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RBS cautions against a restart of sale of taxpayers' 71% stake

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Royal Bank of Scotland directors have faced angry questioning from shareholders over planned branch closures and the bank’s treatment of small businesses – and the bank’s finance chief has warned that now may not the best time for the government to restart sales of the taxpayers’ 71% stake in the lender.

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Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Walker’s Nottingham Forest winner increases gloom for Newcastle

An August evening filled with kamikaze defending, frenetic attacking and sheer tactical anarchy was finally settled by an extra-time winner from Tyler Walker, son of the Nottingham Forest legend Des. It condemned Newcastle United to a third straight defeat of the new season, heightening the sense of looming crisis threatening to engulf Rafael Benítez and his politically tense club.

Mallik Wilks of Accrington Stanley celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet League Two match between Notts County and Accrington Stanley at Meadow Lane on August 25, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Accrington denied top spot but remain a wonder of the Football League

A day after VAR made its inconspicuous British bow at Wembley Accrington Stanley felt it could have come in handy at Cambridge United. John Coleman, their manager, thought they should have had two penalties. “We’re not into video technology yet,” he said, before acknowledging, “but the referee’s got to make a split decision.”

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