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'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'
BBC
today, 00:30

'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

Sao Run is worried that if the clothing factory where she works closes down she won't be able to feed herself and her son. A 34-year-old widow, she has spent almost 13 years making coats and jackets at a facility on...

 
Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food
BBC
today, 00:30

Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food

Many readers will find the thought of Christmas tree-flavoured crisps revolting, but Iceland is betting its customers will feel the opposite this festive season. The crisps are part of the supermarket chain's festive...

 
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BBC
today, 00:30

Hamleys pulls slime toy amid safety fears

Hamleys has stopped selling a children's slime toy after the product failed a safety test for boron, a chemical that can impair fertility. Tests by consumer group Which? found that Frootiputti slime, made by Goobands...

 
Why are there so many pre Christmas sales?
BBC
today, 00:30

Why are there so many pre Christmas sales?

Shoppers are seeing a boom in pre-Christmas sales as retailers try to lure them back to High Street shops. Squeezed by rising costs and online competition retailers are turning to sales and promotions to tempt back...

 
Six slime and putty toys sold in UK fail to meet safety standards
Guardian
today, 00:18

Six slime and putty toys sold in UK fail to meet safety standards

Six out of 13 “slime” and putty toys have failed to meet EU safety standards when tested for the presence of a potentially harmful chemical, according to research by a consumer group. Following an investigation...

 
UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll – Rics
Guardian
today, 00:18

UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll – Rics

Brexit is battering the UK property market, pushing it to its weakest level in more than six years, with almost half of surveyors reporting that sellers and buyers are sitting tight because of political uncertainty....

 
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Guardian
today, 00:40

Briefing battle begins over meaning of May's victory

Within a minute of Graham Brady announcing that Theresa May had seen off a no-confidence vote, the cramped corridor outside the room where the result was read filled with MPs from both sides of the debate, all...

 
What happens now for the prime minister and her Brexit plans?
Guardian
today, 00:10

What happens now for the prime minister and her Brexit plans?

Has Theresa May done enough to secure her position? The 200-117 result is in truth finely balanced. It is enough of a win to stave off Theresa May’s immediate resignation, but the rebellion is at a significant level...

 
Ireland's economy 'threatened by Tory fundamentalists'
Guardian
yesterday, 22:12

Ireland's economy 'threatened by Tory fundamentalists'

Ireland’s economy is in “heightened danger” because of a “fundamentalist fringe” in the Conservative party, the leader of the country’s opposition party has said. In a rare break in the unified front over Brexit in...

 
May win will prompt relief in Brussels but not concessions
Guardian
yesterday, 22:12

May win will prompt relief in Brussels but not concessions

Theresa May’s relief at her victory in Westminster looks set to be shortlived, with EU leaders preparing to offer warm words but rule out significant concessions on the Brexit deal. The prime minister’s survival, by a...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 22:12

The last-minute pledges and promises that helped May survive leadership challenge

The whispered lobbying of Theresa May’s enemies in the Westminster tea room, Christmas drinks receptions and in the coffee queue contained one killer argument to persuade wavering colleagues – do you want this prime...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:49

Scottish Budget: Economy to remain sluggish amid Brexit uncertainty

Growth in the Scottish economy is likely to remain sluggish due to continued uncertainty about Brexit, experts have warned. The Scottish Fiscal Commission said that while the economy would grow by more than expected...

 
'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case
Guardian
12 min. ago

'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case

Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”. Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and...

 
Mobile phones to be banned in NSW public primary schools
Guardian
39 min. ago

Mobile phones to be banned in NSW public primary schools

Mobile phones will be banned from public primary schools across New South Wales from next year. The state government announced the move on Thursday, following a review into their use in classrooms. “Mobile phones,...

 
Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit
Guardian
39 min. ago

Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit

Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the...

 
Morrison government announces new federal anti-corruption commission
Guardian
56 min. ago

Morrison government announces new federal anti-corruption commission

Scott Morrison will move to establish a federal anti-corruption commission, less than a month after dismissing the proposal as a “fringe issue”. Morrison said the government had not “kicked up a lot of dust” on the...

 
Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores
BBC
today, 00:55

Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

Ever since Reddy Guaygua was a boy, he dreamt of discovering hidden ruins. Born in Mapiri, 130km (80 miles) north of La Paz, he was the only person from his small town to study archaeology. "My goal was to work...

 
Strasbourg shooting: Face to face with gunman
BBC
today, 00:55

Strasbourg shooting: Face to face with gunman

"He came out from the porch of a building armed with a pistol in his hand, his arm outstretched." One eyewitness to the shooting in Strasbourg told French media she stumbled into the path of the gunman - and...

 

Sport

 
Nick Philippoussis child rape charges dropped after stroke
Guardian
today, 00:43

Nick Philippoussis child rape charges dropped after stroke

A California judge has dismissed child sexual assault charges against Nick Philippoussis because the Australian tennis coach “is completely incapacitated” and near death after suffering a massive stroke in jail....

 
Injured Aaron Mooy ruled out of Socceroos' Asian Cup defence
Guardian
today, 00:25

Injured Aaron Mooy ruled out of Socceroos' Asian Cup defence

Australia have suffered a huge blow ahead of next month’s Asian Cup with confirmation star midfielder Aaron Mooy will miss the tournament due to a knee injury. Huddersfield confirmed on Wednesday the 28-year-old had...

 
José Mourinho: we missed out at Valencia but it’s still been a success
Guardian
today, 00:25

José Mourinho: we missed out at Valencia but it’s still been a success

José Mourinho aimed another shot at his players, revealing his growing frustration as he insisted he had learnt “nothing” and was not surprised by his team’s 2-1 defeat at Valencia. Manchester United were unexpectedly...

 
Champions League last-16 draw: who’s hot, who’s not and who can play who
Guardian
today, 00:05

Champions League last-16 draw: who’s hot, who’s not and who can play who

The Premier League will supply a quarter of the teams in the Champions League last-16 draw, which will take place at 11am on Monday. Teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other, and likewise teams...

 
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Daventry Express
yesterday, 23:38

Brady ‘extremely proud’ as Cobblers kids push Gunners all the way

Boss Jon Brady declared himself ‘extremely proud’ of his Cobblers Under-18s team after they were narrowly beaten by Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup third round. Town’s youngsters were beaten 2-0 at Boreham Wood’s Meadows...

 
Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has to be told to applaud away fans after Valencia defeat
Metro
yesterday, 23:34

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has to be told to applaud away fans after Valencia defeat

Antonio Valencia had to be sent back out on to the pitch to applaud Manchester United’s travelling supporters after trying to head straight down the tunnel after losing to Valencia. The Red Devils spurned the...

 
 


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