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Scotsman
4 min. ago

Law firm Thorntons targets further growth in Edinburgh

Tayside-headquartered legal firm Thorntons has outlined plans to further grow its footprint in Edinburgh as fee income from the capital operation spirals well into seven figures. Since 2011, the firm has grown from...

 
Zodiac aims to complete Safran deal, CEO offers resignation
Reuters
8 min. ago

Zodiac aims to complete Safran deal, CEO offers resignation

France’s Zodiac Aerospace (ZODC.PA) on Friday reaffirmed its preference for a tie-up with engine maker Safran (SAF.PA) and said chief executive Olivier Zarrouati had agreed to stay on "for a while" after...

 
Top Foxconn executives visit White House, but mum on details
Reuters
today, 06:04

Top Foxconn executives visit White House, but mum on details

Top executives of Foxconn, including founder and chairman Terry Gou, visited the White House on Thursday, Taiwanese TV footage showed, as the Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier ponders a $7 billion (£5.42 billion)-plus U.S....

 
UBS first quarter profit rises 79 percent on brighter outlook
Reuters
today, 06:04

UBS first quarter profit rises 79 percent on brighter outlook

Swiss bank UBS kicked off 2017 with a 79 percent jump in net profit as a brighter outlook boosted its investment bank and client trading in its core wealth management business. Switzerland's biggest bank and the...

 
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Reuters
today, 05:46

China's CGN says Brexit to pose challenges in nuclear cooperation

Great Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union will bring uncertainties to nuclear cooperation among Britain, China and France, an executive at China's CGN Power Co Ltd (1816.HK) said on Friday. CGN...

 
Frugal U.S. consumers seen holding back first-quarter GDP
Reuters
today, 05:38

Frugal U.S. consumers seen holding back first-quarter GDP

The U.S. economy likely hit a soft patch in the first quarter as an unseasonably warm winter and rising inflation weighed on consumer spending, in a potential setback to President Donald Trump's promise to boost...

 
Election Diary: Salmond and Sturgeon out of sync on IndyRef2
Daily Record
48 min. ago

Election Diary: Salmond and Sturgeon out of sync on IndyRef2

It looks like whoever was handing out the hymnsheets to Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond on IndyRef2 hasn’t given them the same one. Just days ago, the First Minister told STV: “This election is not deciding whether...

 
Brutal Tory cuts costing the country's poorest working families £2,500 a year
Daily Record
48 min. ago

Brutal Tory cuts costing the country's poorest working families £2,500 a year

Hated Tory benefits cuts are costing nearly three million working households £2500 a year on average, a study has found. Analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies shows that big benefit cuts in the pipeline combined...

 
Corbyn may sink Labour at election but things will only get worse for the party after poll defeat
Daily Record
48 min. ago

Corbyn may sink Labour at election but things will only get worse for the party after poll defeat

Mugwump? Is that the best they can do? Boris Johnson reaching into the dictionary for an insult to throw at Jeremy Corbyn has been likened to the small boy standing up in class shouting: “Poo” to get some attention....

 
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Scotsman
53 min. ago

Deprived ‘more likely’ to be excluded from chronic care

GP practices in Scotland’s most-deprived areas are twice as likely to exclude patients due to non-attendance for chronic disease management appointments than surgeries in more affluent areas. A team of experts from...

 
Theresa May risks human rights challenge for treating EU nationals as ‘bargaining chips’
The Courier
today, 05:46

Theresa May risks human rights challenge for treating EU nationals as ‘bargaining chips’

Theresa May could be taken to court over human rights violations for treating EU nationals as “bargaining chips”, according to a senior academic. The Prime Minister has refused to guarantee the rights of citizens from...

 
EXCLUSIVE: SNP MP criticises party’s ‘unjust’ decision to ditch Michelle Thomson
The Courier
yesterday, 21:52

EXCLUSIVE: SNP MP criticises party’s ‘unjust’ decision to ditch Michelle Thomson

The SNP’s Treasury spokesman has claimed Michelle Thomson was treated “unjustly” by his party after being ditched as a general election candidate. Roger Mullin, who is standing for re-election in Kirkcaldy and...

 
‘I’m as smart as you humans’ Robot Goddess Jia Jia takes part in live interview
Daily Express
6 min. ago

‘I’m as smart as you humans’ Robot Goddess Jia Jia takes part in live interview

Jia Jia - aka the Robot Goddess - appeared to struggle throughout the chat with Kevin Kelly, co-founder of the tech magazine Wired.  The interview was conducted through Skype from the University of Science and...

 
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Reuters
21 min. ago

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 28

April 28 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 1 point at 7,238 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * BARCLAYS: British bank Barclays Plc faces shareholder revolt over whistleblower inquiry after a...

 
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Reuters
55 min. ago

China stocks fall as regulators tighten screws, Hong Kong also down

* CSI300 -0.7 pct, SSEC -0.3 pct; HSI -0.5 pct, HSCE -0.3 pct * Risk appetite still soured * Asset managers trim equity exposure * President Xi's speech signals ongoing tightening SHANGHAI, April 28 China's main stock...

 
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Reuters
55 min. ago

China to begin construction of manned space station in 2019

China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refuelling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, officials leading the project said on Friday. The...

 
‘It's David versus Goliath’ Marine Le Pen claims ‘she can WIN’ as Macron dips in polls
Daily Express
57 min. ago

‘It's David versus Goliath’ Marine Le Pen claims ‘she can WIN’ as Macron dips in polls

Ms Le Pen has taken her campaign to right-wing southern France, with a stop in Nice and a stint on a fishing boat, in a bid to show she is a woman of the people. Speaking at a rally in Nice, she said: “We can win,...

 
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Guardian
today, 06:07

Friday briefing: Trump fears 'major, major conflict' with Kim

Top story: Tension rises over North Korea Good morning. This is Martin Farrer with the news roundup you need today. The tension continues to rise around the question of North Korea after Donald Trump warned of the...

 

Sport

 
Liverpool star: Why Steven Gerrard will be a success next season
Daily Express
6 sec. ago

Liverpool star: Why Steven Gerrard will be a success next season

Gerrard, 36, joined Liverpool's academy in February as a youth coach but has aligned himself closely with the Under-18s and will now assume full-time responsibility. Current under-18 boss Neil Critchley will now take...

 

Exclusive Jordan Hugill PNE column

On a personal note it was great to score against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Monday night. It was the biggest crowd I had played in front of and it was obviously a big occasion with the Magpies going for the win...

 

VIDEO: All your questions answered in our PNE Q&A

Dave Seddon and Adam Lord talked all things Lilywhites in their weekly Preston North End chat. The lads looked back at Newcastle, ahead to Rotherham and rounded up all the latest transfer gossip. Today’s back page:...

 
Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko: Carl Froch & Rob McCracken speak out on Wembley bout
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko: Carl Froch & Rob McCracken speak out on Wembley bout

It is a feeling backed up by trainer Rob McCracken who was in the corner when Froch knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. And McCracken will be back in the same venue when his current...

 
Man United duo must step up: These players could leave in the summer - Thierry Henry
Daily Express
15 min. ago

Man United duo must step up: These players could leave in the summer - Thierry Henry

Ibrahimovic suffered a serious knee injury in the Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht last week and could have kicked his last ball for the club. His Manchester United contract is up at the end of the...

 
Martin Keown blasts Arsenal ‘drama queen’ Alexis Sanchez: Why he’s behaving like this
Daily Express
15 min. ago

Martin Keown blasts Arsenal ‘drama queen’ Alexis Sanchez: Why he’s behaving like this

Arsenal beat Leicester 1-0 in midweek at the Emirates thanks to a late Robert Huth own goal. Sanchez caused some controversy when he clutched his face deep in stoppage time after being struck on the shoulder by a...

 
 


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