Tag Archives: The Independant

JK Rowling fan guesses next Cormoran Strike novel title on Twitter

Author and active Tweeter JK Rowling has a new Cormoran Strike novel coming, fans having already guessed the title. Posting on the social media platform, Rowling hinted at the upcoming novel’s title – written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She Tweeted it would be _ _ _ H _ _ / _ H _ _ _, promising that, if anyone ...

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Bailiffs should face a crackdown: There are too many bad apples in the industry

Most bailiffs would probably tell you that it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. The problem comes when they do it in a dirty manner.  According to a consortium of charities, including the Money Advice Trust, Citizens Advice, and the StepChange Debt Charity, far too many of them make the job dirtier than it should be.  The charities ...

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Donald Trump may have leaked his own tax returns, George W Bush's ethics lawyer says

Donald Trump may have leaked his own tax returns and sent them in the mail to a journalist, according to George W Bush’s former ethics lawyer. The first two pages of the President’s 2005 tax returns were mailed to MSNBC journalist David Cay Johnston and marked “client copy”, indicating they were files prepared for Mr Trump and not those sent ...

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Roger Federer to face Rafael Nadal in Indian Wells quarter-finals as Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios progress

Arguably the greatest rivalry in the history of tennis will continue at the BNP Paribas Open after Roger Federer set up a quarter-final clash with Rafael Nadal. Less than two months on from the previous instalment which saw 35-year-old Federer claim the Australian Open with a thrilling five-set final victory over his Spanish counterpart, the pair will meet again in ...

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Federal Reserve interest rate announcement: 3 things to watch out for on Wednesday

Sending signals loud and clear, the Federal Reserve has left little doubt that it will raise interest rates Wednesday for the third time since December 2015 to reflect a consistently solid US economy.  The rate increase will likely go down as one of the most telegraphed ever, given that several Fed officials, including Chair Janet Yellen, each let it be ...

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Ben Affleck reveals he's been treated for alcohol addiction in honest Facebook post: 'There's no shame in getting help'

Ben Affleck has released a statement through his official Facebook page about his current alcohol addiction and the steps he is taking to combat it. To a flood of support from fans, Affleck explained how he wanted to be the best father he can be and wants his “kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you ...

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Pound sterling remains under pressure amid Brexit uncertainty and prospect of Scottish referendum

The pound continued to hover around an eight-week low against a slew of other currencies on Wednesday morning, pressured by lasting uncertainty over when Theresa May will trigger Article 50, and the prospect of a new Scottish independence referendum. In early trading, sterling was changing hands at around $1.2156 against the dollar, slightly higher on the day but still lower than ...

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Angelique Kerber's poor 2017 continues as she's eliminated in Indian Well despite imminent return to World No 1

Top seed Angelique Kerber crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open after being defeated by Elena Vesnina. The German, who will return to becoming world number one at the end of the week owing to Serena Williams’ absence in Indian Wells, has been struggling for form this season following a stunning 2016 and here she was downed 6-3 6-3 by ...

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IoD slams Rolls-Royce CEO's £960,000 bonus after company reported earnings plunge

Rolls-Royce’s decision to award Chief Executive Officer Warren East a bonus of £916,000 even after the aero-engine maker’s full-year earnings plunged was ill advised, according to the Institute of Directors, which represents UK business leaders. Mr East was handed the payout after underlying pretax profit fell 49 per cent to £813m in 2016, with only a “modest” improvement forecast this year. While ...

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Netherlands elections: Polls open amid fears of far-right surge led by Geert Wilders's PVV party

Polling booths have opened across the nation in Dutch parliamentary elections that are being closely watched as a possible indicator of the strength of far-right populism ahead of national votes in France and Germany later this year.  Two-term Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s right-wing VVD party was leading in polls ahead of the Dutch vote, with the anti-Islam Party for Freedom of ...

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