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City Barclays

Banking giant Barclays has posted a 10% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £3.54 billion, up from £3.23 billion in 2016.

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City Centrica

British Gas owner Centrica has blamed “significantly reduced profit” in its UK business for pushing group operating profits down 17% to £1.25 billion.

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Lords Brexit

Lord Callanan said the Government expects to table amendments before clause 11 of the Bill is debated at committee stage.

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City Barclays

Barclays said it set aside £1.2 billion for litigation and conduct, including £700 million for payment protection insurance (PPI), but that there were no new charges for the mis-selling scandal.

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Schedule Pictures

The Press Association Picture Desk plans to cover the following – some of this may be subject to change:NATIONWIDE: University and College Union (UCU) taking strike action at 61 universities over pensions dispute,READING: Trial of two lorry drivers over M1 crash that killed eight people.EDINBURGH: FMQs0900 LONDON: Photocall for the opening of DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes. The O2,1100 LONDON: Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald and Vice President Michelle O’Neill press conference.AUTO0945: SILVERSTONE: Mercedes Car LaunchSOCCER Europa League2005: LONDON: Arsenal v Ostersunds FKHORSE RACING1030 CHELTENHAM: Nigel Twiston-Davies stable visitRUGBY UNION1050 CO. KILDARE: Ireland training and press conference1000 BAGSHOT: Pennyhill Park: England training and Press ConferenceOLYMPICS2018 Winter OlympicsPS: Looking for the best pictures of the day: search for PABest in your picture system

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Schedule Update Advisory

SCHEDULE Update: The appearance by Sir Tim Barrow at the European Scrutiny Committee. (Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster) has been brought forward to 1030 from the earlier listed time of 1210.

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City Centrica

Centrica’s group chief executive Iain Conn said: “Our financial result in the second half of 2017 was weak, primarily reflecting poor performance in business energy supply and particularly in our North America business unit.

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City Barclays

Jes Staley, group chief executive of Barclays, said: “2017 was a year of considerable strategic progress for Barclays.”

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City Centrica

However, Centrica said that despite the impacts of warmer weather, customer losses and the UK prepayment cap, adjusted operating profit for its UK home unit was up 1% year on year.

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Police M20

Officers are no longer looking for a silver Nissan Qashqai after a man attended a police station on Wednesday evening, Kent Police said.

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Lords Brexit

The author of Article 50, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, said an extension of Britain’s exit date could be granted by the EU if Parliament decided there should be a second referendum.

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Lords Brexit

Brexit minister Lord Callanan was attacked by Labour peers for his response to issues raised in the debate, with Labour’s Lord Bassam accusing him of a “shabby performance”.

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Lords Brexit

Labour former Cabinet minister Lord Hain warned against setting the date for exiting the EU “in concrete” and argued that it should be for Parliament to decide.

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Lords Brexit

Cobra beer founder Lord Bilimoria backed the UK staying in a customs union with Brussels warning that “tariff-free, seamless trade” should not be taken for granted.

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Lords Brexit

Tory former minister Viscount Hailsham said he would “frustrate the policy of Brexit” if he could.

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Police M20

The London-bound carriageway of the M20 between junctions 10 and nine has reopened, according to Kent Police.

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Politics Resolution

The Resolution Foundation think tank is releasing a report on living standards. A story is being prepared under 0001 Thursday embargo.

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Politics Corbyn

Dagmar Hovestaedt, a spokeswoman for the Federal Commission for the Stasi Records, said: “Currently there is a debate in Great Britain about a possible documentation of activities of the Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn in the Stasi records.

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Lords Brexit

Independent crossbencher Lord Carlile of Berriew likened the Brexit analysis papers to a “real suicide note”.

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Lords Brexit

Peers have started their first day of debate at committee stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

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