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Eurozone bailout programme is finally over
BBC
today, 22:47

Eurozone bailout programme is finally over

The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August. The date marks the formal end of the bailout of Greece. It is the final country to be receiving emergency loans in the wake of Europe's financial crisis. The...

 
House of Fraser's debts were nearly £1bn when it collapsed
Guardian
today, 18:54

House of Fraser's debts were nearly £1bn when it collapsed

House of Fraser had debts of close to £1bn when it collapsed, with more than half owed to suppliers ranging from Polo Ralph Lauren and Mulberry to Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green label. The department store, which has...

 
Blow for EPA as court blocks bid to slacken safety rules for chemical plants
Guardian
today, 18:00

Blow for EPA as court blocks bid to slacken safety rules for chemical plants

A federal court has blocked an attempt by the Trump administration to delay safety regulations for chemical plants – the latest in a string of recent legal setbacks for the administration in its attempts to reverse...

 
Cracking summer: UK insurers expect rise in subsidence claims
Guardian
today, 17:29

Cracking summer: UK insurers expect rise in subsidence claims

Insurers are bracing themselves for a spike in subsidence claims after this summer’s heatwave led to cracks appearing in walls across south-east England. Several big-name insurers have reported that subsidence...

 
Trump pushes for SEC to end quarterly earnings reports
Guardian
today, 16:53

Trump pushes for SEC to end quarterly earnings reports

Donald Trump has told the US securities regulator to consider abandoning quarterly reporting – a practice criticised as too short-term by some businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. Trump said a leading company...

 
Let’s move to Openshaw, Manchester: a great location
Guardian
today, 16:46

Let’s move to Openshaw, Manchester: a great location

What’s going for it? With London’s property market closed to anyone earning less than a squillion a day, the early thirtysomethings are leaving the capital. They’ve scarpered to Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and...

 
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Scotsman
today, 20:35

Revealed: What Scotland’s political leaders get up to on their summer break

A nine-week break basking in the summer heatwave is a luxury that most people tied to the work treadmill cannot begin to imagine. But that is the length of the Scottish Parliament’s summer recess, which this year saw...

 
Chasetown FC release squad photo ahead of season opener
Lichfield Live
today, 19:48

Chasetown FC release squad photo ahead of season opener

Chasetown FC have released their official squad photo ahead of their 2018/19 campaign. The Scholars kick-off the season under boss Scott Dundas by entertaining Mossley tomorrow (August 18). Kick-off is at 3pm. A...

 
Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day
Lichfield Live
today, 19:28

Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to a local foodbank in just one day by shoppers from a Lichfield supermarket. The haul was received at the Waitrose store in the city on August 10. The donations included one...

 
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Scotsman
today, 18:09

Scots Tory election candidate apologises for ‘inappropriate language’

A Conservative candidate in a forthcoming council by-election has apologised for using inappropriate language on social media. Dave Coleman was criticised for using a derogatory term for a disabled person in a 2010...

 
Northamptonshire proposes replacing councils with two unitary authorities
Guardian
today, 17:26

Northamptonshire proposes replacing councils with two unitary authorities

Crisis-hit Northamptonshire’s county council and its seven district and borough councils have reluctantly proposed that they be replaced by two unitary authorities, but said it would not be a financial panacea. The...

 
Scottish council to provide free sanitary products in toilets
Guardian
today, 17:18

Scottish council to provide free sanitary products in toilets

A Scottish council will provide free sanitary products in all public buildings in a scheme aimed at breaking the taboo about period poverty. North Ayrshire council believes it is the first local authority in the UK to...

 
My daughter, the murderer: a mother's desperate journey through the mental health crisis
Guardian
1 min. ago

My daughter, the murderer: a mother's desperate journey through the mental health crisis

Mary Pershall dared to hope. Her daughter, Anna, had agreed to go to rehab, to tackle her dependence on alcohol, synthetic cannabis and ice. In return, Mary had put aside her scruples and driven to an adult store so...

 
Euthanasia bill defeat: former territory leaders say Malcolm Fraser's promise broken
Guardian
13 min. ago

Euthanasia bill defeat: former territory leaders say Malcolm Fraser's promise broken

Amid a fresh push to allow the territories to legalise euthanasia, the Northern Territory’s first chief minister and deputy have revealed – for the first time in more than 40 years – they were promised the federal...

 
Nationals to debate building of high-efficiency coal plants at federal council
Guardian
30 min. ago

Nationals to debate building of high-efficiency coal plants at federal council

The Nationals will debate motions calling for the Turnbull government to support building new high-efficiency coal plants, and maximise the use of the Latrobe Valley’s brown coal reserves, at their federal council...

 
'Bespoke education': are Australia's private schools worth the price tag?
Guardian
44 min. ago

'Bespoke education': are Australia's private schools worth the price tag?

If you want to ruin a dinner party, try lobbing this on the table: are private schools better than public schools? Or this: are they worth the money? For parents who have the relative luxury of choice in these...

 
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Guardian
today, 22:46

Republican Senate nominee posts photo of Tim Kaine greeting Stalin

The Republican nominee for US Senate in Virginia on Friday tweeted out a bizarre Photoshopped image of his Democratic opponent, Tim Kaine, shaking hands with Joseph Stalin. Under the hashtag #AntifaTimKaine, Corey...

 
Police hunt man known as 'Snake' for keeping crocodile without a licence
Daily Record
today, 22:29

Police hunt man known as 'Snake' for keeping crocodile without a licence

Police are hunting a man known as "Snake" after he was found guilty in his absence of keeping a crocodile without a licence. Officers found a menagerie including a 4ft spectacled caiman and 16 live snakes in...

 

Sport

 
Real Madrid target Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea, insists Maurizio Sarri
Metro
35 min. ago

Real Madrid target Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea, insists Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri insists he’s no longer worried about Eden Hazard leaving the club and has instead challenged the Belgian to become the best in the world. The 27-year-old was keen on joining Real Madrid following...

 
West Ham should not fear playing at the London Stadium, says Manuel Pellegrini
Guardian
36 min. ago

West Ham should not fear playing at the London Stadium, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini has said there is no reason for West Ham to fear playing at the London Stadium. They have struggled since leaving Upton Park in 2016 and expect a fine from the Football Association following the...

 
Roy Hodgson: loss of Holmesdale Fanatics will not affect Crystal Palace
Guardian
36 min. ago

Roy Hodgson: loss of Holmesdale Fanatics will not affect Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson wants an amicable solution to the spat that has seen an influential group of Crystal Palace fans credited with inspiring Selhurst Park’s vibrant atmosphere lose their seats in the ground. The Holmesdale...

 
England Women reach semi-finals of U20 World Cup with Netherlands win
Guardian
36 min. ago

England Women reach semi-finals of U20 World Cup with Netherlands win

England have reached the semi-finals of the U20 Women’s World Cup for the first time after defeating Netherlands 2-1 in Vannes. Victoria Pelova put the Dutch ahead with a fine finish but Georgia Stanway hit two in the...

 
Harry Kane to get chance to break August duck for Tottenham
Guardian
36 min. ago

Harry Kane to get chance to break August duck for Tottenham

Harry Kane looks set to be given another opportunity to break his August duck against Fulham, despite the Spurs and England captain having effectively had no pre-season training. After being handed a start in...

 
Jürgen Klopp tells unhappy Liverpool players to up their game
Guardian
36 min. ago

Jürgen Klopp tells unhappy Liverpool players to up their game

Jürgen Klopp has said any player unhappy at being overlooked at Liverpool has a responsibility to force his way back into the manager’s plans on the training ground. Klopp admitted last week he had “no explanation”...

 
 


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