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Ambulance service sets up hotline after three staff members die in 11 days (6 hours old)

Ambulance bosses have opened a helpline for its workforce after three workers died in the space of 11 days.

Teenager arrested after foot chase where stash of drugs were found (7 hours old)

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession after police found substances when they searched a person they stopped after a chase.

Top names return to LeeStock for 2020 (8 hours old)

Scouting for Girls and Toploader have been announced as headline acts for the second day at Suffolk’s LeeStock Music Festival next year.

Heavy traffic on A12 after multi-vehicle crash causes road closure (8 hours old)

Traffic is severe on the A12 southbound following a multi-vehicle crash which created more than six miles of tailbacks.

Portman Road multi-storey car park plan gathers pace as contracts awarded for work (9 hours old)

Plans for a multi-storey car park in a key Ipswich street have moved a step closer, after architects and engineers have been agreed.

Firefighters called to car fire near petrol station after collision (10 hours old)

Firefighters are at the scene of a crash between a car and a lorry near a petrol station in Felixstowe after smoke appeared to be billowing from the car’s bonnet.

Enid Blyton signature found in historic bible in Ipswich bookshop (10 hours old)

One shopper in Ipswich got the surprise of her life when the bible she picked up carried a message from one of Britain’s most famous authors - Enid Blyton.

Man charged with GBH and false imprisonment (10 hours old)

A man will appear at crown court next month charged with false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm with intent.

‘Something wasn’t right’ - Ipswich Town legend Jason Dozzell opens up on mental illness after drug driving conviction (10 hours old)

Former Ipswich Town footballer Jason Dozzell has opened up about his mental health issues following his conviction today for drug driving.

This Felixstowe café is hosting a free lunch on Christmas Day (11 hours old)

Cuppa is hoping to reach out and spread some festive cheer to anyone who might be on their own this Christmas

UK homepage

Ministers risk NHS tax breach to avert pre-poll crisis (6 hours old)

Emergency action to tackle hospital staffing could break rules as health climbs election agenda

Impeachment: the facts pile up against Trump (7 hours old)

Witnesses claim the president pressured Ukraine to investigate his opponents, but there is no sign Republicans will abandon him

Corbyn says he would be ‘neutral’ in a second Brexit poll (5 hours old)

Comments fuel suspicions that Labour party leader is secret Brexiter

WeWork to ditch leasing model in many cities (7 hours old)

Ex-Publicis boss Maurice Lévy joins as marketing chief amid strategy shift

Beckhams’ business empire sees revenues drop 18% (3 hours old)

Pre-tax losses at the fashion operation widen by almost a fifth

Canada’s cannabis mountain swells to 400 tonnes (6 hours old)

Pot price falls and inventories grow as legal and illicit markets compete for customers

Hong Kong’s protests: Inside the PolyU siege (5 hours old)

Demonstrators trapped by police in university tell of attempts to escape

Daniel Levy: the Tottenham chairman taking a gamble on Mourinho (5 hours old)

British businessman is a football pragmatist who has shown himself unafraid of taking unpopular decisions

The Tories turn fake news into a policy platform (5 hours old)

Over the top spending promises and other UK election absurdities

British Airways agrees pay deal to end strikes (8 hours old)

Airline heads off risk of Christmas disruption after pilots’ union backs improved offer

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Business | The Guardian

Elon Musk's net worth plunges $768m in a day after cybertruck fiasco (2 hours old)

Tesla’s chief designer smashed the vehicle’s windows in an attempt to demonstrate their toughnessDoes the act of someone’s net worth plummeting make an actual sound?If so, then for Elon Musk it would be the thonk of a metal ball splintering the purportedly unbreakable glass of his long-awaited cybertruck. Continue reading...

UK companies hit by sharpest activity drop since Brexit vote (9 hours old)

Economy forecast to contract as services and manufacturing firms blame fall on uncertaintyBritain’s private sector companies suffered the sharpest drop in activity this month since the EU referendum, as the prospect of a general election added to Brexit-related uncertainty.Most businesses blamed a contraction in activity in November on faltering confidence among both domestic and overseas customers, who are worn out by continuing political indecision. Continue reading...

Christine Lagarde calls for more public investment in first ECB speech (9 hours old)

President of the European Central Bank says US/China tariff war should be seen as an opportunityChristine Lagarde has called for European governments to boost innovation and growth with higher rates of public investment, in her first major speech as president of the European Central Bank.Speaking to an audience of bankers in Frankfurt, Lagarde said that rising trade barriers triggered by the US/China tariff war should be grasped by European governments as an opportunity to build a stronger internal market. Continue reading...

McDonnell rejects claims Labour would leave people worse off (17 hours old)

Only top 5% of earners would pay more tax under party, shadow chancellor saysJohn McDonnell has rejected suggestions that Labour’s economic policy would increase prices and lower wages, arguing that structural changes would challenge “extreme inequality” and unstable investment.Speaking after Labour’s manifesto was unveiled on Thursday, the shadow chancellor said people would have much more control over their lives and the economy as a result of the party’s plans to restore trade union rights and collective bargaining. Continue reading...

Germany's risk-averse savers grapple with negative interest rates (9 hours old)

Debate deepens on whether savers should be compensated or taught how to invest their moneyGerman policymakers are locked in debate over how to react to negative interest rates, with a split between those who believe savers should be compensated and others who say they should learn to invest.The Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democrats, has proposed either banning banks from passing on negative rates to savers, or giving savers tax concessions. Continue reading...

BA pilots' strike: airline agrees provisional pay settlement (8 hours old)

British Airways avoids festive disruption as union backs deal worth 12% over three yearsBritish Airways has agreed to a provisional pay settlement with its pilots, heading off the threat of Christmas disruption and bringing to an end one of the most damaging disputes in its history.The pilots union, Balpa, has recommended a deal worth 12% over three years to its members, more than a year after talks started and following strikes in September that cost the airline tens of millions of pounds a day. Continue reading...

Legal & General defends holding Shell stock in climate fund (11 hours old)

Investor says it is seeing ‘positive signs’ from oil firm after PensionBee clients question inclusionLegal & General has defended its decision to retain Shell as one of the top stocks in its climate-conscious fund despite a pension client raising concerns about the oil corporation’s inclusion.PensionBee, an online pension provider that handles £650m worth of client assets, said it was being inundated with questions from its customers about the composition of one of Legal & General Investment Management’s Future World Funds, which counts Shell among its top 10 holdings. Continue reading...

Tory party pledges 3% surcharge for overseas buyers of English homes (1 day old)

Election promise effectively blames foreign buyers for inflating property pricesThe Conservatives would force overseas homebuyers to pay extra stamp duty in an election pledge that effectively blames foreign purchasers for inflating property prices.The party has unveiled plans for a 3% stamp duty surcharge for non-UK tax residents which would apply to companies as well as individuals – and also to expats wanting to move back home. It said as many as one in eight new London homes were bought by non-residents in 2014-16. Continue reading...

M&S hire senior Tesco executive in effort to revive clothes brand (9 hours old)

Richard Price currently heads Tesco’s F&F clothing and homewares labelMarks & Spencer has hired a senior Tesco executive to lead its latest attempt to reinvigorate its struggling clothing business.Richard Price, the head of Tesco’s F&F clothing and homewares label, has worked at M&S before. He spent seven years with the chain, rising to become menswear director, but left in 2012 after becoming disillusioned with the then M&S strategy. Continue reading...

New York City may ban flavored vapes as soon as next week (8 hours old)

Ban halts sale of all flavored e-cigarettes, except tobacco flavorsJuul stopped selling flavors other than tobacco and mentholNew York City could ban flavored vaping products as soon as next week, in a move that would make the metropolis of 8.6 million people the most populous place in America to ban flavored e-cigarettes.The backlash against flavored e-cigarettes has gained momentum after a vaping-linked illness swept across the United States, killing at least 40 people and sickening 2,000 more. Vaping bans have emerged in an effort to curb e-cigarettes’ appeal to young people. Continue readi[...]

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Telecoms

Banks raise the stakes in mobile payment technology (23 hours old)

System is opening up to telecom operators in effort to reach the unbanked

India offers welcome relief to its stressed telecoms sector (1 day old)

New Delhi deferral of $5.8bn in spectrum dues aims to avoid Reliance establishing monopoly

Labour’s BT plan spooks broadband entrepreneurs (2 days old [20/11/19])

More than 600 small providers would be affected by nationalisation plan

Indian telecoms groups signal end of price war (3 days old [19/11/19])

Sector leaders Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio to lift tariffs

What Labour's broadband giveaway means for the telecoms sector (3 days old [19/11/19])

FT's Nic Fildes examines a radical proposal to renationalise parts of BT

T-Mobile/Sprint: shirt off his back (4 days old [18/11/19])

John Legere to step down as chief of US’s third-largest phone carrier

US extends licence for companies doing business with Huawei (4 days old [18/11/19])

New 90-day extension comes as US prepares rules on telcos that pose national security risks

John Legere to step down as T-Mobile USA chief (4 days old [18/11/19])

COO Mike Sievert to take over from May next year

Labour broadband pledge is fantasy politics (5 days old [17/11/19])

The move would leave an enormous hole in BT’s pension fund

The Thatcher revolution is coming under threat (7 days old [15/11/19])

Labour plans for a nationalised broadband network are misguided

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Technology sector

A year in which the IPO market sobered up (4 hours old)

Disappointment for high-profile listings comes even as US stocks hit record

Megvii hits hurdle as Hong Kong delays IPO approval (9 hours old)

Listing committee at stock exchange requests more information from Chinese AI leader

Europe learns Silicon Valley’s most valuable lesson (9 hours old)

In spite of the self-belief and boosterism, Europe’s tech sector fails to convince

Chinese tech listings dry up on Wall Street (12 hours old)

Total US fundraising plummets as companies focus on mainland and Hong Kong

Google and the problem with microtargeting (22 hours old)

Online hyper-personalisation may be affecting democracies. How far will Big Tech go to curb its effects?

Don’t be fooled by the growth in global datacentre companies (22 hours old)

The specialist groups risk being sidelined when big cloud companies start talking to each other

Juno/ride hailing: emergency brakes  (22 hours old)

The company’s demise bodes ill for start-ups that rely on cheap, gig economy workers

Afrobeats stars back music streaming venture (23 hours old)

Promising Lagos start-up profits from music as ‘a way of life’

Google runs into data fears over $2.1bn Fitbit deal (23 hours old)

Privacy concerns over access to non-regulated health information on 27m users

The non-flashy tech billionaire with a lucky streak (1 day old)

John Tu’s long-established memory business is flourishing in the age of the cloud

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BBC News - Business

'Freehold charges cost us our dream home' (2 hours old)

A family says rentcharges on their home meant their move fell through and cost them thousands in fees.

General election 2019: Labour plans extra property tax on foreign buyers (4 hours old)

The Labour Party says it will put a 20 per cent levy on foreign firms and trusts buying UK properties.

Travel firm boss aims to keep it in the family (15 hours old)

The owner of Hays Travel, which bought Thomas Cook's stores, says he will not sell the enlarged business.

Huawei says latest US ban based on 'innuendo' (6 hours old)

US telecommunications regulators have declared Huawei and ZTE national security threats.

TSB payments delay to customers 'resolved' (14 hours old)

The bank says the problem was due to a "processing error" and those affected will not be left out of pocket.

World's most valuable whisky collection revealed (13 hours old)

Guinness World Records confirms that a Vietnamese businessman's collection is worth nearly £10.8m.

Victoria's Secret cancels fashion show amid ratings drop (23 hours old)

Television audiences for the show have slumped and the brand said its marketing needs to "evolve".

'I used to pull sickies every few months because of stress' (1 day old)

Almost half of Britons would fake a sick day, but very often it is due to mental health issues.

'Speak up': Lloyd's takes harassment crackdown to pubs (1 day old)

The insurance market is running a campaign urging staff to report sexual harassment - but will it work?

General election 2019: Tories plan stamp duty hike on non-UK residents (20 hours old)

The party says the money raised would go towards tackling rough sleeping.

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UK equities

Labour’s BT plans leave investors nervous (7 days old [15/11/19])

Share price moves limited by belief opposition will not gain majority

Why now might be the moment to buy British (10 days old [12/11/19])

A flurry of acquisitions show that overseas investors see value in UK shares

Stocks to watch: William Hill, GVC, Pets at Home, Intesa (18 days old [04/11/19])

Whitbread may be more valuable to bidder thanks to growth strategy, says Peel Hunt

London’s top stock suggests magazines are the future (21 days old [01/11/19])

Specialist publisher may be the market’s definitive boom-and-bust story

Stocks to watch: BP, Stora Enso, RBS, Ryanair (24 days old [29/10/19])

Strikes during peak online shopping season would spell trouble for Royal Mail, says JPMorgan

Muddy Waters crashes the Burford party (25 days old [28/10/19])

Featuring margin call stress balls.

Stocks to watch: HSBC, Cairn Energy, Drax, Informa, William Hill (25 days old [28/10/19])

Merrill Lynch predicts an Aston Martin profit warning and a cash call

Stocks to watch: Whitbread, Just Eat, Reckitt, Tui, CYBG (31 days old [22/10/19])

UK banks have already priced in a Brexit resolution, says Citi

UK stocks are trapped in a never-ending Brexit loop (35 days old [19/10/19])

Discount attached to domestically focused shares has barely moved since mid-2016

Bust a deal and face the Wheel (36 days old [17/10/19])

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global markets

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Opinion

The Tories turn fake news into a policy platform (5 hours old)

Over the top spending promises and other UK election absurdities

Thoughts for the weekend (7 hours old)

We hope you all have great and fruitful straightforward shooting weekends.

Tesla: monster truck (9 hours old)

Revenues at the carmaker dipped last year, this beast is unlikely to reverse the trend

In the Premier League, money can trump glory (9 hours old)

Tottenham Hotspur fans may cry for the loss of Mauricio Pochettino

The bus, not Brexit, will drive this election (9 hours old)

The agenda should not be set by the parties but by voters’ priorities

Europe learns Silicon Valley’s most valuable lesson (9 hours old)

In spite of the self-belief and boosterism, Europe’s tech sector fails to convince

Blockchain/chess: cheque mates sought (10 hours old)

World Chess does not seem like the business to pull off a grand masterly IPO coup

Carbon offsetting is a distraction from climate change (10 hours old)

Badly designed donation programmes are turning into 21st-century papal indulgences

Hong Kong tests whether finance needs the rule of law (11 hours old)

Beijing should not interpret the sector’s resilience as a chance to tighten its grip

UK general election: pledges and pacts (12 hours old)

Parties launch manifestos and alliances as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lock horns

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