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How to avoid paying a bundle for your mobile
Guardian
today, 07:23

How to avoid paying a bundle for your mobile

With attention turning to the price of mobile phones, as the latest versions of the iPhone hit the UK market, a very large number of consumers are wondering how much they have paid for the phone in their hand. New...

 
Radical Labour levy would double council tax on holiday homes
Guardian
today, 07:23

Radical Labour levy would double council tax on holiday homes

Plans for a new levy on tens of thousands of second homes have been drawn up by Labour in a move designed to ease the housing crisis and generate funds to cut homelessness. Second properties used as holiday homes...

 
Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores
Guardian
today, 00:27

Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores

The troubled retailer House of Fraser is to shut three stores and is considering the closure of a fourth after its new owner, Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley, failed to agree terms with their landlords. Ashley, the...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:57

Edinburgh gym supplier bids to pump up staff and turnover

An Edinburgh-based fitness equipment supplier has announced plans to double its turnover and headcount as part of an ambitious expansion, creating more than 50 jobs. Origin Fitness revealed it is looking to increase...

 
Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers
BBC
yesterday, 18:10

Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 15:13

The Big Interview: Stobo Castle Health Spa owner Stephen Winyard

It has welcomed showbiz royalty including Dames Joan Collins and Shirley Bassey, its profits jumped by a third last year to exceed £1 million and this year it celebrates its 40th anniversary. But amid Stobo Castle...

 
Corbyn would back Labour membership call for second referendum
Guardian
27 min. ago

Corbyn would back Labour membership call for second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has said he would support a second referendum on Brexit if activists at his party conference voted for a change in Labour policy. The Labour leader said that the policy was not his first choice because...

 
Katie Hopkins to speak at far-right rally with Holocaust denier
Guardian
48 min. ago

Katie Hopkins to speak at far-right rally with Holocaust denier

Katie Hopkins is due to address an extreme rightwing party on Sunday alongside speakers that include a Holocaust denier and a controversial US anti-Muslim campaigner who is banned from entering the UK. The former...

 
Burgon to set out Labour's five demands to tackle prisons crisis
Guardian
today, 10:31

Burgon to set out Labour's five demands to tackle prisons crisis

The shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, will call on the government to fund an emergency five-point plan to end the escalating crisis in prisons in England and Wales. Addressing a meeting of the Labour police...

 
Sophie Walker: ‘The age of lad culture set us back a lot’
Guardian
today, 10:31

Sophie Walker: ‘The age of lad culture set us back a lot’

Sophie Walker founded the Women’s Equality party three years ago out of frustration with mainstream politicians’ progress towards gender equality. At the last general election she stood (and lost) in Shipley against...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:57

House of Fraser to close three stores including one in Edinburgh

Three stores of struggling retailer House of Fraser, including one in Edinburgh, are to close with owner Mike Ashley blaming landlords for putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The Sports Direct tycoon, who recently...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:57

SNP MP’s tribute to Afghan military leader under fire

An SNP MP who sponsored a Westminster reception to honour the life of a late Afghan military commander, known as the “Lion of Panjshir”, has been accused of causing distress to relatives of those allegedly killed by...

 
Australia fruit scare: Needles found in New Zealand strawberries
BBC
17 min. ago

Australia fruit scare: Needles found in New Zealand strawberries

The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet of the fruit in an Auckland supermarket. The Countdown supermarket chain said it had taken a brand...

 
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BBC
17 min. ago

Iran's Rouhani fumes at US after Ahvaz parade attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US following a deadly attack on a military parade. Gunmen opened fire at Revolutionary Guard troops in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Saturday, in an attack...

 
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Daily Record
today, 09:58

Missing Corrie McKeague's mum says new evidence proves she's right to not give up hope he's still alive

Missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague’s mum insists new ­evidence shows she is right to never give up hope that he is alive. Police believe Corrie, 23, climbed into a bin to sleep after a night out and was dumped on a...

 
Shamed teacher flew home from family holiday to have sex with pupil
Daily Record
today, 09:58

Shamed teacher flew home from family holiday to have sex with pupil

A shamed teacher who flew home from a family holiday to have sex with a pupil has been jailed for two years. Richard Ackland targeted one 16-year-old victim after seeing her crying in a classroom at the Warwickshire...

 
Australian strawberries pulled from New Zealand shelves after needles found
Guardian
today, 09:42

Australian strawberries pulled from New Zealand shelves after needles found

An Australian strawberry brand has been withdrawn from sale in New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet sold in a Auckland supermarket. The Countdown supermarket chain said the brand, Australian Choice, was...

 
Amy Chua denies telling female students to be 'model-like' for Brett Kavanaugh
Guardian
today, 09:25

Amy Chua denies telling female students to be 'model-like' for Brett Kavanaugh

Amy Chua, the Yale law professor and best-selling author who endorsed supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has denied allegations that she instructed female law students to exude a “model-like” femininity when...

 

Sport

 
Chelsea news: Stan Collymore names four Liverpool players Maurizio Sarri's squad needs
Daily Star
3 min. ago

Chelsea news: Stan Collymore names four Liverpool players Maurizio Sarri's squad needs

That is according to Stan Collymore, who believes Maurizio Sarri could do with a number of Jurgen Klopp’s star players in his ranks. Chelsea head coach Sarri has played down his side’s chances of lasting the distance,...

 

The Preston North End fans' panel: Supporters have their say on 3-2 loss at Sheffield United

Preston manager Alex Neil needs to do something quickly to arrest alarming slump in form JOHN ROPER Football can be a cruel old game at times and no more so than at Bramall Lane on Saturday. North End had come back...

 
Christian Wade's Wasps 7am call, Willie le Roux's return, Nathan Hughes 'volunteering' and Josh Bassett for England?

Christian Wade's Wasps 7am call, Willie le Roux's return, Nathan Hughes 'volunteering' and Josh Bassett for...

A tumultuous 24 hours for Wasps saw a match cancelled, a 6am player 'cry off', a yellow card after 30 seconds - but it all ended on a high as joyful singing boomed out of the visitors' changing room at the AJ Bell...

 
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'You don't want to kill people' Every word from Mark Robins as Coventry City fall flat at Bristol Rovers

Mark Robins faced the media after Coventry City's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers in League One. Here's the full transcript from the Sky Blues manager's post match press duties at the Memorial Stadium. THE...

 
Watch Anthony Joshua KNOCKOUT Alexander Povetkin in sensational round 7 stoppage
Daily Star
16 min. ago

Watch Anthony Joshua KNOCKOUT Alexander Povetkin in sensational round 7 stoppage

Watford-born scrapper Anthony Joshua had a shaky start in front of the the Wembley crowd, after his smaller opponent caused problems. And it looked as though he may go down late in the first round after the Russian...

 
Max Allegri hints at new role for Paulo Dybala after Cristiano Ronaldo arrival
Metro
21 min. ago

Max Allegri hints at new role for Paulo Dybala after Cristiano Ronaldo arrival

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is considering playing Paulo Dybala as a central striker as he tries to find a way to fit the Argentine into his side. Dybala has only started two of Juve’s first four matches of the...

 
 


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