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Tesco posts 6% slump in profits to £3.3 billion

Tesco has put targeting lucrative London shoppers at the heart of its plan to revive the embattled grocer after reporting a second consecutive fall in annual profits today. Tesco posted a 6% fall in group trading...

 

Landlord Grainger buys Kensington and Chelsea homes for £160 million

The UK’s biggest listed landlord has snapped up 61 homes in upmarket Kensington & Chelsea for £160 million with the potential to generate huge long-term profits. Grainger has bought the houses on nine streets from...

 

Alibaba US float set to kick off

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is tipped to start the ball rolling on its US float next week, in what is expected to be the biggest initial public offering since Facebook. E-commerce giant Alibaba, which offers...

 
paul flowers faces drugs charges
BBC
11 min. ago

Paul Flowers faces drugs charges

Paul Flowers, the former Co-op Bank chairman, has been charged with drug possession, prosecutors have said. Mr Flowers was arrested in November following newspaper allegations he was involved in a drug deal. He had...

 

Nick Goodway: It’s the Barclays show again as bosses face the music

A week on Thursday the Royal Festival Hall will play host to renowned cellist Steven Isserlis with Elgar’s Cello Concerto the centrepiece of his programme. Three nights later it is the London Philarmonic Orchestra’s...

 

In the air: BBC can’t bank on Sajid’s sympathy

New Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is likely to be more sceptical about BBC Charter renewal than his predecessor Maria Miller, according to political sources. In theory, it does not matter all that much because there...

 
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The Independent
1 min. ago

Wikileaks backs Ukip over list against journalists at Times (or ‘Tories Inventing More Erroneous Sh*te’)

Ukip has hit back in its row with The Times over Nigel Farage’s European Parliament allowance, publishing a list of the newspaper’s journalists which it claims are “desperately trying to undermine” the party – and in...

 
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The Independent
1 min. ago

Wages higher than inflation for the first time in six years

Wages are rising ahead of inflation for the first time since the Coalition government took office, official figures showed this morning.

 
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The Independent
50 min. ago

Ed Balls under police investigation over 'fail-to-stop collision' outside West Yorkshire offices

The shadow chancellor Ed Balls faces a police investigation over a "fail-to-stop collision" after a crash involving his car was caught on CCTV.

 
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The Independent
today, 10:28

Ed Balls under police investigation over 'fail-to-stop collision'

The shadow chancellor Ed Balls faces a police investigation over a "fail-to-stop collision" after a crash involving his car was caught on CCTV.

 
gap continues to narrow between voters on both sides of the referendum debate, a poll suggests
Daily Record
today, 09:53

Gap continues to narrow between voters on both sides of the referendum debate, a poll suggests

THE gap continues to narrow between voters on both sides of the referendum debate, a poll suggests. The lead held by the Better Together campaign for a No vote in September has shrunk from 19% in September to 12% in...

 
record view: it's too soon to brag about recovery
Daily Record
today, 09:17

Record View: It's too soon to brag about recovery

HOLIDAYING David Cameron will be sending out a smug message from Lanzarote this morning if, as expected, figures show that wages have kept pace with the cost of living for the first time since he took office in 2010....

 

Somalians campaign for their children to not suffer FGM

The poster over the main street in Boroma, Somaliland, has a simple warning emblazoned on it in bold print. “FGM increases risk of complications during childbirth,” it tells passers-by, reinforcing the message with...

 

Hundreds of passengers missing after ferry capsizes in South Korea

Nearly 300 people were missing today after a ferry carrying high school students capsized off the coast of South Korea. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers joined a desperate rescue effort after the ship began...

 
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The Independent
18 min. ago

Meet Mr Poo - India's anti-public defecation mascot from Unicef

Meet Mr Poo: The lumpy, brown anthropomorphised faeces that is the face of Unicef's latest public health campaign in India.

 
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Reuters
20 min. ago

British lawmakers blame complacency for Taliban attack on base

The September 2012 attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand province saw 15 heavily-armed Taliban fighters dressed in U.S. army uniforms cut the perimeter wire before destroying six U.S. harrier jets and damaging many other...

 

'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis, warns William Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned the crisis in Ukraine is at a "crucial moment" after local government forces retook an airport from pro-Moscow militia. He spoke as tensions reached boiling point...

 
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Reuters
42 min. ago

China shadow looms large over bid to scrap Tiananmen crackdown museum in Hong Kong

The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 but remains a free-wheeling, capitalist hub whose annual candlelight vigils on June 4 set it apart from mainland China where all public...

 

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Daily Record
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In pictures: Dundee United great Frank Kopel passes away aged 65

View gallery Popperfoto/Getty Images " " " " " Dundee United legend Frank Kopel View gallery   TRIBUTES have poured in for Dundee United legend, Frank Kopel, who has lost his battle with...

 
chelsea are open to swapping oscar with luka modric claims agent
Daily Express
4 min. ago

Chelsea are open to swapping Oscar with Luka Modric claims agent

Oscar has been in stellar form for the Blues this season, notching up eight league goals. His performances have not gone unnoticed by some of Europe's leading lights including Real and Paris Saint-Germain. And FIFA...

 
man utd step up interest in dortmund star marco reus
Daily Express
4 min. ago

Man Utd step up interest in Dortmund star Marco Reus

Reus has been on fire for Dortmund this season, scoring 19 goals in 35 appearances from a midfield position. David Moyes in the market to strengthen his squad this summer and Germany international Reus is high on his...

 
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Daily Post
5 min. ago

Liverpool FC : Jordan Henderson a 'big miss' in title chase

The timing could hardly have been worse – in more ways than one. Jordan Henderson’s late, out-of-character lunge on Manchester City’s Samir Nasri on Sunday means Liverpool will be robbed of one of their most...

 
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Daily Post
5 min. ago

Kevin Wilkin: I don't need to shake things up for Chester test

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin yesterday hinted the players who comfortably beat his former club Nuneaton Town last weekend will get the nod to go for a repeat performance against local rivals Chester FC this Saturday....

 

James Olley: Tony Pulis was worth the wait as Crystal Palace close in on great escape

So improbable is the journey Crystal Palace have taken that even with 37 points they  may not feel immune to relegation but Tony Pulis has most likely pulled off something close to a miracle. It is worth revisiting...

 
 
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