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Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Bruno Fernandes teases Man United fans on Twitter, Inter in London for Eriksen and Giroud talks

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Premier League done deals: Every […] talkSPORT
Flybe in talks to delay air passenger duty bill

Flybe in talks to delay air passenger duty bill

Business
Flybe is in talks with the government to defer the payment of air passenger duty amid reports the airline is attempting to secure a rescue deal.The BBC understands that delaying the tax bill is just one option that is being discussed with the regional airline.However, it is understood that the government is reluctant to go down this route.A spokesperson for Flybe said: "We don't comment on rumour or speculation.It added: "Flybe continues to focus on providing great service and connectivity for our customers, to ensure that they can continue to travel as planned." Why Flybe matters: 'Valuable connectivity' Flybe boss 'focused' on turning airline around Sky News reports that Flybe's owner, Connect Airways, has been in talks with t...
Early Spotify backer TCV in talks with $7bn Revolut

Early Spotify backer TCV in talks with $7bn Revolut

Business
One of the early-stage backers of Spotify, Airbnb and Netflix is in talks to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Revolut, the British-based digital payments and banking group.Sky News has learnt that Technology Crossover Ventures, or TCV, is proposing to commit a substantial proportion of a $ 500m (£385m) equity-raising being assembled by Revolut. The company, which is also seeking to raise $ 1bn of new debt, wants to secure the new funding at a valuation of between $ 7bn (£5.4bn) and $ 8bn (£6.2bn), according to insiders. Image: TCV was an early backer of music streaming service Spotify If it manages to do so, it would make Revolut Europe's most valuable fintech business.Sources said this weekend that the talks were ongoing and
Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Technology
MADRID -- Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday's scheduled close of the two-week talks. In the end, negotiators endorsed a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change and several measures to help poor countries respond and adapt to its impacts. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “disappointed” by the meeting's outcome. “The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and
COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal

COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal

World
The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal.Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to curbing carbon.All countries will need to put new climate pledges on the table by the time of the next major conference in Glasgow next year. Divisions over other questions - including carbon markets - were delayed until the next gathering. What was agreed?After two extra days and nights of negotiations, delegates finally agreed a deal that will see new, improved carbon cutting plans on the table by the time of the Glasgow conference next year.All parties will need to address the gap between what the science says is necessary to avoid ...