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Cheapest ever mortgage deal goes on offer

Cheapest ever mortgage deal goes on offer

Launching its 0.89% mortgage, the Yorkshire Building Society said it had been able to offer the record low rate owing to the cost of funding having fallen in recent weeks. But the total cost over the two-year deal period would actually be less with the higher rate lower fee mortgage, at £14,644 compared to £14,883. In March, Yorkshire Building Society launched a 0.99% two-year fixed-rate deal for borrowers with a 40% deposit.


Sinclair to expand TV empire with $240M Bolten Media deal

Sinclair to expand TV empire with $240M Bolten Media deal

Other buyers are interested in Tribune, according to one person familiar with the matter. Sinclair announced Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the stock of Bonten Media Group Holdings, Inc. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to restore what she called a "loophole" that "defies logic", in part because there's no technical justification for treating stations differently.


Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino leaves U.S. public perplexed

Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino leaves U.S. public perplexed

Kelly Woodford, another hair stylist from Winnipeg, Canada also gave her client a Unicorn Frappuccino-inspired hair color. The Unicorn Frappuccino will be available through Sunday, April 23 at participating Starbucks stores in Canada, the USA and Mexico.



General election is on for June 8

Whether enough Conservatives will vote tactically to keep sole Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray in his Edinburgh seat is hard to discern. Certainly it would help May tremendously if she could go into the negotiations with her own democratic mandate.



United Nations strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

The U.N.'s most powerful body demanded an immediate end to the North's nuclear and missile tests and threatened to take "further significant measures" - U.N. It expresses the Security Council's commitment "to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation" and welcomes efforts by council members and other countries "to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue".