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  • More Tunnel Delays As Migrants Try To Enter

    Channel Tunnel traffic has faced futher disruption after migrants tried to enter the terminal in Calais, followed hours later by a "technical fault". A Eurotunnel (Paris: FR0010533075 - news) spokesman said the incident in Calais had affected freight traffic only, with passenger services running to a full timetable.  …

  • Migrants Try To Enter Channel Tunnel Sky News - 10 hours ago
    More Tunnel Delays As Migrants Try To Enter

    Channel Tunnel traffic has faced futher disruption after migrants tried to enter the terminal in Calais, followed hours later by a "technical fault". A Eurotunnel (Paris: FR0010533075 - news) spokesman said the incident in Calais had affected freight traffic only, with passenger services running to a full timetable.  …

  • Leighton To Cook Up Wagamama Flotation

    One of Britain’s best-known businessmen is to take the helm at Wagamama, the Asian dining chain, ahead of a review that could see it float on the London stock market. Sky News understands that Allan Leighton, ...

  • More Tunnel Delays As Migrants Try To Enter

    Traffic along the Channel Tunnel has faced futher disruption after migrants tried to enter the terminal in Calais, followed hours later by a "technical fault". A Eurotunnel (Paris: FR0010533075 - news) spokesman said the incident in Calais had affected freight traffic only, with passenger services running to a full timetable. …

  • Calais: Migrants Attempt To Enter Channel Tunnel

    Traffic along the Channel Tunnel has been disrupted overnight after migrants tried to enter restricted areas in Calais, according to reports. "From 10.30pm (local time), around 150 migrants attempted to enter the platforms," an official for the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said. Eurotunnel (Paris: FR0010533075 - news) said …

  • 'Greece Sinking' Ahead Of Crucial Referendum

    With less than 24 hours until Greece's crucial referendum, the latest tracking data, seen by Sky News, shows a 1% lead for the government-led No campaign. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rallied a huge crowd in the capital's Syntagma Square on Friday night, urging people to vote "a proud no" to European creditors' …

  • Greek PM: 'Say No To Those Who Terrorise You' Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 22:50 BST
    Greek PM: 'Say No To Those Who Terrorise You'

    Rival rallies were held in Athens ahead of Sunday’s vote, which asks Greeks whether they want to accept the international creditors' proposals for further austerity in exchange for more loans. Alexis Tsipras told a "no" rally that the vote was "a celebration of democracy". "On Sunday, we are not just deciding that we …

  • Thousands Protest Ahead Of Greek Referendum Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 19:46 BST
    Greek PM: 'Say No To Those Who Terrorise You'

    At least 20,000 people turned out at each demonstration, two days before the vote which asks Greeks whether they want to accept or reject tough bailout terms imposed by international creditors. It would be likely to make a quick rescue deal to prevent the prospect of a banking system collapse and exit from the single  …

  • Greek Police Fire Flash Bombs At Protesters Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 18:36 BST
    Greek Police Fire Flash Bombs At Protesters

    Greek police have fired flash bombs and clashed with protesters in Athens two days before a key bailout referendum. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked Greeks to stand firm against "blackmail, ultimatums and fear".

  • Greek Referendum: Rival Rallies Due In Athens Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 17:31 BST
    Greek Referendum: Rival Rallies Due In Athens

    Thousands of Greeks are set to attend rallies in Athens this evening, as the rival "yes" and "no" campaigns plead their cases ahead of Sunday's bailout referendum. The public meetings will be staged just 800 metres apart in central Athens, raising fears of potential trouble.

  • 'Bonkers' Move Cuts Bank Guarantee By £10k Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 17:17 BST
    'Bonkers' Move Cuts Bank Guarantee By £10k

    Bank and building society customers stand to get £10,000 less if the financial institution they save with goes bust, the Bank of England has announced. Deposits have been protected up to £85,000 since 2010, under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). But the Bank said this level of compensation will be cut …

  • Paladin To Wrap Up £150m Paperchase Takeover Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 15:37 BST
    Paladin To Wrap Up £150m Paperchase Takeover

    An American private equity firm is close to wrapping up a £150m purchase of Paperchase, the high street stationery chain. Sky News understands that Paladin Capital has in recent days emerged as the front-runner to buy the business in a deal that would mark the latest prominent retailer to change ownership. Paladin (HKSE: …

  • Reddit In Chaos: Blackout After Worker Fired Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 14:49 BST
    Reddit In Chaos: Blackout After Worker Fired

    The unpaid moderators of some of link-sharing site Reddit's most-read sections have temporarily hidden them from public view. It comes after Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was dismissed in mysterious circumstances. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has now apologised to the Reddit community for the situation, and asked …

  • Greece Needs €50bn In Three Years, Says IMF Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 14:01 BST
    Greek Referendum: Rival Rallies Due In Athens

    Thousands of Greeks are set to attend rallies in Athens this evening, as the rival 'yes' and 'no' campaigns plead their cases ahead of Sunday's bailout referendum. The public meetings will be staged just 800 metres apart in central Athens, raising fears of potential trouble. The referendum will centre on whether Greeks …

  • Hut Group To Nudge £1bn With New Fundraising Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:30 BST
    Hut Group To Nudge £1bn With New Fundraising

    The Hut Group is poised to reinforce its status as one of Britain's most important digital start-ups by raising new funds that will nudge the company's valuation to close to £1bn. Sky News has learnt that The Hut Group, which counts some of the UK's best-known retail executives among its investors and board members, is …

  • Reddit Boss Pleads With Users To End Blackout Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:54 BST
    Reddit In Chaos: Blackout After Worker Fired

    It comes after Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was dismissed in mysterious circumstances. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has now apologised to the Reddit community for the situation, and asked for moderators to end their protest. Ms Taylor was in charge of the 'ask me anything' (AMA) question and answer sessions which …

  • Facebook Shows How Lasers Will Give Web To Poor Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:40 BST
    Facebook Shows How Lasers Will Give Web To Poor

    Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) says it wants to use satellites fitted with lasers to beam information to some of the most remote places on Earth. It is part of a drive called Internet.org, which is aimed at giving cheap internet access to people in developing countries. Founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page: …

  • EE Fined £1m For Customer Complaint Failures Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:20 BST
    EE Fined £1m For Customer Complaint Failures

    EE has been fined £1m by the telecoms regulator for "serious" failures in its handling of customer complaints. OFCOM said its investigation, over almost three years from July 2011, found EE "did not provide certain customers with accurate or adequate information about their right to take their complaint to an alternative …

  • Greek Crisis Leaves Honeymooners Without Cash Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:42 BST
    Greek Crisis Leaves Honeymooners Without Cash

    A Greek couple on honeymoon in New York have been left without any money after their government shut down its country's banking system. Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis had planned a "dream trip" to America that would take them coast-to-coast to Los Angeles. Last Sunday, the UK Foreign Office warned …

  • Rail Strikes Announced Across South And North Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:27 BST
    Rail Strikes Announced Across South And North

    Two rail strikes spanning huge swathes of the south and the north of England have been announced by the RMT union. The separate disputes involving Northern Rail and Southern Rail staff are the latest in a series of rail-related strike threats. Engineers on Southern Rail plan to strike for five days from 12 July, claiming …

  • Energy: Wholesale Costs 'At Five-Year Low' Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:24 BST
    Energy: Wholesale Costs 'At Five-Year Low'

    The first, by the market pricing body ICIS, suggested wholesale prices are at their lowest quarterly average for five years. The other release by Citizen's Advice said homes using pre-payment meters were still paying hundreds of pounds more annually for gas and electricity, leaving many struggling to heat their homes. …

  • BP To Pay $18.7bn To Settle Gulf Spill Cases Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 06:50 BST
    BP To Pay $18.7bn To Settle Gulf Spill Cases

    The US government and five states have reached a $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. BP Exploration and Production has been granted up to 18 years to pay the money. The explosion and fire left 11 workers dead and an estimated 473 million litres of oil in the Gulf of Mexico …

  • Troubled Gulf Keystone Faces New Board Exodus Sky News - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 00:14 BST
    Troubled Gulf Keystone Faces New Board Exodus

    The embattled London-listed oil group Gulf Keystone Petroleum is facing a fresh boardroom crisis with the potential exit of three board members just days before its annual shareholder meeting. Sky News has learnt that leading City investors in Gulf Keystone have told the company that they plan to vote against the re-election …

  • Greece Referendum Poll Has 'Yes' Vote Ahead Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 18:43 BST
    Greece Referendum Poll Has 'Yes' Vote Ahead

    The Greek government has stepped up its campaign for a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum as polling suggests the "yes" camp is leading. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said a "no" vote would not push Greece out of the eurozone, but rather win a better bailout deal.

  • City Voices Fury At Board 'Kitchen-Sinking' Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 14:43 BST
    City Voices Fury At Board 'Kitchen-Sinking'

    The City's most powerful fund management body has hit back at the growing number of troubled blue-chip companies which downgrade profit forecasts and slash shareholder payouts shortly after new executives are parachuted in to transform their fortunes. Sky News has learnt that the Investment Association is to mount a campaign …

  • BP To Pay US States $18.7bn Over Oil Spill Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 14:39 BST
    BP To Pay $18.7bn To Settle Gulf Spill Cases

    The deal was announced as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean Water Act penalties after the explosion and fire, which left 11 workers dead and an estimated 473 million litres of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the deal, BP Exploration and Production has been granted up to 18 years …

  • US Jobless Rate Falls But Pay Growth Static Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 14:34 BST
    US Jobless Rate Falls But Pay Growth Static

    The US jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level since April 2008 but pay growth was static at 2%, according to the latest official employment figures. The unemployment rate of 5.3%, down from 5.5% the previous month, was better than analysts had expected but the number of net new jobs created in the economy came in …

  • Steve Jobs Is Unpopular In New Biopic Trailer Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 13:53 BST
    Steve Jobs Is Unpopular In New Biopic Trailer

    Steve Jobs comes across as a deeply unpopular man in the first full trailer for the biopic about the Apple co-founder. Michael Fassbender plays Jobs in the film directed by Danny Boyle. The two-minute ...

  • Selfies Could Replace Passwords To Pay Online Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:11 BST
    Selfies Could Replace Passwords To Pay Online

    MasterCard is trialling new technology that could allow customers to pay online by taking a selfie rather than entering a password. MasterCard executive Ajay Bhalla said in a CNN Money interview: "We want to identify people for who they are, not what they remember. To use the service, customers will have to download the …

  • Production Line Robot Kills Car Factory Worker Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:09 BST
    Production Line Robot Kills Car Factory Worker

    A robot at a Volkswagen (Other OTC: VLKAF - news) car production plant has killed a worker. Volkswagen spokesman Heiko Hillwig said initial investigations show that human error was to blame, rather than an issue with the robot. The robot is used to grab car parts and move and fit them on the production line.

  • BBC Announces 1,000 Job Cuts To Save £50m Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:04 BST
    BBC Announces 1,000 Job Cuts To Save £50m

    The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs because of a £150m shortfall in licence fee income, its director general Tony Hall has confirmed. Gerry Morrissey from the broadcasting workers' union Bectu said:  "We support the idea of standardisation and simplification, but we will have to study the details of the announcement.

  • Greek PM Tsipras Urges 'No' Vote On Bailout Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 11:46 BST
    Greece Referendum Poll Has 'Yes' Vote Ahead

    The Greek government has stepped up its campaign for a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum as polling suggests the "yes" camp is leading. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said a "no" vote would not push Greece out of the eurozone, but rather win a better bailout deal.

  • Prince Pulls His Music From Streaming Sites Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:40 BST
    Prince Pulls His Music From Streaming Sites

    Prince has pulled all of his music from most streaming services in a new chapter in his rocky relationship with the internet. A message that appeared on Spotify said the singer's publisher "has asked all streaming services to remove his catalogue". Tidal, which was re-launched by Jay Z earlier this year and has tried …

  • Dixons Carphone And Sprint In US Stores Deal Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:05 BST
    Dixons Carphone And Sprint In US Stores Deal

    Dixons Carphone (LSE: DC.L - news) has announced plans to expand into the lucrative US mobile market in a deal with major American provider Sprint. The UK retailer will initially provide "mobile phone retail expertise and proprietary knowledge" to Sprint as it opens 20 preliminary stores in the US. The first stores …

  • Facebook's New Logo - But Can You Spot Changes? Sky News - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 09:27 BST
    Facebook's New Logo - But Can You Spot Changes?

    Notice anything different about Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) ? The social network has unveiled a new logo, but only the most eagle-eyed web user is likely to have spotted it. The blue background is still there, complete with the word 'Facebook' appearing as white text.

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