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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

£20m to his wife's firm, £10k a month for travel.... The astonishing perks of the Metro Bank tycoon

The founder and chairman of upstart lender Metro Bank paid his wife's firm £21million while claiming £10,000 a month himself to cover travel and living expenses. Flamboyant US businessman Vernon Hill gets £120,000 a...

 
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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

Plot to sell of Barclays' trading arm: Corporate raider Edward Bramson wants to dump bank's markets division

Feared corporate raider Edward Bramson wants to break up and sell Barclays' trading arm to boost profits, sources claim. The activist investor who stunned markets earlier this year by buying a 5.2 per cent stake in...

 
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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

IMF boss Christine Lagarde warns of UK gloom until Brexit terms are finalised

The gloom will not lift over Britain’s economy until it clears up the terms under which it leaves the EU, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss has warned. ‘The cloud of uncertainty that covers the British...

 
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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

DAILY BRIEFING: Defence firm Ultra Electronics is probed by the Serious Fraud Office for suspected...

SFO PROBE Defence firm Ultra Electronics is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for suspected corruption in Algeria. It reported itself to the SFO and is cooperating with the probe. Algeria is a tiny...

 
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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

ALEX BRUMMER: Tech giants in the line of fire at the IMF spring meeting amid dire warnings on debt and trade

Much excitement on Wall Street after Jeff Bezos surprised fans by revealing Amazon Prime in the US has more than 100m paying members. The push into entertainment is underlined by the reopening this week of Hollywood's...

 
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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

Unilever's £5bn payoff to shareholders amid fears of a backlash over plans to ditch UK headquarters

Marmite and Dove soap owner Unilever has promised to hand shareholders £5billion as it faces a backlash over plans to ditch its UK headquarters and base itself in the Netherlands. The Anglo-Dutch company, whose brands...

 
Cable calls for 'tech titans' Google, Facebook and Amazon to be broken up
Guardian
today, 19:18

Cable calls for 'tech titans' Google, Facebook and Amazon to be broken up

Vince Cable has compared Google, Amazon and Facebook to the US oil monopolies that exploited their market power more than a century ago – and called for them to be broken up. In a speech in London, the Liberal...

 
MPs to question HMRC on refusal to aid French inquiry into top Tory donor
Guardian
today, 19:02

MPs to question HMRC on refusal to aid French inquiry into top Tory donor

MPs are to investigate an HM Revenue and Customs decision to turn down a French request for help with a criminal inquiry into a major Conservative party donor. The Treasury select committee and the public accounts...

 
Firms should pay for people's data, says Vince Cable
BBC
today, 18:16

Firms should pay for people's data, says Vince Cable

People should be "empowered" to sell their own data if they want to, to share in the profits of technological advances, Sir Vince Cable has said. The Liberal Democrat leader said data was "the new...

 
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Scotsman
today, 17:55

Ruth Davidson named in Time list of 100 most influential people

Ruth Davidson has said she is “extremely honoured” to be named as one of 2018’s most influential people by Time magazine. The Scottish Conservative leader made the cut alongside the likes of US President Donald Trump,...

 
Tessa Jowell hailed as an inspiration during MPs' cancer debate
Guardian
today, 17:36

Tessa Jowell hailed as an inspiration during MPs' cancer debate

Tessa Jowell, the former Labour minister who helped bring the Olympics to London, has been praised by MPs across the parties as an inspiration. One MP who worked with her on the Games, Sarah Jones, described her on...

 
MSPs back fix rooms to help tackle Scotland’s drugs death crisis
The Courier
today, 17:36

MSPs back fix rooms to help tackle Scotland’s drugs death crisis

Holyrood has supported the opening of shooting galleries in Scotland where addicts can inject hard drugs. Dundee officials are looking at the possibility of setting up safe consumption rooms to help rid the city of...

 
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Guardian
4 min. ago

Morning mail: Crunch time for Frydenberg's energy pitch

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 20 April. Top stories The federal energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, has urged his state and territory counterparts to get...

 
Scientists warn of nerve agent potency as Salisbury clean-up begins
Guardian
21 min. ago

Scientists warn of nerve agent potency as Salisbury clean-up begins

The residue of the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of the Skripals in Salisbury could still be as potent as it was when it was deployed more than six weeks ago, government scientists believe. Experts...

 
Court deals blow to Trump’s offensive against sanctuary cities
Guardian
38 min. ago

Court deals blow to Trump’s offensive against sanctuary cities

Donald Trump’s offensive against so-called sanctuary cities was dealt a blow on Thursday when a US appeals court panel made up of Republican-appointed judges upheld an injunction blocking the Justice Department from...

 
Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work
BBC
39 min. ago

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth has brought her baby to the floor of the US Congress' upper chamber a day after it overturned a longstanding baby ban. Ms Duckworth, 50, arrived with daughter Maile in her arms, and...

 
Regulator needs stronger powers to deal with bank misconduct, Choice says
Guardian
52 min. ago

Regulator needs stronger powers to deal with bank misconduct, Choice says

The corporate regulator should be given stronger powers, and the ability to impose larger penalties, to help it intervene more quickly when it discovers bank misconduct, the consumer group Choice says. The call comes...

 
Andrew McCabe: justice department refers its findings for possible criminal prosecution
Guardian
today, 21:08

Andrew McCabe: justice department refers its findings for possible criminal prosecution

The Office of the Inspector General at the US justice department has referred its findings on Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, to the US attorney in Washington for possible criminal prosecution,...

 

Sport

 
Antonio Conte explains why he subbed ‘angry’ Alvaro Morata off against Burnley
Metro
6 sec. ago

Antonio Conte explains why he subbed ‘angry’ Alvaro Morata off against Burnley

Antonio Conte claims Alvaro Morata’s miss played no part in his decision to take him off during Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Burnley. With the Blues already a goal ahead, Morata had the chance to kill the game when he...

 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino blasts critics with 'short memories'
Daily Star
36 sec. ago

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino blasts critics with 'short memories'

They face Manchester United at Wembley tomorrow in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Pochettino is yet to taste success at the club he joined in 2014. But he said: “The problem is the short memory that people...

 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Patrick Vieira has potential to succeed him
Daily Star
36 sec. ago

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Patrick Vieira has potential to succeed him

Wenger is halfway through a two-year deal that many fans thought he should not have been offered in the first place. The veteran’s popularity is sure to be boosted if the Gunners go all the way in the Europa League....

 
MotoGP news: Marc Marquez swerves Valentino Rossi probe after feud
Daily Star
36 sec. ago

MotoGP news: Marc Marquez swerves Valentino Rossi probe after feud

In the build-up to the third round in Austin, Texas, the Repsol Honda rider avoided all questions about what happened two weeks ago when he tangled with Rossi in Argentina, sending the Italian crashing out. The...

 
Chelsea fans troll Alvaro Morata after missing sitter against Burnley
Daily Star
36 sec. ago

Chelsea fans troll Alvaro Morata after missing sitter against Burnley

Morata joined Chelsea in the summer from Real Madrid for a club-record £60m fee as the replacement for Diego Costa. He hit the ground running with six goals in his opening six Premier League games, but has struggled...

 
Lance Armstrong reaches $5m settlement in $100m federal fraud case
Guardian
8 min. ago

Lance Armstrong reaches $5m settlement in $100m federal fraud case

Lance Armstrong has reached a $5m settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100m in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France...

 
 


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