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Scotsman
10 min. ago

Asos casts shadow over retail sector with shock sales alert

Online fashion retailer Asos has warned over sales and profits after experiencing a “significant deterioration” in trading in the run-up to Christmas. The group said in an unscheduled trading update for the first...

 
HS2 misled MPs about cost of high-speed rail project - whistleblower
Guardian
today, 08:49

HS2 misled MPs about cost of high-speed rail project - whistleblower

The decision to approve the HS2 high-speed rail project was based on cost estimates that were hundreds of millions of pounds too low, a former senior staff member of the company has claimed. Doug Thornton told the...

 
1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers
BBC
today, 08:12

1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at the country's investment fund, 1MDB. The US bank has been under scrutiny...

 
Asos issues profit warning on weak growth
BBC
today, 07:29

Asos issues profit warning on weak growth

Online fashion retailer Asos has warned of lower profits this financial year after trading in November was "significantly behind expectations". Despite sales growth of 14% from September to November, it had...

 
Goldcar said I drove 4,000km – and charged £500 extra
Guardian
today, 07:20

Goldcar said I drove 4,000km – and charged £500 extra

We rented a car for a week from Goldcar’s Malaga depot. It was returned and signed off with no indication of any problems. The next day an email claimed that instead of the 150km a day the rental allowed, we had...

 
Do I count as a first-time buyer if I inherit a share of a home abroad?
Guardian
today, 07:20

Do I count as a first-time buyer if I inherit a share of a home abroad?

Q My partner and I are looking to buying our first home in London together so have both been saving in help-to-buy Isa accounts. However, I am soon inheriting soon a share of a property in Finland. I understand that...

 
MPs could resolve Brexit deadlock with non-binding free votes, says senior Tory
Guardian
today, 08:44

MPs could resolve Brexit deadlock with non-binding free votes, says senior Tory

MPs should be invited to say what Brexit option they would agree if the Commons votes down Theresa May’s deal, the business secretary Greg Clark has said, becoming the latest cabinet minister to suggest this as a...

 
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Scotsman
today, 07:45

Council director forced to apologise over ‘mini Murrayfield’ planning row

A council director has been forced to apologise following a row over the process that gave Edinburgh Rugby’s new stadium the green light. The city council’s chief planning officer was asked to carry out an...

 
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Scotsman
today, 07:45

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival founder dies

Tributes have been paid to the founder of one of Edinburgh’s best-known cultural celebrations after he passed away at the age of 84. Mike Hart started the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in just one venue in 1979...

 
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Scotsman
today, 07:32

Scots not worse off due to tax powers, says Derek Mackay

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has denied Scotland would be better off if it did not have devolved control of income tax, blaming forecasts for reduced tax revenue on the economic impact of Brexit. The Fraser of...

 
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Scotsman
today, 07:06

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Scottish Government must do more to end two-child benefit cap’

The “cruel” two-child benefits cap must be brought to an end in Scotland, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Speaking in Edinburgh yesterday at a Christmas lunch attended by people who have experienced poverty, Labour’s...

 
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Scotsman
today, 07:06

Theresa May: ‘Second vote would divide UK at a time we need to bring unity’

A second referendum on EU membership “would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics”, Theresa May will warn MPs today as calls for a vote to reverse Brexit grow. It follows denials from senior figures...

 
Former Indian MP jailed for life over 1984 Sikh massacre
Guardian
3 min. ago

Former Indian MP jailed for life over 1984 Sikh massacre

A senior member of India’s Congress party has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the mass murder of Sikhs that followed the assassination of the prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. Sajjan Kumar, a...

 
1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs
Guardian
3 min. ago

1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the scandal surrounding the 1MDB state fund. Charges were filed against subsidiaries of the US investment bank and its...

 
Revealed: how Italy's populists used Facebook to win power
Guardian
20 min. ago

Revealed: how Italy's populists used Facebook to win power

The domination of Facebook by Italy’s two populist political leaders, Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, is revealed in previously unseen data that shows how they exploited video and live broadcasts to bypass the...

 
Brexit: Clark backs cabinet calls for MPs to be asked to vote on options if May's deal defeated - Politics live
Guardian
47 min. ago

Brexit: Clark backs cabinet calls for MPs to be asked to vote on options if May's deal defeated - Politics...

Theresa May will be making a statement in the Commons this afternoon about last week’s near-disastrous EU summit. That was the one that was supposed to make progress towards the UK getting some legal assurances on the...

 
Labor set for nuclear showdown as Gareth Evans warns of risk to US alliance
Guardian
today, 08:20

Labor set for nuclear showdown as Gareth Evans warns of risk to US alliance

Gareth Evans has warned signing up to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons (Ican) will “tear up” the United States alliance ahead of a critical contested vote in an otherwise tranquil Labor...

 
Geoffrey Rush denies misconduct allegations by co-star Yael Stone
BBC
today, 08:02

Geoffrey Rush denies misconduct allegations by co-star Yael Stone

Actor Geoffrey Rush has denied fresh allegations that he acted inappropriately towards an actress. Orange is the New Black actress Yael Stone has said that alleged incidents took place when the pair starred together...

 

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Belper News
1 min. ago

Rumour Mill: ‘No big deal’ if Pogba is sold says ex-Manchester United star Roy Keane

Here are today’s big stories and rumours from the world of football. They include former Manchester United star Roy Keane taking a verbal swipe at under-performing Paul Pogba and Chelsea plotting a move for a USA...

 
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Belper News
1 min. ago

Championship Live: All eyes on big Derby v Forest showdown

All eyes are on the big Derby County v Forest clash tonight as the East Midlands promotion rivals clash. The latest on that and all the other Championship news here today as it unfolds. Premier League Live: Chelsea...

 

Monday's Championship news LIVE: Leeds United take back league top spot, Derby County v Nottingham Forest...

0 Have your say It was a hectic weekend in the Championship after some surprise results saw Leeds United return to the top of the table and West Brom move above Sheffield United into third place. Follow all today's...

 
Football transfer rumours: Chelsea's Andreas Christensen to Barcelona?
Guardian
19 min. ago

Football transfer rumours: Chelsea's Andreas Christensen to Barcelona?

The word on Las Ramblas is that Barcelona are in the market for a central defender and have made a formal bid for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen. The 22-year-old Dane has found opportunities hard to come by under...

 
New-look Spoty hits the right note with Baddiel, Skinner and Three Lions
Guardian
19 min. ago

New-look Spoty hits the right note with Baddiel, Skinner and Three Lions

Who knew netball was so popular? Is sliding downhill really a sport? And how unloved must Chris Froome feel at being the best British Team Sky rider never to have won this public vote? These and other questions were...

 
St Johnstone players still ready to volunteer despite being under spotkick spell
The Courier
25 min. ago

St Johnstone players still ready to volunteer despite being under spotkick spell

David Wotherspoon insists St Johnstone’s players will still volunteer despite the club being under some kind of spotkick spell. Saints have failed to score with four of their last five penalties, the latest culprit...

 
 


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