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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...

 
after the referendum, local media needs its own devo max
Guardian
today, 00:58

After the referendum, local media needs its own devo max

Alfred Hitchcock and Bamber Gascoigne at Granada Television in Manchester during its heyday in the 1960s. Photograph: ITV/Rex So, time to change channels. We more or less know what the media world in an independent...

 
phones 4u won't be the last casualty as the smartphone boom goes bust
Guardian
today, 00:58

Phones 4u won't be the last casualty as the smartphone boom goes bust

Shutters have come down on high street phone retailer Phones 4u after more than 25 years. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Don't be fooled by the scenes of people queueing at Apple stores around the country last Friday...

 
comment: small retailers’ community currency hope
Scotsman
today, 00:51

Comment: Small retailers’ community currency hope

BEING an independent retailer has never been particularly easy, but the last several years have seen an unprecedented combination of forces coming to bear on small local shops. Along with the usual hurdles of red tape...

 
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
today, 00:41

David Cameron’s rush to rewrite the rules in wake of Scottish referendum result is absurd, says his former...

Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Government at King’s College London, has called the Government’s plan to reform the UK’s constitution in the next six months “absurd”.

 
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The Independent
today, 00:41

Ed Miliband to present 'plan for Britain' over low pay and housing crisis

Ed Miliband will use his party’s final conference before the general election to present “a plan for Britain’s future”, including tackling low pay, housing and helping small businesses thrive in the economic recovery.

 
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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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The Herald
today, 03:39

NZ National Party wins a third term

Prime Minister John Key's party received 48.1% of the vote - 62 of 121 parliamentary seats. The party was set to make electoral history under the proportional voting system by being able to govern on its own, but it...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:39

Prisoner 'wanted to be famous'

Matthew Miller, 25, of Bakersfield, California, prepared his story and wrote in a notebook that he was seeking refuge after failing in an attempt to collect information about the US government, according to state...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:39

Storm heads north after hitting capital

The national disaster agency said more than half a million people were affected by Tropical Storm Fung-Wong in Manila and nearby provinces, forcing 90,000 people to evacuate. At least five have died. Governor Imee...

 

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The Herald
today, 03:14

Luiten overcomes Ryder Cup rebuff to storm to top of Wales Open leaderboard

Luiten, considered for a wild card by European captain Paul McGinley, carded a third round of 65 at Celtic Manor to turn a one-shot deficit into a two-shot lead over Ireland's Shane Lowry. He ended the day on 14...

 
view from the us: relying on the rookies
The Herald
today, 03:14

View from the US: Relying on the rookies

This has been a tumultuous week in the world of American sport, a week in which the most powerful man in the most popular sport in the most sport-obsessed country in the world has been fighting for his corporate life....

 
ryder cup will be worth the wait
The Herald
today, 03:14

Ryder Cup will be worth the wait

The very day the Ryder Cup would have begun had the terrorist atrocities 17 days earlier not forced its postponement for another year. We are gathered in a small room in the Wentworth clubhouse to hear European Tour...

 
ryder to the rescue for lee westwood
The Herald
today, 03:14

Ryder to the rescue for Lee Westwood

Like millions around the world, you were probably on the edge of your seat, nibbling your fingers and gazing at the telly in wonderment as Europe's golfers conjured up the Miracle of Medinah during a rip-roaring...

 
former shark bresler ready to get his teeth into task for edinburgh
The Herald
today, 03:14

Former Shark Bresler ready to get his teeth into task for Edinburgh

A veritable Shark, in fact, having joined Edinburgh from the Natal side of that name at the end of last season, and a pretty big one at that. But it was not just Bresler's 6ft 7in stature that persuaded capital coach...

 
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The Herald
today, 03:14

Premiership: Dalgleish guides Ayr to victory with hat-trick

The win puts the Millbrae men second in the table behind Gala. As well as Dalgleish's trio of tries Kerr Gossman, Sylvain Diez and Grant Anderson also went over for the visitors, who have now won three out of four in...

 
 
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