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Wagamama and Pret seek to reduce plastic straw usage
BBC
today, 14:07

Wagamama and Pret seek to reduce plastic straw usage

Pret a Manger and Wagamama have become the latest companies to announce an end to automatically providing plastic straws. Customers will be offered a paper alternative, and plastic straws will be available only on...

 
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The Week
today, 14:07

Carillion collapse: Corbyn accuses Government of ‘negligence’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today accused the Government of “negligence” over the collapse of Carillion, the embattled construction company awarded £2bn in Government contracts even after it issued profit warnings....

 
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The Week
today, 14:07

Crypto crash: bitcoin and Ethereum plummet in value

The cryptocurrency market has dropped sharply over the past two days, with the value of popular coins including bitcoin and Ethereum dropping by up to 20%.  The crash has been attributed to the South Korean...

 
Tesco announces grace period on Clubcard changes
BBC
today, 13:56

Tesco announces grace period on Clubcard changes

Tesco is delaying a cut to its biggest Clubcard rewards after it faced a backlash from customers. The supermarket announced on Monday that the value of its reward vouchers was changing immediately, provoking an angry...

 
Poundland to open 150 new Pep&Co outlets over next year
Daily Express
today, 13:37

Poundland to open 150 new Pep&Co outlets over next year

The discount retailer, which recently secured new loan funding for investment, will open more than 150 “shop-in-shop” outlets. The expansion will start in the UK next month before moving on to Ireland before Easter....

 
Gym Group shares hit 18-month high as low-cost operator celebrates 'accelerated' growth
Daily Express
today, 13:21

Gym Group shares hit 18-month high as low-cost operator celebrates 'accelerated' growth

Membership at the low-cost gym operator rose 35.5 per cent to 607,000 as it bought 18 sites from Lifestyle Fitness and opened 21 new outlets, to total 128. Revenue grew 24.3 per cent from the previous year. Gym...

 
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Scotsman
25 min. ago

Will 2018 be plain sailing for the Clyde shipyards?

The launch of any ship is a celebratory occasion but the naming of the MV Glen Sannox in 2017 was a particularly notable event in the history of shipbuilding on the Clyde. The vessel was the first dual-fuel passenger...

 
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Scotsman
40 min. ago

RBS bosses refuse U-turn on Scotland branch closures

RBS bosses have refused to reconsider controversial branch closures across Scotland despite widespread cross-party criticism. MPs on Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee said the response to the bank’s plans to...

 
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Scotsman
50 min. ago

Housing market expectations take off in Scotland as rest of UK struggles

Expectations for the Scottish housing market are improving, with more potential buyers becoming active north of the border as the rest of the UK stalled. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

 
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Scotsman
50 min. ago

Majority of Scots don’t want Indyref2 in next five years

A majority of Scottish voters are opposed to a second referendum on independence in the five years, a new poll has found. 54 per cent of respondents answered ‘No’ to the question: “Should there be another independence...

 
Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict
BBC
today, 13:49

Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have gone head-to-head at Prime Minister's Questions. What happened? As expected, their clashes were dominated by the collapse of government contractor Carillion. Labour's Catherine...

 
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Scotsman
today, 13:28

PMQs: ‘Leaving single market will have horrifying impact on Scotland’

Leaving the single market will have a “horrifying” impact on families in Scotland - costing each citizen almost £2,300, Prime Minster Theresa May has been told. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford accused Ms May of...

 
‘EU cannot continue’ Italy election will send SHOCKWAVES to heart of Brussels, says Le Pen
Daily Express
9 min. ago

‘EU cannot continue’ Italy election will send SHOCKWAVES to heart of Brussels, says Le Pen

The ex-French presidential candidate praised Lega Nord leader Matteo Salvini for putting "the fight against the European Union" at the centre of his political platform, predicting his victory could shatter...

 
Retired Britons stabbed and robbed on dream trip to South Africa’s Table Mountain
Daily Express
9 min. ago

Retired Britons stabbed and robbed on dream trip to South Africa’s Table Mountain

Don and Yvonne Cormack, from Harlow, Essex, were knifed on Table Mountain, in the city of Cape Town, Western Cape province, south-western South Africa. Mr Cormack, 71, has been left in hospital after being stabbed...

 
South Africa’s tourist city set to RUN OUT OF WATER as ‘Day Zero’ date BROUGHT FORWARD
Daily Express
9 min. ago

South Africa’s tourist city set to RUN OUT OF WATER as ‘Day Zero’ date BROUGHT FORWARD

Residents are on the brink of facing queues to collect daily water rations at checkpoints across Cape Town as the day the city’s taps run dry nears.  Tourists staying at local hotels have even been asked to limit...

 
Turpin family in pictures: Shock Facebook photos of California torture victims
Daily Express
9 min. ago

Turpin family in pictures: Shock Facebook photos of California torture victims

David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested on Sunday and each charged with nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment. Police said in a statement that they found several of the...

 
British expats legal battle: UK nationals go to Dutch courts to secure post-Brexit rights
Daily Express
9 min. ago

British expats legal battle: UK nationals go to Dutch courts to secure post-Brexit rights

The case in the Dutch court argues rights of British citizens are independent of UK membership of the EU. The five claimants hope the judge will refer their case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify their...

 
We won't pay! Netherlands say nations hit most by Brexit should not plug EU funding hole
Daily Express
30 min. ago

We won't pay! Netherlands say nations hit most by Brexit should not plug EU funding hole

As Brussels chiefs count the cost of life without the UK, Jean-Claude Juncker ordered EU nations to prop-up the ailing bloc in the wake of the UK’s departure by raising their contributions to 1 per cent of GDP.  But...

 

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Daily Star
6 min. ago

Rolling in it: The 25 teams with most revenue generated in Europe for last financial year

The 25 teams with most revenue generated in Europe (Financial year 2016)   WHICH European teams generated the most revenue in the last financial year? 1 / 25 GETTY 25. Everton - £145m “Three Premier League teams are...

 
David Moyes plays down transfer talk over West Ham duo amid Chelsea and Man Utd rumours
Daily Star
6 min. ago

David Moyes plays down transfer talk over West Ham duo amid Chelsea and Man Utd rumours

West Ham are reportedly willing to listen to offers for the two strikers before the end of the January transfer window. Carroll has attracted interest from Chelsea as they prepare to loan out back-up striker Michy...

 
FIFA 18 Team of the Year defence announced – De Gea, Ramos and Bonucci make the team
Metro
6 min. ago

FIFA 18 Team of the Year defence announced – De Gea, Ramos and Bonucci make the team

The final five members of the FIFA 18 Team of the Year have been announced and it includes some more incredibly talented players. Four defenders and one goalkeeper were chosen to make up the rest of the side, and it...

 
Masters snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan makes pledge to fans ahead of Mark Allen clash
Daily Express
6 min. ago

Masters snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan makes pledge to fans ahead of Mark Allen clash

The Rocket blasted his way past Marco Fu 6-0 in the opening round to book his place in the last eight. Allen fought off Belgian star Luca Brecel on Sunday with a 6-3 victory. MASTERS SNOOKER RESULTS LIVE: LATEST...

 
Man Utd given huge hope over Alexis Sanchez deal with this big Mkhitayran to Arsenal claim
Daily Express
6 min. ago

Man Utd given huge hope over Alexis Sanchez deal with this big Mkhitayran to Arsenal claim

That is the verdict of former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke. United’s deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez all depends on whether Henrikh Mkhitaryan will go in the opposite direction as part of a swap...

 
Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd: Arsenal star agrees £14m a year deal as airport awaits arrival
Daily Express
6 min. ago

Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd: Arsenal star agrees £14m a year deal as airport awaits arrival

Sanchez is determined to leave Arsenal and join Manchester United but the deal is being held up by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is yet to agree to move in the opposite direction. United got the better over Manchester City...

 
 


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