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licence fee needs updating, bbc boss to argue
Orange News
34 min. ago

Licence Fee Needs Updating, BBC Boss To Argue

BBC boss Tony Hall is expected to warn the corporation is at "a crossroads" and that the licence fee should be updated. In a speech, the director general is to argue adapting the levy for the internet age is...

 
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Reuters
46 min. ago

Japan business capex growth slows in fourth quarter, points to economic headwinds

The 2.8 percent year-on-year increase in capital spending in the fourth quarter followed a 5.5 percent annual gain in July-September, data by the Ministry of Finance showed on Monday. Nonetheless, the data, which will...

 
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BBC
today, 02:51

China's shares rise after PBOC rate cut

Shares in China were higher on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates at the weekend for the second time since November. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.36% at 24,911.91 points in...

 
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Reuters
today, 02:43

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to battle Apple

Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges variant are critical for Samsung's plans to reverse plunging smartphone revenues that led to its first annual...

 
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The Independent
today, 01:47

Week Ahead: After the bloodbath at Standard Chartered investors are prepared to be disappointed

Just how bad will the damage be for Standard Chartered? After the boardroom bloodbath this week, investors are prepared for disappointment when the emerging markets specialist bank reports on full-year performance on...

 
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The Independent
today, 01:47

Civil Aviation Authority rejects advice to reform board

Britain’s aviation regulator has rejected a proposal to overhaul its board structure in order to improve corporate governance, as recommended by the Big Four accountancy Deloitte.

 
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The Independent
yesterday, 17:38

The laughing at us must stop before the election, warns senior Green

The Green Party will have to rethink its internal structures if it wants to be a serious political player, one of its most senior members has said.

 
glasgow lord provost sadie docherty backs fundraising for mary barbour statue remembering rent strike activist 100 years on
Daily Record
yesterday, 14:52

Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty backs fundraising for Mary Barbour statue remembering rent strike...

SADIE Docherty was a teenage worker in Glasgow council’s housing department when she first heard about the woman who led the city’s rent strikes. The story of how single-end mum Mary Barbour brought about a housing...

 
Daily Record
yesterday, 13:41

Curb fixed odds terminals: Jim Murphy urges bookies to set £2 limit on casino game gambling machines

JIM MURPHY has demanded a dramatic cut in the maximum bet gamblers can place on a single spin on casino-type machines. Fixed odds betting terminals, which have been dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling, let punters...

 
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The Independent
yesterday, 13:40

Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition

The Liberal Democrats would block Labour from cutting university tuition fees to £6,000 if the parties went into coalition after the next election, a senior party figure has indicated.

 
mail opinion: we need to trust our politicians but they need to deserve it first
Daily Record
yesterday, 13:14

Mail Opinion: We need to trust our politicians but they need to deserve it first

AT FIRST glance, there seems little to connect Westminster’s eldest statesmen flogging their contacts and influence to the Chinese and a busy bus lane in Scotland’s biggest city. Or linking Police Scotland’s zealous,...

 
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The Independent
yesterday, 13:09

The Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition

The Liberal Democrats would block Labour from cutting university tuition fees to £6,000 if the parties went into coalition after the next election, a senior party figure has indicated.

 
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Reuters
13 sec. ago

Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov - Kasparov

Kasparov, a former world chess champion who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, offered a gloomy outlook for Russia's political opposition after Nemtsov was shot dead meters from the Kremlin late on...

 
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Reuters
14 min. ago

Iraq launches offensive on Islamic State

The ultra-radical fighters control several strongholds in the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin, including Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein. They also hold other towns on the...

 
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Reuters
29 min. ago

North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions - tour firms

North Korea is one of the world's most isolated countries and is thousands of miles from the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It has reported no cases of the virus, which has killed more than 9,000...

 
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Reuters
32 min. ago

North Korea, angered by drills, fires short-range missiles off coast

The firing came on the day when the U.S.-South Korean military exercises were scheduled to begin. The secretive North denounces the drills as a preparation for war. South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok...

 
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Reuters
today, 02:58

Australia bars travel to Mosul ahead of planned offensive

The announcement by Foreign Minster Julie Bishop comes ahead of a planned offensive, perhaps as soon as April or May, to retake Mosul with a contingent of U.S.-trained Iraqi and Kurdish force of 20,000 to 25,000. It...

 
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Reuters
today, 02:50

The mysterious Mr. Ri returns, urbane survivor of North Korea purge

Now North Korea's foreign minister and one of the most powerful men in the regime, Ri Su Yong was rumoured to have been executed along with his mentor Jang Song Thaek, Kim's uncle, and several of his aides. But the...

 

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man city boss manuel pellegrini: we won't give up in title race despite liverpool loss
Daily Star
today, 02:55

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini: We won't GIVE UP in title race despite Liverpool loss

But the City boss did admit he is "concerned" about his side after they suffered a big blow in the defence of their crown with a 2-1 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield yesterday. Philippe Coutinho's second-half...

 
ireland 19 england 9: england pay the penalty as grand slam dreams are destroyed
Daily Star
today, 02:55

Ireland 19 England 9: England pay the penalty as Grand Slam dreams are DESTROYED

The holders lined up their own shot at the big prize while the visitors paid the price for their indiscipline at the Aviva Stadium. "They were pretty smart about how they went about their business. We were...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:56

Gary Mackay-Steven: Aberdeen win was a massive statement, now Celtic need to get this title nailed down  

Let that be a warning. Anyone who wishes to upset Celtic’s march towards an historic treble triumph will have to do something very spectacular, indeed. Having looked out on their feet and in danger of being caught by...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:56

Qatar World Cup can't lead to Africa Cup of Nations being moved say 2023 hosts Guinea

Hosts Guinea have ruled out switching the dates of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals to accommodate the Qatar World Cup, their sports minister said. Domani Dore contradicted a statement by FIFA general secretary...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:56

Peter Crouch enjoys proving critics wrong as Stoke City striker equals Premier League record for headed...

Stoke striker Peter Crouch admitted after equalling the record for headed Barclays Premier League goals that he has enjoyed proving wrong those who doubted his aerial ability. The 34-year-old reached the landmark on...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:56

Sam Allardyce back to square one at West Ham after another poor showing against Crystal Palace leaves him...

Sam Allardyce got a peck on the cheek and some encouragement from Bradley Walsh, the actor, after this debacle.  Any kind of affection counts at times like these for a manager who had seemingly turned a corner this...

 
 
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