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BBC
17 min. ago

Labour minimum wage promise would see £8 per hour rate by 2020

The minimum wage would rise to £8 an hour over the course of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, the party has pledged. Leader Ed Miliband said it was "not good enough" that one in five...

 
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Reuters
today, 06:44

EU mulls tapping unused rescue funds to boost investment - paper

Juncker aims to present a 300 billion euro (236.21 billion pounds) investment plan in November without creating new debt to help Europe recover from recession, get people back into jobs and boost growth. With Europe's...

 
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Reuters
today, 06:44

China says will not alter policy because of one economic indicator

"China will not make major policy adjustments due to a change in any one economic indicator," he said. Economists dialled back their growth forecasts last week after data showed factory output grew at its...

 
Orange News
today, 03:37

Miliband Reveals Plan For £8 Minimum Wage

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 an hour if he becomes Prime Minister. The minimum wage is due to rise from £6.31 an hour to £6.50 on October 1, but Mr...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:27

Bands of creativity

Glasgow-based toy company H Grossman, which pioneered the craze, has won a coveted gold award in the Independent Toy Awards 2014, a gong awarded by independent directory Toy Shop UK, to the toy most likely to be the...

 
the more power is devolved, the faster tax revenues race to the bottom
Guardian
today, 00:58

The more power is devolved, the faster tax revenues race to the bottom

Click to see the cartoon at full size In the midst of austerity, when the local government sector is braced for yet more funding cuts, English devolution is a recipe for beggar-thy-neighbour tax cuts to woo big...

 
Daily Record
20 min. ago

Ed Miliband minimum wage pledge: Labour will raise rate to at least £8 an hour in boost for millions

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has vowed to raise the minimum wage to at least £8 an hour if he becomes Prime Minister. Unveiling a bold plan to put around £60 a week extra in their pockets with a minimum wage of at least...

 
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Daily Record
20 min. ago

Referendum: 'No' campaign won vote on Scottish independence as their supporters feared losing more than...

NO won the referendum partly because their supporters feared defeat more than Yessers, voting experts revealed yesterday. YouGov asked voters to rate how they would feel if their side lost, on a five-point scale from...

 
leader: yes movement has power to shape scotland
Scotsman
today, 00:56

Leader: Yes movement has power to shape Scotland

IN A timely and important column in this newspaper today, former SNP frontbencher Andrew Wilson calls on the Nationalists and their colleagues in the wider Yes movement to engage with new efforts to secure more powers...

 
the better together no vote aftermath
Scotsman
today, 00:56

The Better Together No vote aftermath

IT IS the morning after the night before and a light drizzle is misting the windscreen of the car as it bounces towards East Lothian. In the haze of the surrounding countryside, there is little evidence of the...

 
the yes scotland pro-independence aftermath
Scotsman
today, 00:56

The Yes Scotland pro-independence aftermath

THE whole day felt diseased. Stillborn, malformed, a thing of smirr and haar, hard words and soured dreams. Dawn on Friday broke grey and uncertain; a false dawn for those who nurtured hopes of a new nation. Alex...

 
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The Independent
today, 00:41

Top Tories head to Chequers to unpick the constitution following Scotland No vote

David Cameron faces growing calls from his own MPs to create an English first minister as he prepares to host a summit for all factions of the Conservative Party at Chequers tomorrow.

 
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The Independent
3 min. ago

French farmers in Brittany torch tax offices and dump unsold vegetables on streets in protest over falling...

A group of farmers have torched tax and insurance officers in Brittany during a protest about declining living standards, French media has reported.

 
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Reuters
22 min. ago

New Zealand PM storms to third term but faces slowing growth ahead

Key's centre-right National party stormed to a third straight term in general elections on Saturday after promising to stay on the path of economic growth and fiscal prudence, despite one of the roughest campaigns in...

 
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Reuters
today, 06:06

Fiji coup leader Bainimarama claims election victory

The 60-year-old strongman ruler, known as "Frank" Bainimarama, has been prime minister of Fiji, a nation of 300 islands with a population of about 900,000, since 2007. The poll conducted on Wednesday was...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:39

Buffer zone bid to protect ceasefire

Violations of a September 5 ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, whom Kiev says have been reinforced by Russian weapons and soldiers crossing the border, have kept Ukrainian troops on full...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:39

Dalai Lama hails religious harmony

The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived for decades in exile in the Indian city of Dharamsala. He said yesterday: "India is the only country where all major world religions live together, not only in...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:39

Excitement froths up for Oktoberfest

Munich mayor Dieter Reiter opened the city's festival with the traditional call of "Ozapft is" ("The keg is tapped"). About six million people are expected to visit the world's biggest beer party,...

 

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gordon waddell: hampden is a time capsule of memories but the old lady's day is done
Daily Record
11 min. ago

Gordon Waddell: Hampden is a time capsule of memories but the Old Lady's day is done

CONGRATULATIONS to Stewart Regan on getting Scotland a piece of Euro 2020. His next job should be making sure it’s Hampden’s final fling. If it’s true that history and sentiment won us the day over Cardiff then he’s...

 
rangers chief graham wallace urges players not to panic over wages fears in secret dressing room plea
Daily Record
36 min. ago

Rangers chief Graham Wallace urges players not to panic over wages fears in secret dressing room plea

IBROX chief executive Graham Wallace has held a secret special briefing to reassure the Rangers squad that the future is secure. Wallace addressed the players in the home dressing-room at Ibrox on Friday and insisted...

 
former celtic boss neil lennon hits out at ronny deila for questioning the fitness of team he left behind
Daily Record
47 min. ago

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon hits out at Ronny Deila for questioning the fitness of team he left behind

NEIL LENNON has taken a swipe at Celtic boss Ronny Deila for questioning the fitness of the Parkhead players he left behind. The current Hoops gaffer has radically changed the diet at their Lennoxtown training base....

 
Daily Record
47 min. ago

Scotland wins Euro Millions: £20m expected to flood into economy as Hampden secures host role in 2020...

THE Euro 2020 Finals coming to Glasgow could pump more than £20million into Scotland’s economy. Hampden was chosen on Friday by UEFA as one of the 13 host stadiums. MailSport understands that as well bringing cash...

 
west ham united 3 liverpool 1: hammer horror show for rodgers
The Herald
49 min. ago

West Ham United 3 Liverpool 1: Hammer horror show for Rodgers

Manager Sam Allardyce hailed an "absolutely brilliant" display from his side which upset all the pre-match predictions. He said: "It couldn't be better, against one of big boys. It's a well-deserved...

 
rangers chief graham wallace urges players not to panic in secret dressing room plea to gers stars
Daily Record
today, 08:01

Rangers chief Graham Wallace urges players not to panic in secret dressing room plea to Gers stars

IBROX chief executive Graham Wallace has held a secret special briefing to reassure the Rangers squad that the future is secure. Wallace addressed the players in the home dressing-room at Ibrox on Friday and insisted...

 
 
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