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Sainsbury’s-Asda merger in jeopardy – BBC News

The UK’s competition watchdog has said the proposed tie-up between Sainsbury’s and Asda could push up prices and cut choice for customers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it thought it was “likely to be difficult” for the chains to “address the concerns”. The CMA also said the merger could lead to a “poorer shopping experience”. These are the …

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Who is Derek Hatton? – BBC News

For anyone under the age of 40, the name Derek Hatton will probably not mean much – so why has the news that he has rejoined the Labour Party provoked so much comment? Mr Hatton’s expulsion from Labour in 1986 was seen as the defining moment in then leader Neil Kinnock’s efforts to purge the party of the “hard left”. …

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News Daily: Corbyn warned of resignations and Trump threatened over wall plan

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright PA More Labour MPs ‘thinking hard’ about future He’s seven MPs down, following the resignation from the Labour Party of a group of parliamentarians unhappy with his leadership. But could Jeremy Corbyn be in for more bad news? At a Labour MPs’ meeting described as “tense”, Corbyn …

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News Daily: Facebook report, Huawei risks and veteran Labour MP’s death

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Facebook needs more regulation, say MPs MPs have criticised Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg for failing to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over the issue of fake news. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report also said there was a threat to the UK’s democracy …

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Obituary: Andrea Levy – BBC News

Image copyright David Levenson Andrea Levy told the stories of the Windrush generation with humour and compassion. As Britain struggled to revive its post-war economy, invitations were extended to citizens of the Empire. “Come and make your lives in the Mother Country”, the advertisements said. Levy’s books chart the experiences – and disappointments – of the first Caribbean immigrants and …

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Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler freed on bail

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMaria Ressa says the rule of law was broken when she was arrested Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been freed on bail, the day after her arrest on charges of “cyber-libel” drew international condemnation. Ms Ressa is CEO of Rappler, a news website critical of the government. She was arrested at …

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News Daily: IS schoolgirl speaks, Brexit latest and heart health

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Heads in bins’ Image copyright Met Police There was widespread shock when three British schoolgirls left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State terror group. Now one of them has said she wants to come home. Speaking to the Times from a refugee camp in Syria, …

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Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maria Ressa being interviewed during her arrest at Rappler’s headquarters. The CEO of Rappler, a news website critical of the government in the Philippines, has been arrested at its headquarters in Manila. Maria Ressa said the accusation of “cyber-libel” is an attempt by Rodrigo Duterte’s government to silence the publication. It is the latest in …

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News Daily: Police cuts ‘toll’, gambling ad rules and HPV warning

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Overburdened’ Image copyright Getty Images More than 90% of police officers believe their force is under-staffed and nearly 80% say they’ve experienced stress or anxiety at work in the last year. Those are the findings of a big survey – 18,000 participants – by the Police Federation, which …

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