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Suffolk ‘Supercop’ Ali Livingstone pens new book on life in policing and his mental health breakdown (1 hour 7 minutes old)

As a successful Suffolk police officer, Ali Livingstone was once dubbed ‘supercop’ for his enviable arrest record before a debilitating mental breakdown saw him walk away from the job he loved. Now the former sergeant has penned an insightful new book which shines a light on the challenges of modern policing, the trauma he faced, and the journey to regain his mental health.

Beware dodgy emails with bogus ‘fixed penalty charge’, police warn amid latest scam (1 hour 8 minutes old)

Con artists are circulating dodgy emails trying to trick people into paying fake fixed penalty charges, police in Suffolk have warned.

‘I’m not searching for closure’ – mum of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague (1 hour 9 minutes old)

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she is “not searching for closure” and has to find a way of dealing with her son not being here every day.

Man arrested on suspicion of rape after alleged attack at horse auction house (1 hour 14 minutes old)

A 44-year-old man has been arrested following an alleged rape which happened at the Tattersalls sales complex in Newmarket.

Why we all need to download the track and trace app and ‘play our part’ (1 hour 17 minutes old)

The long-awaited NHS coronavirus tracing app for England and Wales has launched and residents in Suffolk are being urged to download it and play their part in the battle against coronavirus.

Boy, 15, shot in Kesgrave regains consciousness (1 hour 18 minutes old)

A teenager who was shot on Kesgrave’s Grange Farm estate while walking to school has regained consciousness in hospital.

Suffolk businesses react to new coronavirus job support scheme (2 hours old)

Business leaders have said chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new Job Support Scheme is a “very welcome” boost to Suffolk’s economy - although some have questioned whether it goes far enough.

Man injured in van crash at Tesco Copdock (3 hours old)

A man has suffered head injuries after being involved in a collision with a van in the car park of Tesco at Copdock.

Ipswich Rudolph Run given the go ahead for 2020 (3 hours old)

Excited children will get to see this year’s popular Rudolph Run in Ipswich despite Covid-19 - after organisers confirmed: “We are confident that we can safely deliver Rudolph for all volunteers and the public.”

Shipping firm sees orders soar as Amazon orders go through the roof (3 hours old)

A Felixstowe shipping firm is looking to expand in response to post-lockdown demand.

UK homepage

Sunak statement: Chancellor unveils new jobs support plan as Covid cases rise (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Package aims to help companies after UK furlough scheme is scrapped in October

Thousands of UK students isolating as Covid cases rise at universities (3 hours old)

Possibility of Christmas lockdown not ruled out by government

US technology stocks recover after falling at the open (1 hour 59 minutes old)

European equities markets hit three-month low with concerns building over economy

Ex-Cambridge Analytica chief banned from directorships (3 hours old)

Alexander Nix’s 7-year ban follows collapse of data analytics group

Spotify founder Daniel Ek to invest €1bn in European tech (2 hours old)

Streaming company’s chief to channel funding into early-stage start-ups over next decade

Madrid vs New York: a tale of two cities during Covid-19 (12 hours old)

They were epicentres of the pandemic. But differing approaches to easing lockdown have seen their fortunes diverge

Joe Biden’s low bar for debating Donald Trump (4 hours old)

Next week’s meeting could be the most consequential since Bush-Gore in 2000

Mexico’s populist president faces backlash from the people (6 hours old)

Protest camps set up in central Mexico City as dissatisfaction with López Obrador grows

US police clash with protesters over Breonna Taylor case (1 hour 58 minutes old)

More than 100 arrested in Louisville as demonstrations erupt after grand jury decision

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Business | The Guardian

Closing UK furlough scheme this autumn is a mistake, says NIESR (58 days old [28/07/20])

Thinktank says ending Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme from August could cost 1.2m jobsThe government closing its furlough scheme this autumn is a “mistake” that will drive up unemployment by 1.2 million by Christmas, one of the UK’s leading economics thinktanks has warned.Sounding the alarm over the mounting risk to jobs, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said extending the wage subsidy scheme until the middle of next year would dramatically cut the number of redundancies across Britain and would probably pay for itself. Continue reading...

Boohoo vows to 'act decisively' on lawyers' review of UK supply chain (58 days old [28/07/20])

Retailer faced allegations that factories making its clothes in Leicester were paying workers below minimum wageThe online fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to “act decisively” on any recommendations made by lawyers investigating its UK supply chain, after it faced allegations that factories making its clothes in Leicester were paying workers below the minimum wage. So far, the company has not committed to publishing the full report.The independent review is being led by Alison Levitt QC, the former head of law firm Mishcon de Reya’s white-collar crime unit, and on Tuesday the company said [...]

Selfridges to cut 450 jobs as Covid-19 causes 'toughest year' (58 days old [28/07/20])

Redundancies at department store chain follow 700 job losses at Harrods this monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSelfridges is to cut 450 jobs across its department stores, in the latest blow to UK high street retailers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.The cuts represent 14% of its workforce and Anne Pitcher, group managing director, said it was the “toughest decision we have ever had to take”. Selfridges operates four department stores in the UK including its London flagship on Oxford Street, as well as a website. Continue reading...

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (58 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely affectedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, analysis by the London School of Economics suggests.The LSE report says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with business conditions worsening for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

BA cabin crew warn of 'immediate' strike over plans to cut 12,000 jobs (58 days old [28/07/20])

Trade union accuses airline of setting out to fire and rehire thousands of workers on less favourable termsBritish Airways cabin crew have warned the airline to expect an “immediate” strike over plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs following the collapse in demand for air travel because of the coronavirus pandemic.Unite, the trade union which represents thousands of BA employees including cabin crew, engineers and maintenance staff, accused the airline of planning to “fire and rehire” thousands of its workers on reduced terms. Continue reading...

Billionaire bosses to feel the heat over tech giants' massive wealth and power (58 days old [28/07/20])

Extraordinary hearing will see some of the richest men in history called to account for their firms’ market dominanceSome of the richest men in history representing the most valuable companies ever created will be grilled by Congress on Wednesday , as US authorities get increasingly serious about whether tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet have become too powerful. Related: Clashes in Portland as Trump’s actions light fuse under protests in other cities Continue reading...

Hong Kong property tycoon pitches new city idea to Ireland (58 days old [28/07/20])

Ivan Ko hopes to find site between Dublin and Belfast to host 50,000 fellow HongkongersA Hong Kong property tycoon wants to build a city in Ireland to host 50,000 emigrants from the semi-autonomous city.Ivan Ko, founder of the Victoria Harbour Group (VHG), an international charter city investment company, hopes to find a 50 sq km site between Dublin and Belfast to create a new city, named Nextpolis, from scratch. Continue reading...

UK broadband users to save £270m after Ofcom price review (58 days old [28/07/20])

Regulator finds 40% of customers are out of contract and most are paying too muchMillions of customers are in line to share in savings of more than £270m a year on the cost of their broadband bills, after Ofcom reached agreement with companies on pricing changes and commitments to offer better deals when consumers’ contracts come to an end.A report released by the telecoms and media regulator found that about 40% of UK broadband customers, 8.7 million, are out of contract and most of them are paying higher prices than they could be if they struck a new deal or changed providers. On average, th[...]

BAME representation in UK's top jobs has barely risen in past three years (58 days old [28/07/20])

Colour of Power survey finds issue not addressed despite government-backed targetsThe proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in some of the 1,100 most powerful jobs in the UK has barely moved over the past three years, according to a study that highlights the lack of non-white representation across key roles.Only 51 out of the 1,097 most powerful roles in the country are filled by non-white individuals, an increase of only 1.2%, or 15 people, since 2017, the Colour of Power survey by consultants Green Park and not-for-profit organisation Operation Black Vote said. Continue readi[...]

Coronavirus spurs sales surge for makers of Dettol (58 days old [28/07/20])

Reckitt Benckiser, which owns Vanish, Finish, and Harpic says it’s struggling to sate demand in parts of US and UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConsumer demand for cleaning products from Dettol to Lysol provided a pandemic sales surge for Reckitt Benckiser, although the company admitted it is still struggling to keep shelves stocked in “pockets” of the UK and US.The consumer goods group, which owns brands including Cillit Bang, Nurofen and Durex, beat market expectations with total revenues rising 11.9% to £6.9bn in the first half. Continue reading...

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Telecoms

Covid-19 forces Australia broadband upgrade as internet use surges (1 day old)

Government-owned NBN’s A$4.5bn U-turn to fibre also a response to competitive threat from 5G

Iliad/telecoms M&A: Trojan lore (3 days old [21/09/20])

Investors want more than just consolidation and cost-cutting

Iliad sets sights on Poland with takeover of mobile group Play  (3 days old [21/09/20])

Xavier Niel’s telecoms group has already agreed to buy 40% stake from 2 investment funds

Why telecoms groups have fallen out of fashion with investors (5 days old [18/09/20])

High debt and unwieldy corporate structures plague valuations of European groups but owners see an opportunity

Slow 5G rollout a risk to Europe’s supply chains, warn industrialists  (6 days old [18/09/20])

A fragmented approach in EU threatens investment, says roundtable boss Svanberg

SoftBank to sell last of telecoms assets with Brightstar deal (6 days old [18/09/20])

Sale cements Japanese group’s transition to global investor following string of disposals

Telefónica teams up with Rakuten in search of 5G networks alternative  (8 days old [16/09/20])

Move to bolster ‘open RAN’ technology will strengthen smaller suppliers competing with Huawei and Ericsson

Five of the world’s best homes for sale in broadband hotspots (10 days old [14/09/20])

From waterside residences to mountain chalets, prime property with speedy internet connections 

Former BT chief Livingston to oversee UK’s post-Huawei shake-up (12 days old [11/09/20])

Former trade minister and BT chief executive to chair vendor diversity task force for Britain’s telecoms sector

Altice Europe: private line (13 days old [11/09/20])

The board has recommended Patrick Drahi’s offer to minority shareholders. That does not make it an attractive offer, though

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Technology sector

Spotify founder Daniel Ek to invest €1bn in European tech (2 hours old)

Streaming company’s chief to channel funding into early-stage start-ups over next decade

Ex-Cambridge Analytica chief banned from directorships (3 hours old)

Alexander Nix’s 7-year ban follows collapse of data analytics group

Developers form coalition to fight Apple over App Store practices (5 hours old)

Group that includes Spotify and Epic Games to lobby against alleged anti-competitive behaviour

Facebook launches oversight board ahead of US election (9 hours old)

‘Supreme Court’-style body is unlikely to make any rulings before November 3 vote

ByteDance asks China for licence to export tech ahead of Trump ban  (12 hours old)

Chinese group rushes to finalise deal for TikTok’s US operations as US blocking deadline nears

Coronavirus forces lawyers to face their digital future (13 hours old)

The legal sector has escaped radical change by new technology — so far. Is that about to change?

New Covid tracing app to launch in England and Wales  (17 hours old)

After months of delays, addition to test-and-trace system uses technology from Apple and Google to alert users

Venture capital floods into food-tech (17 hours old)

Growing consumer interest in sustainable food has not escaped early-stage investors

Apple and Singapore to reward health-monitoring smartwatch users (18 hours old)

New gadget gauges blood oxygen, but 5G iPhone is still a no-show

TikTok requests injunction against US app store ban (19 hours old)

Challenge to Trump order comes as owner ByteDance struggles to seal restructuring deal

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BBC News - Business

Rishi Sunak defends emergency jobs scheme (1 hour 16 minutes old)

Wages will be topped up for six months, but chancellor says it is "impossible " to say how many jobs will be saved.

Rishi Sunak: VAT cut to be extended for hospitality sector (2 hours old)

The chancellor has announced that a VAT cut to 5% across hospitality and tourism will be extended.

Rishi Sunak's post-furlough plan: At-a-glance (4 hours old)

The chancellor sets out plans to protect jobs over the winter. Here's what you need to know.

Fraudsters 'caught me in a spider's web' (5 hours old)

Banks warn that fraudsters are gathering personal details by exploiting the coronavirus crisis.

Cineworld swings to huge loss after virus closures (7 hours old)

The cinema chain warns it may need to raise more money in the event of further coronavirus restrictions.

Many firms 'have not considered Brexit effect' (17 hours old)

Only half of UK firms that trade internationally have assessed the impact of Brexit, says a business group.

'My bank is shutting my account because of Brexit' (17 hours old)

Thousands of British expats living in the EU have been told their bank accounts are being closed.

Brexit: Why is it so hard to reach a deal? (17 hours old)

Time is running out to reach a Brexit deal - what are the obstacles?

Brexit: Seven things changing in January and others that remain unresolved (17 hours old)

The UK's future relationship with the EU remains uncertain - but some things will be different in 2021.

China’s new richest person is a bottled water tycoon (7 hours old)

Zhong Shanshan’s net worth reached $58.7bn thanks to his water and vaccine firms.

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UK equities

Investors exit UK equity funds on pandemic and Brexit fears (9 hours old)

Proportion of assets British retail investors allocate to domestic stocks at record low

Global stocks inch higher despite concerns over Covid-19  (1 day old)

Markets stabilise after Monday’s falls as UK outlines stricter curbs to fight coronavirus

Global stocks sink on fears of new Covid lockdowns (2 days old [21/09/20])

Worries over tightening of pandemic restrictions make for gloomy start to the week

The easy money fuelling the market’s fever (3 days old [20/09/20])

Low interest rates by central banks have helped to sustain the rally in equities

Lex letter from London: braving the UK’s ‘Brovid’ markets (8 days old [16/09/20])

There is some undoubted alignment between administrative competence and investor confidence

Wall Street higher as Nasdaq regains ground (9 days old [14/09/20])

Flurry of tech sector deals opens trading week on positive note

Investors should beware Games Workshop’s fantastical share price (12 days old [12/09/20])

Hobby retailer has had a breathtaking stock-market run over the past four years

BA owner IAG launches steeply discounted €2.75bn rights issue (14 days old [10/09/20])

Airline warns it expects to carry fewer passengers as it attempts to shore up finances after coronavirus disruption

Diageo faces a tussle between simplicity and virtue (26 days old [29/08/20])

Liquor sector’s worst performer catches ESG bug while looking to new leadership era

Hut Group brings boost to sleepy London IPO market (27 days old [28/08/20])

Pace of stock market listings in UK has been slow while US and Asia shine

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Opinion

Japan’s problems with shareholder voting underscores need for reform (3 hours old)

Antiquated system for tallying investor views at AGMs must be improved

Joe Biden’s low bar for debating Donald Trump (4 hours old)

Next week’s meeting could be the most consequential since Bush-Gore in 2000

An African at the WTO’s helm would fit its free trade instincts (5 hours old)

New director-general could also address colonial patterns that hold back the continent

Puff Daddy: a man, a clarinet, a midlife crisis (6 hours old)

Some people deal with ageing by buying a Ferrari. Others…

Strategic indecisiveness is fatal in a pandemic (6 hours old)

Suppression is better than mitigation — but at least commit fully to one or the other

China’s emissions target is a leap forward (7 hours old)

Neutrality by 2060 is a welcome step, though more detail is needed

When are you going to retire?  (12 hours old)

Working out a date is not rocket science, but is far more than a financial decision

How the pandemic deepened the poverty pit (12 hours old)

‘Once a family falls into extreme poverty, it may never rise again’

Why autocrats are lining up for Donald Trump (12 hours old)

The US president has put the world’s most powerful democracy on the side of authoritarianism

Business schools look for lessons on the Covid front line (12 hours old)

Researchers are grappling with how to understand and help organisations in the pandemic

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