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Scotsman
10 min. ago

Focus initiative to boost Scottish production firms

Twenty Scotland-based screen production companies will receive funding for expert business support as part of an initiative to grow the country’s film and TV industry. Focus, which recognises that many Scottish...

 
Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli being deported
BBC
32 min. ago

Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli being deported

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, will be deported to Ghana on Wednesday, campaigners have said. His MP, Hannah Bardell, said he would be flown out of Heathrow in the early evening after being...

 
Berketex wedding firm collapses leaving brides without dresses
Guardian
today, 15:38

Berketex wedding firm collapses leaving brides without dresses

UK bridal chain Berketex Bride has collapsed into administration leaving customers thousands of pounds out of pocket and without a wedding dress in the latest retail failure. The Grantham-headquartered chain said it...

 
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Scotsman
today, 15:11

Edinburgh outdoor equipment specialist 2Pure snaps up Livingston’s Allcord

Edinburgh-based outdoor equipment specialist 2Pure has acquired technical climbing and mountaineering distributor Allcord, which is headquartered in West Lothian. While financial details have not been disclosed, the...

 
Spanish train firm to create 1,000 jobs at new factory in Scotland
Guardian
today, 14:51

Spanish train firm to create 1,000 jobs at new factory in Scotland

More than 1,000 jobs are to be created at a new train manufacturing plant in Scotland by a Spanish company bidding to win HS2 rolling stock contracts. Talgo will build its first UK manufacturing base at the site of a...

 
Four more House of Fraser stores to close as rent talks fail
Guardian
today, 14:51

Four more House of Fraser stores to close as rent talks fail

Four more House of Fraser department stores are to close down after Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct failed to agree a new, lower rent deal with the stores’ landlord. The stores, in Nottingham, Norwich, Newcastle’s Metro...

 
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Scotsman
46 min. ago

Former Trump aide Steve Bannon draws protesters to Edinburgh

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon faced protests as he prepared to address an international media event in Edinburgh. Mr Bannon, who worked on Donald Trump’s successful presidential election campaign, took...

 
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The Week
49 min. ago

Will anyone in Parliament back Theresa May’s Brexit plan?

Theresa May is fighting to keep her party intact and her cabinet on side amid mounting speculation over whether her Brexit deal with the EU will come to fruition. As the London Evening Standard reports, the prime...

 
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Scotsman
today, 16:29

Brexit: Why I will not vote for Theresa May’s deal – Ross Thomson MP

No self-respecting nation would accept the reported terms of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, writes Ross Thomson MP. I campaigned for a Leave vote in 2016 because I believe Britain can thrive outwith the EU. Throughout the...

 
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Scotsman
today, 15:43

Thomas & Adamson to design cashmere retailer’s flagship store

Construction and property consultancy Thomas & Adamson has been appointed principal designer of the new flagship store for Johnstons of Elgin, due to open in Edinburgh next year. The cashmere retailer’s newest UK...

 
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Scotsman
today, 15:24

Government in climbdown over maximum betting machine stakes amid Commons revolt

The Government is to make an embarrassing U-turn over the timing of a cut to maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in the face of a Commons revolt. A reduction in the top wager from £100 to just £2 to...

 
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Scotsman
today, 15:24

Scottish Tories warn Theresa May over post-Brexit fishing rights

Scottish Conservative MPs including the Scottish Secretary David Mundell have warned Theresa May that they will not support a Brexit deal that gives unrestricted access to EU fishing fleets. In a letter signed by all...

 
Sark's electricity provider threatens to cut power to island
Guardian
24 min. ago

Sark's electricity provider threatens to cut power to island

The tiny channel island of Sark promotes itself as a retreat from the bright lights and noise of the city but it could be about to become much darker and a lot quieter after its sole electricity provider threatened to...

 
Labour to propose new crossbow laws after woman's death
Guardian
50 min. ago

Labour to propose new crossbow laws after woman's death

Labour is planning to propose further restrictions on the sale of crossbows, days after a pregnant 35-year-old woman was shot and killed with one of the weapons at her home in east London. The party is examining how...

 
Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age
Guardian
today, 16:16

Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age

A western lifestyle might be the reason blood pressure tends to rise with age, according to a study of remote tribal communities. Hypertension is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and in many developed...

 
Police spy should face charges for sexual relationship with activist, court told
Guardian
today, 16:16

Police spy should face charges for sexual relationship with activist, court told

A woman who was deceived into an intimate relationship by an undercover police officer has gone to court to try to compel the state to prosecute him. The environmental activist is one of a number of women deceived...

 
Queen with a pearl earring: Marie Antoinette's jewellery up for auction
Guardian
today, 16:16

Queen with a pearl earring: Marie Antoinette's jewellery up for auction

Diamond and pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, a giant pearl pendant and other jewellery once belonging to Marie Antoinette are set to go on auction in Geneva, showcasing perhaps the quintessential emblems of...

 
Testosterone therapy could help tackle depression in men – study
Guardian
today, 16:16

Testosterone therapy could help tackle depression in men – study

Treatment with testosterone could help tackle depression in men, according to a review of studies which found supplements of the hormone appear to improve mood. About 100 million men around the world are thought to...

 

Sport

 
Chelsea can beat Man City and Liverpool to Prem glory with this transfer - Hasselbaink
Daily Star
8 sec. ago

Chelsea can beat Man City and Liverpool to Prem glory with this transfer - Hasselbaink

That’s according to Blues hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who believes Maurizio Sarri needs a third star alongside Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud. Morata has enjoyed a better run of form in recent weeks and has netted...

 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks out after joining Alexandre Lacazette on Arsenal injury list
Metro
3 min. ago

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks out after joining Alexandre Lacazette on Arsenal injury list

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has released an angry statement after pulling out of Gabon’s squad with an injury. Aubameyang was expected to captain Gabon against Mali this weekend but the 29-year-old forward...

 
Alexander Zverev blasts ‘ridiculous’ ATP calendar after Novak Djokovic loss
Metro
10 min. ago

Alexander Zverev blasts ‘ridiculous’ ATP calendar after Novak Djokovic loss

Alexander Zverev lashed out at the length of the tennis season after his round robin defeat to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals. The German pushed the top seed hard in the first set but was ultimately well...

 
Sam Curran sensed Sri Lanka ‘panic’ during England rescue act
Metro
24 min. ago

Sam Curran sensed Sri Lanka ‘panic’ during England rescue act

Sam Curran says he sensed Sri Lanka ‘starting to panic’ as England recovered on day one of the second Test. The tourists fell to 89-4 before Curran (64) and Jos Buttler (63) hit fifties to take England beyond 250....

 
Man Utd news: Key star SLAMMED - ‘He deserves more criticism than Pogba and Sanchez’
Daily Star
25 min. ago

Man Utd news: Key star SLAMMED - ‘He deserves more criticism than Pogba and Sanchez’

That’s according to ESPN FC pundit Jon Champion. The Serbian has been a near ever-present in Jose Mourinho’s midfield during a disappointing start to the campaign. United have lost four of their opening 12 Premier...

 
Ominous Australia relocate mojo at Women's World T20
Guardian
26 min. ago

Ominous Australia relocate mojo at Women's World T20

Same, same but different. On the face of it, Australia always do this. They come into a global tournament, cruise through the group stage, and arrive at the semi-finals as logical favourites. Invariably the top-ranked...

 
 


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