Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Business

Business

Canada's murder case prompts rival crowdfunding campaigns for killer and victim's family

A white farmer’s acquittal of murdering a young First Nations man has underlined the persistent racial divide in Canada Debbie Baptiste holding a picture of her son, Colten Boushie, at the trial of Gerald...

Sky and BT Sport pay £4.464bn for first tranche of Premier League TV packages

• Five of seven packages available have been announced • Sky to broadcast 128 matches starting from 2019-20 season Sky will host 128 matches starting from the 2019/20 season up to and including 2021/22. Photograph: Oli...

17-year-old snowboarding sensation's nearly perfect run

The Californian teenager is already a slopestyle and halfpipe phenomenon, redefining the boundaries of her sport while most of her friends are finishing high school.When she was 15, Kim became the first female...

First-time buyers hit 10-year high as buy-to-let property sales fade

Sales of first homes rise 7.4% in 2017 but property experts warn boom may already be waning Data from the banking trade body UK Finance showed the average first-time buyer was 30 and had...

Boris Johnson's naked ambition blinds him to the dangers of Brexit

The foreign secretary’s vision of a ‘liberal’ future outside the EU is a triumph of self-delusion Boris Johnson outside No 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters Boris Johnson has made his career out of creating myths...

UK inflation remains at 3% as living standards squeeze continues

Expectations dashed that rate would fall as effects of Brexit vote on pound fade Inflation in UK food prices appears to be slowing. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images UK inflation stuck at its highest level for almost...

Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity, study suggests

The study, published last week in the journal Science, looked at gene products -- otherwise known as messenger RNA -- in over 800 human brains donated from people with psychiatric illnesses including autism,...

Network Rail says it will cut train delays by 15% in £47bn plan

Strategy for 2019-24 prioritises maintenance and renewal rather than big new projects Network Rail staff work on tracks near Paddington in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA Network Rail says it will deliver a 15% reduction in train...

Two Southampton teenagers arrested over death of baby

A 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder over death of six-week-old boy The baby was taken to Southampton General hospital early on Sunday morning but was pronounced dead a short...

Why doesn’t Nationwide send me a new card after mine was cloned?

Banks and building societies I’ve been waiting for two months for a replacement to arrive, and I don’t want to carry large amounts of cash With no debit card the only choice is to carry...

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Southam Street, London W10: ‘The fries are every slimmer’s fantasy’ –...

Southam Street is not in that part of W10 made famous by Richard Curtis films, all candy-coloured mews and quirky antique shops. Huddled...