Son Heung-min hits two but Harry Kane limps off in Spurs’ win at Bournemouth

Son Heung-min hits two but Harry Kane limps off in Spurs’ win at Bournemouth

To say this was a mixed occasion for Tottenham Hotspur would be an understatement. There was a battling victory for the visitors to enjoy, one that moved them up to third and allowed all concerned to clear their heads following their eviction from Champions League by Juventus last Wednesday. But a gloomy afternoon on the south coast was not without a gloomy moment, namely the injury to Harry Kane that threatens to rule Spurs’ top scorer out for the rest of the season and places questions over his involvement at…

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Will the Labrador energy switcher make you switch suppliers?

Will the Labrador energy switcher make you switch suppliers?

Startup claims device will automatically switch smart-meter users three times a year and save them £300. A device that plugs into a home broadband router and automatically switches supplier when cheaper deals become available is set to revolutionise the home energy market. The launch of Labrador comes as more and more people are changing their energy companies. The company’s free service is primarily targeted at the growing number of households which have smart meters, which automate readings. More than 8m have been installed in the UK so far, and energy…

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Poland’s Sunday trading ban takes effect

Poland’s Sunday trading ban takes effect

Catholic church welcomes law that begins with ban on two Sundays a month, extending to all in 2020. A Polish law banning almost all trade on Sundays has taken effect, with large supermarkets and most other retailers closed for the first time since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the 1990s after the collapse of communism. The change is stirring up a range of emotions in a country where some feel workers are exploited but many others see consumer freedom as one of the most tangible benefits of the free…

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Greek protesters demand release of two soldiers held in Turkey

Greek protesters demand release of two soldiers held in Turkey

Defence minister says arrests have aggravated already strained ties between two countries. Protesters have taken to the streets in Greece demanding the release of two Greek soldiers detained by Turkey, amid spiralling tensions between the two countries. Greece’s defence minister, Panos Kammenos, described the pair as “hostages” and ordered border patrols to be stepped up. Sgt Dimitris Kouklatzis, 27, and Lt Angelos Mitretodis, 25, were seized 11 days ago after allegedly being found in a “forbidden military zone” deep in Turkish territory. The soldiers say they inadvertently strayed across the…

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