My dream job was stolen away after a credit-rating agency labelled me bankrupt | Money

It was a dream job. Debbie Scott beat other candidates to win a six-month rolling contract as IT security manager at Lloyds Banking Group. The role commanded a large salary, but she never got as far as her desk. A mistake on her credit record wrongly identified her as a bankrupt and her new job […]

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Ruth Hunt: ‘We had a moral responsibility to fight for trans people’ | Society

Ruth Hunt hasn’t had an easy ride. The outgoing chief executive of Stonewall has been accused of driving away donors. She has been charged with running “a militant trans agenda” by one former supporter and “[losing] what the big principle was” by another. Earlier this year the Times and Daily Mail claimed her resignation as […]

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From Alabama to Armagh, women are on the front line waging the ‘war on abortion’ | Catherine Bennett | Opinion

Intensifying campaigns to criminalise all abortion in the US have been summarised, accurately, as a war on women, one that calls on women to, as the presidential contender Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has put it, “fight like hell”. In terms of knowing the enemy, much of it, in the US, will certainly resemble the Alabama misogynists […]

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Rail chiefs confident timetable change will not repeat 2018 chaos | UK news

Rail passengers have been advised to check times before travelling from Sunday as train operators prepare for a fresh timetable change, following months of scrutiny and preparation to avert the chaos that engulfed the railways last May. The biggest changes will come on South Western Railway (SWR) from Monday, with hundreds of extra services a […]

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Scotland won’t be independent within EU, says Farage | Politics

Nigel Farage has called on “genuine Scottish nationalists” to vote for his Brexit party in next week’s EU elections, as he described Nicola Sturgeon’s campaign for an independent Scotland within Europe as “the most dishonest political discourse anywhere in the world”. As anti-racist protesters chanted outside the venue, Farage told cheering supporters at a rally […]

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Metro Bank cuts ties with design firm owned by founder’s wife | Business

Metro Bank has severed links with the architecture firm owned by the wife of its chairman amid criticism over £25m worth of payments made by the lender to the business. The move came as the challenger bank, which clinched a £375m fundraising this week, seeks to improve its corporate reputation after a major accounting error. […]

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Thomas Cook shares ‘worthless’ after Citigroup warning | Business

Thomas Cook’s shares plunged by 40% on Friday, their biggest drop since the firm nearly collapsed in 2011, after a high-profile City analyst said the company’s shares were worthless. Wall Street bank Citigroup produced a research note advising investors to sell shares in the 178-year-old tour operator, which reported a £1.5bn loss earlier this week, […]

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How Quorn makes the filling for Greggs’ vegan sausage rolls | Business

It is an off-white paste with the consistency of Play-Doh and a malty whiff – and it is taking the high street by storm. The unappetising formal name for this sought-after food is mycoprotein but it is better known to the growing ranks of vegetarians and vegans as the basis for products including mince, nuggets, […]

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Neo-Nazi who planned to murder Labour MP jailed for life | UK news

A neo-Nazi who admitted plotting the murder of the Labour MP Rosie Cooper has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 20 years. Jack Renshaw, 23, bought a 48cm (19in) gladius knife to kill the West Lancashire MP and a female police officer, DC Victoria Henderson, against whom he had a […]

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Fundraising call by Metro Bank raises £375m in three hours | Business

Metro Bank has raised £375m from a fundraising call that will strengthen its balance sheet. The bank hopes the move will quash rumours about its financial health that caused customers to pull cash last weekend. A Metro Bank spokeswoman confirmed the lender had closed its share placing early on Thursday evening, less than three hours […]

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