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nina ricci perfume heir charged with tax fraud
Guardian
5 min. ago

Nina Ricci perfume heir charged with tax fraud

The heir to the Nina Ricci perfume fortune is to go on trial for tax fraud in what is seen as a test case related to the HSBC tax avoidance scandal. Arlette Ricci, 74, will be the first of around 50 wealthy French...

 
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Reuters
20 min. ago

EU agrees investment fund, hoping to create a million jobs

The European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) will be presented to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who pledged before taking office this month to...

 
bg pay deal ‘excessive and inflammatory’, says institute of directors
Guardian
29 min. ago

BG pay deal ‘excessive and inflammatory’, says Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors has launched a blistering attack on the £25m pay deal promised to the new boss of oil and gas group BG, saying it damaged the reputation of corporate Britain, and urged shareholders in the...

 
coca-cola moves into milk in us
Guardian
50 min. ago

Coca-Cola moves into milk in US

Coca-Cola is launching its own brand of milk, which it claims could become so popular that it will “rain money” for the company. Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice as much as regular...

 
sport events give no economic boost - says report
BBC
today, 19:16

Sport events give no economic boost - says report

Major sporting and cultural events have no measurable economic benefit, a study of evidence in policymaking has found. The What Works Network looked at how public interventions in areas such as health, crime,...

 
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Reuters
today, 19:15

World stocks mixed, U.S. undermined by weak consumer data

Earlier bets on more support from the European Central Bank and People's Bank of China continued to help lift European shares to a two-month high and pushed the region's bond yields to record lows. Chinese stocks rose...

 
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The Independent
11 min. ago

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: ‘The Mekon’ Dominic Cummings thinks Dan Dare tactics would knock the Civil...

Contrasting the extraordinary effectiveness of the airline industry with what he sees as the chronic record of failure in Whitehall, Dominic Cummings has painted a striking picture of the sort of accountability...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:31

Andy McSmith's Diary: Norman Baker and the strange case of passing the buck with the joint

Norman Baker has been making use of the freedom of Parliament’s backbenches since he resigned his old job as a Home Office minister. Today, the Lib Dem MP took advantage of health questions in the Commons to put the...

 
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The Independent
today, 18:32

Former Ukip regional chairman Peter Entwistle jailed for grooming children

A former Ukip regional chairman has been jailed for almost five years for grooming children as young as 12 and possessing almost 200,000 indecent images of children.

 
nicola sturgeon agrees review of mnd care
Scotsman
today, 18:25

Nicola Sturgeon agrees review of MND care

NICOLA Sturgeon has agreed to look into the provision of motor neurone disease (MND) care following a meeting with a dying campaigner. Gordon Aikman, former director of research at the pro-UK Better Together campaign,...

 
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The Independent
today, 18:20

David Mellor under pressure to apologise to the cabbie he called a 'smart-arsed little b******'

Former cabinet minister David Mellor is under mounting pressure to make a public apology for abusing a taxi driver during an angry expletive-filled exchange.

 
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The Independent
today, 18:20

Tony Blair's 'morally reprehensible' Save The Children global legacy award branded a 'betrayal' by charity...

Turns out, Tony Blair’s Save The Children (STC) ‘Global Legacy’ award was about as popular as the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ honour bestowed upon him at the GQ Man of the Year awards in September.

 
tony abbott backs submarine maker his defence minister 'wouldn't trust to build a canoe'
Guardian
6 min. ago

Tony Abbott backs submarine maker his defence minister 'wouldn't trust to build a canoe'

Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind Australian submarine makers his defence minister wouldn’t trust to build a canoe. David Johnston told parliament on Tuesday the government-owned shipbuilder ASC was $350bn...

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

France suspends delivery of €1bn warships to Russia 'until further notice' over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale by a Nato country to the Kremlin.

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

Michael Brown shooting: Teenager's family calls grand jury process 'unfair and broken'

The family of Michael Brown, the black unarmed teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer, has called the process that led to Darren Wilson not being indicted in the fatal shooting of their son as “unfair...

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

Michael Brown verdict ignites racial tensions that divide America

For all the anxiety and anticipation that foreshadowed the disclosure of the grand jury decision in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the moment when it came offered zero surprise. To many in...

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

Michael Brown verdict: Despite calls for calm in Ferguson, fires blaze and shots are fired

For a few moments after they heard the Grand Jury’s decision, on the radio of a parked car, the protesters outside Ferguson’s police headquarters observed the silence that Michael Brown’s parents had requested in...

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

Q&A: What was Michael Brown doing?

Michael Brown and his 22-year old friend Dorian Johnson left a convenience store at 11.54am. A surveillance video showed Brown stealing some cigarillos.

 

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Daily Record
25 sec. ago

Showboat: Watch Ajax star Ricardo Kishna pull off incredible piece of skill

Video loading Watch next Watch this video again Watch Next    YOU know you have achieved new levels of skill on a football field when you pull off a move so outrageous, it doesn't even have a name. That's the level of...

 

Shomari Simmonds out to grab his chance with Manchester Giants

Shomari Simmonds is out to make up for lost time after signing for Manchester Giants. The former Manchester Magic youngster has endured a frustrating couple of years as his promising career hit a series of snags. But...

 
sam burgess could make rugby union bow for bath against harlequins
Guardian
9 min. ago

Sam Burgess could make rugby union bow for Bath against Harlequins

Sam Burgess’s eagerly-awaited rugby union debut could happen as early as this Friday after Bath revealed their big cross-code signing is in contention to feature on the bench for their Aviva Premiership fixture...

 
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Belper News
12 min. ago

Henry undergoes heart procedure

Flanker Chris Henry has undergone a procedure to repair a defect in his heart wall, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced. The 30-year-old Ireland and Ulster forward suffered "a temporary blockage of a...

 
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Belper News
12 min. ago

Trio absent from UEFA shortlist

Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were the high profile Premier League-based players who failed to make the 40-man shortlist for the UEFA Team of the Year. Manchester City striker Aguero has scored 23...

 
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Belper News
12 min. ago

England keep faith with squad

England have named an unchanged matchday squad for Saturday's final QBE International against Australia at Twickenham. Head coach Stuart Lancaster has retained the same 23 following the 28-9 victory over Samoa that...

 
 
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