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Politics Green

Damian Green has maintained he did not behave inappropriately when he reportedly texted a younger woman saying he felt “compelled” to ask her for a drink after seeing her pictured in a corset in a newspaper.

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Schedule Video

Good morning from PA Video. Here’s is our news video outlook for 20 February.

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The Press Association plans to cover the following – some of this may be subject to change:LONDON: Cabinet meetingLONDON: London Fashion Week.NEWCASTLE: Cheryl at the opening of the new Prince’s Trust and Cheryl’s Trust centre in Newcastle.   (ARRIVAL PIX MOVED)Newcastle-under-Lyme:  Woman from Stoke-on-Trent charged following an incident during the afternoon of 18th February where paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service were subjected to verbal abuse whilst they attended a medical emergency.1240: NUNEATON, WARWICKSHIRE: The Duke of Cambridge will visit Triumph Motorcycles and MIRA Technology Park.0900: LONDON: Photocall for the highlights from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller and 20th Century at Christie’s. Highlights include works by Picasso, Magritte, Miró, Derain, Monet, Degas, Warhol, Fontana and Pollock. Christie’s1045: INNSWORTH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE:  The Prince of Wales to visit the headquarters of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.1030: LONDON: Oxfam bosses appear before the Commons Development Committee on the aid worker sex scandal.1030: LONDON: Pimlico Plumbers employment case reaches the Supreme Court.1100: LONDON: Red Sparrow photocall with Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast1100-1140: LONDON: The Queen to visit the Royal College of Physicians of London to mark the 500th anniversary of the body’s founding Charter1300: GLOUCESTERSHIRE: A family syndicate from Bristol celebrating after their Lucky Dip ticket matched all six numbers to scoop the £18,139,352 Lotto Jackpot on Saturday (17 February).1400: LONDON: Sarah Clarke’s formal introduction to the House of Lords as Black Rod.2000: LONDON: Naked Heart Foundation Fabulous Fund Fair.1945: LONDON: Stamford Bridge: Chelsea v Barcelona1100: MANCHESTER: Aon Training Complex: Man Utd training1945: SHEFFIELD: Bramall Lane: Sheffield United v Queens Park RangersOLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG: 2018 Winter Olympics

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Politics Green

Mr Green, who as first secretary of state was Theresa May’s de facto deputy, said he was still friends with the Prime Minister.

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City HSBC

HSBC said that loan impairment charges in its global banking and markets division totalled around 500 million US dollars (£358 million) in 2017, with the charges this year being “related to two large corporate exposures in Europe”.

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Consumer WilliamHill

William Hill confirmed in a statement on its website that its online business has “entered into a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission” following the identification of a number of cases where “former policies” were insufficient to ensure full regulatory compliance.

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News events and court hearings we plan to cover today include:

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Consumer WilliamHill

Bookmaker William Hill is to pay a £6.2 million penalty package for “systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures”, the Gambling Commission  has announced.

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City HSBC

The results are the last under chief executive Stuart Gulliver, who is set to hand over the reins to John Flint this week.

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Politics Oxfam

(Left to right) Caroline Thomson, Chair of Trustees, Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB and Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International arriving at Portcullis House, London, to appear before the Commons Development Committee on the aid worker sex scandal. (Yui Mok/PA)

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Politics Wages

The think tank Class has a report on workers’ expectations of pay rises. Story being prepared under embargo for 0001 on Wednesday February 21.

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Here is what PA Graphics expects to have available today (some of this may be subject to change):

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Consumer WilliamHill

The Gambling Commission said an investigation had revealed that between November 2014 and August 2016, William Hill Group (WHG) breached anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

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City HSBC

HSBC has reported a 141.4% jump in pre-tax profit for the year to December 31 to 17.2 billion US dollars (£12.3 billion).

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Showbiz Cheryl

Cheryl arriving ahead of the opening of the new Prince’s Trust and Cheryl’s Trust centre in Newcastle. (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Consumer WilliamHill

    £6.2 million - the penalty package William Hill has been ordered to pay for breaching rules on money laundering and social responsibility £1.2 million - amount the bookmaker made after allowing 10 customers to deposit large sums of money linked to criminal offences £290 miillion - full year profit figure announced last month, ahead of expectations

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City HSBC

Mr Flint, HSBC’s chief executive designate, said: “These results and the achievements of the last couple of years give us a great platform to build on.

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Royal York

Sarah, Duchess of York has tweeted fond birthday wishes to her ex-husband the Duke of York.

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Courts Bennell

A statement from the Professional Footballers’ Association said: “We welcome the sentence handed down to Barry Bennell at Liverpool Crown court today.

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Police Ambulance

Staffordshire Police have charged 26-year-old Kirsty Sharman with a public order offence in connection with an incident in Stoke-on-Trent where a note was left on an ambulance windscreen.

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