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Name checks to begin on bank payments
BBC
51 min. ago

Name checks to begin on bank payments

The name of someone receiving a payment will be as important as their banking details for the first time from next summer, in an attempt to combat fraud. At present, anyone wanting to transfer money enters the...

 
UK retail sales in steepest drop since March
BBC
today, 10:01

UK retail sales in steepest drop since March

UK retail sales saw their biggest drop in six months in September as customers spent less on food, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Sales fell by 0.8% from August, while annual growth slowed to 3%...

 
Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site
Guardian
today, 08:57

Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site

The minister spearheading the UK’s renewed push for fracking has admitted she has never been to a shale gas well. In the week that fracking restarted in the UK for the first time in seven years, the energy minister,...

 
WTO warns trade war threatens 'millions of jobs', as China's stocks slide again - business live
Guardian
today, 08:04

WTO warns trade war threatens 'millions of jobs', as China's stocks slide again - business live

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Trade wars are on investors’ minds this morning, after the World Trade Organisation fired a...

 
Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution
Guardian
today, 07:33

Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution

Cutlery made from potato peelings and a robotic cleaner that can tackle pollution in rivers, lakes and canals are among the groundbreaking international designs shortlisted for the prestigious annual James Dyson...

 
Australia to target Google and Yahoo under internet piracy crackdown
Guardian
today, 07:22

Australia to target Google and Yahoo under internet piracy crackdown

The federal government will target search engines as it expands a crackdown on internet piracy, making it harder for Australians to illegally download free movies and music. In a move hailed by the Australian film...

 
Tell us: are you taking part in the people's vote march?
Guardian
23 min. ago

Tell us: are you taking part in the people's vote march?

Thousands of people are expected to march in London on Saturday calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Organisers of the People’s Vote March for the Future demonstration on 20 October say they hope at...

 
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Scotsman
39 min. ago

Ministers in Commons unable to understand SNP MP ‘due to Glaswegian accent’

A breakdown in communication left a Scottish MP unable to get answers in Parliament. The SNP’s David Linden, MP for Glasgow East, asked about improvements to disability access during House of Commons Commission...

 
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Scotsman
today, 11:03

Voters will ‘not forgive any surrender to EU on Brexit’ warn senior Tories

Voters will not forgive Theresa May if she surrenders to Brussels in the Brexit negotiations, Boris Johnson and David Davis have warned. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, they claim her plans for future...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:02

Edinburgh restaurants join campaign to help feed the homeless

Diners eating out in restaurants, bars and cafes in the run-up to the festive season are being asked to pay for cookery classes for the homeless. The #50for50 campaign by the Scottish charity the Cyrenians is...

 
Theresa May 'losing support of colleagues' over Brexit concessions
Guardian
today, 09:51

Theresa May 'losing support of colleagues' over Brexit concessions

Theresa May has come under attack from Tory colleagues after conceding the UK may have to remain tied to EU rules and laws beyond December 2020, in a bid to solve the Irish border issue. The prime minister told fellow...

 
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Scotsman
today, 07:49

Row erupts over Commons ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit Withdrawal Bill

MPs must make an “unequivocal decision” about Theresa May’s Brexit deal in Parliament, with anything other than approval risking “huge uncertainty for business, consumers and citizens”, Dominic Raab has warned. The...

 
Unilever reports sales boost after HQ row but investors unimpressed
Guardian
1 min. ago

Unilever reports sales boost after HQ row but investors unimpressed

Unilever, which this month was forced to scrap plans to move its headquarters from London to Rotterdam after a shareholder rebellion, said a hot summer across Europe and a recovery in Brazil boosted sales in the third...

 
'We've got the shank ready for you' Shocking video shows violent cons armed with BLADE threatening newcomer inmate
Daily Record
3 min. ago

'We've got the shank ready for you' Shocking video shows violent cons armed with BLADE threatening newcomer...

Shock footage has emerged of inmates at a UK prison filming themselves from their cell threatening a newcomer. The video shows two men, one of which is brandishing a large blade, warning an incoming inmate that...

 
Philly crime boss ‘Skinny Joey’ gets two years in prison for illegal gambling
Guardian
15 min. ago

Philly crime boss ‘Skinny Joey’ gets two years in prison for illegal gambling

Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino was living what many a middle-aged gangster would consider a coveted life. After serving much of a 14-year sentence related to racketeering, the purported crime boss traded Philly’s bitter...

 
Police officer injured after being hit by van in Manchester
Guardian
15 min. ago

Police officer injured after being hit by van in Manchester

A police officer has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a van while attending reports of a disturbance. Greater Manchester police (GMP) said officers were called to Sandyhill Road in Blackley shortly after...

 
Lidl staff called police on couple trying to buy gin while shopping with their two children
Daily Record
26 min. ago

Lidl staff called police on couple trying to buy gin while shopping with their two children

A married couple were stunned when a cashier at supermarket Lidl refused to sell them a trendy bottle of rhubarb craft gin - because they were shopping with their 11 and 14-year-old daughters . Jackie Chandler and her...

 
Life at the bottom of the global league of internet access
Guardian
44 min. ago

Life at the bottom of the global league of internet access

Somalia is not a place for web addicts. Even in the capital, Mogadishu, coverage is patchy, expensive and unpredictable. Things are slightly better in the north, but further afield, and anywhere the al-Shabaab...

 

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Rangers news: Robert Pires reveals he SNUBBED move as he hails manager Steven Gerrard
Daily Star
3 min. ago

Rangers news: Robert Pires reveals he SNUBBED move as he hails manager Steven Gerrard

That’s according to the player himself, who revealed he snubbed the Glasgow giants to join Villarreal instead. Pires left Arsenal in 2006 after a dazzling six-year spell in north London where he won the Premier League...

 
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Guardian
11 min. ago

Grand Pardubice Steeplechase: the world's toughest horse race – a photo essay

The 128th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase or Grand Pardubice Steeplechase (the Czech Grand National) was first run on 4 November 1874, when 14 runners started the race. The winner, Fantom, ridden by Englishman George...

 
Blackpool FC, a Kyrgyzstan money-laundering conviction and a non-takeover
Guardian
11 min. ago

Blackpool FC, a Kyrgyzstan money-laundering conviction and a non-takeover

When the Latvian bank mogul Valeri Belokon won his landmark high court case against the Blackpool owner, Owen Oyston, last November, it seemed finally to deliver the means of ending Oyston’s long, toxic tenure at...

 

Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop has surgery to repair damaged knee ligament

Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop has had surgery to repair the cruciate ligament he damaged in the game against West Bromwich Albion last month. The 22-year-old underwent the operation in Leeds on Wednesday...

 
Wayne Rooney's stunning free-kick continues DC United's remarkable revival
Guardian
22 min. ago

Wayne Rooney's stunning free-kick continues DC United's remarkable revival

Wayne Rooney rolled back the years as his stunning 30-yard free-kick earned DC United a 1-0 home win over Toronto. The former England captain bent a glorious effort over the wall and into the top corner in the 18th...

 
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Daventry Express
26 min. ago

Dragons v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' big match preview

Fixture: Dragons v Northampton Saints Competition: Challenge Cup (Pool 1, game two) Venue: Rodney Parade, Newport Date and kick-off time: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7.30pm TV coverage: None Referee: Mathieu Raynal...

 
 


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