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esh border construction builds social housing reputation
Scotsman
today, 01:21

Esh Border Construction builds social housing reputation

Esh Border Construction has seen its efforts to push further into Scotland pay off after building up a multi-million-pound pipeline of work. The contruction firm, which forms part of Cumbria-based Esh Group, said...

 
comment: retailers should enjoy clearer skies ahead
Scotsman
today, 01:21

Comment: Retailers should enjoy clearer skies ahead

AUGUST is a wicked month, as they say. Particularly for retailers, and particularly when it is a wet one, not exactly unthinkable for August in Britain. Anecdotally, there has been plenty of high street talk that the...

 
exasol targeting start-ups with scots base plan
Scotsman
today, 00:40

Exasol targeting start-ups with Scots base plan

The Scots boss of a German data analytics firm that works with clients including Sony Music and Candy Crush Saga developer King Digital is mulling a base in Scotland to target the country's burgeoning start-up scene....

 
john lewis suffers blow in every department
Scotsman
today, 00:40

John Lewis suffers blow in every department

John Lewis department store group yesterday unveiled another difficult week for sales in the latest sign that a rainswept August proved a torrid month for Britain's retailers. The group’s sales for the week ending 29...

 
car dealers upbeat as registrations remain slow
Scotsman
today, 00:40

Car dealers upbeat as registrations remain slow

Sales of new cars in Scotland continue to lag the rest of the UK but industry bosses remain upbeat as the latest plate change kicks in. Figures yesterday revealed that car registrations north of the Border rose by...

 
new morrisons chief faces fresh profit fall
Scotsman
today, 00:40

New Morrisons chief faces fresh profit fall

Supermarket chain Morrisons is expected to post another slump in half-year profits next week, leaving investors keen to hear the turnaround plans of new boss David Potts as he presents his first set of results to the...

 
ed miliband expected to quit front-line politics
Scotsman
today, 00:23

Ed Miliband expected to quit front-line politics

FORMER Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to announce his retirement from front-line politics amid speculation that hard-left leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn wants him to serve in his shadow cabinet. The...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 23:19

Tristram Hunt tells party to 'forget talk of split' if Jeremy Corbyn wins

Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary and leading Labour moderniser, has rejected talk of a split in the Labour party, or legal challenges to the outcome, if Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader – warning that...

 
tory treasurer malcolm scott hit with cash curbs
Scotsman
yesterday, 22:59

Tory treasurer Malcolm Scott hit with cash curbs

A BANKRUPT tycoon and former Scottish Tories treasurer who once lent Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague his private jet has had his financial activities restricted for more than five...

 
Scotsman
yesterday, 22:59

Scottish independence referendum cost public £15.8m

THE taxpayer paid £15.8 million to stage last year's independence referendum, with the budget overrunning by £2m more than the cost originally estimated by SNP ministers, new figures have shown. MSPs were initially...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 20:18

Dave’s like, trust me on Rebekah :(((

Well we are desperate for a break #shattered, Dave is right, 10 weeks is never enough to chillax, by the time you wind down you are already stressing about the next holiday literally by the fourth one we were all in a...

 
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Guardian
yesterday, 20:00

Aylan Kurdi: this one small life has shown us the way to tackle the refugee crisis

What we learned about ourselves anew this week was something that, in truth, we knew already. We rediscovered a simple, human weakness: that we cannot conceive of an abstract problem, or even a concrete problem...

 
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Guardian
3 min. ago

Alaskan woman steals police car with husband handcuffed in back

An Alaskan woman accused of stealing a police car with her husband handcuffed in the back seat faces several charges including theft and hindering prosecution, troopers said on Friday. The woman slipped into the...

 
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Guardian
25 min. ago

Greens leader calls for emergency intake of 20,000 Syrian refugees

Related: Barnaby Joyce calls for more Syrian refugees to be resettled in Australia The Australian Greens have called for the government to initiate an emergency intake of 20,000 refugees fleeing sectarian violence in...

 
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BBC
53 min. ago

Jailed Guatemala ex-leader denies corruption charges

Image copyright AP Guatemala's former president has appeared in court after spending his first night in prison. Otto Perez Molina, 64, rejected allegations that he was the mastermind of a customs corruption scheme...

 
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Guardian
today, 02:54

Tony Abbott says decision on Syria air strikes will be made within a week

The federal cabinet looks set to give the go-ahead for expanding Australian air strikes against Islamic State into Syria, according to the defence minister, Kevin Andrews. Andrews told the Weekend Australian his...

 
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Guardian
today, 02:50

Lack of funds: World Food Programme drops aid to one-third of Syrian refugees

Related: First refugees arrive from Hungary after Austria and Germany open borders The cash-strapped World Food Programme has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern...

 
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BBC
today, 02:31

Migrants begin arriving in Austria from Hungary

Image copyright Getty Images Migrants are arriving in Austria after Hungary's surprise move to provide buses for them. For days, Hungary had blocked migrants from travelling by train to western Europe, saying it was...

 

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Daily Express
10 min. ago

Former Arsenal star defends Arsene Wenger's summer spending despite striker crisis

Arsenal are the only Premier League side not to bring in an outfield player this summer - goalkeeper Petr Cech being their only purchase during transfer window. The club had been repeatedly linked with Real Madrid ace...

 
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Guardian
42 min. ago

Jozy Altidore spurs USA to comeback victory over Peru

No sight should please USA fans more than that of Jozy Altidore, standing healthy, strong and focused on the field, wearing the captain’s armband at the start of a match – and then delivering on his potential. Friday...

 
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Guardian
42 min. ago

US Open 2015: Serena Williams survives scare against Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Serena Williams staged another dramatic fightback to beat American wild card Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the US Open and keep her calendar grand-slam dream alive. Williams had come from a set down to win seven times in...

 
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Daily Express
today, 02:34

PFA accuse Chelsea of ‘warehousing’ stars after shipping out 33 players on loan

A whopping £100million has been spent by the Premier League champions on the 33 Blues - 12 of which are full internationals. Jose Mourinho's side have players on loan in England, Holland, Germany, Italy, France,...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 00:59

Jason Holder named new West Indies Test captain ahead of Sri Lanka tour

Jason Holder has been announced as West Indies' new Test captain ahead of the tour of Sri Lanka next month. Holder, who has led the one-day side since the back end of last year, replaces Denesh Ramdin in the role,...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 00:59

Scotland ace Sean Maitland admits he has a point to prove after his injury nightmare 

The sense of relief at having made Scotland’s Rugby World Cup squad may not last much beyond kick-off in Paris, the French have a way of knocking any joie de vivre right out of their visitors, often without so much as...

 
 
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