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Evening Star News

Have you seen Ben Goodspeed and Tate Heeney wanted by police in connection with Colchester attempted murder? (2 hours old)

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

Framlingham singer songwriter Ed Sheeran confirms engagement to Cherry Seaborn in Instagram post (2 hours old)

Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn, the Framlingham singer has confirmed on Instagram.

Snow could be on its way to Suffolk this weekend as temperatures plummet (3 hours old)

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

Heavy traffic on A12 near Darsham after crash (3 hours old)

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a car having gone into a ditch on the A12 near Darsham

Police launch attempted murder investigation after 17-year-old boy stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester (5 hours old)

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

Women’s Week: Rapes reports in Ipswich hit three-year high (6 hours old)

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

Women’s Week: Transgender woman Jennifer Jo Lees from Leiston loves living her ‘true self’ (6 hours old)

Few of us can imagine what it feels like to be born in a body that you do not recognise as your own.

Ipswich Opportunity Area plan to transform education is ambitious but necessary (6 hours old)

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

Fire crews tackle Colchester house fire which started in living room (7 hours old)

Firefighters were called to a house fire which began in the living room of a house in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

Damning dossier from ambulance trust whistleblower claims Christmas and new year deaths were due to delays (22 hours old)

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

UK homepage

US government shuts down as Senate talks fail  (11 hours old)

Senators fail to support stopgap funding measure before midnight deadline

Shutdown illustrates Trumpian age of dysfunction (6 minutes old)

At several points, Trump and Democrats have struck a deal but he reneged soon afterwards

Macron boosts May’s hopes of bespoke EU trade deal (7 hours old)

French president raises chances of halfway-house compromise on access to single market

Private equity investors circle collapsed Carillion (19 hours old)

UK construction group attracts interest from bidders seeking cheap distressed assets

Melrose’s swoop for GKN has hallmarks of an old-school raid (3 hours old)

Bid revives the spirit of the takeover tactics used by an earlier corporate buccaneer

Gove turns green to nurture his political revival (13 hours old)

Environment secretary moves from political desolation to front-page news

Paul Thomas Anderson: ‘I killed the world’s greatest actor?! Don’t blame me for that!’ (1 day old)

The ‘Phantom Thread’ filmmaker talks awards, insecurity and why he’s not to blame for Daniel Day-Lewis quitting movies

‘I’m not a crocodile’: Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa (1 day old)

He spent decades at Mugabe’s side, but now he’s leader, what does Emmerson Mnangagwa plan?

How the Carillion collapse unfolded (5 hours old)

Bankruptcy of UK’s second-biggest construction group could push subcontractors to fail

ANC begins push to remove Zuma from presidency (1 hour 2 minutes old)

Party’s national executive committee debates steps needed for leader’s resignation

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Economy | The Guardian

Climate change, AI and harassment – the hottest topics at this year’s Davos (1 hour 18 minutes old)

The World Economic Forum focuses on the ‘fractured world’ this year: but the biggest star at the gala will be Donald TrumpDonald Trump will loom large at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this week, as the self-styled anti-globalist joins the annual gathering of billionaires, business executives and politicians.The meeting at the luxury ski resort in the Swiss Alps at the start of each year is set to be dominated by the US president, who is due to give a special address to the conference on Friday. Continue reading...

Carillion collapse further delays building at two major hospitals (23 hours old)

BMA demands answers as work stops at Royal Liverpool and Midland MetropolitanThe chair of the British Medical Association has demanded answers about the future of two major hospitals that Carillion was building when it collapsed, amid mounting concern about the impact of any delays on stretched NHS services.Patients’ groups joined the doctors’ trade body in calling for clarity after local NHS trusts admitted that work on the £335m Royal Liverpool University and Birmingham’s £350m Midland Metropolitan hospitals is on hold. Continue reading...

Forget product placement: now advertisers can buy storylines (1 hour 17 minutes old)

An episode of US show Black-ish saw a character discussing an ad campaign by Procter & Gamble. Is this the future of TV?Advertiser-funded programming is an important source of money for broadcasters, but could advertiser-funded dialogue be the next step? Last week saw a groundbreaking attempt to blend advertising and editorial in an episode of the hit US sitcom Black-ish, which involved consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble paying for a plotline.In the episode, broadcast on ABC, characters discussed P&G’s award-winning ad campaign, “The Talk”, which features African American parents talking abo[...]

Dixons Carphone CEO will step down to run chemist chain Boots (4 hours old)

Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, resigned in a surprise moveThe chief executive of Britain’s biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone retailer will step down to run high street chemist Boots.Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, has resigned in a surprise move days before it updates the City on its Christmas trading performance. Continue reading...

UK's live entertainment industry hits new highs (1 day old)

Sector takes record £17bn in revenues last year as analysts predict further growth for 2018The West End debut of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, mega gigs including U2 and Guns N’ Roses and the return of Star Wars helped propel the UK’s live entertainment sector to a record £17bn in revenues last year.Growth will continue this year as the UK’s live economy – which ranges from cinema visits to attending music and arts festivals, sports events, and live tours of TV shows including The X Factor – is forecast to surge by another £400m. Continue reading...

Facebook hires Eurosport chief for multibillion live push (1 day old)

Appointment made before deadline for bids on rights to stream Premier League matchesFacebook is poised to appoint a senior broadcasting executive to lead its multibillion-dollar drive to secure streaming rights for top-flight live sport.The appointment of Eurosport’s chief executive, Peter Hutton, follows its global search for a head of live sport after being frustrated in a $600m (£433m) bid to secure streaming rights to Indian Premier League cricket matches. Continue reading...

Hundreds of MPs call on supermarkets to scrap plastic packaging (1 day old)

MPs write to major supermarkets, as pressure grows over the huge amounts of plastic waste they generateTwo hundred cross-party MPs are calling on heads of the major supermarkets to eliminate plastic packaging from their products by 2023.The MPs, who are from seven political parties, have written to Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Budgens and Marks & Spencer urging them to scrap plastic packaging. Continue reading...

Funeral price war prompts Dignity to issue profits warning (1 day old)

Shares in funeral services provider lose half their value as forecast for 2018 disappointsA price war in the funeral business has forced one of the UK’s biggest undertakers to slash the cost of its cheapest funeral by 25%.On Friday almost £500m was wiped off the market value of Dignity, the UK’s only publicly listed funeral services company, after it warned that increasingly tough competition in the budget end of the market would have a dramatic effect on the firm’s profitability in the future. Continue reading...

1m more smart meters which hinder switching could be rolled out (1 day old)

Government extends deadline for installation of older model despite interoperability issuesMore than 1m extra first generation smart meters will be fitted in homes because the government has extended a deadline for their installation, despite the devices being criticised because they can “go dumb” when customers switch energy suppliers. Related: Energy firms say price cap on bills could hit UK roll-out of smart meters Continue reading...

Ryanair: HMRC and employment tsar may question airline over pay (1 day old)

MPs call for cabin crew pay inquiry as airline denies failing to adhere to UK employment lawRyanair has been referred to employment and tax authorities for investigation by two parliamentary committees, citing the airline’s “refusal to cooperate” with inquiries over crew pay and conditions.Frank Field, chair of the work and pensions committee, and Rachel Reeves, chair of the business select committee, have written to HMRC and the director of labour market enforcement asking them to investigate Ryanair and the agencies that supply its cabin crew. Continue reading...

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Reliance Industries reports first profit for telecom unit Jio (1 day old)

Analysts caution that cash flow remains strongly negative at upstart division

BT pension plans rejected by High Court (1 day old)

Telecoms group wants to overhaul scheme to deal with £14bn deficit

Court defeat deals blow to BT pension plans (1 day old)

Company is trying to bring down a deficit worth £14bn

ONS’s crossed telecom wires raise questions over inflation figures (2 days old [18/01/18])

Underplaying of sector gains could affect 5 years of growth and income data

Broadband’s ‘forgotten city’ rewired in ultrafast battle (2 days old [18/01/18])

Milton Keynes to benefit from new fibre network as BT faces challenge to dominance

Telecoms sector recovers even as net neutrality campaign grows (2 days old [18/01/18])

Senate Democrats on the offensive against scrapping of Obama-era rules

Indian WhatsApp rival Hike sends new message in bid for users (3 days old [17/01/18])

Challenger start-up hopes new offer will help it claw into huge lead of US group

Ericsson hit by writedown of almost $2bn  (4 days old [16/01/18])

Swedish telecoms equipment maker books new charges as its struggles continue

SoftBank: legacy issue (5 days old [15/01/18])

Selling the mobile phone unit is not conducive to corporate immortality

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Facebook to prioritise news rated trustworthy by users (18 hours old)

Social network will begin testing in US and will look to highlight more local stories

Week in Review, January 20 (18 hours old)

GE break-up; Apple, BP, Detroit auto show and China internet crackdown in the news

US regulators seek further review of Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm (18 hours old)

‘Second request’ from Federal Trade Commission signals more scrutiny for the $130bn proposed deal

ADT: alarm bells (20 hours old)

Apollo’s listing disappoints as Google, Amazon and Apple circle  

Amazon raises price of its Prime membership (22 hours old)

First increase to fee since 2014 of service seen as key to attracting online shoppers

Shell subsidiary applies for minicab licence in London (22 hours old)

First oil major to look at offering Uber-style tech in key ride-hailing market

Social media groups step up action on hate speech (1 day old)

EU data show Facebook, YouTube and Twitter increasing reviews of content

Google and Tencent partner up on patents (1 day old)

US company pairs with Chinese tech group in move that could open avenues in China

Now 20 cities are vying to become Amazonville (1 day old)

Cardboard computer games, Apple’s billions, Hasselblad’s 400-megapixel camera

The case for ending Amazon’s dominance (1 day old)

Antitrust authorities should not be making life easy for incumbents

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BBC News - Business

Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts (16 hours old)

How has US growth, jobs, stocks and trade fared in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency?

Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust (16 hours old)

Why did the City start to bet against construction giant Carillion before it went bust?

Dixons Carphone boss leaves for Boots (18 hours old)

The head of the electronics retailer is switching to the cosmetics and chemist chain in a major move.

Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030 (23 hours old)

The drinks giant is pledging to reclaim a used can or bottle for every one sold.

Amazon raises monthly Prime price in US (22 hours old)

The firm bumps up the monthly fee by $2, but the cost of an annual subscription was unchanged.

Dignity cuts funeral prices amid growing competition (23 hours old)

Shares in Dignity, the UK's only listed funeral firm fall 50%, as it cuts prices by 25%.

Carpetright shares crash on profit warning (23 hours old)

Shares in the retailer slump by 40% after the retailer suffers a "sharp deterioration" in UK trade.

UK retail sales slide in tough December (1 day old)

Retailers saw their biggest monthly fall since the EU referendum, official figures show.

Asda and Aldi stop energy drink sales to under-16s (1 day old)

Asda and Aldi will introduce ID checks from early March, after campaigners called for restrictions.

Carillion plan dubbed 'sticking plaster' (1 day old)

The FSB small business organisation rejects government claims that banks' support will provide a lifeline.

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UK Equities

EasyJet climbs to 2-year high ahead of update (21 hours old)

UK stocks climb with dollar earners providing support to FTSE 100  

Investors Chronicle: Merck, Pearson, GKN (1 day old)

Companies analysis from our sister publication

AA slides as Barclays forecasts dividend cancellation (1 day old)

UK stocks drift lower amid sterling strength and disappointing earnings

European watchdog launches online trading consultation (2 days old [18/01/18])

Clampdown plans include possible ban on crypto-products and tough borrowing limits

Provident Financial slides on fears of cash call (2 days old [17/01/18])

UK stocks retreat for third straight session after disappointing earnings updates

The ‘Brexit effect’ on UK domestic stocks (3 days old [17/01/18])

Value of sterling hits home — some shares now undervalued?

Pearson shares down on concerns about US business (3 days old [17/01/18])

Educational publisher hit as it warns of further challenges in textbooks sector

Johnson Matthey gains on electric-car forecast (3 days old [16/01/18])

FTSE 100 ends 0.2% lower, down 13.21 points at 7,755.93

Sterling’s strength against the dollar masks Brexit gloom (4 days old [16/01/18])

Levels of pessimism on UK equities have not been so stark since the 2008 crisis

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Shutdown illustrates Trumpian age of dysfunction (6 minutes old)

At several points, Trump and Democrats have struck a deal but he reneged soon afterwards

Anna Mae Hays, the first female US general, 1920-2018 (1 day old)

A pioneer, yet she was more interested in service than feminism

Shared aims mask ‘eternal interests’ for Britain and France (1 day old)

Macron takes the upper hand as London and Paris seek to reset their relationship

Carillion’s collapse: risk and failure (1 day old)

The construction company’s failure will be felt beyond Britain. What signs were missed?

Oil price touches record high in Russian rouble terms (1 day old)

Nigeria, Angola, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan enjoying record prices in local currency

Carillion’s failure does not vindicate Corbyn (1 day old)

Problems with PFI are no reason to kill off private sector provision in the UK

Myanmar is fraught with danger for Rohingyas (1 day old)

The world must not stand by if the refugees are forcibly returned

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