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Sky News And Sky Sports Launch On Snapchat App

Sky News And Sky Sports Launch On Snapchat App

Snapchat has launched the first UK and Ireland-specific channels for its Discover service.

Interface of Snapchat app welcome screen

Interface of Snapchat app welcome screen

Sky News and Sky Sports will feature on the platform, publishing an edition each afternoon with stories specifically created for the app.

Around five to 10 stories will feature in each edition, curated by editors at both companies. The edition disappears after 24 hours. read more

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South Oxfordshire Fire

South Oxfordshire Fire

Hundreds of firefighters have been tackling three major blazes in South Oxfordshire, as police arrested a man on suspicion of arson.

The 47-year-old is being held in connection with the fires, including one that has devastated the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council offices.

Twenty-seven fire crews were sent to separate infernos at a thatched home in Rokemarsh and a funeral parlour and the council offices in nearby village Crowmarsh Gifford – all reported within less than 10 minutes of each other, just after 3am.

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The fires took hold at three separate sites read more

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Non-EU Banks Slip Through Bonus Cap Loophole

Non-EU Banks Slip Through Bonus Cap Loophole

Wall Street banks can raise bonuses without a vote from their parent’s shareholders under new EU rules,

Major global banks such as Morgan Stanley and Nomura are benefiting from a loophole in new European pay rules that could leave British rivals at a big disadvantage.

Sky News understands that banks based outside the European Union (EU) are able to approve bigger bonuses for employees of their subsidiaries in the trading bloc without recourse to external shareholders.

That means Wall Street and Asian banks can instantly consent to variable pay for senior staff worth double the level of their salaries, the maximum permissible under the new EU cap. read more

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