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Evening Star News

Seven scoundrels ‘jailed and bailed’ to help work of family support charity (1 hour 5 minutes old)

A sinful seven fundraising felons have helped boost the coffers of a Suffolk charity after being locked away for such misdemeanours as ‘trafficking wonky vegetables’.

Family-run Ipswich St Raphael Club for disabled people is still going strong after 50 years (1 hour 32 minutes old)

A social club for disabled people which was launched in Ipswich five decades ago is still thriving today, welcoming new members and looking to expand its services.

Early bird ticket offer for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Bubble Rush event ends Friday (1 hour 37 minutes old)

Bubble Rush is returning to Christchurch Park again this summer – and there are only a few days left to secure early bird tickets.

Ferrari owner bequeaths £500,000 vintage car to East Anglian Air Ambulance (1 hour 53 minutes old)

A classic Ferrari could raise more than £500,000 tomorrow for the East Anglian Air Ambulance after its Suffolk-based owner died last year and left it to the charity.

Suffolk pub company Deben Inns celebrates 20th anniversary (1 hour 54 minutes old)

A Suffolk couple who have built up a chain of popular pub restaurants are marking their 20th year in the trade.

Man accused of Chantry firearm incident to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court (2 hours old)

A 26-year-old Ipswich man accused of possessing an imitation firearm following an alleged incident in the town’s Chantry estate is to stand trial in August.

Mother’s Day customers at Fludyers Arms Hotel Felixstowe urged to ‘immediately’ contact bank after burglary (2 hours old)

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a business premises in Felixstowe.

Ipswich company has trained dozens of apprentices over the years (3 hours old)

Sanctuary Personnel, of Ipswich, has been appointed by the Department of Education and the Skills Funding Agency as an official apprenticeship training provider.

Missing boy 15-year-old Tyler Clarke from Melton, Woodbridge, found by police (3 hours old)

A missing 15-year-old boy with links to Melton and Combs, near Stowmarket, has been found safe and well.

Academy trust denies threat to Suffolk schools of bankruptcy after financial mismanagement probe (3 hours old)

An academy trust which runs three schools in Suffolk and one in Essex has denied allegations it is under threat of bankruptcy, and insists its schools are safe following a damning government report into the state of its finances.

UK Homepage

Tesco UK arm to pay £129m fine over accounts scandal (4 hours old)

Supermarket retailer to set up £85m scheme to compensate investors

Rothschild career makes Macron easy election target (1 hour 29 minutes old)

Stint at investment bank leaves centrist candidate vulnerable in French campaign

UK airlines warned on post-Brexit flight restrictions (8 hours old)

Groups such as EasyJet and BMI could lose intra-EU routes, says European Commission

ECB criticised for exceeding mandate in eurozone crisis (2 hours old)

Transparency International urges central bank to withdraw from bailout troika

Trump to undo Obama actions on climate change (8 hours old)

Energy independence order slammed by environmentalists but cheered by energy sector

S African rand plunges on finance minister fears (1 hour 29 minutes old)

Pravin Gordhan has clashed with the president as the Treasury roots out cronyism

What is the great repeal bill and how will it work? (8 hours old)

Process by which the UK leaves the EU will have huge consequences for business

Turkey media crackdown grows as vote nears (8 hours old)

Sacking of TV presenter highlights further pressure from Erdogan

Philip May: Tory, City insider . . . and Europhile? (13 hours old)

Theresa May’s husband presented motion to party on ‘building up’ European Community

Diageo confident it has the perfect blend for growth (8 hours old)

Chief executive of world’s largest distiller says efficiency drive will allow it to reinvest

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Economy | The Guardian

Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal (3 hours old)

Supermarket reaches deferred prosecution agreement with Serious Fraud Office and will pay investors £85m in compensationTesco is to pay out £235m to settle investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority into the 2014 accounting scandal that rocked Britain’s biggest retailer.It will pay a fine of £129m as part of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the SFO, although this deal requires court approval. Continue reading...

US tax reform hopes underpin markets, as South African rand tumbles - business live (1 hour 35 minutes old)

All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of Monday’s lossesCity ponders Trump’s next move after healthcare setbackCan US president achieve tax reform deal?Rand hit by speculation over finance minister’s future 12.17pm BST It’s not looking very good for South Africa’s finance minister....South Africa's ANC top six have approved the removal of Pravin Gordhan - ANN7 TV is reporting. Mantashe declined to comment 11.58am BST South Africa’s finance minister has landed back in the country, having been hauled back from his investor roadtrip by prime minister Zuma.The preside[...]

Sports Direct workers yet to receive back pay they are owed, MPs told (1 hour 22 minutes old)

Transline, exposed as part of Guardian investigation, has not paid money to hundreds of employees, committee hearsHundreds of Sports Direct workers who were found to have been paid less than the minimum wage are yet to receive the back pay owed for their shifts, MPs have been told.Steve Turner, the assistant general secretary of the Unite union, told an evidence session of the business, energy and industrial strategy committee that Transline, one of the employment agencies exposed during an undercover Guardian investigation, has refused to honour part of the deal. Continue reading...

Clean up your act on diversity, government tells FTSE companies (1 hour 16 minutes old)

Business minister writes to FTSE 350 CEOs echoing calls for businesses to publish breakdown of workforce by pay and raceThe government has written to the chief executives of the biggest UK-listed companies urging them to improve diversity and echoing a call to publish a breakdown of their workforce by race and pay band.The business minister, Margot James, said all FTSE 350 companies should take up key recommendations from a recent government-backed review into race in the workplace by the businesswoman Ruby McGregor-Smith. Continue reading...

Redrow walks away from Bovis takeover after offer is rejected (1 hour 24 minutes old)

Galliford Try is frontrunner after rival declines to increase offer for Bovis, which has been under fire over badly built homesRedrow has walked away from buying Bovis Homes after deciding not to increase its takeover approach, clearing the field for rival housebuilder Galliford Try.Bovis, which is under pressure following severe criticism over the quality of its homes, a shock profit warning and the departure of its chief executive, confirmed on 12 March that it had received takeover approaches from Redrow and Galliford. Continue reading...

'Dog kennel' flats in Barnet will be 40% smaller than Travelodge room (19 hours old)

Homes converted from London council offices are permitted to be far below national minimum size due to deregulation of planning rulesHundreds of tiny studio flats, many smaller than a budget hotel room, are to be squeezed into an eleven-storey block in north London as its developer takes advantage of the government’s relaxation of planning regulations. Related: 'Rabbit hutch' homes should be consigned to the past, say architects Continue reading...

Deliveroo riders plan legal action over employment rights (20 hours old)

The 20 couriers who plan to bring action say they are employees of the food delivery firm and not self-employed contractorsA group of Deliveroo couriers is planning legal action against the food delivery firm to claim better employment rights including the minimum wage, sick pay and holiday.The 20 delivery riders say they are employees and not, as the company argues, self-employed contractors. In the latest challenge to employment conditions in the gig economy, they are seeking compensation for not receiving holiday pay and for being paid wages below the legal minimum for employees. Continue r[...]

May's 'global Britain' gets boost as Qatar looks at £5bn investment (19 hours old)

Qatari investors are unperturbed by Britain’s departure from EU and looking to build on significant investmentsTheresa May’s ambitions to create a “global Britain” after Brexit have been boosted by Qatar’s announcement that it expects to invest £5bn in the UK over the next five years.On Monday, two days before the planned triggering of article 50, Qatari investors at a London conference suggested they were unperturbed by the prospect of Britain’s departure from the EU and were looking for further opportunities to build on already significant investments in the UK that include the Olympic Villa[...]

Settle Brexit bill quickly to boost chance of free trade deal, say pro-EU Tories (17 hours old)

Prime minister urged not to heed call by hardliners to refuse to settle debts with Brussels after triggering article 50Theresa May will be urged by pro-EU Conservatives to reach a quick deal over the divorce bill from Brussels in order to maximise the chances of reaching a free trade deal within the tight deadline for Brexit talks.As the prime minister prepares to trigger article 50, the formal process for leaving the EU, on Wednesday, rebel Tories who seek the closest possible relationship with the EU are preparing to offer May political cover for settling what they see as Britain’s debts to [...]

BrewDog backs down over Lone Wolf pub trademark dispute (1 day old)

Brewer withdraws action after Guardian report sparks backlash accusing firm of being ‘multinational corporate machine’BrewDog, the self-described “punk” beer company, has backed down in a row over the name of a family-run pub, blaming “trigger-happy” lawyers for the legal action. Related: BrewDog accused of hypocrisy after forcing pub to change name Continue reading...

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Telecoms

Record fine puts BT’s Openreach arm back in focus (19 hours old)

Ownership of unit under scrutiny after serious breaches connecting rivals to network

Privacy fears boost Deutsche Telekom cloud service (1 day old)

Keeping data within German borders proves popular in wake of US snooping allegations

BT: tough customers (20 hours old)

Penalty imposed by Ofcom on the telecoms group is a light kick in the shins

BT hit with record £42m Ofcom fine (1 day old)

Group also agrees to pay rivals £300m for breaking compensation rules at Openreach

Charter’s US push earns Trump seal of approval (3 days old [24/03/17])

Jobs creation pledge originally announced before president took office

BT’s Global Services faces Asian bid rigging probe (3 days old [24/03/17])

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission allegations follow accounting scandal in Italy

Three threatens legal challenge to UK 5G auction (5 days old [22/03/17])

Mobile operator’s chief says existing terms could mean BT and Vodafone domination

Virgin takes on BT with faster broadband service (5 days old [22/03/17])

Speeds of up to 300 Mbps will combat Openreach push to get more out of copper

Mobile mavericks innovate faster than incumbents (6 days old [22/03/17])

Upstarts such as Jio in India and Iliad in France offer more to consumers than oligopolies

Fingerprint shares crash on revenue warning (6 days old [21/03/17])

Swedish sensor maker for smartphones and tablets alarms investors with dividend removal

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Technology

UberEats to expand to 40 UK cities (8 hours old)

More than 1m people have downloaded app in 9 months since launch

Snap: rose-tinted (14 hours old)

The positive research from the underwriters looks bad

Deliveroo faces fresh legal action over ‘worker’ rights (19 hours old)

Law firm that won similar case against Uber starts process to bring claim

India’s biometric ID scans make sci-fi a reality (22 hours old)

More than 1bn have had their eyes and fingerprints scanned to access state benefits

Rudd gives no explanation for more snooping power (23 hours old)

She fails to explain the need for an encryption back door, writes Sebastian Payne

Workflow app: a user’s guide to shortcuts (1 day old)

The tool automates daily digital routines — but it is not always intuitive

Apple and Facebook join ‘augmented reality’ race (1 day old)

Tech groups bet device could replace smartphone as consumers’ primary computing tool

Uber faces delay with self-driving car project (1 day old)

Car-booking group suspends pilot service with autonomous vehicles after collision

Advertisers seek Google discounts in video backlash (1 day old)

Groups seek action to protect them against ads appearing next to extremist content

The law is adapting to a software-driven world (1 day old)

Almost every sector of society has felt the headwinds of the digital revolution

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BBC News - Business

Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Tesco will also compensate investors but avoids prosecution for overstating profits in 2014.

New £1 coin's 'hidden' security feature (15 hours old)

The new 12-sided £1 will be immediately available from 33 banks and post offices around the UK.

Redrow withdraws Bovis takeover offer (5 hours old)

The housebuilder says it is not in its shareholders' interests to increase its bid.

Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq (2 hours old)

The retailer makes its first move into the region after completing a deal for an undisclosed amount.

Price comparison sites given thumbs up by regulator (2 hours old)

Price comparison websites and apps bring "substantial benefits" to consumers, the regulator says.

Tesco warned over cost of £3.7bn Booker takeover (4 hours old)

One of Tesco's biggest investors says the supermarket has no guarantee of future profits from the deal.

American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern (9 hours old)

The deal will allow the US carrier to tap into China's growing aviation market.

Councils 'face funding gap' to fix roads (7 hours old)

Authorities say they do not receive enough money for road repairs, with one in six in poor condition.

Plumbing firm Wolseley bolsters FTSE (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Shares in plumbing goods supplier Wolseley jump nearly 6% after it reports a big rise in profits.

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices (19 hours old)

The technology giant says it may be able to offer the recalled devices as refurbished phones.

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UK Equities Market Data - FT.com

Barclays climbs as Exane sees good news in history (3 days old [24/03/17])

UK stocks slip to their worst weekly performance since mid-January

Small-cap focus: UK miners (3 days old [24/03/17])

Miners have had a good run over the past six months but March has been more uncertain

Royal Mail climbs on ‘imminent’ pension deal (4 days old [23/03/17])

Retailers lead wider UK market higher after February sales beat forecasts

RPC hits 6-month low after Northern Trust attack (5 days old [22/03/17])

Packaging maker closes 4.8% lower in a weak wider market

Bunzl climbs on optimism over earnings power (6 days old [21/03/17])

Miners pull wider market lower as FTSE 100 slips from record high

Tullow slides on worries over $750m cash call (7 days old [20/03/17])

Another record high for FTSE 100 with support from a weaker pound

Record ETF flows fuel fears of stock market bubble (9 days old [19/03/17])

Exchange traded funds attracted $131bn in the first two months of the year

RBS climbs as analysts see end of lost decade (10 days old [17/03/17])

FTSE 100 hits another high after edging up in mixed market

Merlin slides as Legoland and Midway problems grow (11 days old [16/03/17])

FTSE 100 hits a record high after weaker dollar buoys metals prices

Wolseley jumps on hopes for US construction (12 days old [15/03/17])

Listless wider market lifts the FTSE 100 by 10.79 points to 7,368.64

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Opinion

Defeat in Saarland leaves Schulz at crossroads (19 hours old)

The SPD leader faces a choice: cling to the centre or tack left

Investors have overlooked Europe’s bright spots (20 hours old)

Reduced political concerns could easily spur a rally across the region’s assets

The law is adapting to a software-driven world (1 day old)

Almost every sector of society has felt the headwinds of the digital revolution

Europe will be transparent in Brexit talks (1 day old)

An orderly UK withdrawal has to be agreed before any trade deals are struck

Trade unions keep Labour grounded in reality (2 days old [25/03/17])

At a critical time for the party, workers’ groups have to fulfil their traditional role

The ties that bind Scots to the Union (3 days old [24/03/17])

May’s stance gives SNP a new call to arms, but the case for independence is unclear

Speedy healthcare reform will bring an unholy mess (4 days old [24/03/17])

The president’s haste to pass his plan into law does Americans a disservice

Irish Republicans will mythologise McGuinness (6 days old [21/03/17])

He led the most dangerous terrorist movement in western European history

Schulz can win by reclaiming populism for left (7 days old [20/03/17])

Another grand coalition would be disastrous for Germany’s democracy

Russia cannot live with the west – or without it (8 days old [19/03/17])

Technological backwardness increases its dependence on liberal democracies

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