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Defence secretary Philip Hammond says human rights ruling could make it more difficult for troops to carry out operations.
More than 96% of 112,000 postal workers vote against sell-off despite each being promised £1,500 of shares.
David Cameron says bill will be amended to introduce measures to allow bankers to be jailed if they behave irresponsibly.
Department for Work and Pensions administered tests and threatened to withdraw benefits if they were not completed.
Undaunted by the hostile welcome in Edinburgh last month and his thwarted campaigning in Aberdeen on Tuesday, the Ukip leader insists his party will take a Scottish seat in next May’s European elections.
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found guilty in Milan court of failing to declare €1bn in income.
City regulator hands out its largest-ever penalty to a sole trader for his misconduct in sale-and-rent-back scheme.
Prisons and health inspectors warn that those detained with mental disorders should be in hospital not police custody.
French anti-corruption law weakened as false information is criminalised but public get only limited access to asset files.
Customer satisfaction hits the buffers as railway users complain about delayed journeys and poor-value tickets.
No 10 condemns cover-up but says government has taken ‘very clear, strong action’ to reform Care Quality Commission.
Care Quality Commission head says previous management was ‘totally dysfunctional’ after report reveals ‘cover-up’ over deaths of mothers and babies at NHS foundation trust in Cumbria.
Deputy speaker is informed he faces additional allegations as he answers bail after initial arrest last month.
Governments will use whatever technology is available to combat their primary enemy – their own population, says critic.
Commission led by Andrew Tyrie recommends jailing reckless bankers for and enforcing a wait for bonuses.
Rising rents and low wage growth mean young people face challenging choices before buying homes, says charity Shelter.
One third of the new wealthiest are from Asia, according to Royal Bank of Canada research.
G8 members persuaded to sign Lough Erne declaration, a commitment to end corporate tax evasion and clear up tax havens.
New approval procedures for using spies will be required under legislation announced by minister for policing.
British hopeful that peace talks to end civil war can go ahead, but divided Syrian opposition remains a big stumbling block.
Snowden’s revelations are causing outrage in the US. In the UK, Hague deploys a police-state defence and the media is silenced.
National Audit Office says reduced salaries and conditions have deterred applicants from private sector and led to gaps.
Supermarkets and some food producers agree to nutritional labels but critics call for refuseniks ‘to be named and shamed’
Joint declaration by leaders at Northern Ireland summit falls short of demands by tax campaigners.
Party’s claim that itinerary was changed due to fears that demonstrations would turn ugly are denied by hotel and police.
Chief executive António Horta-Osório tells MPs that Lloyds shared doubts over Co-op’s financial position with regulator.
Progress at the summit itself was virtually non-existent, with certain G8 countries – like the US – putting up strong resistance to change.
Investors await news from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke on extent of its bond buying programme.
Tuesday’s decision to charge a London trader signals British intention to take charge of a crisis the UK was slow to recognise.
PM fails to get any other country at Lough Erne to back UK calls for public registries of beneficial ownership of companies.
Charlotte Hogg will head all the day-to-day management functions of the Bank and become the most senior female employee in its 319-year history.
Culture secretary says leading internet service providers have agreed to change approach and work more closely with police.
Peter Robinson hands over letter to Libya’s premier Ali Zeidan on behalf of victim of Remembrance Sunday bomb attack.
Russian leader insists he cannot support peace talks convened on the assumption that Bashar al-Assad will step down.
Chancellor says more progress has been made in last 24 hours than in previous 24 years in tackling tax secrecy and evasion.
Third, and largest, round of cuts is made to size of army in attempt to reduce personnel numbers to 82,000 by 2018.
High cost of air travel, fuel and clothing piles pressure on household finances and ‘puts brake on economic recovery’.
Think you can save money by throwing away your TV and only watching shows online? It isn’t that simple. Here’s a guide to when you do and don’t need a TV licence.
Lionel Barber tells MPs that a deal is achievable – but pressure group Hacked Off says there is no reason to reopen talks.
Cameron calls for planning for new government without Assad, while key aspects of G8 deal on tax evasion hang in the balance.
Two day summit policed by 8,000 officers, all with special training in handling disorder, but so far only two arrests made.
Airport argues that scheme would still be cheaper for taxpayer than alternatives at Stansted or Thames estuary.
Clampdown on marketing to British children through TV advertising is not enough to protect them, says WHO report.
Culture secretary to insist on action at summit of ISPs as companies are accused of ignoring child abuse image problem.
Labour calls on party to work towards consensus on financial transaction tax after 11 EU members vote in favour.
The Prime Minister, President Obama, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso set out their plans in a joint press conference in Lough Erne.
Europe and the US have a long history of trade spats – from GM seeds to chlorinated chickens – but both sides insist parochial concerns should not be allowed to derail an agreement.
Study finds improving the energy efficiency of your home through green deal scheme could substantially improve its value.
Donegal Finance Limited, recently featured in Channel 4 series The Repo Man, has credit licence suspended ‘to urgently protect consumers’.
The coalition’s Priority Schools Building programme is not delivering results and some pupils are still being taught in buildings that were declared inadequate 10 years ago.
Shadow minister says free schools and academies are no panacea, and calls for stronger local oversight of all schools.
The Ecuadorean embassy’s celebrity refugee is used to living in what Assange likens to a space station as he battles extradition.
PM makes headway on action against overseas tax havens but more work needed before summit can be declared a success.
Foreign secretary says no decision made to arm opposition to President Assad, but insists it can be done in containable way.
Why the Co-op needs bailing out, and what it might mean for your money and ethical position.
Renting to become the norm for generation of would-be buyers priced out of housing market, according to a report by Halifax canvassing opinion of younger people.
Plans to sell off student loans to private investors undermine trust in the whole university process, says Martin McQuillan.
Western leaders are unlikely to deliver anything comprehensive now – but the fact they are discussing the issue is progress.
Asking prices in England and Wales have risen 10% in six months, according to survey by Rightmove.
Bank agrees ‘bail in’ with City regulator to raise £1.5bn, with bondholders taking a loss on their investments.
Russian president says backing ‘those who kill their enemies and eat their organs’ flouts Europe’s humanitarian values.
Revealed: how the UK spied on its G20 allies at London summits.
But three said their household finances worsened in June for every one who experienced an improvement.
IPPR report commissioned by the Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, says reform would improve accountability.
Aid agencies and Labour members call on prime minister to make details of firms’ ownership available to the public.
Deputy prime minister says it would be fanciful to think Britain can provide solution to conflict.
Senior Lib Dem peer is interviewed under caution over allegations he sexually harassed women party activists.
Shortage of midwives and beds resulting in women being forced to travel up to 65 miles to other wards or to give birth at home.
More than 150 council leaders write to the Observer, warning the chancellor that they cannot absorb more cuts.
Prime minister claims success from talks ahead of G8 summit, but campaigners give only qualified support to new measures.
Health watchdog sets out proposals to restore public confidence in the NHS.
Net giant acts after coming under pressure ahead of Westminster summit to be chaired by culture secretary Maria Miller.
Former minister brought up by single mother wants Ed Miliband to champion cultural change.
Two arrests bring total to six in Scotland Yard inquiry into claims MP Andrew Mitchell was victim of smear campaign.
Lords Dannatt and Stirrup were alleged to have boasted about lobbying MoD officials to secure contracts for private firms.
Government defends grassroots participation claims as Sport England figures show 20 sports declined while only nine gained.
David Cameron urged to use his influence in G8 to save the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative from closure.
Move your Money campaign says new figures show mass exodus from UK’s five biggest banks as clients vote with feet.
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, hears of a failure to recommend a safe, sustainable and accessible way forward.
Deputy prime minister accepts criticisms in review of party’s internal culture but declines to take up recommendation.
Investors wary of turmoil in Greece and Turkey, doubts about Abenomics, and uncertainty over the Fed’s QE programme.
Internet giant’s version of events ‘makes no sense’ says all-party committee, which also criticises tax authorities.
Employers’ organisation calls on chancellor to put spending on infrastructure projects at centre of spending review.
High-street baker Greggs and Majestic Wine come first and second in league created by Fair Tax Campaign.
For first time there are now more than 1 million workers in UK aged over 65.
Joe Greenwell to lead Automotive Investment Organisation, which will receive up to £3m of funding over next two years.
Move designed to give rehabilitation staff a much better chance of helping youngsters break cycle of reoffending.
Shadow culture secretary to say that plurality ensures no private interest can set itself above public interest.
NHS England concedes that consultants can legally refuse to hand over performance data.
Party leader and three ministers ‘could have done much more’ to investigate claims of sexual harassment against party chair.
Leading shares hit by corporate and eurozone worries, as well as continuing central bank concerns.
Hester, parachuted into the bailed bank during the 2008 crisis, will stand down at end of year as RBS prepares for privatisation.
David Cameron’s G8 agenda to close down cross-border tax evasion dealt blow by Bermuda prime minister Craig Cannonier.
Financial Conduct Authority has launched investigation into potential manipulative trades in the currency markets.
Industry watchdog demands big suppliers provide wholesale power to small rivals and detail prices two years in advance.
Greece takes draconian move to show government is serious about meeting bailout austerity measures.
Green MP responds to being told in parliament that attire ‘may cause offence’ by holding up picture of topless Sun model.
Prime minister ends uncertainty about flagship policy designed to help people get on to the property ladder.
Andy Haldane fears the bursting of ‘the biggest bond bubble in history’ after electronic money printing exercises by the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve in the US.
Housing charity discovers almost a third of agencies were charging renters more than £400 to set up a tenancy, in addition to the deposit and rent upfront.
Rates on Direct Isa, Direct Saver and income bonds fall as NS&I blames rival savings institutions for cuts.
Former government adviser says illegal status of psychoactive drugs stymies research into their potential therapeutic uses.
Commons Speaker questions whether select committee chairs should have outside interests after Tim Yeo steps aside.
In a speech next week, Owen Paterson is expected to announce the government’s intentions to start a new debate within Europe.
Decision means reprieve for units at Leeds General Infirmary, Glenfield hospital in Leicester and Royal Brompton in London.
Tory MP criticises NHS chief after freedom of information request uncovers scale of use of confidentiality clauses.
Documents from Hammersmith and Fulham council suggest culture of targets inside traffic enforcement department.
Thinktank says employees have sacrificed pay to keep their jobs during the ‘longest and deepest’ slump in a century.
Britain to call for G8 action against spread of drug-resistant bacteria by clamping down on overuse of antibiotics.
Almost 209,000 falls in hospitals in England in space of a year.
Burning coal also costs companies and governments billions of pounds in disease treatment and lost working days.
Facilities to build offshore windfarms needed under current plans could create tens of thousands of jobs, finds Renewable UK.
The rise of contactless payments and chip-and-pin has gone into reverse. New figures reveal that more of us prefer to use hard currency – whether because our accounts are empty or because we prefer the security of coins and notes.
First step towards new law to update and clarify rights on goods and services for consumers and businesses.
Government presents evidence that WikiLeaks suspect revealed information about operations and tactics, including code words.
Human rights committee of MPs warns that many children trafficked into the UK are not given the help they need.
Prime minister set to sign up to measures opposed by right as decision follows warning of threat to UK’s security.
Mayor calls for greater financial autonomy, more investment in transport and the right for councils to borrow to build new homes.
The banker, slated by parliamentarians for a ‘colossal failure’ of management, had asked for the honour to be removed.
Return to final examinations, emphasis on Shakespeare and British history, and new marking system.
Read our subject-by-subject guide to the new GCSE exams, scheduled to be introduced for the start of the 2015 school year.
On 20 November, David Cameron announced that as the Chair of the G8, the UK would host the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.
FCO response to FAC report: The future of the European Union.
Lawyers say Iain Duncan Smith undermined jobseekers’ rights with legislation allowing DWP to ignore court judgments.
UK makes most requests for Skype data, while it is in top three countries wanting data from email and storage services.
Union congress fears erosion of right to protest amid Northern Ireland’s largest-ever security operation to guard world leaders in County Fermanagh.
Key questions remain unanswered.
Attorney general asks justices to rule against legal battles by two inmates seeking right to cast ballots in elections.
Independent Scotland would be heavily dependent on UK system until at least 2019, advisory group concludes.
Guardian/ICM poll finds Ukip down six points but Labour and Tory leadership both polling badly on economic competence.
Investigation reveals that Lloyds discovered ‘operational issues’ at London handling centre run by Deloitte, which lost its contract with the bank last month.
Factory output tumbled 0.2% in April, says ONS, denting hopes that industry growth might boost wider economy.
Contactless cards were supposed to take over as the way to pay, but stretched shoppers are returning to cash to help control their spending.
Overhaul of qualification to include end to modular coursework, an emphasis on final exams and a new grading system.
MEP says he is on fact-finding mission and wants to highlight risk of supporting opposition fighters.
Mark Thompson told public accounts committee in 2011 that parts of content management system were ‘already working’.
Airport staff stage walkout amid concerns over EU plans to liberalise civil airspace.
Former foreign secretary urges review of how the UK deals with intercepted intelligence offered by the US.
Campaign seeks to reverse 7.5% fall in last six years as millions forced to cut hours or take lower wages.
Better interventions and changes in lifestyle could cut toll by tens of thousands, says Public Health England.
Latest study of mortality figures in England over 39 years fails to show benefit of regular mammograms.
Cosy elite get-together may never be the same again after Hertfordshire became the focus of world attention.
Tory MP announces move following pressure over allegations he offered to advise energy companies for cash.