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Evening Star News

Student hoping to get her paws on top prize at Crufts (40 minutes old)

An 18-year-old from Suffolk is looking to unleash her talent and make judges sit up and take notice during one of the world’s top dog shows.

Bangladeshi community in Suffolk marks date on march to independence (1 hour 17 minutes old)

Members of the Bangladeshi community in Ipswich joined with civic leaders for a special ceremony to mark a crucial stage of their country’s independence struggle.

Use WhatsApp to help fight crime, residents told (1 hour 44 minutes old)

In the old days, residents would have convened a Neighbourhood Watch group to share valuable intelligence and what criminals were up to in their areas.

Disabled footballer’s stolen bike to be replaced - with a little help from Ipswich Town keeper Bart (1 hour 58 minutes old)

When this happy-go-lucky disabled man’s treasured bicycle was cruelly stolen, it soured what was supposed to be a day of celebration.

One lane closed on A12 after cyclist falls off bike (2 hours old)

A lane is closed on the A12 after a man has been seen lying on the road after falling off his bike on the Ipswich-bound carriageway.

Delays expected as police prepare to escort huge boat to Ipswich Marina (3 hours old)

Suffolk Police are preparing to escort a 25 metre boat through Suffolk to Ipswich Marina.

Have you seen your first butterfly of the year yet? (3 hours old)

The recent spate of fine weather has resulted in a flurry of early sightings of butterflies across Suffolk.

What time is the Mi Amigo Cambridge flypast today? (3 hours old)

Aircraft from RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall will perform a flypast in Cambridge as part of a tribute to a fallen American air crew 75 years ago.

What will Brexit mean for Suffolk companies? (3 hours old)

Brexit will be a hot topic of conversation at the second Mid Suffolk Business Exhibition, set for Stowmarket on March 27.

Drivers urged to take care as thick fog sparks weather warning (5 hours old)

A weather warning for fog has been put in place by the Met Office for Suffolk as visibility falls to less than 100 meters on some highways.

UK homepage

SFO ends investigations into Rolls-Royce and GSK (1 hour 36 minutes old)

Two of the anti-fraud agency’s biggest and longest-running cases brought to a close

Greta Thunberg: ‘All my life I’ve been the invisible girl’ (14 minutes old)

The climate activist on becoming the face of a global movement — and why she sees her Asperger’s as a gift

No-deal Brexit risks Eurostar ‘chaos’ at St Pancras (15 hours old)

Queues of up to 15,000 people could stretch for a mile in worst-case scenario

Ian Austin latest MP to quit Labour party (3 hours old)

Vocal critic of party’s handling of anti-Semitism will not join new Independent Group

Provident gets £1.3bn offer from Woodford-backed rival (2 hours old)

Fund manager among three shareholders on both sides of bid

Moderate Tory MPs ready to rebel over no-deal Brexit (2 hours old)

Chief whip warned of plan to back Cooper amendment

How no-deal sets the stage for Brexit’s biggest negotiations (9 hours old)

EU goal will be to make UK pay its €45bn bill and agree backstop

Farm labs that grow crops indoors race to transform food (9 hours old)

Critics say costs will limit possibilities of so-called vertical farming

Venezuela’s elite restaurants thrive as food shortages worsen (1 hour 58 minutes old)

After 20 years of socialist revolution, the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ seems as wide as ever

SEC opens probe into Kraft Heinz accounting (11 hours old)

Shares drop in after-hours trading as company discloses subpoena

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Business | The Guardian

Pound dips as Brexit deal hopes fade - business live (44 minutes old)

Pound falls against the dollar and the euro after EU official says there will be ‘no deal in the desert’ at a summit in Egypt next weekHigh street sales flat in February, CBI saysGerman economy flatlines in fourth quarterCanada’s Saputo to buy Dairy Crest for nearly £1bnEurozone inflation dips to 1.4% in January 12.26pm GMT The pound has just dipped below $1.30, down 0.4% against the dollar at $1.2997.It is down 0.3% against the euro at €1.1469. 12.20pm GMT European markets are up across the board, with US futures pointing to a higher open for Wall Street.Connor Campbell, analyst at the spread[...]

Royal Mail to increase price of first-class stamp by 3p to 70p (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Rise will take effect from 25 March, when second-class stamp will go up to 61p The price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 3p to 70p and a second-class stamp will go up by 3p to 61p, the Royal Mail has announced.The increases will take effect from 25 March and will help ensure the sustainability of the universal postal service, the company said. Continue reading...

Canada's Saputo to buy Dairy Crest in near-£1bn deal (3 hours old)

British maker of Cathedral City cheddar employs more than 1,100 people in seven locationsThe British owners of Cathedral City cheddar and Clover margarine have agreed a near-£1bn takeover from the Canadian dairy company Saputo.On Friday Dairy Crest recommended shareholders accept an offer from Saputo that values the FTSE 250 company at £975m. Continue reading...

Metro Bank wins lion's share of RBS-funded competition scheme (4 hours old)

Independent body awards £120m despite bank reporting loans blunder last monthMetro Bank has clinched the biggest award to date from a £775m scheme meant to boost competition in the banking sector, despite the revelation of a major accounting blunder at the high street lender last month.The independent Banking Competition Remedies body awarded the first tranche of cash to Metro Bank, Starling Bank and Clear Bank – with Metro securing the largest pot of £120m. The others will take home £100m and £60m, respectively. Continue reading...

Why didn't Amazon pay federal taxes for the second consecutive year? (7 hours old)

Though Amazon’s Queens headquarters were ultimately scuppered it turns out the company is already receiving benefits from the governmentAmazon will not be moving to New York after all. After months of public debate, the plans for the technology and e-commerce company to establish a second headquarters in Long Island City were ultimately scuppered last week.Cities across the US have been attempting to lure Amazon by offering public subsidies in the hopes that the company would bring jobs. And New York was no exception, offering Amazon nearly $3bn in tax incentives. Researchers, activists and u[...]

No-deal Brexit 'could disrupt London commuter trains' (16 hours old)

Buildup of freight at Channel tunnel might affect services into capital, operator warnsRail passengers commuting into London could have services disrupted by freight trains if a no-deal Brexit causes logjams at the Channel tunnel, it has emerged.Go-Ahead, the company behind the rail operator Southeastern, said it was working with the government to try to ensure commuters were not affected. Continue reading...

Honda's 2018 briefing undermines claim plant closure not Brexit-related (19 hours old)

Fears about free movement and supply chain were discussed with locals at event in SwindonA senior figure at Honda listed a catalogue of risks posed by Brexit at a briefing near its Swindon plant last year, fuelling doubts about the carmaker’s insistence that Britain’s withdrawal from the EU had nothing to do with the factory’s closure.The Japanese carmaker, which said earlier this week that the closure was “not a Brexit-related issue”, appeared to dilute its rhetoric after the Guardian presented it with details of what Swindon residents were told last year. Continue reading...

Time's Up confirms its CEO resigned over son's sexual assault allegations (1 hour 21 minutes old)

The group campaigning against sexual assault has revealed that its president and CEO Lisa Borders resigned this week due to allegations against her sonTime’s Up, the group campaigning against sexual harassment in the workplace, has announced that its CEO Lisa Borders’ resignation on Monday was the result of an accusation of sexual assault made about her son.In a post on social media, Time’s Up said: “On Friday, Lisa Borders informed members of Time’s Up leadership that sexual assault allegations had been made against her son in a private forum. Within 24 hours, Lisa made the decision to resign[...]

BAE Systems shares fall over Germany's ban on arms exports to Saudis (19 hours old)

Embargo threatens UK’s pending £10bn deal to sell 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi ArabiaDefence company BAE Systems’ share price fell sharply on Thursday after it warned that a German ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, imposed after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, could scupper a multibillion-pound deal to sell Typhoon fighter jets.Alongside its annual results on Thursday, BAE Systems stressed that its business is “reliant on the approval of export licences by a number of governments in order to continue supplies to Saudi Arabia”. The Gulf state accounted for around 14% of BAE’s annual s[...]

Gambling apps more dangerous than FOBTs, study finds (13 hours old)

Authors say outdated laws fail to protect vulnerable users from smartphone gamblingSmartphone gambling apps are more dangerous than fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) for people with addiction problems because opportunities to lose money are “just a tap away”, a study suggests.Gambling games on smartphones have surged in popularity in recent years, allowing high-stakes betting within the palm of its users’ hands, with video game-style play making them appear “harmless” and introductory offers providing incentives to sign up. Continue reading...

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Telecoms

Telstra looks to deliver turnround through 5G launch (3 hours old)

Australian telecoms group chief says Canberra ban on Huawei kit could hurt rivals Optus and Vodafone

Europe’s biggest telecoms companies warn on growth (15 hours old)

Region’s largest group Deutsche Telekom faces questions over Sprint takeover approval

Trump appears to offer olive branch to Huawei (19 hours old)

President says he opposes ‘blocking out’ 5G technologies ahead of US-China trade talks

Huawei may have to lift $2bn pledged to fix UK concerns (23 hours old)

British cyber security official says Chinese telecoms group has been slow to address problems

Telecom Italia sets sights on being a ‘normal company’ (1 day old)

Chief executive Luigi Gubitosi to unveil new strategy amid battle between group’s biggest shareholders

Vivendi locks horns with Elliott over derivatives (1 day old)

French group and US hedge fund both built stakes in Telecom Italia through “collars”

How Huawei lost its PR battle in the west (1 day old)

Foreign advisers say they were ignored and undermined by Chinese management

RCom’s troubles leave Anil Ambani fighting for his empire (1 day old)

Tycoon’s complex web of companies could unravel if lenders sell stock pledged as collateral

Samsung ups ante with rivals by launching Galaxy S10 (1 day old)

Company unveils new foldable phone and raises prices in bid to get ahead of Apple and Huawei

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Technology sector

Text, email, Slack: what’s the best way to contact a colleague? (2 hours old)

Call me a Luddite, but multiple concurrent methods of communication are a challenge

US and China try to end chipmaker spat in trade talks (8 hours old)

Negotiators seek resolution of Micron-Fujian Jinhua fight as confidence-building measure

Why US politicians are turning to Instagram (9 hours old)

‘Political rockstars’ echo influencers with social media strategies to woo young voters

Pinterest files confidentially for initial public offering (9 hours old)

Image-browsing platform was valued at $12bn in its 2017 funding round

Rich Barton returns to chief executive role at Zillow (13 hours old)

Entrepreneur takes back reins of property website he founded as it deals with ‘uberization’

Baidu spending crimps results by less than feared (14 hours old)

Shares recover by 4 per cent in after-hours trading as revenue and earnings exceed forecasts

DoorDash valued at $6.7bn in new fundraising (15 hours old)

Food delivery start-up raises $400m to fund race for market share

Huawei may have to lift $2bn pledged to fix UK concerns (23 hours old)

British cyber security official says Chinese telecoms group has been slow to address problems

SK Hynix to invest $107bn in 4 new semiconductor plants (1 day old)

South Korean chipmaker plans to build the factories after 2022 in new cluster near Seoul

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BBC News - Business

Cathedral City maker Dairy Crest to be bought by Saputo (1 hour 37 minutes old)

Dairy Crest, whose brands also include Country Life, agrees to be taken over by Canadian firm Saputo.

BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture (15 minutes old)

The German carmakers combine to develop next-generation pay-per-use and autonomous services.

Provident Financial gets £1.3bn bid from rival NSF (4 hours old)

The troubled sub-prime lender receives a takeover offer from rival Non-Standard Finance.

Energy firm Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers (2 hours old)

The regulator warns Solarplicity could lose its licence if it fails to improve its customer service.

SFO drops probes into Rolls-Royce and GSK (8 minutes old)

Fraud body says there was either insufficient evidence or it was not in the public interest to continue.

Honda: Delegation to lobby firm's Japan HQ against closure (7 minutes old)

Swindon Borough Council and Honda workers debate idea to send delegation to Japan to lobby against factory closure.

Flybe signs Virgin deal despite criticism (1 hour 57 minutes old)

Airline agrees £2.8m deal with a Virgin Atlantic-led group despite shareholder opposition.

5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology (9 hours old)

The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.

AT&T and Hasbro pull YouTube ads over abuse claims (13 hours old)

Hasbro and Nestle also cut ties over fears paedophiles are leaving comments next to videos of children.

Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block' (9 hours old)

Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.

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UK equities

The London Report: Profit warning fuels Centrica fall (17 hours old)

British Gas owner blames tariff caps, taxes and unhelpful weather for poor performance

Stocks to watch: Centrica, Purplebricks, Playtech, BAE (1 day old)

Sainsbury’s may need a rights issue once the Asda merger collapses, says Exane

Sainsbury’s slides after blow to Asda merger (1 day old)

Competition watchdog’s reservations suggest proposed deal is unworkable

London Fashion Week round-up (1 day old)

Bethany Williams was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. But, in fashion, the king is dead

Stocks to watch: Sainsbury’s, Southwest, Lloyds, Intu, HSBC (2 days old [20/02/19])

Axel Springer’s investment costs may require a guidance reset, says HSBC

Gold glitters on dovish signals (2 days old [19/02/19])

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

Baker Greggs rises after upping profit forecasts (2 days old [19/02/19])

HSBC leads FTSE fallers as revenues, costs and loan impairments disappoint

Stocks to watch: Greggs, HSBC, Weight Watchers, Pandora (2 days old [19/02/19])

Ryanair’s breadth of network reduces Brexit risks, says SocGen

Satellite group Inmarsat gets a boost from bid speculation (3 days old [18/02/19])

Plus500 falls further as Odey AM eyes contracts-for-difference broker

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Opinion

Why wordcrime has destroyed the economy (47 minutes old)

And why the entire economy is Fyre Festival (TEEiFF).

Let’s stop the teeth-gnashing over doomed Sainsbury’s deal (50 minutes old)

The UK supermarket chain is well-placed to start fixing its problems

Grand follies and the art of thinking big (1 hour 44 minutes old)

Even when an audacious project such as the A380 fails, it can still trigger success stories of other kinds

Venezuela’s elite restaurants thrive as food shortages worsen (1 hour 58 minutes old)

After 20 years of socialist revolution, the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ seems as wide as ever

Text, email, Slack: what’s the best way to contact a colleague? (2 hours old)

Call me a Luddite, but multiple concurrent methods of communication are a challenge

Why Walpole positioned gloom against greenery in Strawberry Hill (2 hours old)

The contrast between Strawberry Hill’s house and garden was carefully designed

Shame on those who name products (2 hours old)

Why do marketeers figure that a log basket will sell better if it is named after the seaside town of Southwold?

Why style guide Dreyer’s English is hitting the bestseller lists (2 hours old)

Benjamin Dreyer’s book won’t be the last writing guide you’ll ever need — and it’s all the better for it

Putin needs more than spending to lift ratings (3 hours old)

Five years after Crimea was annexed, Russian discontent is rumbling

Kraft Heinz: playing ketchup (4 hours old)

Private equity in the public markets looks like a flop

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