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Daily Mail
today, 09:55

Middle classes face drastic cuts in pensions tax raid: High-earning savers could lose £100 a month as...

Middle-class workers face having £100 stripped from their take-home pay to fund a Government tax raid on pensions, the Mail can reveal. Officials are considering drastic cuts to savers’ pension tax breaks, and could...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 09:55

If my father-in-law gifts me £25k but dies within seven years will I have to pay inheritance tax?

I have a query about inheritance tax. If my father-in-law gifts me £25,000 and then dies within seven years am I liable to pay IHT? If so, would it be better if he gifted me £12,500 and his wife, my mother-in-law...

 
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Guardian
today, 09:35

Europe drafts law to ban mobile roaming charges

Europe will ban mobile phone networks from charging customers more to use their phones abroad, according a leaked draft of legislation which the European commission will publish next week. Neelie Kroes, the commission...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 09:13

Thousands of retirees face an income shortfall as spouses, widows and divorcees lose the right to claim...

Many people nearing retirement could be mistakenly banking on using their partner’s National Insurance record to claim a state pension in future, warns the charity Age UK. This option will disappear for most people...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 08:56

TOWIE's Lauren Pope reveals her start-up secrets: 'Leaving the show is a massive step - but I have to do it...

Lauren Pope is a reality TV veteran. The 33-year-old DJ and entrepreneur initially became famous more than a decade ago working as a glamour model in the likes of The Sun.  In 2007, she appeared on Peter Jones'...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 08:56

HSBC fined £325m in US for its 'abusive' treatment of struggling mortgage customers during financial crisis

HSBC has been fined £325m in the US for its ‘abusive’ treatment of struggling mortgage customers during the financial crisis. The British bank routinely repossessed the homes of thousands of customers who fell behind...

 
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Guardian
today, 09:12

Who needs the House of Lords? Meet the peers rattling the Commons

It is late October in the House of Lords and the chamber is full. The peers squeeze on to benches, or crowd four deep around the throne. The government has threatened to suspend the Lords, which is about to debate the...

 
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Guardian
today, 05:49

What a curse betting and gambling are today - comment

It would be an excellent thing if every elector, without respect to party, would write to his representative in Parliament and urge him to support the Betting Advertisement Bill when it comes before the House of...

 
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Guardian
today, 04:07

There are better ways for Ai Weiwei to take a political stand than posing as a drowned infant

Ai Weiwei wants you to know he is a political artist. For more than four decades, the Chinese dissident has been creating work that addresses freedom of speech and human rights. Now he is turning his attention to...

 
McDonnell touted as leader ‘if Corbyn goes under a bus’
The Times
today, 01:15

McDonnell touted as leader ‘if Corbyn goes under a bus’

Jeremy Corbyn’s allies are touting John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, as Labour’s next leader in the event of a snap leadership contest before the next election. Ken Livingstone, the former London mayor, said that...

 
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Guardian
today, 00:31

Since when was Sir Humphrey a Sherpa? Since he had to reach the Brussels summit

Monday Even after two years inside Westminster there is still plenty to learn. I had always assumed the slick and hungry entourages that follow cabinet ministers everywhere they go were a mixture of researchers, Spads...

 
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The Times
today, 00:26

EU vote could be the death of Ukip, warns its biggest donor

The tycoon who is Ukip’s biggest donor says the party may have to be disbanded or rebranded after the expected June referendum on Britain in Europe. “I’ve got a weird feeling that British politics will be realigned...

 
Austria's Finance Minister asks EU to cover costs of additional migrants
Reuters
2 min. ago

Austria's Finance Minister asks EU to cover costs of additional migrants

VIENNA Austria's Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling has asked the European Commission to provide 600 million euros (461.75 million pounds) to cover the costs of taking in additional refugees, a ministry spokesman...

 
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Guardian
6 min. ago

Obama using final budget request to push for action against climate change

Barack Obama called on Congress to double funding for clean energy research on Saturday, using his final budget request – and one of the last high-profile moments of his presidency – to push for action against climate...

 
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Guardian
19 min. ago

Lassa fever has killed more than 100 in Nigeria, latest figures show

A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare-up of the virus, according to data from the nation’s health authorities released on Saturday. Nigeria Centre...

 
Dublin boxing weigh-in shooting hitmen seen storming hotel disguised as police and armed with AK-47s before killing criminal
Daily Record
20 min. ago

Dublin boxing weigh-in shooting hitmen seen storming hotel disguised as police and armed with AK-47s before...

This is the dramatic moment two hitmen disguised as police and armed with AK-47s storm a Dublin hotel before killing a criminal. The attackers can be seen with their faces covered with balaclavas as they enter the...

 
As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?
Reuters
33 min. ago

As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same...

 
Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria
Reuters
45 min. ago

Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria

DUBAI The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday Saudi Arabia lacked the courage to go through with a plan to send ground troops to Syria, and warned they would be wiped out if they went in....

 

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NFL came close to staging fourth London fixture in 2016
The Times
1 min. ago

NFL came close to staging fourth London fixture in 2016

The NFL was close to staging four regular-season games in London for the first time this year but was unable to finalise the final fixture. London was already scheduled to host three games in October but Mark Waller,...

 

Neymar: Why Manchester City can land £145m Barcelona ace for Guardiola

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has backed Manchester City to land Barcelona superstar Neymar. The Nou Camp attacker has been linked with a move to Manchester United. But Ronaldinho believes City are the only club that can...

 

Chelsea v Manchester United: Writers pick their XIs and predict the score

Louis van Gaal made just the one change to the Manchester United team in the week and after the 3-0 win over Stoke he might be tempted to name an unchanged side at Chelsea. Here are M.E.N. Sport's writers' preferred...

 
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Metro
8 min. ago

Everton should push for Andriy Yarmolenko transfer in the summer

It’s not often Everton are favoured over Barcelona but that is exactly what happened this week when Andriy Yarmolenko revealed he would prefer a move to Goodison Park than the Catalan giants. The Dynamo Kiev forward...

 
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Guardian
13 min. ago

England’s Jos Buttler to play for Indian Premier League’s Mumbai Indians

England’s Jos Buttler will play for Mumbai Indians after being bought for £385,000 in the Indian Premier League auction. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has decided to play in the tournament after losing his Test spot...

 
Arsenal eye wonderkid... but Newcastle, Liverpool and Man United also send scouts
Daily Star
18 min. ago

Arsenal eye wonderkid... but Newcastle, Liverpool and Man United also send scouts

The Mirror claim the Gunners are keeping a close eye on the midfielder. And it's understood Arsene Wenger's top talent scout watched the gifted youngster impress during the Canaries' 5-4 FA Youth Cup victory over...

 
 
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