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ftse flags despite takeover excitement around bt, smith & nephew and friends life
Guardian
3 min. ago

FTSE flags despite takeover excitement around BT, Smith & Nephew and Friends Life

A spate of takeover excitement was not enough to lift a flagging stock market. BT added 14.1p to 394.1p after confirming reports it was in talks with two mobile phone companies about a multi-million pound deal. One...

 
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Reuters
12 min. ago

Vattenfall hires Citi to help sell German lignite assets - sources

Vattenfall and Citi declined to comment. Vattenfall, which had adjusted net debt of 151.5 billion Swedish crowns ($20 billion) at the end of September, posted a third-quarter operating loss of 19.4 billion crowns...

 
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Reuters
19 min. ago

Merck buys rights to NewLink's experimental Ebola vaccine

NewLink, whose subsidiary licensed commercial rights to the rVSV-EBOV vaccine in 2010, said it would receive $50 million (32 million pound) plus royalties from Merck. Large late-stage trials of the product could begin...

 
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Reuters
22 min. ago

Global 'quantitative easing glut' to brim through 2015 as funds swim with the tide

Just two days after the Federal Reserve halted six years of bond buying or 'quantitative easing' last month, the Bank of Japan shocked markets by expanding its own massive QE stimulus. Three weeks on, European Central...

 
high-speed trains 'will stop at euston', boss insists
BBC
34 min. ago

High-speed trains 'will stop at Euston', boss insists

The boss of HS2, the high-speed train project, has insisted that services will operate from Euston. Minutes from a recent meeting of rail bosses suggested plans to expand the central London station had been put on...

 
Orange News
36 min. ago

Center Parcs Owner Rejects £2bn Takeover Bid

The owner of Center Parcs has rebuffed a £2bn takeover bid for the leisure resort operator, Sky News can reveal. BC Partners, a private equity firm, and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) are understood to have made a...

 
oil and gas industry in call for tax cuts
Scotsman
4 min. ago

Oil and gas industry in call for tax cuts

THE oil and gas industry has called for tax cuts to ensure further exploration and extraction of the North Sea is encouraged, following reports of a drop in confidence within the sector. Firms have called for changes...

 
emily thornberry’s tweet ‘patronising and jaw-droppingly condescending’
Guardian
today, 15:05

Emily Thornberry’s tweet ‘patronising and jaw-droppingly condescending’

Nick Clegg described the photograph tweeted last week by the former shadow attorney general as “drippingly patronising and jaw-droppingly condescending”. Emily Thornberry resigned on Wednesday night after she tweeted...

 
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Guardian
today, 14:50

Prince Charles letters: minister’s veto of publication was lawful, court told

A senior government minister acted lawfully when he overrode a court and vetoed the publication of secret letters written by Prince Charles, the supreme court heard on Monday. James Eadie, QC for the government,...

 
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The Independent
today, 13:34

Government wins power to intervene in schools and colleges to prevent radicalisation

Schools and universities face direct Government intervention if they fail to act to prevent youngsters being drawn into terrorism, the Home Secretary said today.

 
snp’s drew hendry to stand against danny alexander
Scotsman
today, 13:32

SNP’s Drew Hendry to stand against Danny Alexander

HIGHLAND Council leader Drew Hendry has announced plans to stand for election as an SNP candidate in the Inverness seat currently held by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander. Mr Hendry put his name forward for...

 
sturgeon chairs first meeting of her new cabinet
Scotsman
today, 13:32

Sturgeon chairs first meeting of her new Cabinet

FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon chaired the first meeting of the new Scottish Cabinet today just two days before the first legislative programme of her government will be announced to Holyrood. Ms Sturgeon convened the...

 
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The Independent
25 min. ago

Michael Brown shooting: Tea Party website mocks dead teenager's family over T-shirt

Conservative commentators in the US have mocked Michael Brown’s father as they await a jury’s decision on whether to indict a white police officer for the killing.

 
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The Independent
25 min. ago

Watch a cyclist's near-miss with a car in Australia

New video from Australia shows yet another example of the dangers of cycling and the everyday near-misses that happen far too regularly.

 
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Reuters
34 min. ago

Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed - Kiev military

There has been continued shelling from both sides, even after a peace deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and separatist leaders on Sept. 5 under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe....

 
who's in the frame to replace chuck hagel as the us secretary of defense?
Guardian
41 min. ago

Who's in the frame to replace Chuck Hagel as the US secretary of defense?

Six years after first signing on to the Obama-era Pentagon, Michele Flournoy’s moment may be approaching. Flournoy, who came into the Obama administration as the Pentagon’s policy chief in 2009, has a chance at...

 
in pictures: stray dog joins 430 mile race with extreme sports team ...and ends up with new home
Daily Record
50 min. ago

In pictures: Stray dog joins 430 mile race with extreme sports team ...and ends up with new home

A STRAY dog has ended up with a forever home after he followed an extreme sports team during a gruelling 430 mile trek. The Swedish athletes fed the hungry pooch their canned food as they took part in final stages of...

 
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Daily Express
54 min. ago

Police hunt for man who 'licked woman's feet and stole shoes' at tanning salon

The male suspect is believed to have struck at least twice last week and in one incident reportedly dropped on all fours as he assaulted a beautician. The 30-year-old allegedly drew attention to her footwear before he...

 

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The Independent
1 min. ago

Premier League weekend review: Arsenal fall to United smash and grab, Chelsea remain unbeaten while...

Every week, The Independent's digital sports team picks out the key players, performances and talking points from the weekend's Premier League action.

 
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The Independent
1 min. ago

Robin van Persie: Is the Manchester United striker in a permanent decline?

Twelve. That’s the amount of touches Manchester United striker Robin van Persie had against Arsenal on Saturday before being subbed off in the 75th minute.

 
christian eriksen: spurs will have good season when they become more stable
Guardian
7 min. ago

Christian Eriksen: Spurs will have good season when they become more stable

Christian Eriksen has set his sights on curing Tottenham’s White Hart Lane woe after getting the side out of jail at Hull. Spurs’ rocky first season under Mauricio Pochettino appeared to heading for another low ebb at...

 
peterhead forced to play ayr match again after playing banned player
Daily Record
7 min. ago

Peterhead forced to play Ayr match again after playing banned player

PETERHEAD have been fined £10,000 and ordered to replay their League One match with Ayr United after fielding a banned player in last week’s win at Somerset Park. The Blue Toon were charged at a disciplinary hearing...

 
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Daily Mail
8 min. ago

Rayo Vallecano vow to pay the rent for an 85-year-old woman who has 'no more tears left to cry' after being...

Rayo Vallecano have vowed to pay the rent for an 85-year-old woman who was evicted by police in Madrid after her son used her home as security for a €40,000 loan. Carmen Martinez Ayudo, who worked as a cleaner for her...

 
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Daily Mail
8 min. ago

Aaron Mauger back at Leicester Tigers after landing head coach role next season

Leicester have confirmed that former New Zealand All Blacks centre Aaron Mauger is to become their new head coach. New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Crusaders, meanwhile, said on their official website that Mauger...

 
 
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