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New Look to pull out of China with closure of 120 stores
Guardian
49 min. ago

New Look to pull out of China with closure of 120 stores

New Look is to close all its 120 shops in China by the end of the year after disappointing sales, as it continues to battle tough conditions on the UK high street. The fashion chain, which persuaded landlords to back...

 
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Scotsman
today, 13:43

BrewDog launches bar with FTSE 100 tracking beer

Craft beer maker BrewDog is expanding its UK network with the launch of its first bar in Canary Wharf. In a nod to the area being a financial hub, the Ellon-based brewer is introducing Hop Exchange, a draft beer whose...

 
Tell us: have you retired early? What are the realities?
Guardian
today, 13:35

Tell us: have you retired early? What are the realities?

Early retirement is a dream for workers but for many people it remains just that – a dream. In the US, proponents of a movement garnering media interest called Financial Independence, Retire Early (Fire for short)...

 
Thatcher, Noor Inayat Khan ... or Del Boy? Battle launched to be face of new £50
Guardian
today, 13:22

Thatcher, Noor Inayat Khan ... or Del Boy? Battle launched to be face of new £50

The announcement that the Bank of England is to introduce a redesigned polymer £50 note has sparked speculation as to who might feature on it. The Bank says it will seek public nominations via “a character selection...

 
Name checks to begin on bank payments
BBC
today, 12:08

Name checks to begin on bank payments

The name of someone receiving a payment will be as important as their banking details for the first time from next summer, in an attempt to combat fraud. At present, anyone wanting to transfer money enters the...

 
UK retail sales in steepest drop since March
BBC
today, 10:01

UK retail sales in steepest drop since March

UK retail sales saw their biggest drop in six months in September as customers spent less on food, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Sales fell by 0.8% from August, while annual growth slowed to 3%...

 
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Scotsman
today, 13:38

Scottish fishermen hit out at suggestion of longer Brexit transition

Scottish fishermen have hit out at the suggestion the UK could extend the post-Brexit transition, saying it would “make no sense whatsoever” to remain under EU fishing quotas for up to another year. At a summit in...

 
Brexit: unpalatable truths for dinner at EU summit
Guardian
today, 13:29

Brexit: unpalatable truths for dinner at EU summit

It was the shortest leaders’ dinner veteran summit-goers could recall. The evening meal of pan-fried mushrooms, fillet of turbot and a trio of fruit sorbets was fairly wolfed down by the EU’s 27 heads of state and...

 
Tell us: are you taking part in the people's vote march?
Guardian
today, 12:36

Tell us: are you taking part in the people's vote march?

Thousands of people are expected to march in London on Saturday calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Organisers of the People’s Vote March for the Future demonstration on 20 October say they hope at...

 
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Scotsman
today, 12:21

Ministers in Commons unable to understand SNP MP ‘due to Glaswegian accent’

A breakdown in communication left a Scottish MP unable to get answers in Parliament. The SNP’s David Linden, MP for Glasgow East, asked about improvements to disability access during House of Commons Commission...

 
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Scotsman
today, 11:03

Voters will ‘not forgive any surrender to EU on Brexit’ warn senior Tories

Voters will not forgive Theresa May if she surrenders to Brussels in the Brexit negotiations, Boris Johnson and David Davis have warned. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, they claim her plans for future...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:02

Edinburgh restaurants join campaign to help feed the homeless

Diners eating out in restaurants, bars and cafes in the run-up to the festive season are being asked to pay for cookery classes for the homeless. The #50for50 campaign by the Scottish charity the Cyrenians is...

 
Penny Mordaunt confronted on stage by protester over failings on aid sex abuse
Guardian
13 sec. ago

Penny Mordaunt confronted on stage by protester over failings on aid sex abuse

Penny Mordaunt was dramatically confronted on stage by a protester who accused her of failing to give women a voice at a conference on sex abuse in the aid sector. Alexia Pepper De Caires, a whistleblower and former...

 
US commander survives Afghan gun attack but police chief dies
BBC
13 sec. ago

US commander survives Afghan gun attack but police chief dies

A senior US commander has narrowly escaped a gun attack in which a top Afghan security official was killed. The gunman, reported to be acting as a bodyguard, opened fire as officials left a meeting in Kandahar...

 
'Fred and Rosemary West of Barry' sentenced to total of 36 years
Guardian
13 sec. ago

'Fred and Rosemary West of Barry' sentenced to total of 36 years

A husband and wife nicknamed Fred and Rosemary West in their south Wales town have been jailed for a total of 36 years for grooming and raping teenage girls over three decades. Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril...

 
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Daily Record
20 min. ago

Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body 'may have been dissolved in acid' after he was butchered alive

The body of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been dissolved using acid, according to reports. Sources "very close to the enquiry" revealed that Turkish authorities are pursuing a theory that...

 
Threats made against Manchester attack relatives, coroner told
Guardian
32 min. ago

Threats made against Manchester attack relatives, coroner told

Relatives of those killed in the Manchester Arena bombing have been “very anxious” about attending the inquests after receiving threats, a court has heard. They were reassured that security at the inquests was being...

 
Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Guardian
46 min. ago

Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Liam Fox has pulled out of an economic forum in Saudi Arabia, set to be boycotted by a slew of international leaders and corporations, in the wake of the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The British...

 

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Unai Emery urges Aaron Ramsey to keep focus despite contract position
Guardian
1 min. ago

Unai Emery urges Aaron Ramsey to keep focus despite contract position

Unai Emery has challenged Aaron Ramsey to keep his performances up while his contract runs down. The midfielder, whose deal expires in the summer with negotiations frozen, is keen to see out the season at Arsenal...

 
Unai Emery expects motivation from Mesut Ozil after Arsene Wenger warning
Metro
17 min. ago

Unai Emery expects motivation from Mesut Ozil after Arsene Wenger warning

Unai Emery insists he demands motivation from all his players after Arsene Wenger warned the Arsenal boss Mesut Ozil’s could take a dip. Former Arsenal boss Wenger suggested Ozil’s retirement from international...

 
Neymar next club odds: Barcelona, Real Madrid favourites to sign wantaway PSG superstar
Daily Star
23 min. ago

Neymar next club odds: Barcelona, Real Madrid favourites to sign wantaway PSG superstar

“Neymar joined PSG in a world-record £200m deal back in 2017” That’s according to Coral, who have the La Liga champions as evens favourites to re-sign the Brazilian from PSG. He joined the French outfit in a...

 
Man Utd news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes strong stance over Jose Mourinho and old team
Daily Star
28 min. ago

Man Utd news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes strong stance over Jose Mourinho and old team

The former Red Devils striker, who left for LA Galaxy after the termination of his contract in March, believes Mourinho is still the man to take the club forward. Manchester United have lost three of their opening...

 
Liverpool news: Sadio Mane could take THREE MONTHS to make full recovery after surgery
Daily Star
38 min. ago

Liverpool news: Sadio Mane could take THREE MONTHS to make full recovery after surgery

Mane had surgery to fix the problem yesterday, making him a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield. “Liverpool Football Club can confirm Sadio Mane today underwent a procedure on a hand injury sustained while...

 
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The Week
40 min. ago

F1 United States GP: title permutations, practice, qualifying, start time, odds, TV

2018 F1 United States Grand Prix When: Sunday 21 October  Where: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas  Race start time: 7.10pm on Sunday (UK time)  2017 podium: 1st Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2nd Sebastian Vettel...

 
 


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