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Watchdog's gender pay gap twice national average despite pledge
BBC
9 min. ago

Watchdog's gender pay gap twice national average despite pledge

The Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates the country's biggest firms, has revealed it pays its male staff a fifth more than its female staff. The watchdog's median gender pay gap was 21.2% in 2018 - up from...

 
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Scotsman
24 min. ago

Primark’s star still shines for AB Foods

Profits at Primark are on the rise, despite mixed trading numbers, as the budget clothing chain’s owner Associated British Foods delivered a “sweet and sour” trading update. The retailer saw a “modest decline” in...

 
Insta-scam: how online con artists have adapted for the Instagram era
Guardian
25 min. ago

Insta-scam: how online con artists have adapted for the Instagram era

There was a time when an online scam was easy to spot: there would be a Nigerian prince, and the promise of a fortune, and an email address that was just a long string of numbers. Now, though, things have got a little...

 
Whitbread warns over dwindling bookings at Premier Inn hotel chain
Guardian
25 min. ago

Whitbread warns over dwindling bookings at Premier Inn hotel chain

Whitbread, the owner of the UK’s biggest hotel brand, Premier Inn, has warned dwindling confidence among businesses and leisure travellers is dragging down bookings outside London. Alison Brittain, the chief...

 
Students and rail passengers 'penalised by flawed inflation measures'
Guardian
39 min. ago

Students and rail passengers 'penalised by flawed inflation measures'

Students and rail passengers have been unfairly penalised by the government using a “flawed” measure of inflation that needs to be urgently fixed, according to a highly critical Lords report. Ministers have been able...

 
Does the Hitachi decision mean the end of the UK's nuclear dream?
Guardian
today, 11:57

Does the Hitachi decision mean the end of the UK's nuclear dream?

Ever since Tony Blair rebooted support for nuclear power 13 years ago, British governments have been committed to a new generation of reactors to secure supplies and cut carbon emissions. But those ambitions have...

 
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Scotsman
5 min. ago

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon criticised again over Alex Salmond case

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was criticised after it emerged that a Holyrood inquiry into the collapse of the Scottish Government sexual harassment probe into Alex Salmond is set to be headed by an SNP politician....

 
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Scotsman
51 min. ago

‘Fuming’ Scottish charity shop donor claims items were binned straight away

A GENEROUS charity shop donor was livid when she discovered bags of goods she had dropped off at Cancer Research UK had been ditched straight into the bin. Anne Wilson from Trinity regularly gives to the charity shop...

 
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Scotsman
today, 12:21

Facebook removes ‘misleading’ accounts linked to Russia

Facebook says it has removed more than 500 Pages and accounts that originated in Russia, some of which it claims are linked to Moscow-based news agency Sputnik. The social network said it discovered two separate...

 
Tory MP pledges second referendum amendment to May's Brexit plan
Guardian
today, 12:15

Tory MP pledges second referendum amendment to May's Brexit plan

MPs are expected to have the opportunity to vote on whether to hold a second referendum on 29 January, after a Conservative backbencher pledged to put down an amendment to Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Sarah Wollaston...

 
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Scotsman
today, 11:54

Anderson Strathern hires first commercial director

Edinburgh-headquartered legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed Adrian Smith to the newly created role of commercial director as it seeks to drive business growth. Smith, formerly head of corporate relations at...

 
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Scotsman
today, 11:05

3500 West Lothian homes to be built in £1bn Winchburgh development

ALMOST 3500 new homes are to be built in West Lothian, along with new schools, a marina and employment land, in a £1 billion project, one of the UK’s largest developments. A joint venture between Cala Homes and...

 
Rudy Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' by Trump campaign
Guardian
27 sec. ago

Rudy Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' by Trump campaign

Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has insisted that he “never said there was no collusion” between Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign and Russia – only that Trump himself was not involved. The...

 
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BBC
7 min. ago

Cai Dongjia: China's 'godfather of crystal meth' executed

The former Communist Party chief of a Chinese village once notorious for its drug production has been executed, Chinese state media report. Chinese media have described him as the "godfather of the village"...

 
Furious bride-to-be reveals outrageous request from 'demanding' mother-in-law
Daily Record
8 min. ago

Furious bride-to-be reveals outrageous request from 'demanding' mother-in-law

A bride-to-be was left furious when her future mother-in-law demanded she DYE her natural red hair. The bride revealed online how she was first taken aback when her fiancee's mum asked her to change her natural colour...

 
'Change in people's hearts': Sudan at a crossroads as Bashir protests rumble on
Guardian
15 min. ago

'Change in people's hearts': Sudan at a crossroads as Bashir protests rumble on

Surrounded by brown hills close to the Ethiopian border, the town of El-Gadarif is an unremarkable place. A centre for the trade in sorghum and sesame, it is dominated by its huge Russian-built grain silos. Four weeks...

 
Kidnapped Canadian found dead, Burkina Faso officials say
Guardian
15 min. ago

Kidnapped Canadian found dead, Burkina Faso officials say

A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso on Tuesday has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry has said. The man was abducted after nightfall by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by Vancouver-based...

 
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Daily Record
25 min. ago

Monster great white shark dubbed Deep Blue is 'biggest ever caught on camera'

A monster great white shark dubbed 'Deep Blue' is thought to be the biggest ever caught on camera. The beautiful ocean beast was snapped off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday, dwarfing a diver she swam next to. Deep Blue...

 

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Daventry Express
8 min. ago

Boss Jones confident injured Saints star Hartley can still feature in Six Nations

England boss Eddie Jones remains confident Dylan Hartley will play a part in the Six Nations after the Saints hooker was left out of the initial squad for the tournament. Hartley has been nursing a knee injury that...

 

Preston North End captain Tom Clarke set to miss QPR clash as Alex Neil gives injury update

Preston North End captain Tom Clarke is set to miss the trip to QPR on Saturday after limping off during the draw with Swansea last time out. At his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning boss Alex Neil...

 
Wasps sign promising Exeter Chiefs prop despite offers from other clubs
Coventry Telegraph
10 min. ago

Wasps sign promising Exeter Chiefs prop despite offers from other clubs

Wasps have fully restocked their tight-head area after claiming the signature of Jack Owlett from Exeter Chiefs. He follows Hurricanes and New Zealand prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen into the club to soften the blow of...

 
Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea: Experts reveal what fans can expect from new striker
Daily Star
12 min. ago

Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea: Experts reveal what fans can expect from new striker

Higuain, 31, is closing in on a move from Juventus, although he has spent the first half of this season on loan at AC Milan. While the Argentina international has not been on top for at the San Siro this campaign, his...

 
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Belper News
19 min. ago

IN PICTURES: Derby County enjoy FA Cup win at Southampton

Take a look at our gallery of photos from St Mary's Stadium. Jayden Bogle gets the ball forward. Getty Buy a Photo Craig Bryson (right) challenges for possession. Getty Buy a Photo Frank Lampard gives out the orders....

 
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Daventry Express
31 min. ago

Goalkeeper Cornell challenges Cobblers to go on winning streak

David Cornell has challenged his Cobblers team-mates to ‘do a Carlisle’ and fire themselves up the Sky Bet League Two table. Ahead of their 3-0 defeat at the PTS Academy Stadium last weekend, the Cumbrians had gone on...

 
 


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