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Metro bank files first annual profit amid lending growth

Metro bank files first annual profit amid lending growth

Metro Bank has reported its first annual profit, driven by a boom in residential mortgages and strong commercial lending. The so-called challenger bank, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2016, said it had made a pre-tax profit of £20.8m...

today, 00:19 in Business
 
Top Ford executive fired over behavior 'inconsistent' with company code

Top Ford executive fired over behavior 'inconsistent' with company code

A top Ford Motor Company executive was fired on Wednesday after an internal investigation found his behavior was “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct”. In an announcement, the company said Raj Nair, a longtime Ford executive who was...

today, 00:19 in Business
 
DfE's plans to convert schools to academies stalled in many areas – report

DfE's plans to convert schools to academies stalled in many areas – report

Plans to convert schools to academies have cost an estimated £745m so far but have stalled in many regions because of a lack of sponsors, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has warned. The National Audit Office has found that the Department for Education...

today, 00:11 in Learning
 
Progress in reading stalls at secondary school. It should be a priority

Progress in reading stalls at secondary school. It should be a priority

In his first major interview since being appointed education secretary, Damian Hinds set out his vision for the future schools. Raising school standards, teacher retention and school budgets are rightly top of his to-do list. But a new report has...

today, 00:11 in Learning
 
Trump's solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

Trump's solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to prove fiercely divisive. The US president, holding a listening session at the White House with survivors of last week’s...

today, 00:02 in World News
 
Adani mining giant facing renewed claims of $600m fraud in India

Adani mining giant facing renewed claims of $600m fraud in India

India’s customs department has revived allegations of a US$600m financial fraud against the Adani Group, challenging an order clearing the mining giant last year as “erroneous, illegal and improper”. Adani has been fighting allegations for the past...

yesterday, 23:49 in World News
 
China is no threat to Australia, Turnbull says before visit to US

China is no threat to Australia, Turnbull says before visit to US

China is not a threat to Australia because it lacks “any hostile intent”, Malcolm Turnbull has said as he embarks on his US visit. Speaking to Sky News on Thursday, the Australian prime minister sought to play down a more hostile approach to China by...

yesterday, 23:49 in World News
 
The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a groundbreaking study which doctors hope will finally put to rest doubts about the controversial medicine. Millions more people around the...

yesterday, 23:40 in Science &Technology
 
It's official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy – they work

It's official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy – they work

It’s official: antidepressants work. They are not a multibillion-dollar conspiracy dreamed up by Big Pharma Bond villains. They are not a snake oil distilled in secret laboratories, designed to stupefy us all. They are not a futile cop-out from...

yesterday, 23:40 in Science &Technology
 
The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a groundbreaking study which doctors hope will finally put to rest doubts about the controversial medicine. Millions more people around the...

yesterday, 23:31 in Health
 
It's official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy – they work

It's official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy – they work

It’s official: antidepressants work. They are not a multibillion-dollar conspiracy dreamed up by Big Pharma Bond villains. They are not a snake oil distilled in secret laboratories, designed to stupefy us all. They are not a futile cop-out from...

yesterday, 23:31 in Health
 
Israel foiled alleged plot to blow up plane from Sydney, Benjamin Netanyahu says

Israel foiled alleged plot to blow up plane from Sydney, Benjamin Netanyahu says

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has claimed intelligence provided by his country foiled an alleged plot by the Islamic State group to blow up a plane from Sydney using a device smuggled inside a meat mincer. “The Israeli intelligence...

yesterday, 23:31 in World News
 
Brits awards 2018: Stormzy and Dua Lipa beat elders to snatch top prizes

Brits awards 2018: Stormzy and Dua Lipa beat elders to snatch top prizes

Dua Lipa and Stormzy, two of Britain’s most exciting breakthrough pop acts, have beaten two beat much more experienced competitors to the top prizes at the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena. Stormzy, AKA 24-year-old south London grime rapper Michael...

yesterday, 23:31 in Art & Culture
 
Stormzy asks 'Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?' at Brit awards

Stormzy asks 'Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?' at Brit awards

The south London MC Stormzy, fresh from winning two of the biggest awards at the 2018 Brits, delivered a furious attack on Theresa May in a show-closing freestyle. “Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?” he asked the prime minister, adding that...

yesterday, 23:31 in Art & Culture
 
Black students on Oxbridge: 'we need to change the narrative'

Black students on Oxbridge: 'we need to change the narrative'

Oxford and Cambridge must engage with students at a much younger age and state schools should better prepare their students for elite colleges, black British Oxbridge students say. Hope Oloye, 20, from Newham, east London, is the only black biomedical...

yesterday, 23:11 in Learning
 


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