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Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group
BBC
today, 03:31

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group

It is "crunch time" for UK finance firms in Brexit negotiations, an influential lobby group has said. British businesses and the economy as a whole need a transition period as the UK leaves the European...

 
Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal
BBC
today, 03:31

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese...

 
How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap?
BBC
today, 00:20

How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap?

If you are a regular wine drinker it is almost certain that you have opened a corked bottle or two in your time. As a result of a tainted cork, the wine smells and tastes unpleasant - all musky and mouldy. After the...

 
Nine million people still make or receive calls while driving
BBC
today, 00:20

Nine million people still make or receive calls while driving

More than nine million people still illegally make or receive calls while driving, new research from the RAC suggests. This is despite the doubling of penalties for the offence in March 2017, to six points and a £200...

 
Consumers told to stop buying 'fire-risk' fridges
BBC
today, 00:20

Consumers told to stop buying 'fire-risk' fridges

Consumers are being advised to stop buying fridges and freezers with flammable plastic backs, which could create a fire risk. According to research by Which? there are at least 236 such models on sale, representing...

 
Ryanair pilots reject bonus to work through cancellation crisis
BBC
today, 00:20

Ryanair pilots reject bonus to work through cancellation crisis

A group of Ryanair pilots has rejected a cash bonus to work extra days after the airline cancelled 2,100 flights because it "messed up" crew holidays. In a letter seen by the BBC, pilot representatives from...

 
Theresa May to brief cabinet on Florence Brexit speech
BBC
today, 03:22

Theresa May to brief cabinet on Florence Brexit speech

Theresa May is to brief her ministers about the key Brexit speech she is due to make in Florence on Friday. The speech is being seen as an attempt to break the deadlock on the negotiations, with the EU unhappy at the...

 
Dangerous cycling law review after death crash
BBC
yesterday, 23:54

Dangerous cycling law review after death crash

The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. It will consider whether an equivalent offence to causing death by dangerous driving is needed for cyclists. The...

 
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BBC
yesterday, 22:26

UK threatens to withhold United Nations funding

Theresa May has warned the United Nations that Britain could withhold up to 30% of its £90m core funding each year unless the organisation reforms. The PM told delegates at the UN general assembly there was a gap...

 
Scottish Parliament votes for income tax rise to fund higher spending
The Courier
yesterday, 18:18

Scottish Parliament votes for income tax rise to fund higher spending

The Scottish Parliament has demanded tax hikes after the SNP abstained from a landmark vote. A majority of MSPs voted on Wednesday night for income tax to be increased to fund higher spending on public services....

 
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The Week
yesterday, 17:36

Police raid Barcelona ministries to stop independence vote

Spanish police conducted dawn raids on Catalan government offices, including the presidency and foreign ministry in Barcelona, arresting at least 12 people in a bid to thwart an independence vote set for 1 October....

 
Scottish Labour leadership candidate denies he is ‘one of the few’
The Courier
yesterday, 17:35

Scottish Labour leadership candidate denies he is ‘one of the few’

Anas Sarwar was forced to defend the wages paid at his family’s firm in a bruising BBC exchange. The Scottish Labour leadership candidate, who sends his children to private school, faced claims he was “one of the...

 
Angola's state hospital poor people assume is private
BBC
4 min. ago

Angola's state hospital poor people assume is private

Oil-rich Angola has provided free public health care since its independence in 1975. But does the system favours the elite, asks Mayeni Jones. Many residents of the Angolan capital Luanda have assured me that the...

 
The place that banned the term grilled cheese and cocktail
BBC
6 min. ago

The place that banned the term grilled cheese and cocktail

From grilled cheese to cocktails, drag queen and leggings, the French-language watchdog in the Canadian province of Quebec has relaxed its guidelines around some common "anglicisms". It's the Canadian...

 
Why is a condom advert with Sunny Leone angering Indians?
BBC
6 min. ago

Why is a condom advert with Sunny Leone angering Indians?

An advertisement promoting the popular Manforce brand of condoms ahead of the major Hindu festival of Navratri in the western state of Gujarat has angered some Indians. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains the...

 
North Korea mocks ‘barking dog’ Donald Trump threat to ‘totally destroy’ Kim's regime
Daily Express
25 min. ago

North Korea mocks ‘barking dog’ Donald Trump threat to ‘totally destroy’ Kim's regime

Ri Yong Ho dismissed the President's vow to “totally destroy” the hermit kingdom if it threatened the US and its allies. When asked about President Trump’s UN address Mr Yong Ho said: "There is a saying that...

 
Rohingya crisis: Myanmar VP 'concerned' about Rakhine exodus
BBC
33 min. ago

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar VP 'concerned' about Rakhine exodus

Myanmar's Vice-President Henry Van Thio has said his government is "deeply concerned" about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was...

 
North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'
BBC
41 min. ago

North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'

North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a barking dog". Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would "totally...

 

Sport

 
Dejan Lovren dropped out of past two Liverpool games at last minute
Daily Star
6 min. ago

Dejan Lovren dropped out of past two Liverpool games at last minute

The centre-half has started just one of the Reds’ last four matches. And it has now emerged that the Croatia ace has been carrying an injury of late. According to The Telegraph, Lovren has been suffering with a back...

 
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Wasps injury news: Returns for Jimmy Gopperth, Matt Symons and Thomas Young offset losses elsewhere

Wasps’ prospects of reversing last season’s Twickenham Premiership final defeat at the hands of the Exeter Chiefs on Sunday are under severe injury-induced pressure. If Dai Young dared to hope that the returns of...

 
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Coventry City fan looking for bumper away day as Swindon tickets go on general sale

A campaign looking to boost the numbers at selected Coventry City away games is hopeful that the Sky Blue Army will take up their full allocation, and more, at Swindon Town next week. Mark Robins's men travel to the...

 
La Liga News: Real Madrid worried about Ronaldo plan, Barcelona star Messi in Neymar claim
Daily Express
12 min. ago

La Liga News: Real Madrid worried about Ronaldo plan, Barcelona star Messi in Neymar claim

Real Madrid are reportedly worried about Cristiano Ronaldo’s plan to match the exploits of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Messi has already scored 12 goals from eight goals across all competitions. Ronaldo, meanwhile,...

 
Chelsea star Eden Hazard rules out future move to PSG
Daily Star
15 min. ago

Chelsea star Eden Hazard rules out future move to PSG

The Belgian joined the club from Lille back in 2012 and has continually been linked with a big-money move away from Stamford Bridge. Fellow countryman Thomas Meunier last week urged Hazard to join him at PSG. And...

 
Arsenal eye January return for Raheem Sterling: May set up Alexis Sanchez to Man City
Daily Star
15 min. ago

Arsenal eye January return for Raheem Sterling: May set up Alexis Sanchez to Man City

And a move to the Emirates for the Manchester City star may finally set up Alexis Sanchez’s switch to the Etihad. The Gunners face the prospect of having to replace their star forward, who is on course to leave next...

 
 


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