph at SW19 was his eighth title at Wimbledon, becoming the...

 
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Daily Mail
3 min. ago

'I don't do relegation,' says under-fire Stoke boss Mark Hughes ahead of their massive clash with West Ham

Stoke manager Mark Hughes responded defiantly to his critics on Thursday night and told fans calling for his head: ‘I don’t do relegation’. Hughes launched a staunch defence of his managerial record as he prepares for...

 
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Daily Mail
3 min. ago

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles tells supporters after Everton defeat: Blame us for the current slump

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has revealed that 'home truths' were aired in the dressing-room after their seventh defeat in eight matches. Rafa Benitez's side have fallen from fourth to 16th and are now just one...

 
 


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