Talking Horses: a new peace between English and Irish handicappers

There’s going to be less to argue about in future, alas. Plus, a new rule that makes things tricky for Grand National hopes Prize money as far as the eye can see … The ninth horse in this year’s Grand National will win £10,000. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters Wednesday’s best bets, by Chris Cook I suspect …

Boris Johnson to say reversing Brexit vote would be disastrous – Politics live

The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, will deliver the first of the planned “road to Brexit” series of speeches by government ministers at 11am, in which he will warn that reversing the 2016 referendum would be a “disastrous mistake” and insist that leaving the European Union is “not grounds for fear, but hope”. However, the Pro-Brexit …

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, NFLX, XRX, AMZN)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Reuters Pictures Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Wednesday morning. 1. Bill Gates believes Apple should unlock iPhones at the government’s request. “There’s no question of ability,” he said, adding, “It’s the question of willingness.” 2. Uber booked $2.2 billion (£1.5 billion) in sales last quarter …

Netflix nabs 'American Horror Story' director Ryan Murphy – CNET

“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. Michael Tran/Getty Netflix’s steady march on Hollywood continues apace, with the online streaming giant confirming on Tuesday that it has signed a multi-year production deal with TV royalty Ryan Murphy. Murphy (and his Ryan Murphy Productions team) will begin producing new TV …

Markets calm ahead of US inflation data and IMF's UK report – business live

Today’s US CPI inflation report has taken on an importance all of its own in the wake of the recently strong wages numbers, never mind the fact that the Fed doesn’t even use CPI to target inflation. Nonetheless this renewed focus on inflation, not only in the US but more globally has raised concerns that …