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The world's largest land-based moving structure entombs site of the planet's worst nuclear disaster at...

A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world. The half-cylinder-shaped shelter began being moved toward the reactor on a system of...

 
Philip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes

Philip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes

Philip Morris has launched a new, less harmful cigarette in the UK which it says could mean it stops selling conventional cigarettes altogether. The so called iQOS product heats tobacco rather than burning it. The tobacco giant claims this means...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Government starts review of 'gig' economy

Government starts review of 'gig' economy

A team of four experts is preparing to tour the UK to explore how the "gig" economy is affecting workers' rights. Mathew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society for the Arts, was appointed last month to lead the review into the impact...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Arsenal draw up Arsene Wenger replacement shortlist: Surprise target eyed

Arsenal draw up Arsene Wenger replacement shortlist: Surprise target eyed

Wenger, 67, will be out of contract with Arsenal at the end of the season. Although the Gunners are keen to extend his long tenure in north London, The Sun claim they have already compiled a shortlist of possible successors. Arsenal's predicted...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Report - Arabian Sea raids on arms smugglers show Iran-Yemen link

When Western navies raided three dhows in the Arabian Sea this year, some of the weapons they found matched arms taken from Houthi rebels in Yemen, a report said, suggesting links between Iranian suppliers and the Yemeni war. Two of the dhows, all of...

 

Scotland facing ‘unprecedented’ £1.3bn public spending cuts

Scotland faces “unprecedented” cuts to public spending over the next three years unless tax receipts rise, according to new analysis of the impact from the Autumn Statement. The figures lay bare the scale of the challenge facing finance secretary...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 

Calls for Scottish controls on immigration to grow population

Scotland is depending on immigration to stave off a demographic time-bomb and needs new powers to attract the migrants its economy needs, a committee of MPs has concluded. The report from the House of Commons Scottish affairs committee will fuel calls...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Christmas 2016 may be the cheapest ever

Christmas 2016 may be the cheapest ever

While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite. According to an index that tracks seasonal food, the price of Christmas dinner is now at its lowest since it started in 2009. A...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Slaven Bilic impressed with Jose Mourinho bottle-kicking technique... as West Ham boss says: 'He should...

Slaven Bilic believes Jose Mourinho only got into trouble with the Football Association because he caught the water bottle too well. Manchester United manager Mourinho was sent to the stands during the 1-1 draw against Bilic's West Ham on Sunday after...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Steven Gerrard returns to his former stomping ground to watch Liverpool new boy Ben Woodburn make history  

Steven Gerrard is proving to be a lucky charm for Liverpool with the former midfielder sitting in the stands to see his beloved side win again.  Just days after cheering on Liverpool to a 2-0 win over Sunderland, Gerrard was once again in the Anfield...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Trent Alexander-Arnold after man-of-the-match display: 'He...

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold received glowing praise from club legend Jamie Carragher after starring in the 2-0 win over Leeds.  Alexander-Arnold - who confirmed he was NOT a Liverpool mascot as Sportsmail columnist Jamie Carragher led...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Rotherham searching for their sixth manager since the start of last season... what is happening at the...

Kenny Jackett has walked out after only 39 days and Rotherham United have launched the search for their sixth permanent manager since the start of last season. After avoiding the drop last season, the South Yorkshire club has plunged into crisis with...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

How e-cigarettes ruin plastic surgery: Vaping chemicals 'prevent skin from healing after nip-and-tuck'

E-cigarettes drastically increase the risk of complications after plastic surgery, a new report warns. Patients are already advised to stop smoking normal cigarettes for at least a month before any cosmetic procedure. Beyond the thousands of added...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Health
 
The firms making meals from the bin

The firms making meals from the bin

It was a £28,000 meal for a Russian businessman and his guests in London's exclusive Belgravia district that proved the final straw for then-private chef Justin Horne. The lavish dinner party - which included caviar, foie gras and truffles - resulted...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Confidence of UK consumers falls towards post-Brexit vote low

Confidence of UK consumers falls towards post-Brexit vote low

Confidence among British consumers fell in November to its lowest level since just after voters decided in June to leave the European Union as worries about the economy grew, a survey showed on Wednesday. Market research firm GfK said its gauge of...

Reuters, 00:17 in Business
 


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