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parent power is the keysteps to take for first foot on the property ladder
Daily Express
14 sec. ago

Parent power is the keySteps to take for first foot on the property ladder

Figures published this week by the National Association of Estate Agents show that just 3 per cent of homes were sold to buyers aged 30 or under last month, compared with 12 per cent a year ago. As property prices...

 
solar panel firm powers forward into the future
Daily Express
14 sec. ago

Solar panel firm powers forward into the future

Undaunted by the might of overseas producers, SCT is opening new sales streams in the defence, transport and energy sectors. In a largely standardised market, the Northumberland firm opted to make custom-designed...

 
gear up to make the most of new pension freedoms
Daily Express
14 sec. ago

Gear up to make the most of new pension freedoms

The government's flagship pension freedoms policy comes into force next April, but if you want to take advantage you should start planning today. Chancellor George Osborne announced in March that savers will be...

 
how many greek legends were really true?
BBC
5 min. ago

How many Greek legends were really true?

The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear....

 
giftcards.com boss: from orphanage to entrepreneur
BBC
5 min. ago

GiftCards.com boss: From orphanage to entrepreneur

"To tell the truth, I didn't think I'd be alive," says Jason Wolfe, chief executive of GiftCards.com - the biggest gift cards website in the world - when asked if he ever dreamt he would end up as a...

 
boohoo to push button on german site
Scotsman
11 min. ago

Boohoo to push button on German site

BOOHOO, the British online fashion retailer that floated in March, is pushing into Germany with a dedicated website. The launch – backed by a local marketing campaign – will see the firm compete in another key market...

 
orange march to go ahead before independence vote
Scotsman
3 min. ago

Orange march to go ahead before independence vote

THE Orange Order has been given the go-ahead for a 10,000-strong pro-Union march just days before the independence referendum. Edinburgh city councillors agreed to allow the 13 September demonstration after organisers...

 
ruth davidson: voting no lets us lift up our eyes
Scotsman
7 min. ago

Ruth Davidson: Voting No lets us lift up our eyes

This is the latest in a weekly series of indyref essays in which influential figures explore ideas related to the Scottish independence referendum. Every successful political campaign needs a clear vision. This is as...

 
independence: salmond pledges politics-free games
Scotsman
7 min. ago

Independence: Salmond pledges politics-free Games

ALEX Salmond yesterday pledged to keep politics out of the Commonwealth Games as Glasgow prepares to host the 11-day event, which begins tonight with a star-studded opening ceremony to welcome athletes from around the...

 
fires ground next-generation uk jet
Scotsman
12 min. ago

Fires ground next-generation UK jet

FOUR separate fires on versions of the UK's next generation of fighter jet have left it stranded in the US and mean it will now not be delivered until next year at the earliest, the Ministry of 
Defence has...

 
uk experts to examine flight mh17 black boxes
Scotsman
12 min. ago

UK experts to examine flight MH17 black boxes

BRITISH experts will play a key role in establishing what downed flight MH17 amid renewed suggestions the wreckage of the stricken airliner may have been tampered with. As the bodies of around 200 victims finally left...

 
referendum round-up: ireland | glasgow 2014
Scotsman
yesterday, 22:55

Referendum round-up: Ireland | Glasgow 2014

CATCH up on the latest news, opinion, video and analysis on Scottish independence from Scotland and beyond in this daily round-up from our dedicated referendum website. TODAY’S MAIN NEWS: The Republic of Ireland...

 
nigeria: kidnap girls’ parents put politics aside
Scotsman
4 min. ago
 
indonesians back candidate who breaks mould
Scotsman
4 min. ago

Indonesians back candidate who breaks mould

THE main party backing Joko "Jokowi" Widodo claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election yesterday despite his rival claiming allegations of mass vote fraud had not been properly investigated. “I...

 
kerry urges hamas to pursue peace with israel
Scotsman
4 min. ago

Kerry urges Hamas to pursue peace with Israel

THE Palestinian militant group Hamas was yesterday urged to pursue a negotiated end to its conflict with Israel following "constructive talks" with

 
wanted ferry tycoon was found dead in orchard
Scotsman
4 min. ago

Wanted ferry tycoon was found dead in orchard

THE body of the South Korean tycoon - wanted over the sinking of a ferry in April in which more than 300 people died -was only identified more than a month after it was found in an orchard with his book and empty...

 
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The Independent
9 min. ago

The West is too locked in to Russia to cause it pain. But it inflicts a lot of pain on itself

The trick with economic sanctions is to put pressure on a country by damaging its economy, but without doing more damage to your own. That is not easy in our interconnected global economy. But fortunately, in the case...

 
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The Independent
9 min. ago

Israel-Gaza conflict: Lib Dem MP in new controversy after backing Hamas rocket attacks

A Liberal Democrat MP was accused of inciting violence and faces a fresh disciplinary investigation after backing Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.

 

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james rodriguez becomes the fifth highest transfer of all time in move to real madrid
Daily Express
16 min. ago

James Rodriguez becomes the fifth highest transfer of all time in move to Real Madrid

Rodriguez, 23, said: “I'm very happy.” He is expected to meet up with his new team-mates on August 1 and joins Madrid's prolific attacking force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. He follows Bale,...

 
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Stoke coup lands £3m Bojan from Barcelona

The forward signed a four-year deal for around £3m and will now fly out to Germany to link up with his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp. Bojan, who spent last season on loan at Ajax, had initially been...

 
manchester united will have a long wait for hummels according to borussia dortmund boss
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Manchester United will have a long wait for Hummels according to Borussia Dortmund boss

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp told United's executive vice-chairman to forget about signing top targets Mats Hummels and Marco Reus - for this summer at least. “I can assure everyone there are no indications...

 
rickie lambert wants to prove he's a true liverpool player on the pitch
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Rickie Lambert wants to prove he's a true Liverpool player on the pitch

The boyhood Red has endured a football career suitable for a Hollywood film script, but he is interested only in writing his own Anfield story now. Lambert, 32, was let go by Liverpool when he was 15, but carved out a...

 
no more world cup bids from england if sepp blatter stays on
Daily Express
16 min. ago

No more World Cup bids from England if Sepp Blatter stays on

Furthermore he stated publicly that if FIFA is serious about reforming, it needs a new president next year when Blatter is due to put himself up for re-election. The FA chairman had been called to give evidence to a...

 
newcastle dedicate win to tragic fans of mh17
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Newcastle dedicate win to tragic fans of MH17

Manager Alan Pardew and skipper Fabricio Coloccini laid wreaths for the two fans - John Alder and Liam Sweeney - on a pair of empty seats among Newcastle supporters before the match in Dunedin. The team warmed up with...

 
 
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