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Poundstretcher to close Flint store as discount competition heats up
Daily Post
8 min. ago

Poundstretcher to close Flint store as discount competition heats up

Discount retailer Poundstretcher is to close its store in Flint amid fierce competition from low cost rivals. The shop at Flint Retail Centre will close on March 24 according to staff. Poundstretcher have not...

 
Saudi favours New York for Aramco IPO, also considers Toronto, London - WSJ
Reuters
today, 19:36

Saudi favours New York for Aramco IPO, also considers Toronto, London - WSJ

Saudi Arabia is favouring New York to list state oil giant Saudi Aramco IPO-ARMO.SE, while also considering London and Toronto for the prospect of floating the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Saudi...

 
Kraft's failed Unilever bid shows it needs growth over cost cuts
Reuters
today, 19:04

Kraft's failed Unilever bid shows it needs growth over cost cuts

Acquire, slash costs, repeat. Billionaire investor Warren Buffet and buyout firm 3G Capital's failed $143 billion bid to combine their food conglomerate Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O) with Unilever Plc (ULVR.L) shows their...

 
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Reuters
today, 18:08

Portugal reimburses half of IMF bailout with latest payment

Portugal has made a new early repayment of 1.7 billion euros (£1.45 billion) to the International Monetary Fund, meaning it has reimbursed half of the bailout loans provided by the IMF during the 2011 debt crisis, the...

 
Air France pilots vote to accept principle of low-cost unit
Reuters
today, 17:56

Air France pilots vote to accept principle of low-cost unit

Air France pilots have voted to accept the principle of creating a new low-cost subsidiary, the SNPL pilots union said on Monday, removing a hurdle to detailed talks on the management proposal. Parent Air France-KLM...

 
Volkswagen 'fixes 470,000 UK diesel cars'
BBC
today, 17:48

Volkswagen 'fixes 470,000 UK diesel cars'

VW's top UK executive, Paul Wallis, has said that of the 1.2 million cars in the UK affected by the diesel emissions scandal, 470,000 have been fixed. "At the current rate, we are applying these measures to...

 
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Scotsman
today, 18:15

Outlander star Sam Heughan voices support for indyref2

Scottish actor Sam Heughan has taken to Twitter to voice his support for indyref2. Heughan was responding yesterday to an article tweeted by The Economist calling independence ‘a gamble’ when he appeared to lend his...

 
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Scotsman
today, 16:23

Poll: Conservatives extend lead over Labour to 18 points

Theresa May’s Conservatives have extended their poll lead over Labour to 18 points, according to a new poll. The ICM poll for The Guardian - released days ahead of crucial by-elections in Copeland and Stoke Central -...

 
Tory MP Bob Neill says business rate concerns genuine
BBC
today, 16:05

Tory MP Bob Neill says business rate concerns genuine

Critics of the government's planned changes to business rates are raising "genuine" concerns, a former local government minister says. Bob Neill was speaking after ministers claimed there had been a...

 
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Scotsman
today, 14:14

Scale of world’s food waste revealed - a fifth thrown away

Almost a fifth of the world’s food is lost to over-eating and waste, according to a study by the University of Edinburgh. The study found the world’s population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs,...

 
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The Week
today, 13:58

What is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – and will it be delayed by the House of Lords?

Triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will formally begin the UK's withdrawal from the European Union – but it has never before been used and is completely untested. So what does it actually involve and could it...

 
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Scotsman
today, 11:05

Eric Gilligan: UK workers’ rights on the line

The European Union has been a major source of the development of workers’ rights in UK employment law. But with the Brexit bill making progress through parliament, what will exit from the EU mean for UK workers and in...

 
Murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne's mother in plea for return of stolen laptop after house burgled
Daily Record
9 min. ago

Murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne's mother in plea for return of stolen laptop after house burgled

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has appealed for the return of her laptop which was stolen by burglars from her home. Dr Sara Payne, who works for The Phoenix Post campaign group for victims of...

 
BREAKING NEWS: Five people injured after two people on motorcycles attack Istanbul cafe
Daily Express
14 min. ago

BREAKING NEWS: Five people injured after two people on motorcycles attack Istanbul cafe

The attack happened at the Faith district of the Turkish city, with emergency services rushed to the scene. Police are currently investigating the incident. More to follow… 

 
Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser
BBC
18 min. ago

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with...

 
Music festival cancelled after mystery caller threatens ’BLOODBATH’ terror attack
Daily Express
33 min. ago

Music festival cancelled after mystery caller threatens ’BLOODBATH’ terror attack

The Lignerock Festival was scheduled to take place in the Vendée area of the Pays-de-la-Loire region in west-central France.  But the event was cancelled just minutes before showtime on Saturday night after an...

 
Trump's 'horrible sexual comments' no reason to withdraw invite, says Tory MP, sparking outrage
Daily Record
45 min. ago

Trump's 'horrible sexual comments' no reason to withdraw invite, says Tory MP, sparking outrage

A Tory former minister has faced an angry backlash after apparently defending Donald Trump over his remarks that he would grab a woman "by the p***y". Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough) said the comments were...

 
Collapse of Kraft-Unilever tie-up extends run of failed mega-deals
Reuters
55 min. ago

Collapse of Kraft-Unilever tie-up extends run of failed mega-deals

Kraft Heinz's (KHC.O) dropped bid to buy Unilever (ULVR.L) is the third-largest M&A deal to collapse, according to Thomson Reuters data, adding to a recent run of failures that highlights the appetite for the...

 

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Daily Mail
3 min. ago

Ryan Giggs blown away by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 'unbelievable' form at Manchester United as he compares...

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has been blown away by 'unbelievable' Zlatan Ibrahimovic's form and longevity. The 35-year-old has made a mockery of the doubters since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer, taking...

 
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Daily Express
10 min. ago

Arsenal's Theo Walcott is being absolutely slammed on Twitter: This is why

Walcott skipped Arsenal for their FA Cup fifth round tie against Sutton.  However, some Gunners fans have not been impressed with his performance against the non-league side.  Click through the gallery above to see...

 
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Daily Mail
10 min. ago

Eddie Jones recalls Mako Vunipola to solve England's firepower shortage ahead of Six Nations resumption

Eddie Jones has promptly recalled Mako Vunipola ahead of England's RBS Six Nations clash against Italy on Sunday, after the prop came through his Saracens return last Friday unscathed. The head coach admitted after...

 
Antonio Conte reportedly signs contract extension with Chelsea
Metro
20 min. ago

Antonio Conte reportedly signs contract extension with Chelsea

Antonio Conte has been rewarded for Chelsea’s form this season with a new contract extension, according to reports in Italy. Tuttomercatoweb claim that the 47-year-old has signed a new deal which will now run until...

 

Ryan Giggs reveals pressure on Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will face the same pressure he did by playing on at Old Trafford past his 35th birthday. Ibrahimovic was United's hero again at the weekend when he...

 
Man United legend admits he thought he’d get punched by a fan playing Liverpool at Anfield
Daily Star
36 min. ago

Man United legend admits he thought he’d get punched by a fan playing Liverpool at Anfield

The legendary Red Devil was asked what is was like to play against Liverpool away from home considering how disliked he was by the fans. And he told Soccer AM: “[It was] The hardest game. The pitch was so tight, the...

 
 


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