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Volunteering, rodeo bulls and live music kick start freshers’ fair at Ipswich’s One sixth form (2 hours old)

From rodeo bulls and Nirvana sing-alongs to help and advice from charities and businesses, One sixth form’s freshers’ fair was alive with activity from hundreds of students.

Police called to reports of man being aggressive in Dogs Head Street, Ipswich (6 hours old)

Police in Ipswich have been called to Dogs Head Street after reports of a man being aggressive.

Driver arrested after lorry overturns in Ipswich near Nacton Road junction with A14 westbound (7 hours old)

Police have arrested the driver of an articulated lorry on suspicion of drink driving after it overturned near to the onslip for the A14 westbound off Nacton Road in Ipswich.

Great East Run in Ipswich should grow into international event ‘in no time’, Team GB’s Andy Vernon says (7 hours old)

The Great East Run has “endless potential” and should feature world-class runners among a 10,000-strong field well within a decade, a Team GB Olympic runner has said.

East Anglian Labour MPs say ‘party is united’ ahead of party conference (7 hours old)

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

‘Don’t risk your health by declining this’ - Vulnerable Suffolk people urged to get flu jab (9 hours old)

Doctors anticipating a severe outbreak of flu this winter are desperately urging vulnerable people in Suffolk to get vaccinated against the virus.

Days lost to industrial action in the private sector the highest for a decade (9 hours old)

Long-running strikes by workers on Britain’s rail network have helped push industrial action in the UK’s private sector to its highest level for more than 10 years, according to research.

Suffolk NUT wants your help to fight campaign over ‘savage’ national funding formula (10 hours old)

Suffolk’s largest teaching union has launched a campaign over the “savage” levels of school funding under the new national funding formula (NFF).

Retired Suffolk policeman Ralph McMurray helps spread message of National Eye Health Week (10 hours old)

Go for regular eye tests – it could not only save your sight, but also your life. This is the message being pushed by campaigners across Suffolk and Essex during National Eye Health Week, from September 18-24.

ABP Ipswich and Brett Aggregates receive environmental award for reducing number of lorries leaving the Port of Ipswich (11 hours old)

ABP Ipswich has been recognised for its work in reducing the amount of road traffic leaving the town’s port.

UK homepage

EU gives guarded welcome to May’s Florence speech (7 hours old)

PM sets out plans to keep Britain in EU in all but name until 2021

UK credit rating downgraded over Brexit uncertainty (2 hours old)

Treasury disputes Moody’s gloomy outlook for public finances

May’s Italian overture deserves a fair hearing (7 hours old)

But the UK prime minister failed to define Brexit Britain’s ultimate destination

May tailors tone to European audience (7 hours old)

How the EU and UK reacted to May’s Florence speech

Uber vows to challenge loss of London licence (2 hours old)

Company deemed not ‘fit and proper’ operator over safety record and crime reporting

Zuckerberg to sell up to $12bn of Facebook shares (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Social media group chief settles lawsuit over plan to keep control while gifting stock to family charity

North Korea threatens to detonate H-bomb in Pacific (14 hours old)

Trump labels Kim Jong Un a ‘madman’ after Pyongyang warns US leader will ‘pay dearly’

Apple faces doubts over demand for iPhone 8 (21 hours old)

Muted reception as share price suffers biggest decline in months

Margaret Atwood, Canadian queen of dystopia (8 hours old)

The award-winning author’s fiction resonates with contemporary concerns

Ryanair: Turbulent times for low-cost pioneer (8 hours old)

Budget airline’s pilot shortage could cost it €25m in compensation for cancelled flights — do its rivals risk a similar fate?

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Economy | The Guardian

Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility (1 hour 11 minutes old)

US ride-hailing company will appeal ruling but the new chief executive admits it is the ‘cost of a bad reputation’Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley’s fastest rising companies and sparked an outcry from a coalition of customers, government ministers and drivers at the ride-hailing company.The firm’s application for a new licence in London was rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator. Continue reading...

Factory orders fall due to rising import costs and Brexit uncertainty (2 hours old)

The CBI said its monthly survey of manufacturers revealed a slowdown in orders driven by the food and drink sectorBritish factory orders grew in September at their weakest rate since April as rising import costs and uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations dented business confidence.The CBI said its monthly survey of manufacturers revealed a slowdown in orders that dragged back its measure for new contracts to +7 from +13 in August. Continue reading...

Ryanair staff brand company a 'disgrace' over handling of issues (12 hours old)

Chief executive Michael O’Leary apologises for rostering error but staff group says they want to ‘stop this ridiculous circus’Ryanair was branded a “disgrace” by a group of pilots after missing a deadline to respond to their demands for improved employment terms, as the risk of a full-blown labour dispute has now spread to cabin crew.As discontent among Ryanair staff threatened to boil over, chief executive Michael O’Leary reportedly issued an internal memo apologising for the company’s rostering error, which forced it to cancel up to 50 flights a day, affecting 315,000 passengers. Continue re[...]

Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service (10 hours old)

M&S to offer dinner and groceries at the front door within two hours in London and Reading trialMarks & Spencer has launched an online grocery service that will enable shoppers to have their dinner delivered to their front door within an hour.The Guardian revealed in April M&S was working on an online food service, and on Friday the store launched trials in London and Woodley, near Reading. Continue reading...

Head of G4S detention centre quits after abuse allegations (7 hours old)

Ben Saunders quits Brook House immigration centre after BBC screened footage showing apparent ill treatmentThe head of a G4S-run immigration removal centre, which was the subject of an undercover BBC Panorama investigation over allegations of bullying and abuse, has resigned with immediate effect.Ben Saunders, the director of Brook House immigration removal centre (IRC) near Gatwick airport, was placed on administrative leave earlier this month. Continue reading...

Wu-Tang clap back, dissing Martin Shkreli on new track (8 hours old)

The jailed businessman paid $2m for the sole copy of the rap group’s album, but earned their lyrical enmity for price-gouging patients over a life-saving drugMartin Shkreli – the “Pharma bro” now in jail after putting a bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair – received more bad news on Friday: the Wu-Tang Clan released a new track that takes a swipe at their most controversial fan.Shkreli rose to infamy as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals after hiking the price of a lifesaving drug, Daraprim, by 5,000%. His ruthless approach has now inspired the Clan: “Hater / Wouldn’t last a day in my shoes / You know[...]

Activity pubs promise hope for ailing industry (8 hours old)

Games from table tennis to axe-throwing are filling up venues struggling to counter declining tradeIt’s Thursday night and London office workers are letting off steam down the pub knowing the weekend is in sight. But instead of chatting over a drink they are smashing ping pong balls over a net.The venue is Bounce, a ping pong bar on the fringes of the financial district, and the number of stray balls in the air gives the impression that somewhere in the room a lottery draw machine is misfiring. The bar even employs runners to dash among the rows of tables scooping up balls with oversized fishi[...]

Time Inc UK, publisher of NME and Marie Claire, to be put up for sale (11 hours old)

Parent company Time Inc seeks to sell several assets after revenue from both sales and advertising fell more than expectedThe publisher of magazines including Marie Claire, NME, Wallpaper and TV Times is being put up for sale by its American owner.Time Inc said on Friday it was looking to sell several assets including Time Inc UK after warning that revenue from both sales and advertising had fallen more than expected during the current quarter. Continue reading...

Uber: London drivers must use hybrid or fully electric cars from 2020 (14 days old [08/09/17])

Ride-hailing service says it is aiming to tackle pollution by banning vehicles that do not have an electric motorUber drivers will be banned from using vehicles that are not a hybrid or fully electric in London from 2020, as part of a plan to help tackle illegal levels of air pollution in the capital.While hybrids such as the Toyota Prius have become synonymous with the ride-hailing service, today just under half of its London UberX drivers have an electrified vehicle. The firm said that must rise to 100% by 2020. Continue reading...

UK draws record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit plunge (15 hours old)

European and North American visitors lead the way in July, with spending also increasing, ONS figures showOverseas visitors flocked to Britain in record numbers in July and spent more than ever in response to the improved spending power offered by the low pound.Non-UK residents made 4m visits to Britain in July, an increase of 6% on last year and spent £2.7bn, up 3% on July 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Continue reading...

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Telecoms

Week in Review, September 23 (3 hours old)

Toys R Us woes; Google, steel deal, Ryanair and Alphabet City in the news

Former Telia chief Lars Nyberg faces corruption charges (13 hours old)

Prosecution in Sweden linked to front company for daughter of Uzbek president

Google to strengthen premium Pixel phone with HTC deal (1 day old)

Investment in Taiwanese maker brings smartphone talent on board to take on iPhone

Reliance Jio wins regulatory boost in India mobile war (2 days old [20/09/17])

Incumbents say new entrant unfairly benefits from end of interconnection charges

Telecom Italia: call waiting (4 days old [18/09/17])

Breaking up looks sensible on paper; in practice it would be a mistake

Vodafone to invest €2bn building ultrafast broadband in Germany (11 days old [11/09/17])

Move could lead to new talks with Liberty and rival national incumbents on co-investments

Xiaomi on comeback trail as smartphone sales soar (11 days old [11/09/17])

Chinese tech group must prove it can sustain revival after second-quarter turnround

Redrow’s retro Metroland has strong foundations (16 days old [06/09/17])

Mock-Tudor semis and full-on government support underpin dividends

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Technology

Zuckerberg to sell up to $12bn of Facebook shares (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Social media group chief settles lawsuit over plan to keep control while gifting stock to family charity

Imagination Technologies agrees £550m sale to Canyon Bridge (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Sale of UK chipmaker comes after share slump following loss of Apple contract 

Uber vows to challenge loss of London licence (2 hours old)

Company deemed not ‘fit and proper’ operator over safety record and crime reporting

Apple has worst week in 17 months on muted demand (4 hours old)

Mixed reviews for new product offerings and tepid turnouts for iPhone 8

Uber pays the price for trampling on public trust (7 hours old)

Indifference to rules cost the ride-hailing company its London licence

Call for new law to police political ads on Facebook (7 hours old)

Senators want regulation, not voluntary commitments, following Russian interference

London Uber drivers in shock as some face unemployment (10 hours old)

‘Who is going to give me a job now?’ asks Pal Singh as he echoes concerns of others

Uber comes to end of ride at London’s City Hall (11 hours old)

Regulator and mayor line up against ride-hailing service as ‘fit and proper’ operator

Facebook to release 3,000 Russian-bought election ads (13 hours old)

Zuckerberg says social media group is working to protect integrity of German elections

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BBC News - Business

UK's credit rating downgraded by Moody's (1 hour 6 minutes old)

Ratings agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm (2 hours old)

UK tech firm Imagination, which has designed chips for iPhones, is being bought for £550m.

Brexit: Firms call for action after May's Florence speech (6 hours old)

After Theresa May's Brexit speech, business groups say it is now time for progress on trade and transition.

Uber London loses licence to operate (9 hours old)

Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says.

Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC (2 hours old)

Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan (2 hours old)

The Facebook chief executive says he still plans to sell up to $12bn (£9bn) of stock to fund philanthropy.

Solar panel imports 'harm US producers' (5 hours old)

President Trump will make a decision on help for US solar manufacturers after a trade panel ruling.

Visitor numbers to UK hit record in July (14 hours old)

The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time.

Slough named as the 'best place' to work and live (16 hours old)

The town immortalised by 'The Office' is a "prime spot" for jobs and a good quality of life.

Eurozone sees 'burst of activity' in September (15 hours old)

The eurozone economy ended the third quarter of the year on a strong note, a survey indicates.

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UK Equities

AstraZeneca climbs as Bernstein backs takeover talk (8 hours old)

Sterling weakness underpins wider market as UK stocks advance

Johnson Matthey surge sparked by investment in battery technology (1 day old)

Mixed wider market sees the FTSE 100 drift lower

Metro Bank shares slump as broker issues gloomy forecast (2 days old [20/09/17])

Macquarie says UK challenger bank’s forecasts are too ambitious

Plumbers’ merchant Ferguson gains despite Amazon threat (3 days old [19/09/17])

Steady wider market lifts FTSE 100 by 0.3%

GKN climbs on speculation over automotive division sale (4 days old [18/09/17])

Sterling’s retreat and Wall Street’s positive start lifts FTSE 100

Carnival falls on hazy outlook for big cruise markets (7 days old [15/09/17])

Resurgent pound pushes FTSE 100 to its sharpest weekly fall since April

Investors Chronicle: Dairy Crest, Capita, Safestyle (7 days old [15/09/17])

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Value investors hang back after summer tumbles (7 days old [15/09/17])

Steepness of decline and lack of recovery are abnormal, say fund managers

Housebuilders lead the FTSE fallers on rate rise fears (8 days old [14/09/17])

Sharp retreat for UK stocks pushes benchmark to 4-month low

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Opinion

Ryanair: Turbulent times for low-cost pioneer (8 hours old)

Budget airline’s pilot shortage could cost it €25m in compensation for cancelled flights — do its rivals risk a similar fate?

Angela Merkel and the German election (10 hours old)

Will a fourth term challenge the chancellor to step beyond her instinctive caution?

The fog surrounding the Fed’s quantitative easing retreat (14 hours old)

US central bank must decide what size balance sheet it should aim for

L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94 (1 day old)

World’s richest woman feuded with her daughter for years

Donald Trump’s blistering rhetoric only boosts Iran’s hardliners (1 day old)

The survival of the nuclear deal with Tehran is now at stake, writes David Gardner

There is no rush to raise rates in retreat from QE (1 day old)

With inflation undershooting, the Fed’s hawkish tone is baffling

Conflicts inside states demand a new global security regime (1 day old)

Without updated international laws, ever larger regions could become ungovernable

Big Tech bonanza needs closer scrutiny (1 day old)

The complexity and convenience of the internet means it escapes lawmakers’ attention

The UK water regime calls out for change (1 day old)

Insufficient competition has bred a lack of accountability

Let the creative industries power Britain after Brexit (1 day old)

Funds to boost regional clusters would further propel one of the best-performing sectors

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