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PayPoint: Energy payments fixed for customers
BBC
yesterday, 20:54

PayPoint: Energy payments fixed for customers

Customers were left without gas and electricity after PayPoint terminals across the country went down. Users of the network, which lets people pre-pay for energy at some shops and supermarkets, complained about...

 
1m more smart meters which hinder switching could be rolled out
Guardian
yesterday, 11:40

1m more smart meters which hinder switching could be rolled out

More than 1m extra first generation smart meters will be fitted in homes because the government has extended a deadline for their installation, despite the devices being criticised because they can “go dumb” when...

 
European commission to crack down on offshore tax avoidance
Guardian
yesterday, 07:48

European commission to crack down on offshore tax avoidance

Banks, accountants and law firms that facilitate offshore tax schemes face a Europe-wide crackdown, according to a leak of draft legislation. Brussels will publish proposals this Wednesday to force financial...

 
Why Barcelona is a street crime hotspot – and how to beat the thieves
Guardian
yesterday, 07:48

Why Barcelona is a street crime hotspot – and how to beat the thieves

Much as Barcelona would love to shed its reputation as the bag-snatching capital of Europe, it is not in the gift of the city authorities to do much about it. Under Spanish law, if you steal something worth less than...

 
The ‘monster’ mortgage is back – is it a risk?
Guardian
yesterday, 07:48

The ‘monster’ mortgage is back – is it a risk?

After the financial crash struck in 2008, loans to first-time buyers were immediately slashed. There would be no more jumbo-sized mortgages of five times income or more. There would be no more 95% or 100% loans....

 
My garden is a dried-out dustbowl – should I recycle water?
Guardian
yesterday, 07:48

My garden is a dried-out dustbowl – should I recycle water?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. Our garden is starting to resemble a dried-out...

 
Labour has got to solve antisemitism issue, says Eddie Izzard
Guardian
yesterday, 11:31

Labour has got to solve antisemitism issue, says Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard has urged Jeremy Corbyn to put the antisemitism issue to bed, warning that Labour is losing the “perception argument”. The comedian, who recently won a seat on the party’s ruling national executive...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 06:47

Brian Wilson: There’s a sinister side to Sturgeon’s new Catalan friend

To general relief, the Spanish courts have abandoned pursuit of international arrest warrants for the ringleaders in the Catalan referendum, thereby sparing us months of martyred grandstanding. Our own resident...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 06:47

Stephen Jardine: I was wrong about the future of restaurants

Chain restaurants, not local ones, have been feeling most of the heat, writes Stephen Jardine. No one likes being wrong but, in this case, I will make an exception. In the first column of 2018, I predicted the great...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 06:47

Thatcher ‘Eurosceptic’ speech was never meant to be anti-EU, documents show

Margaret Thatcher’s Bruges speech on the future of Europe became a seminal text for Eurosceptics in the UK but was partly inspired by a Europhile and never intended to be an anti-European speech, newly released...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 06:47

Foreign Secretary calls on Nato members to increase defence spending

The newly-installed Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday urged other Nato members to increase their spending on the defence alliance. After meeting with Australian government ministers in Edinburgh, Mr Hunt...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 06:47

MPs visit farm to highlight ‘crisis’ of berry picker shortage

T heresa May is failing to grasp the impact of European labour shortages on Scotland’s berry farms, it was claimed yesterday. The chairman of the Scottish affairs committee, Pete Wishart, called for UK government...

 
Indonesia girl jailed for abortion after being raped by brother
Guardian
yesterday, 14:10

Indonesia girl jailed for abortion after being raped by brother

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an official said on Saturday. The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old...

 
Police reveal how carjackers 'stopped at nothing' to steal car with newborn strapped inside
Daily Record
yesterday, 14:02

Police reveal how carjackers 'stopped at nothing' to steal car with newborn strapped inside

Police have revealed how two masked brutes "stopped at nothing" to steal a car from a terrified mother - whose daughter was still inside the vehicle. The Birmingham Mail reports that Clare O'Neill was...

 
India: suspected vigilantes kill Muslim man transporting cows
Guardian
yesterday, 13:13

India: suspected vigilantes kill Muslim man transporting cows

Suspected vigilantes killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India on Saturday, just over a year after a similar attack highlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Police in the north-western...

 
Putin holds winning cards as Syrian war nears Idlib showdown
Guardian
yesterday, 13:13

Putin holds winning cards as Syrian war nears Idlib showdown

The surrender of rebel forces in south-west Syria, following the fall of eastern Ghouta and other regime successes, strengthens the grim expectation that nothing can now deny Bashar al-Assad a final victory – of sorts...

 
Sri Lanka's Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished
BBC
yesterday, 13:13

Sri Lanka's Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

One of the world's most picturesque cricket stadiums is at risk of being demolished because it threatens the heritage status of a nearby fort. Galle cricket stadium, in southern Sri Lanka, is famed for its stunning...

 
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BBC
yesterday, 13:13

Macron aide Benalla: French police quizzed over assault video

Three French policemen are being questioned for allegedly leaking security footage of an incident in which a presidential aide beat up a demonstrator in May, French media say. This week Alexandre Benalla was exposed...

 

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Lancashire Evening Post
yesterday, 20:54

PNE's display against West Ham gets the thumbs-up from Alex Neil

Preston North End manager Alex Neil was very satisfied with his side's performance in their draw with Premier League outfit West Ham United. Goals from Tom Clarke and Billy Bodin helped the Lilywhites to a 2-2 draw,...

 
Arsenal EXCLUSIVE: Why Liverpool and Man City will finish above Gunners - John Hartson
Daily Star
yesterday, 16:29

Arsenal EXCLUSIVE: Why Liverpool and Man City will finish above Gunners - John Hartson

That is according to former Gunners striker John Hartson. Unai Emery’s Arsenal have strengthened in the transfer market following their sixth-place finish. Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos,...

 
Shkodran Mustafi revealed as Arsenal’s pre-season DJ – but his team-mates are NOT happy
Daily Star
yesterday, 16:29

Shkodran Mustafi revealed as Arsenal’s pre-season DJ – but his team-mates are NOT happy

The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, but has been named in Unai Emery’s pre-season squad. He will be heading to Singapore, where Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid on...

 
Arsenal transfer news: Barcelona target Yann Sommer ‘in advanced talks’ to join Gunners
Daily Star
yesterday, 16:29

Arsenal transfer news: Barcelona target Yann Sommer ‘in advanced talks’ to join Gunners

Arsenal already have £19m new boy Bernd Leno, Petr Cech and David Ospina on their books but reports in Spain suggest they want another option between the sticks. According to Spanish publication MARCA, the Gunners are...

 
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Lancashire Evening Post
yesterday, 16:29

Team news: PNE v West Ham United

Preston North End made their return to Deepdale to face Premier League side West Ham United in a pre-season friendly. After victories over Bamber Bridge, AFC Fylde and Cobh Ramblers in which they scored 18 goals, the...

 
 


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