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Man charged following ‘imitation firearm’ incident in Ipswich (9 hours old)

A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence, following an incident in Ipswich on Thursday.

Parliament is out for summer ... but how did the parties do this term? (10 hours old)

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

‘Devastated’ Nicola Urquhart will try to stop landfill cell being filled in after police call off 20-week Corrie McKeague search (10 hours old)

The family of missing Corrie McKeague are “devastated” by the news that they may now never know what has happened to the 23-year-old RAF gunner, after police called off a 20-week landfill search.

New Felixstowe pier building set to open on July 29 (11 hours old)

Owners of Felixstowe pier have announced that the new building will open to the public this month.

Primary school in Ipswich says goodbye to two long-running members of staff (11 hours old)

Children and staff at Sprites Primary School in Ipswich have said a fond farewell two long-running staff members.

New Wolsey Theatre set to get new roof to finally cure stubborn leaks (12 hours old)

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre is set to get a new roof in a bid to cure persistent problems with leaks that have continued for many years.

Starbucks open again as work at Cineworld in Ipswich continues (13 hours old)

Refurbishment work at Ipswich Cineworld multiplex on Cardinal Park is nearing completion with the re-opening of a Starbucks coffee shop at the site.

More green waste being burned after Suffolk councils scrap free bins (13 hours old)

The number of households using brown compost bins has fallen by more than half in the three Suffolk districts that introduced charges for their brown bins last year.

Norwich City billboard near Ipswich railway station torn down by Ipswich Town fans (14 hours old)

Ipswich Town fans have shown their disgust for a billboard in the town showing off Norwich City’s new home kit - by attempting to tear it down.

Lurcher puppies keep in touch after new owners agree to do the same (14 hours old)

Roo, Billy, Doris, Rosie, Stanley, Arthur, Pippa, Molly and Gladys were born to mother Snowy at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Wherstead.

UK homepage

Rush to cash in pensions spurs FCA scrutiny (8 hours old)

Three firms agree to suspend services amid fears that transfer advice ignores risk

The backlash against bias in advertising (9 hours old)

The UK is tightening rules on sexist stereotyping in ad campaigns. Critics argue recruitment in the industry must change too

Corbyn allies weigh creation of second deputy leader (6 hours old)

Proposal to put woman in new role threatens to undermine current deputy Tom Watson

Tech stocks off to best start to year since crisis (5 hours old)

Sector up nearly 23%so far this year as investors chase growth companies

Amateur drone pilots face flight safety test in UK (4 hours old)

Rising number of near-misses with aircraft prompts proposal for tighter regulation

Sean Spicer steps down as White House press secretary (6 hours old)

Hedge fund founder Scaramucci appointed in overhaul of Trump team facing Russia scandal

Why ‘Love Island’ could use a female Doctor (17 hours old)

‘Watching the reality TV show, it looks like today’s female role models are self-absorbed wannabes’

The ‘devil’s bargain’ between Bannon and Trump (2 days old [19/07/17])

Was the former Breitbart chairman the power behind an insurgent campaign? An investigation into his role makes the case

Want to change the media? Don’t get mad — get even (17 hours old)

‘Many voters prefer to flock to entertaining stories that are (at best) partisan and (at worst) deliberately fake’

US bans citizens from travelling to North Korea (8 hours old)

Move follows death of Otto Warmbier after Pyongyang sentenced him to hard labour

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Economy | The Guardian

UK court blocks £14bn class action case against MasterCard (5 hours old)

Fledgling competition tribunal refuses to allow claim relating to 16 years of alleged overcharging to proceedA £14bn class-action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday. The competition appeal tribunal (CAT), a newly empowered court that oversees Britain’s fledgling class action regime, ruled that it would not grant the necessary collective proceedings order for the case to continue to trial. Continue reading...

Budget deficit leaps as Brexit-fuelled inflation troubles Hammond (10 hours old)

Government borrowing rises by more than expected to £6.9bn in June – almost 50% higher than in the same month last yearThe government was forced to borrow more than expected in June after a jump in the UK’s budget deficit to £6.9bn – almost 50% higher than the same month last year.The sharp rise followed a spike in the cost of financing the UK’s debt, a drop in corporation tax receipts and a larger than forecast contribution to the EU in June. Continue reading...

Britons travelling to Europe offered just 88 euro cents for £1 (9 hours old)

On the UK’s big summer holiday getaway weekend, airports have offered very poor rates for sterling after difficult week on forex markets British holidaymakers heading to Europe for this weekend’s big getaway are being offered what may be the worst ever foreign exchange rates at British airports – in one case, just 88 euro cents for every pound they hand over. Continue reading...

Banks and companies plan expansion in Frankfurt after Brexit (9 hours old)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley is latest to choose city as it vies to become EU’s principle financial centre and win back jobs lost in banking crisisSeveral hundred banks and companies have contacted German authorities about expanding in Frankfurt, as the city vies to become the EU’s principal financial centre after Brexit.Lucia Puttrich, Europe minister in the government of the state of Hesse, told the Guardian she had been in talks with several banks about expanding their presence in Frankfurt or the Rhine-Main area. Continue reading...

'London Whale' charges dropped against former JP Morgan traders (3 hours old)

Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout have had charges dropped after testimony of trader Bruno Iksil ruled unreliableUS prosecutors have decided to drop criminal charges against two former JP Morgan Chase & Co derivatives traders implicated in the “London Whale” trading scandal that caused $6.2bn (£4.7bn) of losses in 2012. In seeking the dismissal of charges against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, the Department of Justice said it “no longer believes that it can rely on the testimony” of Bruno Iksil, the trader dubbed the London Whale, based on recent statements and writings he made th[...]

Fit for an oligarch: school for the super-rich opens in London's Mayfair (14 hours old)

Eaton Square upper school offers neoclassical classrooms in a Grade 1-listed building, and fees to suit London’s bankers and aristocratsSchool assemblies will be held in a state-room hung with original 1761 green silk wallpaper. History will be taught in neoclassical rooms designed by Robert Adam, and chemistry experiments will be carried out in basement laboratories being converted from what are amusingly described as “Mrs Patmore’s kitchens”.This is Eaton Square upper school, the first new co-ed private school in central London for decades, which is preparing to open its doors to the childre[...]

Boots faces boycott over refusal to lower cost of morning-after pill (1 day old)

Tesco and Superdrug halve price of emergency contraceptive after charity campaign, but Boots retains higher priceThere have been calls for a boycott of Boots after the chemist refused to lower the cost of the morning-after pill for fear it would encourage over-use. Rivals Tesco and Superdrug halved the price of the emergency contraceptive following a campaign from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), a leading provider of abortion care. Continue reading...

Private equity houses offer £3bn for payments processor Paysafe (13 hours old)

Blackstone and CVC hope to gain access to fast-growing sector with bid for FTSE 250 company based on Isle of ManThe scramble to capitalise on the growing trend to shop online is continuing after the payments processor Paysafe received a near-£3bn bid from a private equity consortium eager to gain access to the fast-growing sector.Shares in Paysafe shot to record highs after the announcement of the 590p-a-share offer from the private equity houses Blackstone and CVC, a consortium that has made four approaches for the company since May. Continue reading...

Lloyds compensates only five victims of HBOS fraud scandal (20 hours old)

Some of 67 business owners left penniless by Reading scam threaten legal action as bank fails to meet deadline for offersLloyds Banking Group has paid compensation to only five of the 67 victims of the HBOS Reading fraud scandal almost a month after its own deadline for making redress offers for the “utterly corrupt scheme” that left small business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless”.The bank, which was until recently part-owned by the government, said on Friday that just five of its customers had accepted its offers of compensation. It has failed to make any offer to more than half of th[...]

Quiz float makes fashion firm's founding family some of Scotland's richest (21 hours old)

Ramzans aim to stay ‘grounded and focused’ after selling £92m stake in firm that investors hope will become the new BoohooThe Glaswegian family behind the fast-growing fashion chain Quiz are now among Scotland’s richest after selling a £92m stake in a business investors hope will be the next Boohoo.The high street fashion chain is set to be valued at £200m when it floats on Aim, the junior London stock market, later in July. The retailer was founded by entrepreneur Tarak Ramzan in the early 1990s but the windfall is being shared among nine family members including sons Sheraz and Haris, who wi[...]

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Vodafone hits back at Reliance Jio over India competition (19 hours old)

Vittorio Colao dismisses claims of unfair advantage as ‘fiction’

ZTE Corporation: smart lines (1 day old)

Telecom equipment maker somehow bucks the slowdown in China’s smartphone market

Jio says telecoms rivals have made $15bn on back of inflated prices (1 day old)

Attack is latest salvo in crippling price war that has angered incumbents

Telecoms is the poor stepsister sector in TMT (2 days old [19/07/17])

Investors put a low valuation on the pipes that connect us to the internet

NetLink/Singtel: dividend feast (2 days old [19/07/17])

The telecom incumbent should pay out the proceeds as a dividend

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Blue-chip US tech stocks off to best start to year since crisis (5 hours old)

Sector up nearly 23%so far this year as investors chase growth companies

Week in review, July 22 (6 hours old)

Microsoft closes gap with Amazon; SoftBank, KKR, ITV and a Spanish tune in the news

Lyft to double staff numbers in drive to develop autonomous car (12 hours old)

Uber rival aims to mix robot fleet with real drivers in new hybrid network

Review: Reality bites for cheaper Oculus as gamers seek friends (16 hours old)

Expansion of multiplayer offering could be the answer to VR’s ‘chicken and egg’ puzzle

CVC and Blackstone launch £3bn bid for Paysafe (18 hours old)

Cash offer the latest in a string of buyouts for payments processors

Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash (23 hours old)

As road deaths rise, software is being developed to deal with distracted drivers

Elon Musk excites followers with Boring tweets (1 day old)

Billionaire takes to Twitter to lobby for approval to build superfast train tunnel

Microsoft exceeds forecasts thanks to the cloud (1 day old)

Software group’s Azure business doubles revenue in the last quarter

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BBC News - Business

Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub (12 hours old)

It becomes the first US bank to confirm the Irish capital as its preferred site for post-Brexit operations.

Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation (14 hours old)

Lloyds Banking Group is close to offering compensation to 30 customers - but MPs criticise the bank.

UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies (16 hours old)

Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.

Mastercard £14bn 'overcharge' legal action fails (13 hours old)

The claim was that 46 million consumers were overcharged by Mastercard between 1992 and 2008.

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails (11 hours old)

The price comparison website sent seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving messages.

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars (16 hours old)

The VW subsidiary offers a free upgrade which it says will counteract possible bans on diesel cars.

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture (17 hours old)

The German giant claims a Russian business broke sanctions by shipping its turbines to Crimea.

UK property transactions fall for third month in a row (18 hours old)

There were 96,910 property sales in June, the lowest figure since last Autumn.

UK government borrowing rises in June (17 hours old)

The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.

Paysafe shares jump on bid approach (11 hours old)

The FTSE 100 loses ground but Paysafe shares leap on news of a £2.9bn takeover offer.

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UK Equities

Ashtead climbs in wake of United Rentals boost (1 day old)

Peer’s raised guidance pushes equipment rental company to top of a rising FTSE 100

Reckitt rewarded for US disposal’s ‘attractive’ price (2 days old [19/07/17])

FTSE 100 climbs to three-week high as builders’ stocks support benchmark

IG Group shares surge on regulatory hopes (3 days old [18/07/17])

Spread-betting group stock in demand as FTSE 100 edges lower

Mining stocks send FTSE 100 higher (4 days old [17/07/17])

China’s second-quarter economic growth beats forecasts, boosting miners

Miners stand out as broad UK market drifts lower (7 days old [14/07/17])

Anglo American rallies with firmer rand while Glencore and Rio Tinto also gain

The paradox of productivity and other slippery concepts (7 days old [14/07/17])

If measuring it in services is tricky, measuring it in the public sector has hardly begun

With Saudi Aramco in sights, FCA opens door to foreign listings (8 days old [13/07/17])

Some high-profile investors fear a weakening of safeguards for the UK stock market

Ocado gains on prospect of automation cutting costs (8 days old [13/07/17])

FTSE 100 edges lower as AstraZeneca loses steam

Short sellers vindicated by Carillion’s share price slump (9 days old [12/07/17])

But Premier Oil surge shows danger of getting the risky bearish strategy wrong

London rally leaves Kingfisher behind (9 days old [12/07/17])

FTSE 100 registers its biggest daily gain since April

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Reading the signals of China’s global ambitions (12 hours old)

Opinion Focus: FT columnists see world power shifting as Beijing pushes west

John McCain is one of the few who can stand up to Donald Trump (17 hours old)

Senator’s cancer diagnosis could rob Congress of a catalyst for president’s impeachment

Reasons for optimism on US’s Nafta goals (17 hours old)

Trump administration’s summary of objectives is — in parts — an agenda for free trade

The Macron generation shakes up French business (1 day old)

Buoyed by new leader, a new wave of executives is pledging to reform corporate France

Women are right to be angry at the pay gap (1 day old)

The BBC shows how far the UK is from achieving earnings parity

Emmanuel Macron stands up to the French military (1 day old)

A row with the generals was mishandled but bigger tests lie ahead

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