- 1. Brazilian footballers in Colombian plane crash
- 2. Brexit strategy: Have cake and eat it?
- 3. Sadiq Khan agrees affordable homes target for London
- 4. Afghanistan Taliban 'faces cash crisis'
- 5. Government to tackle boardroom excess
- 6. Barry Bennell abuse victim warned of 'hundreds more'
- 7. Wheelchair user sues over dancefloor ban
- 8. BT must separate from Openreach network
- 9. Sky Sports drop Eric Bristow over abuse rant
- 10. Briefing: Iceland (the country) sues Iceland (the supermarket)
1. Brazilian footballers in Colombian plane crash
A plane carrying 81 people, including top Brazilian football team Chapecoensa, has crashed in Colombia. Only six people - three players, two crew and a journalist - are said to have survived. The chartered jet reported electrical problems on its final approach to Medellin, flying from Bolivia. Chapecoense were on their way to Medellin to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana.
2. Brexit strategy: Have cake and eat it?
The government's Brexit strategy appears to have been revealed in a document photographed while being carried by a top aide to Conservative vice-chairman Mark Field. The handwritten note says: "What's the model? Have your cake and eat it … French likely to be most difficult." It also says a manufacturing deal should be "relatively straightforward".
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3. Sadiq Khan agrees affordable homes target for London
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has agreed a 35% target for the proportion of affordable homes in new housing developments. The quota, agreed with private developers, is seen as a climbdown from his election promise of 50% of new homes being "genuinely affordable". Khan says that figure remains his aspiration.
4. Afghanistan Taliban 'faces cash crisis'
The Taliban in Afghanistan is facing a cash crisis, says The Guardian, with donors unwilling to bankroll activities because of high civilian casualties and infighting between different factions. The group has long had financial backing from the likes of wealthy Afghan and Arab businessmen in the Gulf, the paper adds.
5. Government to tackle boardroom excess
The government is outlining a proposed code of practice and other enforced measures to curb the excesses of executive pay in private firms and publicly-listed companies. Theresa May said the changes would mean "everybody plays by the same rules". Companies will also be forced to publish pay ratios.
6. Barry Bennell abuse victim warned of 'hundreds more'
A victim of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell says he told the Crown Prosecution Service and police three years ago there were likely to be "hundreds" of other boys who had been abused. David Lean, a former Preston North End reserve, was abused by the coach in 1980. Bennell was hospitalised yesterday after being found unconscious.
7. Wheelchair user sues over dancefloor ban
A wheelchair user is suing a dance company for discrimination after he was banned from an event over claims his wheels were damaging the floor. Fred Walden, from Oxford, says he was humiliated when Jive Addiction staff told him to stop dancing and that his chair uses special wheels designed not to leave marks.
8. BT must separate from Openreach network
Ofcom says BT must separate from its broadband network business Openreach, but has stopped short of imposing a full break-up of the company. Openreach is to remain a wholly-owned subsidiary of the telecom firm. However, the regulator added it would impose a full split if this does not work.
9. Sky Sports drop Eric Bristow over abuse rant
Former darts champion Eric Bristow ghas been dropped by Sky Sports after embarking on a Twitter rant suggesting that footballers who suffered sexual abuse as children were "wimps". One message stated that if a coach had tried to abuse him he would have "that sorted that poof out". After the furore Sky said: "We will not be using him in the future."
10. Briefing: Iceland (the country) sues Iceland (the supermarket)
Iceland is suing Iceland over its "exceptionally broad and ambiguous" Europe-wide trademark registration. Confused? Well, the government of the North Atlantic island nation is taking legal action against the UK supermarket chain of the same name, claiming its businesses are not being allowed to describe themselves using the word "Iceland".
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