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Wagon Wheels maker Burton's sells chocolate plant to Swiss firm
BBC
23 min. ago

Wagon Wheels maker Burton's sells chocolate plant to Swiss firm

The maker of Wagon Wheels, Burton's Biscuits Company, has sold its chocolate manufacturing assets in Merseyside to a Swiss firm. Barry Callebaut has bought the lease for an undisclosed fee for Burton's refinery in...

 
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The Week
28 min. ago

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are investigated over emission collusion claims

BMW, the Volkswagen Group and the Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler are to be investigated over claims that they colluded in order to avoid a development war over emission-limiting technology.  The European...

 
UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk
Guardian
54 min. ago

UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk

Donald Tusk has said that Theresa May’s Chequers proposals for dealing with the Irish border and future trade relations after Brexit will need to be “reworked and further negotiated” in a sign how far the UK and...

 
UK households face squeeze after surprise inflation jump to 2.7%
Guardian
54 min. ago

UK households face squeeze after surprise inflation jump to 2.7%

UK inflation unexpectedly rose to the highest level in six months in August, pushed up by the rising cost of theatre tickets and high street shops launching their new-season autumn clothing ranges. The Office for...

 
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Scotsman
54 min. ago

Deliveroo drivers offered 'incentives' to work, despite amber weather warning

Scottish couriers have hit out after revealing that the food delivery services they work for have offered them incentives to make deliveries on their bikes during today's storm - despite Met Office warnings. An amber...

 
World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty
Guardian
today, 13:15

World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty

A population surge in sub-Saharan Africa and the war in Syria has undermined efforts to bring down the number of people living in extreme poverty across the world, according to a report by the World Bank. In its...

 
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Scotsman
today, 14:56

Sparkling result for Ayrshire glazing firm

An Ayr-based business has landed a key contract with South Ayrshire Council after winning out over national competition. Radbury Double Glazing will now help to deliver improvements to hundreds of residential council...

 
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Scotsman
today, 14:48

Subjects offered to students being ‘squeezed’ at Scottish schools

A reduction in the number of subject choices in some schools is having a significant impact on pupils’ prospects, MSPs have been told. Experts told a Scottish Parliament committee today of a trend towards a...

 
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Scotsman
today, 14:38

London adopts Glasgow approach to violent crime

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a violence reduction unit amid attempts to follow Glasgow’s lead in reducing knife crime on the streets of the English capital. An initial £500,000 has been set aside for the...

 
Housing associations praise May's £2bn plan as 'total step change'
Guardian
today, 13:53

Housing associations praise May's £2bn plan as 'total step change'

Housing associations have welcomed Theresa May’s announcement of an extra £2bn in longer-term funding for new developments, as homelessness charities said the measure should be the start of a wider shift in government...

 
May's Brexit hopes rest on 10 minutes after dinner in Salzburg
Guardian
today, 13:36

May's Brexit hopes rest on 10 minutes after dinner in Salzburg

Theresa May arrives in Salzburg at a time when the Brexit negotiations appear to be stalling over the Irish border question and a failure to respond positively to her Chequers proposals, knowing she will only have 10...

 
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Scotsman
today, 13:09

Storm Ali: Paramedics called to damaged Topshop on Princes Street

Paramedics have been called to Topshop on Princes Street after a section of the store’s roof blew off in high storm winds. Medical staff have entered the retail outlet on Edinburgh’s busy shopping thoroughfare as...

 
Hong Kong yoga ball: Man found guilty of killing wife and daughter
BBC
5 min. ago

Hong Kong yoga ball: Man found guilty of killing wife and daughter

An anaesthetist has been jailed for life for killing his wife and 16-year-old daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in Hong Kong. Prosecutors said Khaw Kim-sun, a Malaysian national, left the...

 
Macron aide accused of beating protesters 'was not bodyguard'
Guardian
7 min. ago

Macron aide accused of beating protesters 'was not bodyguard'

Alexandre Benalla, the security official who sparked the biggest scandal of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency when he was filmed illegally dressed as a police officer beating people on the edge of a demonstration, has told...

 
Trump: 'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser
Guardian
7 min. ago

Trump: 'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser

Donald Trump has said it would be “very hard” to imagine anything happened between his supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault decades ago....

 
Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods
BBC
9 min. ago

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

The death toll from Storm Florence has risen to 37 after officials confirmed the deaths of two South Carolina mental health patients, officials say. Police say they died on Tuesday when a sheriff's van transporting...

 
Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'
BBC
28 min. ago

Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

US President Donald Trump has said he does not "have an attorney general" in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions' decision to...

 
Brexit and the Irish border question explained
Guardian
37 min. ago

Brexit and the Irish border question explained

What is the Irish border problem in Brexit? There are two discrete but entangled elements to the impasse in Brexit negotiations over the Irish border: the “backstop”, which is an insurance policy that Ireland wants to...

 

Sport

 
Anthony Joshua fired warning over ‘handful’ Alexander Povetkin by David Haye
Daily Star
10 min. ago

Anthony Joshua fired warning over ‘handful’ Alexander Povetkin by David Haye

Anthony Joshua will put his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO belts on the line against Povetkin on Saturday. Many expected the unbeaten Brit’s next fight would have been Deontay Wilder instead of the 39-year-old. But Haye has...

 
Tottenham need forward momentum to make passing from the back work
Guardian
13 min. ago

Tottenham need forward momentum to make passing from the back work

There was an unusual moment in the first half at San Siro on Tuesday night. With the score 0-0, the sky still deep blue above the stand, the game still to take its decisive shape, Mousa Dembélé burst the ball. Radja...

 
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin weigh in, press conference and public workout times
Metro
52 min. ago

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin weigh in, press conference and public workout times

Anthony Joshua defends his heavyweight world titles on Saturday against Alexander Povetkin, but as ever, he has a very busy week ahead of him before the fight. There are all the usual commitments of fight week coming...

 
Australia grind out victory over England to take Quad Series lead
Guardian
today, 15:03

Australia grind out victory over England to take Quad Series lead

Almost five months to the day since England sensationally beat Australia to claim netball gold at the Commonwealth Games, a less-than-sparkling Diamonds team exacted their revenge, seeing off the Roses 52-47 in...

 
Chelsea news: Hazard OUT of PAOK clash, Loftus-Cheek backed to shine, Morata to West Ham
Daily Star
today, 14:58

Chelsea news: Hazard OUT of PAOK clash, Loftus-Cheek backed to shine, Morata to West Ham

Eden Hazard has not travelled with the Blues for their Europa League clash with PAOK Salonika. The Belgian has been in stunning form so far this season and is currently the Premier League’s leading goalscorer after...

 
Arsenal news: Unai Emery reveals competition priorities and what he’s told players
Daily Star
today, 14:58

Arsenal news: Unai Emery reveals competition priorities and what he’s told players

But the Premier League is being considered the primary focus in the dressing room. The Spaniard has revealed he has told his players England’s top flight is a bigger responsibility due to the amount of matches....

 
 


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