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Revealed: how Sports Direct effectively pays below minimum wage
Guardian
11 min. ago

Revealed: how Sports Direct effectively pays below minimum wage

Temporary workers at Sports Direct, the booming retail chain controlled by the billionaire Mike Ashley, are receiving effective hourly rates of pay below the minimum wage, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal....

 
Australia hopes to secure permanent US steel tariffs exemption as deadline looms
Guardian
today, 04:01

Australia hopes to secure permanent US steel tariffs exemption as deadline looms

Australia is hoping to secure a permanent exemption to US steel tariffs before they come into force on 1 May but if not will have to rely on another temporary reprieve, the Australian Industry Group says. The 1 May...

 
Shire board recommends £46bn takeover by Japanese drugmaker Takeda
Guardian
today, 03:06

Shire board recommends £46bn takeover by Japanese drugmaker Takeda

The board of the pharmaceutical company Shire has decided to recommend an improved £46bn ($64bn) takeover bid by the Japanese firm Takeda to its shareholders. In a statement released on Tuesday night, the company said...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 00:29

A £111 penalty if you refuse a smart meter: British Gas, EDF and First Utility reserve best deals for...

Three of Britain’s biggest power firms are reserving their cheapest deals for customers who agree to have a digital smart meter installed in their home. It means that loyal British Gas, EDF Energy and First Utility...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 00:29

Just 1 in 6 families are getting the new inheritance tax perk if you leave your main property to direct...

Thousands of families are missing out on a vital inheritance tax break. The taxman took a record £5 billion in death duties in 2017-18, up £400 million on the previous year, by charging 40 per cent on estates worth...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 00:29

DAN HYDE: TSB let everyone down, no wonder customers want boss Paul Pester's head to roll

No wonder TSB customers want Paul Pester's head to roll. The bank's top boss had two key responsibilities ahead of its enormous IT upgrade last weekend: first to make sure customers could get on with their day-to-day...

 
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BBC
21 min. ago

Labour vows to settle anti-Semitism complaints by July

Labour is promising to settle the "vast majority" of the outstanding cases of alleged anti-Semitism within the party by the end of July. Jeremy Corbyn said dealing with complaints swiftly and fairly was a...

 
Jewish leaders dismiss Corbyn meeting on antisemitism as 'missed opportunity'
Guardian
yesterday, 22:01

Jewish leaders dismiss Corbyn meeting on antisemitism as 'missed opportunity'

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of reassuring the Jewish community over his efforts to combat antisemitism have suffered a blow after Jewish leaders labelled a meeting with the Labour leader a “disappointing missed opportunity”...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:55

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Lords ‘playing with fire’ in attempts to thwart Brexit

The House of Lords is “playing with fire” by trying to thwart Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned peers. The Conservative MP, who leads the influential European Research Group, said it was “peers against the people”...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 19:55

Sleeping rough more comfortable than army exercises – Tory MP

A Conservative MP and former army officer has said that sleeping rough is “a lot more comfortable” than military exercises, in a debate he led on tackling street homelessness. Adam Holloway, the MP for Gravesham in...

 
UK liable for 'divorce bill' even with no Brexit trade deal – NAO chief
Guardian
yesterday, 19:55

UK liable for 'divorce bill' even with no Brexit trade deal – NAO chief

The UK will have to pay its Brexit “divorce bill” of up to £39bn even if no agreement is reached on a future trade deal with the EU, the head of Whitehall’s spending watchdog has said. The head of the National Audit...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 19:49

Suffragist statue reminder of ‘absence’ of memorials to Scots women

The unveiling of the first statue to a woman in Parliament Square serves as a reminder of the “palpable” absence of memorials to women across Scotland, according to one of the key figures behind the nation’s only...

 
Benefit fraud jetsetter took 839 flights while claiming £40,000 in taxpayers' cash
Daily Record
7 min. ago

Benefit fraud jetsetter took 839 flights while claiming £40,000 in taxpayers' cash

A jetset dad has been jailed for 22 months for claiming £40,000 in benefits – after telling authorities he didn’t like to travel. Sahin Lim took 839 flights over nine years to carry out financial transactions for his...

 
Top UN officials voice fears of 'new Aleppo' in Syria's Idlib province
Guardian
12 min. ago

Top UN officials voice fears of 'new Aleppo' in Syria's Idlib province

The UN’s two most senior Syria experts have warned of an Aleppo-style humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib as an EU donor conference aimed to raise up to $6bn (£4bn)to help Syrians displaced both inside and outside the...

 
Wallis Simpson to be buried at Frogmore – archive, 1986
Guardian
12 min. ago

Wallis Simpson to be buried at Frogmore – archive, 1986

The Duchess of Windsor, who shook the British monarchy and inspired the children’s playground song, “Hark the herald angels sing, Mrs Simpson’s pinched our king,” will be buried privately on Tuesday beside the husband...

 
Arizona special election: Debbie Lesko holds on to seat for Republicans
Guardian
24 min. ago

Arizona special election: Debbie Lesko holds on to seat for Republicans

Republicans held onto a deeply conservative Arizona congressional seat on Tuesday night in a special election race to replace an incumbent lawmaker who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. The Associated Press...

 
Coalition's tax cuts could win final two votes from former NXT senators
Guardian
today, 03:52

Coalition's tax cuts could win final two votes from former NXT senators

Rex Patrick has signalled that the two Centre Alliance senators are open to persuasion on the government’s company tax plan, undertaking further “due diligence” despite their party’s initial opposition. While...

 
Third US judge orders Daca restarted, saying new applicants must be accepted
Guardian
today, 03:19

Third US judge orders Daca restarted, saying new applicants must be accepted

A third federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restart a program that shields young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation and, in a first, to accept new applicants to the...

 

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives major update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injury
Daily Star
11 sec. ago

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives major update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injury

Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried of on a stretcher after just 18 minutes of the Anfield Champions League clash. The winger's chances off making the England World Cup squad appear to be in danger after his latest...

 
Meek Mill, choppered to arena after prison release, rings bell at Sixers game
Guardian
today, 02:41

Meek Mill, choppered to arena after prison release, rings bell at Sixers game

Newly freed rapper Meek Mill, one hour after walking out of prison, rung the ceremonial bell before the start of Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat in...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:04

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco believes they can still beat Liverpool despite 5-2 first-leg defeat: 'If...

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco was left frustrated by his side's mistakes in their 5-2 defeat to Liverpool - but believes they can still reach the Champions League final.  The Serie A side were ripped apart as...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:04

Allan McGregor set for sensational return to Rangers when his Hull deal expires at the end of the season

Allan McGregor is edging towards a stunning return to Rangers. The Scotland goalkeeper is out of contract at Hull City at the end of the season. And, despite ousting former Celtic keeper David Marshall for the No 1...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:04

Vincenzo Montella keeps Sevilla job but sporting director Oscar Arias is axed following Barcelona debacle

Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias will leave at the end of the season but coach Vincenzo Montella will remain in charge for the immediate future, the Liga club said on Tuesday. Sevilla president Jose Castro made...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:04

Liverpool heroes leave Anfield following rollercoaster Roma clash that leaves them on the brink of the...

Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson were among the Liverpool stars snapped leaving Anfield on Tuesday after their Champions League victory over Roma. Salah continued his fine first season on Merseyside, scoring two and...

 
 


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