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'I was divorced and missed having company'
BBC
today, 00:42

'I was divorced and missed having company'

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Rupert Hunt, founder of flat-sharing website SpareRoom. When Rupert Hunt set up a flat-sharing website...

 
Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...
BBC
today, 00:42

Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...

When a colleague told me my name autocorrected to Dorito and they were seconds away from calling me a tortilla chip in an email, I honestly didn't know what to say. Our names are a key part of our identity so it can...

 
November shopper footfall down as Black Friday bites
BBC
today, 00:42

November shopper footfall down as Black Friday bites

The number of people out shopping in the UK in November showed a "significant" fall compared with last year, retail researchers say. Analysis firm Springboard found a 3.2% decrease in footfall at shopping...

 
Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors
Guardian
today, 00:34

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and the phasing out of all coal burning. Without these, the world...

 
UK high streets face quietest Christmas since credit crunch
Guardian
today, 00:34

UK high streets face quietest Christmas since credit crunch

The crisis on Britain’s high streets is to intensify this Christmas, with shopkeepers preparing themselves for the quietest festive period since the credit crunch, according to forecasts. A combination of low consumer...

 
BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets
Guardian
today, 00:34

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris climate agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in pressuring Shell to set environmental...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:05

UK to crack down on Scottish shell firms

The UK government is to crack down on shell companies based in Scotland that have been implicated in the laundering of tens of millions of pounds by oligarchs and criminal networks in the former Soviet Union....

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:05

Tories tell Derek Mackay he can boost spending without raising taxes

The Scottish Government can boost spending without putting up taxes, opposition parties have claimed ahead of Derek Mackay’s budget statement tomorrow. The Conservatives highlighted figures showing that the Scottish...

 
May in last-ditch bid to save Brexit deal despite growing mutiny
Guardian
yesterday, 23:15

May in last-ditch bid to save Brexit deal despite growing mutiny

Theresa May will launch a last-ditch bid to win over mutinous Tory MPs before deciding whether to proceed with a vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, as one of her closest cabinet allies issued a stark warning the UK...

 
Greens refuse Budget talks with SNP without tax guarantees
The Courier
yesterday, 17:21

Greens refuse Budget talks with SNP without tax guarantees

The Greens are refusing to enter formal Budget negotiations with the Scottish Government unless ministers consider new tax rises. Patrick Harvie’s party have an effective veto on the £36 billion package after the...

 
First Minister points at Brexiteer ‘idiots’ to try and build independence support
The Courier
yesterday, 16:38

First Minister points at Brexiteer ‘idiots’ to try and build independence support

Nicola Sturgeon raged at Brexiteer “idiots” as she told Scots they could “stay in the real world” with independence. The First Minister’s outburst came after a Panelbase poll showed more than half of Scotland believes...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 16:25

Thousands protest against Tommy Robinson ‘Brexit betrayal’ march

A so-called Brexit betrayal march led by controversial activist Tommy Robinson was “vastly” outnumbered by counter-demonstrators, opposition organisers said. The English Defence League (EDL) founder and Ukip members...

 
Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting
BBC
8 min. ago

Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers' organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities. Monday's meeting comes ahead of a TV address in which he is...

 
Isha Ambani wedding: Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton jet to India for nuptials
Guardian
8 min. ago

Isha Ambani wedding: Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton jet to India for nuptials

Celebrities including Beyoncé, Arianna Huffington, Sachin Tendulkar and Hillary Clinton have arrived in the Indian state of Rajasthan for the wedding of the daughter of country’s richest man. Dozens of chartered...

 
Armenia election: PM Nikol Pashinyan ahead in snap poll
BBC
41 min. ago

Armenia election: PM Nikol Pashinyan ahead in snap poll

Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan looks set to consolidate his authority after Sunday's snap election, as early results show his electoral bloc in the lead. Mr Pashinyan, a journalist turned politician,...

 
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite suspects to Turkey
Guardian
50 min. ago

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite suspects to Turkey

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has rejected demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “We do not extradite our...

 
The women who have less power than you think
BBC
54 min. ago

The women who have less power than you think

The discovery that more men than women hold positions of power rarely comes as a surprise. What may be more unexpected is that things are not always as they seem when women appear to have equality. Countries can...

 
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BBC
54 min. ago

Five things to know this week: Will Google manage to calm Trump?

It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend to know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what's coming up. Here's your briefing on some of the most important...

 

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Matteo Guendouzi explains why Unai Emery was key to him joining Arsenal
Metro
yesterday, 23:43

Matteo Guendouzi explains why Unai Emery was key to him joining Arsenal

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed that Unai Emery was a big reason for his decision to join Arsenal despite significant interest from the Spaniard’s old club PSG. The French midfielder has made a huge impression at the...

 
Arsenal to battle Manchester United for Hertha starlet Arne Maier
Metro
yesterday, 23:22

Arsenal to battle Manchester United for Hertha starlet Arne Maier

Arsenal are preparing to battle Manchester United in the race to sign Hertha midfielder Arne Maier, who has been dubbed the next Toni Kroos. The two sides have been scouting the 19-year-old extensively this season...

 
Jürgen Klopp: I was not for one second worried about Mohamed Salah’s form
Guardian
yesterday, 23:22

Jürgen Klopp: I was not for one second worried about Mohamed Salah’s form

Jürgen Klopp says he was “not worried for one second” about Mohamed Salah’s form this season but admits both club and player have to learn to deal with the raised levels of expectation that mean the forward’s...

 
Romelu Lukaku: bulking up for World Cup has hampered my club form
Guardian
yesterday, 23:22

Romelu Lukaku: bulking up for World Cup has hampered my club form

Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he bulked up for Belgium’s World Cup campaign during the summer and admitted having to lose the added weight as it was hampering his form for Manchester United. The forward was United’s...

 
Marco Silva believes Richarlison has quality to score 20 goals a season
Guardian
yesterday, 23:22

Marco Silva believes Richarlison has quality to score 20 goals a season

Marco Silva and Richarlison both face their former club Watford for the first time at Goodison Park on Monday, with the manager suggesting his striker could become the 20-goal-a-season man Everton have struggled to...

 
Chelsea bosses could let David Luiz leave over contract policy
Metro
yesterday, 23:05

Chelsea bosses could let David Luiz leave over contract policy

Chelsea bosses fear David Luiz could leave the club in the summer despite becoming a key player under Maurizio Sarri because they are only willing to offer him a one-year deal. The Brazilian was exiled under former...

 
 


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