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SUNDAY NEWSPAPER SHARE TIPS: Filta, Arrow Global and Inchcape

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We round up the Sunday newspaper share tips. This week, Midas looks at fryer cleaner firm Filta, the Sunday Times assesses Arrow Global, and the Sunday Telegraph analyses Inchcape.

British firm Cannaray aims to grow marijuana

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Cannaray will become the only London-listed UK grower of cannabis next summer if it secures its licence to cultivate the plant on the south coast of England and floats on the stock market as planned.

Barclays boss sets up 'tense' showdown to oust board raider

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Jes Staley is understood to be keen to try to persuade Bramson to sell his 5.5 per cent stake in Barclays and leave the bank in peace.

Is B&Q owner in line for a private equity makeover?

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After the string of takeovers of British firms in recent months, who could be next to fall? Kingfisher might not be a bad shout, according to veteran analyst James Grzinic at Jefferies.

New fears for Cobham as ruthless cuts by US predator Advent revealed

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Documents analysed by this newspaper show Advent International cut nearly 800 jobs last year at British firms - all within its first year of ownership.

HAMISH MCRAE: Mario Draghi accused of sucking German savers dry

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Last week, Mario Draghi, the outgoing president of the European Central Bank, pushed through his swansong - yet another huge stimulus package.

SALLY HAMILTON: Forget Bodie and Doyle, try the pensions Professionals

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1970s series The Professionals is still great TV - and reminds Sally Hamilton of her youth, when she failed to save. Like her, the nation is facing a huge challenge over pension provisions.

Big Short investor targets Standard Chartered and HSBC

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Steve Eisman, who was played by the actor Steve Carell in The Big Short, is targeting two British banks.

Still don't have a will? Here's your chance to get one written for free 

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Two charitable will-writing schemes are open to new customers - with solicitors around the country offering to draw up a last will and testament free of charge.

CASH IN THE ATTIC: Rare Frank Sinatra albums could earn you £3,600

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Ol' blue eyes may be gone but the Frank Sinatra album My Way is being re-released next month to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Sir Charlie Mayfield: Yes, losses hurt but I'm getting John Lewis fit for Amazon age 

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Sir Charlie Mayfield, a former Scots Guard, says John Lewis is in an 'infinitely better' position despite the red ink creeping on to the balance sheet.

DONT be a money mule and let crooks use your bank account to launder cash 

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Students and middle-aged workers in need of cash are among the most sought-after targets for crooks, who dupe them into accepting deposits as a way of laundering 'dirty' money.

Fashion is bang on trend for profits, say investment experts

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Investing in the fashion brands you love isn't always simple, as some favourite names are privately held, or only listed outside the UK. But you can use funds and trusts to get exposure.

Hermes European: Fund looks to the Continent for its long-term growth

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A fund that invests in European companies - but excludes those listed in the UK - has some resonance in the current political climate, especially as the 'B word' has frightened off serious numbers of investors from touching the British stock market in recent months.

Watch out for cold-calling racketeers selling carbon credits, regulator warns

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The idea of buying carbon credits as an investment for a future where they have become the norm and are traded regularly may sound exciting - but for most people they should be avoided.

Is Meghan Markle's carbon credit offset a waste of money

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The average person in Britain generates about 11 tons of carbon dioxide every year - from activities such as heating the home and cooking meals.

Most drivers don't know black box can save them up to £500 in insurance

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New research has found eight out of ten motorists are unaware they can benefit by fitting the gadget to their car - offering average annual savings on premiums of £200.

Rip-off text firm is fined £600,000 in victory for our campaign against nuisance messages

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The result is also a triumph for The Mail on Sunday, which has campaigned long and hard for an end to the scourge of customers being charged to receive nuisance texts.

I DIDN'T buy A Place in the Sun - I was hooked on clothes, says Sara Damergi

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Sara Damergi, the daughter of a wealthy developer, owns two properties in London but regrets not getting on the housing ladder in her 20s.

How to stop YOUR pension savings from becoming an annuity horror show

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Retirement is supposed to be a happy time, whether you are looking forward to filling it with a pipe-and-slippers or travel-the-world lifestyle. But in recent years it has become more complex and stressful.