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'Brexit is a business bankrupter': small firms brace for no-deal

'Brexit is a business bankrupter': small firms brace for no-deal

Small and medium-sized businesses, the lifeblood of communities, have told of difficult decisions to quit Britain or cancel investment plans because of Brexit. The owner of a Bristol online retailer that employs 85 people has said that unless there is...

today, 15:40 in Politics
 
Confusion reigns after Suns and Grizzlies nearly trade for wrong player named Brooks

Confusion reigns after Suns and Grizzlies nearly trade for wrong player named Brooks

The Phoenix Suns traded Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards on Saturday for Kelly Oubre Jr and Austin Rivers, according to multiple reports. The deal capped a confusing series of events that unfolded Friday night when a proposed three-team trade...

today, 15:31 in Sport
 
Explosion injures at least 20 people in Japan

Explosion injures at least 20 people in Japan

A large explosion and fire is reported to have wrecked a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, injuring at least 20 people. Pictures from the scene, following the blast on Sunday evening, showed firefighters searching the building which...

today, 15:14 in World News
 
UK fracking policy faces court challenges

UK fracking policy faces court challenges

Ministers face a pair of legal challenges to their planning rules on fracking this week, from a national environmental group and the son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. The government used its revamped planning rulebook to tell local...

today, 15:08 in Business
 

Robot-fried chicken – a whole new meaning to battery hens

Name: Robot-fried chicken. Flavours: Original, red and hokkaido cheese. Location: The TOC Osaki branch of Lawson. The where branch of what? Lawson is a giant convenience store chain that originated in Ohio, but is now more or less entirely Japanese....

today, 14:11 in World News
 
Macron's ratings fall further after month of gilets jaunes protests

Macron's ratings fall further after month of gilets jaunes protests

A month of gilets jaunes, or yellow vests, protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed on Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing. Around 66,000...

today, 13:58 in World News
 
Blair claims May’s deal not in national interest amid public Brexit spat

Blair claims May’s deal not in national interest amid public Brexit spat

Tony Blair hit back against Theresa May on Sunday, after she accused him of “insulting” the office of prime minister, by advocating a second Brexit referendum to Britain’s negotiating partners. In a strongly-worded rebuke to the former Labour leader,...

today, 13:22 in World News
 
Former fossil fuels lobbyist to head interior department as Zinke exits

Former fossil fuels lobbyist to head interior department as Zinke exits

Ryan Zinke’s exit as interior secretary elevates a former lobbyist to the job, meaning the top two US environmental agencies will now be run by people previously paid by industry. The deputy secretary, David Bernhardt, will take over at least...

today, 13:11 in World News
 
'We can move forward now': UN climate talks take significant step

'We can move forward now': UN climate talks take significant step

They lacked the drama, excitement and eventual breakthrough that marked the Paris agreement of 2015, but this year’s UN climate talks produced important steps forward in putting the landmark accord into practice. After last-minute wrangling over...

today, 13:11 in World News
 
José Mourinho can learn lessons from the greats of the music world

José Mourinho can learn lessons from the greats of the music world

José Mourinho prowls the touchline at Old Trafford. Skulking, swearing, coat fully zipped against the dirtiest weather Manchester can throw at him, he glares at the pitch. Arms raised in shrugging disbelief, shoulders high, kissing his ears, then...

today, 13:00 in Sport
 
Boy, five, becomes third family member to die in Nottinghamshire fire

Boy, five, becomes third family member to die in Nottinghamshire fire

A five-year-old boy has become the third member of the same family to die after a house fire in Nottinghamshire. The child had been among five people rescued from the property but police said on Sunday that he had died in hospital. Nottinghamshire...

today, 12:38 in World News
 

Mac Miller remembered by Christian Clancy

Around 2012 Malcolm had become friends with a group I managed, [LA hip-hop collective] Odd Future, so we were around each other in various settings. Before that, I had misunderstood him, but it only took about 15 minutes in a studio to realise how...

today, 12:30 in Art & Culture
 

Chas Hodges remembered by Dave Peacock

The first time I met Chas he was thumbing a lift home to his girlfriend’s house after missing the bus. I was with my friend, Brian Juniper, whom I’d known since I was six – Brian stopped, because he and Chas had gone to senior school together. We...

today, 12:30 in Art & Culture
 
No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

Theresa May will summon EU27 ambassadors to No 10 this week as she continues to seek reassurances over the Irish backstop, with Downing Street vehemently denying drawing up contingency plans for a second referendum. The education secretary, Damian...

today, 12:08 in World News
 
What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

What was agreed at COP24? Countries settled on most of the tricky elements of the “rulebook” for putting the 2015 Paris agreement into practice. This includes how governments will measure, report on and verify their emissions-cutting efforts, a key...

today, 12:08 in World News
 


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