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Thousands of UK workers denied toilet access, says Unite
Guardian
24 min. ago

Thousands of UK workers denied toilet access, says Unite

Thousands of people do not have access to basic toilet facilities in their workplace in the UK, according to a major union. Unite said it had uncovered evidence of staff at branches of big high-street banks being...

 
UK house prices fall by £5,000 on average, with south sliding fastest
Guardian
24 min. ago

UK house prices fall by £5,000 on average, with south sliding fastest

House prices fell by more than £5,000 on average in November, sliding fastest in Britain’s wealthiest towns as Brexit uncertainty gripped the property market, according to the website Rightmove. In the largest...

 
Black Friday will shift sales online and cut pre-Christmas footfall
Guardian
24 min. ago

Black Friday will shift sales online and cut pre-Christmas footfall

Britain’s battered high streets will take another pounding this week with retail experts predicting that the Black Friday phenomenon will push even more shoppers online and slash footfall during the crucial...

 
Small retailers stand up to Black Friday with 'indie week' campaign
Guardian
yesterday, 16:24

Small retailers stand up to Black Friday with 'indie week' campaign

The tale of a distressed shopkeeeper in the What I’m Really Thinking column in the Guardian has mushroomed into a nationwide initiative helping 10,000 independent retailers fight for survival. The Just A Card campaign...

 
Make mental health as important as first aid, say business leaders
Guardian
yesterday, 15:05

Make mental health as important as first aid, say business leaders

Business leaders and unions have called for mental health to be given the same weight as physical first aid in workplace legislation. An open letter urging Theresa May to prioritise manifesto pledges to act on mental...

 
Low-cost, long-haul flights take off … but is ‘budget’ really cheaper?
Guardian
yesterday, 08:32

Low-cost, long-haul flights take off … but is ‘budget’ really cheaper?

It appears too good to be true – a short hop to Reykavik from Gatwick for £30; a flight from St Petersburg to Stansted for £23 and even one way to Chicago for £140. Budget travel is no longer just the preserve of the...

 
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Scotsman
9 min. ago

UK ministers ‘aren’t interested in Scotland’

The UK government is not interested in the views of the Scottish Government or Parliament, according to Scotland’s constitutional relations secretary. Speaking before a meeting of the joint ministerial committee in...

 
Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts
Guardian
44 min. ago

Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Jo Johnson, the Conservative MP who resigned as a minister to back a second Brexit referendum, will on Monday throw his weight behind a bid to force the government to publish economic forecasts that compare its deal...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 16:21

Theresa May defies Brexit ‘Gang of Five’ over Irish backstop

Theresa May put herself on course for a fresh collision with her cabinet and with Scottish Conservative MPs over her draft Brexit divorce deal, defending proposals for an Irish border ‘backstop’ that the UK would not...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 16:21

Plotters don’t have enough support yet, defiant Theresa May says

Brexiteers have yet to assemble the 48 letters of no confidence needed to trigger the process to oust Theresa May as Conservative Party leader, the Prime Minister has said. Mrs May told Sky’s Ridge On Sunday that the...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 15:15

Scottish government looks to strengthen ties with India

Deputy First Minister John Swinney is to promote Scottish trade and investment on a trip to India. Mr Swinney will hold meetings in Delhi and Bangalore with business and government figures during the visit from...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 14:55

Jeremy Corbyn: second referendum is not an option for today

Jeremy Corbyn has declined to support calls for a second referendum, insisting that it is an option that can only be considered in the long term. The Labour leader also said that if there was another referendum, he...

 
Thousands of doctors under scrutiny after fake qualifications case
Guardian
9 min. ago

Thousands of doctors under scrutiny after fake qualifications case

The records of up to 3,000 doctors are being reviewed after it emerged that a woman worked as a NHS consultant psychiatrist for 22 years with fake qualifications before she was convicted of trying to defraud a...

 
'Out! Out!': protests grow in Tijuana against migrant caravan
Guardian
9 min. ago

'Out! Out!': protests grow in Tijuana against migrant caravan

Hundreds of Tijuana residents have congregated to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived in the Mexican border city hoping for a new life in the US. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000...

 
Yemen war: Houthis 'halting drone and missile strikes'
BBC
12 min. ago

Yemen war: Houthis 'halting drone and missile strikes'

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting drone and missile strikes on the Saudi-led military coalition after a request from the United Nations. The move comes after the coalition ordered a halt in its offensive on...

 
Aboriginal groups beg NSW to back down on adoption changes
Guardian
26 min. ago

Aboriginal groups beg NSW to back down on adoption changes

Aboriginal organisations, legal groups and thousands of community members are pleading with the New South Wales government to abandon its controversial changes to child protection, which are due to be passed into law...

 
Letter from Africa: Sudan's fashion police shave off afros
BBC
38 min. ago

Letter from Africa: Sudan's fashion police shave off afros

In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih looks at the contentious issue of fashion in the conservative, Islamic country of Sudan. In the last few weeks social media users in Sudan have...

 
BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?
BBC
38 min. ago

BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?

BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018. With their help we will explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action, and uncovering...

 

Sport

 
Trio to learn fate as Cricket Australia weighs up ball tampering bans
Guardian
23 min. ago

Trio to learn fate as Cricket Australia weighs up ball tampering bans

Banned Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are set to learn if the sanctions meted out for their roles in the ball tampering scandal are to be altered, with Cricket Australia’s board...

 
England lose to West Indies to set up India semi-final in Women’s World T20
Guardian
yesterday, 23:58

England lose to West Indies to set up India semi-final in Women’s World T20

Coming off second-best in a game that morphed into an engaging scrap but went the way of the West Indies by four wickets with three balls to spare, it is now confirmed that England will take on India in the semi-final...

 
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Daventry Express
yesterday, 23:20

Win against Wasps was 'a lot of fun' for Saints star Naiyaravoro

Taqele Naiyaravoro says Saturday's win against Wasps was 'a lot of fun'. And the Australian wing believes he is now fully getting to grips with life in England. Naiyaravoro arrived at Saints in September after helping...

 
Grand Slam of Darts: Gerwyn Price DEFENDS ugly behaviour after winning Gary Anderson final
Daily Star
yesterday, 23:02

Grand Slam of Darts: Gerwyn Price DEFENDS ugly behaviour after winning Gary Anderson final

Welshman Price won by 16 legs to 13 in Wolverhampton to claim his first major PDC title. But the triumph did not come without controversy as he and experienced Anderson clashed on stage during the final. Plenty of...

 
Nations League roundup: Swiss stun Belgium with comeback to reach finals
Guardian
yesterday, 23:00

Nations League roundup: Swiss stun Belgium with comeback to reach finals

Haris Seferovic scored a hat-trick as Switzerland recovered from conceding two early goals to beat World Cup semi-finalists Belgium 5-2 on Sunday and qualify for the last four of the Nations League in remarkable...

 
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic takes cheeky sideswipe at England fans - 'It's coming home'
Daily Star
yesterday, 22:44

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic takes cheeky sideswipe at England fans - 'It's coming home'

The Croats used the infamous Skinner and Baddiel hit from Euro ‘96 as motivation to beat Gareth Southgate’s side in the World Cup semi-finals in the summer. But after hearing it played and sung at the end of...

 
 


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