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HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35
BBC
today, 18:32

HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35

The co-founder of the popular app HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, has been found dead in his apartment in New York at the age of 35, police told US media. The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by...

 
Jaguar Land Rover to 'axe up to 5,000 jobs'
Guardian
today, 16:58

Jaguar Land Rover to 'axe up to 5,000 jobs'

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to announce thousands of job cuts in the new year as part of a £2.5bn savings plan to ward off the threat from Brexit, falling sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars....

 
UK householders pick up bill for bust energy firms
Guardian
today, 15:52

UK householders pick up bill for bust energy firms

British households face an £80m bill to cover the costs of transferring more than half a million customers from bust energy firms, raising questions over whether the regulatory regime is fit for purpose. Eight...

 
UK fracking policy faces court challenges
Guardian
today, 15:08

UK fracking policy faces court challenges

Ministers face a pair of legal challenges to their planning rules on fracking this week, from a national environmental group and the son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. The government used its revamped planning...

 
Why Britain is wasting a mountain of cheese
Guardian
today, 11:43

Why Britain is wasting a mountain of cheese

It was once a simple choice of stilton or cheddar with a few grapes on the side and the pleasure of assembling a course that requires no cooking. But for many households the Christmas cheeseboard has become an...

 
Sellafield boss warns on nuclear clean-up
Guardian
today, 11:43

Sellafield boss warns on nuclear clean-up

The government body given the job of cleaning up Britain’s old nuclear power stations has warned that taxpayers will have to help plug a looming multimillion-pound gap in its finances left by shrinking revenues. David...

 
Pressure grows on stubborn DUP to avoid Brexit ‘countdown to disaster’
Guardian
48 min. ago

Pressure grows on stubborn DUP to avoid Brexit ‘countdown to disaster’

In a cafe in central Derry, just a short drive from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, there were expressions of anxiety and indignation, the tone veering from hope to despair to disbelief. How had...

 
Damon Albarn joins call for citizens' assembly to break Brexit deadlock
Guardian
today, 19:21

Damon Albarn joins call for citizens' assembly to break Brexit deadlock

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams are among prominent public figures calling for a citizens’ assembly to break the deadlock on Brexit. With MPs bitterly divided on the...

 
Brexit: what options are mooted to break the stalemate?
Guardian
today, 18:54

Brexit: what options are mooted to break the stalemate?

As Theresa May prepares to address parliament on Monday after Downing Street denied there were plans for a second referendum, here are some of the options being floated as a solution to the current impasse. Take the...

 
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Guardian
today, 18:27

Saturday Night Live skit sends up Theresa May's Brexit woes

A robot-dancing Theresa May has been given the Saturday Night Live treatment after her political week to forget. The US late-night show, which often lampoons Donald Trump, turned its comedic lens on British politics...

 
NHS to offer mature students £5k to become mental health nurses
Guardian
today, 18:07

NHS to offer mature students £5k to become mental health nurses

The NHS will offer mature students a £5,000 bonus to become mental health or learning disability nurses as part of its forthcoming long term plan, the Guardian can reveal. The payments are designed to tackle severe...

 
'Brexit is a business bankrupter': small firms brace for no-deal
Guardian
today, 15:40

'Brexit is a business bankrupter': small firms brace for no-deal

Small and medium-sized businesses, the lifeblood of communities, have told of difficult decisions to quit Britain or cancel investment plans because of Brexit. The owner of a Bristol online retailer that employs 85...

 
Brazil 'faith healer' John of God surrenders to police
BBC
3 min. ago

Brazil 'faith healer' John of God surrenders to police

A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has handed himself in to police, local media report. Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God", was declared a fugitive on...

 
Cousin of young kids killed in horror arson attack shares heartbreaking Christmas tribute
Daily Record
50 min. ago

Cousin of young kids killed in horror arson attack shares heartbreaking Christmas tribute

The cousin of four kids killed in a horror arson attack has posted a heartbreaking Christmas photo in tribute to the dead youngsters. Courtney Pearson posted a snap of one of the last Christmases she spent with Demi...

 
Woman, 84, found alive after three days missing in Western Australian bush
Guardian
today, 21:12

Woman, 84, found alive after three days missing in Western Australian bush

An 84-year-old woman has been found weak but alive days after she went missing in a national park in Western Australia. Patricia Byrne was found on Sunday after last being seen on Thursday morning in the Stirling...

 
Fifth victim of Strasbourg Christmas market shooting dies
Guardian
today, 20:39

Fifth victim of Strasbourg Christmas market shooting dies

A fifth person has died of their injuries after Tuesday’s Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, French prosecutors have confirmed. An official from the Paris prosecutor’s office said the victim was a Polish national,...

 
Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: Fifth victim dies
BBC
today, 20:34

Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: Fifth victim dies

A fifth victim has died following the gun attack on the Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, the Paris prosecutor's office has said. His brother named him as Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski, a 36-year-old...

 
Anti-migrant protesters clash with police in Brussels
Guardian
today, 20:11

Anti-migrant protesters clash with police in Brussels

At least 90 people have been arrested after anti-migration protesters clashed with police outside EU institutions in Brussels. Authorities fired teargas and used water cannons as around 5,500 people demonstrated...

 

Sport

 
Sports Personality of the Year: Geraint Thomas beats Lewis Hamilton and Harry Kane to gong
Daily Star
2 min. ago

Sports Personality of the Year: Geraint Thomas beats Lewis Hamilton and Harry Kane to gong

Thomas becomes the first Welshman since Ryan Giggs in 2009 to scoop the prestigious gong. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton finished second while England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane was third.  Dina...

 
Liverpool news: Roy Keane reveals title prediction after Man Utd win and what is key
Daily Star
23 min. ago

Liverpool news: Roy Keane reveals title prediction after Man Utd win and what is key

The player-turned-pundit watched his former club get torn apart by Jurgen Klopp’s men at Anfield this afternoon. Liverpool won 3-1 against Jose Mourinho’s toothless team as they leapfrogged Manchester City back into...

 
Rangers news: Steven Gerrard plays down Scottish Premiership ambitions
Daily Star
23 min. ago

Rangers news: Steven Gerrard plays down Scottish Premiership ambitions

The Gers leapfrogged rivals Celtic and Kilmarnock to take top spot in the Scottish Premiership. The latter had sat in pole position after picking up a 3-1 win against Dundee yesterday. Celtic were expected to return...

 
With football this dire you have to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it
Guardian
23 min. ago

With football this dire you have to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it

With 10 minutes left at Anfield Romelu Lukaku set off on a dummy run towards the touchline, then turned to take the ball back from the player he imagined to be standing behind him. Except that player was Virgil van...

 
Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Guardian
today, 21:33

Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Geraint Thomas was named the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year at a gala ceremony in Birmingham. The Tour de France champion became the fifth cyclist and the first Welshman since 2009 to take the prize. Lewis...

 
Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018
Metro
today, 21:17

Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2018. The 32-year-old became the third British cyclist to win the Tour de France in July after four-time champion Chris...

 
 


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