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Eurozone bailout programme is finally over
BBC
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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...

 
Nigel Farage hits out at MPs as he joins forces with hard Brexit group
Guardian
today, 00:30

Nigel Farage hits out at MPs as he joins forces with hard Brexit group

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage is to lend his support to a hard-Brexit campaign group, he has said. Farage accused MPs and the Lords of refusing to enact the result of the 2016 EU referendum and said he would join...

 
UK public backs tough action on plastic waste in record numbers
Guardian
today, 00:30

UK public backs tough action on plastic waste in record numbers

An unprecedented number of people have backed tough action against plastic waste in a government consultation that could pave the way for a series of fiscal measures in the autumn budget. The government will say...

 
Corbyn to criticise tech firms' media influence in Edinburgh speech
Guardian
today, 00:30

Corbyn to criticise tech firms' media influence in Edinburgh speech

Jeremy Corbyn will use an appearance at Edinburgh television festival to criticise the role of billionaire owners, and large internet companies such as Facebook, in the British media. “A strong, diverse and...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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
yesterday, 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...

 
Dad's deathbed plea to find daughter Scots child killer Robert Black is suspected of abducting 40 years ago
Daily Record
7 sec. ago

Dad's deathbed plea to find daughter Scots child killer Robert Black is suspected of abducting 40 years ago

The father of missing ­Genette Tate has made a heartbreaking deathbed plea to find his daughter, four ­decades after she vanished. Genette, 13, disappeared while doing a paper round near her home on August 19, 1978,...

 
Kerala floods: PM Modi inspects flood rescue effort
BBC
5 min. ago

Kerala floods: PM Modi inspects flood rescue effort

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the southern state of Kerala to see for himself the devastation caused by what officials say is the worst flooding in a century. He arrived late on Friday and is due to be...

 
George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aide
BBC
15 min. ago

George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aide

US special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended a prison sentence of up to six months for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos. Mr Mueller, head of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the...

 
'PM has my support': Dutton backs Turnbull as government reshapes Neg
Guardian
52 min. ago

'PM has my support': Dutton backs Turnbull as government reshapes Neg

Peter Dutton says he supports Malcolm Turnbull and the policies of the government as the prime minister is moving to overhaul the national energy guarantee in an attempt to stave off a conservative-led revolt that...

 
‘Save Ulster from Sodomy’: Belfast politician decries ‘anti-Protestant’ poster
Guardian
today, 04:00

‘Save Ulster from Sodomy’: Belfast politician decries ‘anti-Protestant’ poster

A poster of a brain which features slogans such as “Save Ulster from Sodomy” and “Fuck the Pope” has outraged a Belfast politician. Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) councillor Graham Craig said the poster, which has...

 
Furor over revoked security clearance grows as Trump said to threaten more
Guardian
today, 03:12

Furor over revoked security clearance grows as Trump said to threaten more

Amid mounting criticism after he revoked the former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance, Donald Trump threatened to similarly punish a current official and is reportedly preparing to do the same to others...

 

Sport

 
Talking Horses: the best Saturday tips for Newbury, Ripon and Newmarket
Guardian
today, 00:17

Talking Horses: the best Saturday tips for Newbury, Ripon and Newmarket

Mere inches saved Sir Dancealot (3.35) from being the unluckiest loser at Glorious Goodwood, after he met repeated trouble during the course of the Lennox Stakes. Gerald Mosse’s mount got just enough luck to find a...

 
Real Madrid target Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea, insists Maurizio Sarri
Metro
yesterday, 23:22

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
yesterday, 23:21

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
yesterday, 23:21

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
yesterday, 23:21

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
yesterday, 23:21

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...

 
 


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