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Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky is not in the public interest on grounds of media plurality, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said. The CMA has provisionally found that if the deal went ahead as planned, it would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK. However, the CMA found the deal To ...

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Teletubbies' Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton dies aged 52

Tributes have been paid to actor Simon Shelton, best known for playing purple Teletubby Tinky Winky, following his death at the age of 52. Actress Emily Atack said her “wonderful uncle” had been “taken To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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MPs reject petition call to quit EU now

MPs on all sides rejected a petition signed by 137,731 people to leave the EU immediately, in a Commons debate. Brexit minister Suella Fernandes hailed the “total consensus” on display. Some MPs, such as leave-supporting Tory Paul To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Sainsbury's to cut thousands of store jobs

Sainsbury’s is to cut thousands of store management jobs in a major shake-up of its business. The changes involve axing a number of managerial posts in its supermarket and convenience stores across the UK. Sainsbury’s would not confirm the number of employees affected by the move but said it was “in the thousands”. On Monday, the UK’s biggest To see ...

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Kayak instructor Adam Vaughan missing in Ecuador

A kayak instructor from Cardiff is missing following flash floods in Ecuador. Saturday’s incident on the Abanico River led to two Irishmen dying while Adam Vaughan, 22, has not been found. Two others – an American and Ecuadorian – who made up the group, were rescued. Mr Vaughan, a former Cardiff University Spanish student and instructor at Cardiff’s white water ...

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Ethan Stables trial: Neo-Nazi 'planned Pride event machete attack'

A neo-Nazi’s plan to attack a gay pride event with a machete was foiled after he told people about it on Facebook, a court heard. Police were tipped off about Ethan Stables’ plan to attack the To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Child health care progress in Scotland praised

The Scottish government has been praised for progress made on children’s health over the last year. But the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said urgent action was still needed to improve the review To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Driver behaviour 'transformed' by A90 average speed cameras

The introduction of average speed cameras on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven has led to a “significant improvement” in driver behaviour. Speed surveys suggest that 99 out of 100 vehicles are complying with the speed limit since the cameras became operational on 31 October. Three out of every five vehicles were speeding prior to their installation. The surveys also ...

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Area of London's West End evacuated due to gas leak

Hotels and businesses in part of London’s West End have been evacuated due to a gas leak. Emergency services were called to Strand in the heart of the capital’s tourist district shortly after 02:00 BST. Roads in the area have been closed, threatening to cause rush hour disruption. The Metropolitan Police said it was working with the fire service and ...

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Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

Netflix membership surged past 117 million last year, a rise the company showed its investment in original programming was paying off. The streaming juggernaut added a record 8.3 million subscribers in the three months to To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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