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10/12/2017: FRONT PAGE: New blow for May as EU gets tough over trade deal Theresa May’s hopes of securing a unique post- Brexit trade deal with the EU were under threat last night as Brussels said it was coming under international pressure to deny Britain special treatment. After a week that saw May reach a deal with the EU...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: FRONT PAGE: IT’S COLD OUT …
Sledging was the order of the day on the Brecon Beacons, as heavy snow and icy temperatures gripped much of Wales and other parts of the UK... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: FRONT PAGE: Human rights inquiry into Grenfell fire Britain’s human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that will examine whether the government and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea failed in their duties to protect life and provide safe housing. The dramatic...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Legal highs in Uruguay – ‘They said that it wouldn’t work. Well, it’s working now’
Every afternoon a long queue of people gathers outside a tiny neighbourhood pharmacy in Montevideo. The shop is so small that they can only be let in one at a time. It’s a slow process but the mostly young clients don’t seem to mind. They stand outside...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Hamilton frenzy hits West End as seats for world’s hottest musical offered for £6,000
Michelle Obama is said to have described it as “the best piece of art in any form that I have ever seen in my life”. Now LinManuel Miranda’s Pulitzer prize-winning hip-hop musical Hamilton , based on the turbulent life of one of America’s founding...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: A million people line streets of Paris for farewell to ‘France’s Elvis’ Johnny Hallyday
To the blast of electric guitars, the revving of Harley-Davidsons, applause and tears, France bade an emotional farewell to Johnny Hallyday, its rock and roll “national hero” yesterday. The centre of Paris ground to a halt as the wave of national...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ON OTHER PAGES
‘Hamilton is an insane idea, but it works’ Interview with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda The New Review... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS | CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Help us to tackle the scourges of homelessness and destitution
The themes of this year’s Guardian and Observer charity appeal are youth homelessness and asylum-seeker destitution. These are overlapping causes, both compelling and urgent, which highlight the dire risk that austerity and the erosion of the social...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS | CHRISTMAS APPEAL: CHARITY APPEAL 2017 How Nightstop gives a temporary haven for young people at risk of sleeping rough... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Universities win right to charge annual £2,000 premium for two-year degrees
Universities will be allowed to charge students almost £2,000 a year more in fees in return for allowing them to complete a degree over two years instead of three, ministers have revealed. The decision to allow universities to charge a 20% premium for...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Johnson begins talks over Briton jailed in Iran
Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran for his first visit to Iran yesterday, where he lobbied for the release of the jailed BritishIranian woman whose fate has become entwined with his political career. Johnson’s visit is only the third by a British foreign...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ‘She’d rather have a fight than a conversation’ – Agyness Deyn on first TV role
She has won rave reviews for her intense performances in independent films such as Electricity and Sunset Song. Now model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn is to star in her first television role playing Elaine Renko, an enigmatic cop with a damaged past in...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Rebels say May faces first Brexit bill defeat Theresa May is facing her first Commons defeat on her Brexit bill within days, amid a last-minute plea to proEuropean Tories to force a “truly meaningful vote” on Britain’s final EU deal. Leading Tory rebels believe they have a real chance of securing...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: In the shadow of Grenfell Tower, furious survivors demand answers
“Nobody understands how angry we are yet, and they don’t understand the resolve that we’ve shown to not lose the anger. People don’t understand we watched 71 people die,” says Ishmael Francis-Murray, who lives next to Grenfell Tower. “[The council is]...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: INVESTIGATIONS Public inquiry Has two concurrent phases. The first is looking at the fire’s cause, spread, and the emergency response, the other is focusing on the tower’s design and refurbishment, plus help for survivors. Hearings will be held tomorrow and Tuesday....... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Vulnerable pupils abandoned by school system, says Ofsted chief
Some of Britain’s most vulnerable young people are being left “out of sight and out of mind” by a system that is quick to condemn them to a life without a proper education, the chief schools inspector will warn. In a fierce denunciation of the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ‘We had a long discussion about whether to apologise for slavery, but felt it would have been hollow’
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10/12/2017: NEWS: How the super-rich got their start – with an ox
Scientists have traced the rise of the super-rich deep into our historical past to uncover the ancient source of social inequality. Their conclusion? Thousands of years ago, it was the use of large farm animals – horses and oxen that could pull ploughs...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: As Snow White turns 80, inspiring images of gentle innocence go on sale in Big Apple
An obscure German folk tale about a beautiful woman undermined by her evil stepmother before becoming housekeeper to seven miners was perhaps an unlikely hit in early 20th-century America. But during the California Christmas of 1937, Walt Disney’s...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: A decade after Baby P scandal, a record 30 child protection units fail quality test
The children’s services departments of 30 councils in England are in special measures, analysis has revealed. The survey comes amid claims the child protection sector is experiencing a funding crisis similar to the one that engulfed adult social care...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: Sorry, Francis, but you haven’t got a prayer
Pope Francis has signalled his approval of moves already under way in the Catholic church to change the line in the English version of the Lord’s Prayer, from “Lead us not into temptation” to “Don’t let me fall into temptation”. Noting that it was a...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: We like you Angelina, but don’t push it Angelina Jolie has spoken about how she fell into acting to help her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, pay household bills. Really? That pungent odour tells me that my truckload of celebrity horse manure has arrived. There’s plenty to like about Jolie...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: ‘The NHS never had a lot of slack in it but is now stretched to absolute breaking point’
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10/12/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: Anorexia is a mental illness. Treat it properly
So much sadness attends the case of 19-year-old Averil Hart, who died from anorexia in 2012. It’s only now, finally, after a five-year wait, full of stalling, buckpassing and evasions, that her family has managed to get clear answers, and apologies,...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: North-west at centre of sporting universe as football giants host ultimate derby day
It is, as Dag Langerød says, “a massive day” – Manchester United versus Manchester City, with Liverpool against Everton as an aperitif. Two derbies today, major events in a footballing calendar, have fallen on the same day, throwing an unusually...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Scientists trace 2002 Sars virus to colony of cave-dwelling bats in rural China
Scientists have pinpointed a population of virus-infected bats, which they have linked to the mysterious outbreak of Sars disease 15 years ago. Hundreds died as the virus spread around the globe but its source was never traced. Now, after years of...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ON OTHER PAGES Full news, previews and analysis of both today’s north-west derbies... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Alarm at use of force in mental health units
Patients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, new NHS figures show. Girls and young women under the age of...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Choirs ready to sing a new song as Britons of all faiths and none fall in love with modern carols
As many as 300 new carols have been written this year, the result of enduring public affection and a boom in competitions and commissions from choirs, churches, schools and broadcasters. Some of the most notable contemporary composers – Judith Weir,...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Mother of murdered boy warns of predators who target young gamers
The mother of a 14-year-old boy murdered by an online predator is working with police on a film about his killing as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation of boys. Lorin LaFave, the mother of Breck Bednar, who was murdered...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Children’s books: tinselly tales for a magical Christmas Kate Kellaway, The New Review, page 34... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: After snakes and grubs, Kezia Dugdale steps out of the jungle into the bearpit
The Christmas pantomime season started a few weeks early in Scotland. The star attraction was a young political leader who abruptly resigned her post. Kezia Dugdale, 36, former leader of the Labour party in Scotland, then popped up a few months later...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ‘Shocking’ toll of women killed by men prompts call for safe spaces Of the 113 women killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year, 85 died in their homes, according to the Femicide Census, an annual analysis by the charity Women’s Aid. Nine in 10 women killed during 2016 died at the hands of someone...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ‘We went to little towns together and made dinners on hotplates. It was like a travelling roadshow’
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10/12/2017: NEWS: Indie labels lose out to the ‘Ed Sheeran effect’ in vinyl boom
A surge in demand for records by “dad rock” bands and blockbuster acts such as Ed Sheeran is delaying new releases by independent labels, as vinyl sales hit a 25-year high. Indie labels say it is now taking several months, rather than weeks, to bring...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: ‘My joke is: I’ve come out at the age of 91 and if I don’t like it I’m going back in again’
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10/12/2017: NEWS: Man with £9,000 watch in two-day kidnap ordeal A 24-year-old man has revealed how he was kidnapped and held hostage for two days last week in south London. The man, who had been wearing a £9,000 Rolex watch, was lured to a house where a group of knife- and gunwielding attackers lay in wait, asked...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Review of response to chemical hazes in Sussex A review has been launched into how emergency services responded to chemical hazes witnessed in East Sussex which left scores of people needing treatment earlier this year. In August parts of the coast were evacuated on a bank-holiday weekend after a...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Two teenagers found in nightclub die in hospital Two teenagers have died after being found unconscious in a nightclub in Plymouth early yesterday. Police suspect the two, from Okehampton and Newton Abbot, were with a group who had taken drugs the previous evening. They two, both aged 19, were taken...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: NEWS: Man arrested for murder after body found in house A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder after a 29-year-old woman was found dead at a property in Milton Keynes last week. Police were called to Newport Road, in the New Bradwell area, on Thursday where they discovered the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: WORLD: Palestinians set to reject meeting with Trump as anger over Jerusalem rises
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is expected to reject an invitation to meet Donald Trump in Washington, amid a strong emerging consensus among key advisers that there are “no conditions” for dialogue following the US president’s formal...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: WORLD: Five years after Sandy Hook, the survivors fight on … but Washington isn’t listening
When concerned families from Newtown, Connecticut, first came to Washington five years ago, every door was open. This year, the room they had reserved for a press conference on Capitol Hill was double-booked. They were shifted to a room half the size...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: WORLD: At last, it’s the real thing as Italy’s skiers delight in white after years of fake snow
No challenge appears insurmountable for the people who live among the dramatic and sublime peaks of the Italian Dolomites. Before a cableway was installed at Perca, a commune close to the village of Brunico in the Puster valley district, Günther Auer...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: WORLD: Separatists squabble as ‘healing’ election leaves Catalonia even more divided
They are the elections that many believe could shape Spain’s future by paving the way for Catalan independence. But divisions are emerging among the separatists – and the leader of the leftwing party ahead in the polls is floundering as she comes under...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS: It was the week of May’s great escape. But behind the scenes, Brexiters plan for their final battle for Britain
‘ T hey can smell a rat. But they are keeping quiet for now because they are not yet sure which rat it is they can smell.” At the end of a week that began with humiliation for Theresa May but ended with much of the British press hailing her as a hero,...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS: What do you think of it so far? PETER MANDELSON Former EU trade commissioner The best Brexit is one that does not happen because we can see already that it is going to be costly, complex and make us worse off. So I hope the public have second thoughts and at least conclude we...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS | BREXIT: What are Britain’s options now? The four scenarios
1 STANDING STILL access to EU trade, but the pledge to “take back control” of laws, borders and money would not have been fulfilled. This is an unlikely outcome and one that may be possible only by reversing the Brexit decision, after a second...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS | BREXIT: THE EXPERTS AYESHA HAZARIKA Former Labour adviser We must prioritise jobs and the economy. I would like us to revisit the Norway model and seek EEA-Efta membership, which would give us access to the single market and certain EU programmes but without the extra...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS | CULTURE: The secret of Churchillian rhetoric? Some Cicero and a nod to John Donne
Before Winston Churchill was anything else he was a writer. A journalist before becoming a politician, he was a lifelong student, practitioner and teacher of the power of the written word; a man who, at the core of his rather poetic soul, knew that...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS | CULTURE: VOICE OF A MASTER
Words are the only things that last for ever. The most tremendous monuments or prodigies of engineering crumble under the hand of time. 1938 The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: IN FOCUS | ENVIRONMENT: As our birdlife takes flight, the skies of my youth are changing for ever
Even though almost half a century has passed, I can still recall in vivid detail the events of a hot, sunny afternoon in August 1970. My mother and I were visiting Brownsea Island, off the Dorset coast. We entered a dark hide, opened the window and...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: INTERVIEW: ‘If you want to see what tribalism will do to the west, look at Pakistan’
Mohsin Hamid is depressed. The novelist, twice nominated for the Man Booker prize, has seen the three places he calls home – Pakistan, America and Europe – betray their fundamental ideals and become increasingly unwelcoming. In Pakistan, where he was...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: Roy Moore Sex scandal judge with God by his side
Perhaps only in the deeply Republican state of Alabama could a pistolpacking, stetson-wearing ex-judge accused of sexual misconduct become a formidable political candidate. That candidate, the former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, Roy...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: THE MOORE FILE Born Roy Stewart Moore, 11 February 1947, in Gadsden, Alabama, the oldest of five children of a construction worker and housewife. Best of times He had a large slab of Vermont granite inscribed with quotes from the Declaration of Independence, the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: I have seen two intifadas. Trump’s stance on Israel may ignite a third
The relish with which Donald Trump signed the declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel left me with a sense of cold resignation at the obduracy of the man. He was almost gleeful; the power he now wields enables him with the stroke of...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Why do we need so many cities of culture?
Presenting a jubilant Coventry with the next UK city of culture title on Thursday was, it turns out, also an early Christmas gift to many a sardonic wag. Twitter and all the other online social notice boards were soon vibrating with witty comments...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: THE AUTHOR
Raja Shehadeh is a lawyer and founder of the human rights group Al-Haq. His book, Palestinian Walks, won the 2008 Orwell prize. He recently published Where the Line Is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine.... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Brexit deal hints at a new realism. Now reasonable voices must speak in unison Breaking up is hard; breaking up and building a new relationship is even harder. That was the warning from Donald Tusk, president of the European council, in the wake of the deal struck in the early hours of Friday: the most difficult challenges in...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Britain and Europe must counter Trump’s calamitous decision on Jerusalem One of the first principles of international relations is that effective diplomacy is always prosecuted in pursuit of clear foreign policy objectives, which makes Donald Trump’s theatrical and ego-driven speech recognising Jerusalem as the capital of...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Champion of the deprived Under the leadership of its former chief inspector, Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s annual reports became an important vehicle for airing difficult truths about our education system. It seems his successor, Amanda Spielman, remains committed to that...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: The more they say they are all happy the more sceptical you should be
Everyone is happy. Well, everyone except Nigel Farage with his shouts of “betrayal”. The EU says it is happy with the deal struck with Theresa May on Friday morning. Mrs May says she is happy. Truth to tell, the prime minister and her aides are gasping...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: As corporate goliaths grow ever larger, Britain looks increasingly exposed
We live in a world of corporate goliaths and the trend to gigantism is accelerating. The new era of hi-tech data capitalism has an embedded proclivity to monopoly. The bigger the network, whether Facebook or Google, the more valuable it is to be...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Victoria Coren Mitchell Ed Sheeran v the super-idiots
According to a Dropbox survey published last week, most people believe that “only 68% of their work colleagues” are capable of the job. This is a staggering figure. Why so high? Nobody’s capable of the job. Nobody’s capable of anything. You seriously...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Porn has no place at work. Unless you are at Westminster
What with the unsocial hours and media persecution, on top of prime minister’s questions, in-party factionalism and the prevailing incompatibility between political advancement and any discernible ability, there is already justifiable concern about the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: What would it it take for Labour’s moderates to revolt?
Labour’s new leaders and Labour’s new members appear utterly incompatible. On the one hand, we have stone-hearted Leninists, who proved they were no better than establishment apologists for Saudi Arabia when they endorsed the most vicious men and...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: How can loyalty to leader and manifesto be a threat to Labour?
It is very significant that, when Roy Hattersley compares the growth of Momentum to past “crises” of the Labour party, he doesn’t mention the rightwing treachery and deceit of the Social Democratic Party, when, at the beginning of the 1980s, 28 MPs who...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Swansea’s green heritage Your report on Swansea’s city of culture bid (“Can Dylan Thomas’s ‘ugly, lovely town’ win the right to wear Britain’s cultural crown?”, News, last week) was topped with an artist’s impression of the tidal lagoon. Mirage or not, the “blue energy”...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: ‘Ladydata’ could help solve gender inequalities
Benjamin Franklin once argued nothing was certain except death and taxes. Certain they may be, but experience of both is very unequal. While women tend to live longer than men, their pockets are hit much harder when it comes to public revenues. And if...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Brexit ultras don’t give a damn about our neighbours The logical contradictions in the implications of Brexit for the Irish border have been obvious throughout to anyone prepared to attach real significance to them, but I recall a conversation before the referendum with an intending Leave voter who, when...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: FOR THE RECORD Contrary to a Comment piece headlined “Sneering at miners reflects a deep malaise in our universities” ( last week, page 38), 61.5% of UK students at Durham University in the 2016 intake were from state schools, not 42.8%. The article also claimed that...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: TOP 10 ONLINE LAST WEEK Read them at observer.co.uk 1. My daughter needs plastic surgery – how can I tell her? Dear Mariella 2. Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy 3. Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England 4. Meghan Markle’s handy A-Z guide to her...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: A death that brings disgrace That a young Polish immigrant who had continually pleaded for psychological help took his life while being held at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre, one of three recent suicides, adds to the disgrace of our nation of late (“The crisis of EU...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Child labour in the scrapyards John Vidal’s otherwise excellent dispatch (“This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships…”, News, last week) on the huge shipbreaking and recycling industry on Bangladesh beaches north of Chittagong failed to mention the extent of child labour....... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: COMMENT: Not quite a tax haven In “From paradise to blacklist…” (Business, last week), Juliette Garside refers to the Isle of Man as a tax haven. As a Manx resident and taxpayer, I can say we do pay tax. The OECD, in its review published last month, listed the Isle of Man among very...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: HOPE OF RETAIL REVIVAL
Are there some signs of light for the high street? Analysts expect there will be some growth in the retail sales figures when they are released this week. Last month’s October news was grim – with retail sales tumbling amid high food prices and...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: Awkward call coming up for Dixons Carphone There are not expected to be any early Christmas presents for shareholders in Dixons Carphone this week when the retailer announces its half-year results. Analysts have been sounding the warning bells amid concerns about a tough smartphone...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: AVIATION
Fourteen years after the retirement of the old Concorde jet, supersonic passenger flights could be reintroduced in a plan backed by Sir Richard Branson. Japan Airlines (JAL) said this week that it had invested $10m (£7.4m) in Boom Supersonic, a...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: EU tax-haven blacklist pinpoints 17 territories
The EU named 17 territories in its first tax-haven blacklist and put another 47 on notice in an attempt to clamp down on the £506bn lost to aggressive tax avoidance every year. Among the countries on the list are South Korea, Mongolia, Namibia,...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: The brothers, the board and £11m in back pay
All the talk is about back pay in the Shirebrook offices of Sports Direct at the moment. This week, the independent shareholders of the Derbyshire-based company will vote on whether to pay the older brother of founder Mike Ashley £11m in back pay. The...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: ‘Expected inflation’ is starting to rise too The economic squeeze is expected to continue for beleaguered British households. The Office for National Statistics will release figures on inflation for November on Tuesday, with economists polled by Reuters expecting that the consumer prices index...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: PEOPLE
Quote of the week comes from Sir Howard Davies, chairman of RBS, who warned against the speculative rush around Bitcoin as the value of the digital currency surged towards $16,000. “Put up the sign from Dante’s Inferno – ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: Investors are ignoring crash risks, says BIS The global body for central banks has said investors are ignoring warning signs that financial markets could be overheating and consumer debt rising to unsustainable levels. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said there were echoes of the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: VITAL STATISTIC
Britain’s car factories are helping drive UK manufacturing to its longest period of growth in 20 years. Cars and a bumper month for pharma helped output grow for the sixth straight month in October.... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: Wealthy Disney offers Murdoch a big-budget finale to the family saga After more than 50 years of deal-making to build one of the world’s biggest media companies, Rupert Murdoch looks to be on the retreat. Cornered by the “Fangs” – as tech giants Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google are known – the ageing mogul appears to...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: FOUNDER AND SUCCESSORS
JAMES MURDOCH The 44-year-old, currently chief executive of 21st Century Fox and chairman of satellite broadcaster Sky, is reportedly likely to leave his father’s business if the sale of assets is confirmed - either to join Disney and take over from...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: Axe-wielding Asda turns its attention to staff in bid to halt growing threat from Aldi and Lidl
This year, Asda is promising shoppers their “Best. Christmas. Ever” with a festive advert set in a Willy Wonka-inspired factory. The ad is billed as a “love letter to our customers and products”, featuring tiny Asda workers assembling party canapés...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: THE DEAL IN DETAIL Rupert Murdoch’s proposed £45bn deal with Disney looks set to break up his media empire. However, News Corp, the publishing company that owns Murdoch’s UK papers, is a separate firm and is not part of the transaction. WHAT’S UP FOR SALE? 20th Century...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS: THE OUTSIDERS
ELISABETH MURDOCH Began her media career at her father’s FX Networks cable TV business in the 1990s. She set up TV company Shine in 2001, building it to become one of the UK’s largest independent producers with shows including MasterChef and...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: Liam Fox seeks to spearhead first-world grab for tech supremacy at world trade summit
Britain’s trade secretary, Liam Fox, will be a star of this week’s meeting in Buenos Aires of the World Trade Organisation. This won’t be for anything he has to say so much as for being the representative of the UK as it nears the European Union’s exit...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: Low skills, low pay: that’s really why Brexiters like being out
Ahard Brexit is still on the cards despite the cheers of business leaders for Theresa May’s fudged deal on the Irish border, concessions on EU citizens’ rights and the rise in the exit fee from £20bn to nearer £50bn. It’s easy to see how phrases like...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: Bitcoin’s hardly our first bubble. But where are the regulators? Fear of missing out – or Fomo, as chroniclers of investment bubbles call it – is the lust for unearned and easy money that drives even conservative types to speculate wildly, although they know the music could stop at any moment. Bitcoin is at the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: Could walkouts at Ryanair spell the end for O’Leary? Could the unthinkable be happening at Ryanair? In a decade marked by grassroots uprisings against established order, from the Arab spring through to Brexit to Trump, the Irish airline’s leader has, so far, blithely faced down all dissent from the...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: Catalonia’s media drop impartiality for independence
Some fundamental media questions can never be definitively answered. One is: who should be allowed to own a newspaper or news organisation? Another – a core problem as those crucial Catalonian regional elections near – is who controls the public...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: Credit the owners of the far-seeing i
Contrition corner: when the i newspaper shoved its weekday cover price up to 60p (and to 80p on Saturdays) in August, I wondered how long Johnston Press could go on milking a product founded on being cheap, cheap, cheap (and independent). Answer: for...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: Who’d want to be the big man or woman at this behemoth? Ah! Forget goodwill and Mrs M’s supposed triumphs in Brussels. It’s almost Christmas – almost time for another ritual onslaught on that “statist behemoth” we call the BBC as it drones along oozing “monotonous soft-left bias”. That was the Daily Mail in...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: If Disney buys Fox, could Sky News survive for long? The prospect of Disney swallowing 21st Century Fox (AKA Mickey Mouse swallowing Rupert Bear) is real. Talks are on again. Price alignment is being pursued. There are even tales that James Murdoch may emerge as Disney chief executive. But just...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: CASH | PERSONAL FINANCE: PROBLEM AREAS
Most creative dodge When CM of London learned there would be an indefinite wait at the Ikea collection point for the £20 shower head he had ordered, he asked to cancel. He was told that would not be possible. He returned to the till and asked for his...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: CASH | PERSONAL FINANCE: Bank blunders to web woes: 2017’s worst customer service errors
As you read this, some of your fellow Britons will be considering remortgaging to pay a utilities bill that demands a four-figure sum because their supplier confused imperial meter readings with metric. Except they won’t qualify for a loan because...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: CASH | YOUR PROBLEMS: Three cars are damaged … but bang goes any compensation
Damaged cars and your rights to compensation are the theme of the week. AP of Sheffield was parked at Sainsbury’s when it was struck by a convoy of trolleys being pushed by a staff member. “He left a note admitting what had happened,” she writes. “The...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: TRAVEL: Holiday gift voucher ideas
1. Crafting in splendour Gartmore House in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park is just the place for fans of crafting. This 18th-century mansion (pictured) is introducing a programme of courses for 2018 in sewing, jewellery-making, painting,...... Pubdate:

10/12/2017: WEATHER: SPEEDY CROSSWORD NO. 1,158 ACROSS 7 Comedy by George Bernard Shaw (1894) (4,3,3,3) 8 Not going anywhere (8) 9 Adolescent, then adult-to-be (4) 10 Fit of temper (7) 12 Sports match between local rival teams (5) 14 Dame ----- Evans (1888-1976), stage and screen actress (5) 16...... Pubdate:








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