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Guardian
today, 07:52

Amazon a 'dangerous' force, says Ottakar's founder

The founder of the Ottakar's book chain has described Amazon as a "dangerous" force that is damaging the high street book trade and threatens to undermine publishers' ability to nurture new talent. "If...

 
Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm
Guardian
today, 07:10

Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

UK consultancy giant Ernst & Young has been accused of “unlawful, unprofessional and unethical” conduct over its relationship with a Dubai firm that was allegedly involved in money laundering and buying gold from...

 
World Cup boost for Greene King
Daily Express
today, 05:32

World Cup boost for Greene King

The brewer’s own research shows that more than half of adults plan to watch an England game at a pub and the better Gareth Southgate’s boys do, the more pints will be sunk.  Analysts at Berenberg recently predicted...

 
'Shoppertainment': How department stores are becoming 'theatres of dreams'
Guardian
today, 04:12

'Shoppertainment': How department stores are becoming 'theatres of dreams'

“We are the controllers of the funfair, of the rabbit hole ... of the dreams,” cries an eccentrically costumed showman as a three-dimensional kaleidoscope whirls into life. The ride is one of the Alice’s Adventures in...

 
Living in a woodland wonderland: The rise of the tree house
BBC
today, 01:43

Living in a woodland wonderland: The rise of the tree house

Freedom, fun and adventure. That is what tree houses have been about for generations of kids. Increasingly however, adults are being lured into spending a night or two among the branches. Vancouver Island in Canada is...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:53

Alarm sounded on R&D tax relief cowboys

Rules governing advice on claiming research and development tax relief should be tightened to better protect companies from the risk of falling foul of the taxman, according to a business adviser. The call comes in...

 
Hardline Tories tell Theresa May: 'get ready for no-deal Brexit'
Guardian
today, 06:46

Hardline Tories tell Theresa May: 'get ready for no-deal Brexit'

Theresa May has been urged by hardline Brexiters to speed up preparations for a “no-deal” Brexit to put pressure on Brussels during withdrawal negotiations. Sixty former cabinet ministers, MPs, economists and business...

 
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Scotsman
today, 01:01

We’re not bluffing about no-deal Brexit, says Fox

Brexiteers in Theresa May’s government have warned they would be taking an uncompromising approach to EU withdrawal as thousands marched in London yesterday in protest at Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox...

 
Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn
Guardian
yesterday, 23:57

Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn

Thousands of Scottish independence supporters have marched from Stirling to Bannockburn. About 8,000 people took part in Saturday’s march to the site where Robert the Bruce claimed victory over Edwards II’s English...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:51

Euan McColm: Protect democracy from politics of harassment

If he had a shred of dignity or truly cared about public service, Mark McDonald would have quit as an MSP a long time ago. Had he genuinely reflected on the way he abused his position of power, the former SNP minister...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:14

Call for ban on ‘talking, listening’ Cayla

A Scots MEP has called for the UK to take action over the sale of a talking doll banned in other European countries amid fears that its smart technology can reveal personal data. Earlier this year, German parents were...

 
‘EU referendum was a massive decision and people were lied to’
Guardian
yesterday, 21:04

‘EU referendum was a massive decision and people were lied to’

Thirty-five years ago, David Anderson marched with his father in protest against Britain joining the common market. Yesterday, he travelled down from Rugby to stand beside his daughter and call for Britain to stay...

 
Saudi Arabian women celebrate as driving ban lifted
Guardian
2 min. ago

Saudi Arabian women celebrate as driving ban lifted

Saudi Arabian women are celebrating being able to drive for the first time in decades, after the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social...

 
Saviour and sultan, ally and foe – west in a bind over Erdoğan
Guardian
15 min. ago

Saviour and sultan, ally and foe – west in a bind over Erdoğan

It has been a momentous week for Turkey – but for reasons that have little direct bearing on today’s nationwide elections. In a ceremony thousands of miles away in Forth Worth, Texas, the Turkish air force took...

 
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Guardian
15 min. ago

Born out of brutality, South Sudan, the world’s youngest state, drowns in murder, rape and arson

The canoe is barely visible at first, a dark shape moving among the lily pads and grasses in the vast expanse of South Sudan’s Sudd marshes. The little craft is laden with five villagers – faces anxious and tired –...

 
'All I hear is my daughter, crying': Salvadoran father yearns to see his child again
Guardian
today, 08:16

'All I hear is my daughter, crying': Salvadoran father yearns to see his child again

“Papa, when are you getting me out of here?” asks the small voice on the telephone. Arnovis Guidos Portillo holds his mobile phone away from his face as he struggles to hold back tears, but his six-year old daughter,...

 
Bavarian border bridge is key to Merkel’s fight for survival
Guardian
today, 08:16

Bavarian border bridge is key to Merkel’s fight for survival

On the A8 motorway between Salzburg and Munich, a policeman signals to a black BMW with Bulgarian number plates to pull over, and the driver parks and opens the boot. Five police officers, one armed with an assault...

 
Woman 'humiliated' by Walgreens over drugs to end pregnancy
BBC
today, 07:39

Woman 'humiliated' by Walgreens over drugs to end pregnancy

An Arizona woman has said she was left "in tears and humiliated" after a staff member at US pharmacy chain Walgreens refused to give her prescription medication to end her pregnancy - even though her doctor...

 

Sport

 
Manchester United signing Fred scores wonder goal in Brazil training
Metro
14 min. ago

Manchester United signing Fred scores wonder goal in Brazil training

Manchester United fans have been made to wait to see new signing Fred in action at the 2018 World Cup. The Red Devils announced that they had completed a £52million deal for Fred earlier this month, with the...

 
Why do footballers spit?
Metro
14 min. ago

Why do footballers spit?

Humans never had a hope in hell of surpassing camels in the spitting stakes – until professional football came along. When watching a game, it’s impossible to ignore the symphony of spittle flying out of mouths and...

 
World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku injury doubts for England clash
Daily Star
52 min. ago

World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku injury doubts for England clash

The Red Devils have all bun confirmed their place in the knockout stage after an entertaining game yesterday against Tunisia. Hazard and Lukaku both scored braces to secure a 5-2 win in the highest-scoring match of...

 
Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing
Guardian
58 min. ago

Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will face a hearing in front of World Rugby officials after receiving a warning over a second incident separate to his yellow-card offence in Australia’s series-deciding loss to Ireland...

 
'Welcome to 2018': NRL praised for response to State of Origin kiss
Guardian
58 min. ago

'Welcome to 2018': NRL praised for response to State of Origin kiss

The NRL has been widely praised for its response to comments posted below a photo it shared of opponents – and partners – Vanessa Foliaki and Karina Brown sharing a kiss after their State of Origin game on Friday...

 
Antonio Rudiger’s hilarious reaction to Toni Kroos’ winner for Germany
Metro
today, 08:31

Antonio Rudiger’s hilarious reaction to Toni Kroos’ winner for Germany

Toni Kroos produced the standout moment of the 2018 World Cup so far as he saved Germany with a 95th-minute winner against Sweden. Joachim Low’s side had 76 per cent of the possession at the Fisht Stadium but looked...

 
 


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