Carpetright: UK sales encouraging
25 Jun 2013 3:58:33
UK floorings chain Carpetright says UK sales have been encouraging, but sales in Europe fall and writedowns push it into the red.
Star is crowded by super-Earths
25 Jun 2013 3:18:25
Scientists say a relatively nearby star has three so-called super-Earths orbiting in a zone where their rocky surfaces might sustain liquid water.
Q&A: Prism internet surveillance
25 Jun 2013 3:18:20
Get up to date with the NSA's surveillance scheme
What makes Jane Austen the ideal banknote candidate?
25 Jun 2013 3:11:39
Jane Austen and 10 other candidates to be on banknotes
AUDIO: From gang member to millionaire CEO
25 Jun 2013 3:02:58
From gang member to millionaire - how Ryan Blair turned his life around.
VIDEO: 'Little to no proof HS2 will boost economy'
25 Jun 2013 2:09:54
There was "'little to no proof" the high speed rail plan would boost the economy or bridge the north-south divide, the New Economics Foundation think tank has reported.
VIDEO: Council cuts: 'Stand up and do have a go'
25 Jun 2013 1:59:29
Local councils in England are expecting to take a further hit in Wednesday's Spending Review, but some communities are working together to keep their libraries and sports centres going.
Rate rises a long way off, King says
25 Jun 2013 1:55:05
Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King says that world economies are "nowhere near" a return to "normal" interest rates.
Warning over UK 'visitor bond' plan
25 Jun 2013 1:49:44
Indian business leaders warn that plans to make visitors to the UK pay a £3,000 "security bond" will harm the countries' "special relationship".
Jane Austen may appear on £10 note
25 Jun 2013 1:26:45
Author Jane Austen may replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note, outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has said.
Obama to limit power plant emissions
25 Jun 2013 1:19:56
US President Barack Obama is preparing to lay out a package of measures aimed at curbing climate change.
Housing and business lending diverge
25 Jun 2013 1:19:45
More evidence of momentum in the housing market emerges from the latest figures from major UK banks, but lending to businesses continues to shrink.
OFT 'dropped fuel probe too early'
25 Jun 2013 0:30:08
A European MP who pushed for Brussels' regulators to investigate alleged price-fixing by oil firms says that a UK probe did not dig deep enough.
AUDIO: Britain is cruise capital of Europe
25 Jun 2013 0:20:05
Figures out today show the cruise industry, worth £2.5billion in 2012, is now the biggest cruise market in Europe.
Summit called on payday lending
25 Jun 2013 9:47:57
Lenders, regulators and government ministers are being summoned to a summit about the UK's payday loans industry next week.
VIDEO: Bumper profits for US gun firm
25 Jun 2013 9:36:03
One of the world's most famous gun-makers, Smith & Wesson, is expected to report bumper profits on Tuesday, as interest in gun ownership sees 20 per cent rise.
I Am Legend author Matheson dies
25 Jun 2013 9:24:48
US sci-fi and fantasy writer Richard Matheson, who wrote the 1954 vampire novel I Am Legend, dies aged 87.
AUDIO: How law on whistleblowing is changing
25 Jun 2013 9:11:05
Nicola Rabson of Linklaters, says amendments to the Employment Rights Act will mean big changes to the law on how whistleblowers are treated at work.
Ex-Time Team expert Mick Aston dies
25 Jun 2013 9:05:02
Professor Mick Aston, a former resident academic on long-running Channel 4 show Time Team, has died at the age of 66, the programme confirms.
Anglo Irish bailout tapes released
25 Jun 2013 8:50:46
Executives at Anglo Irish Bank deny misleading Irish authorities following the release of taped internal phone conversations.
AUDIO: What challenges for Carney at BoE?
25 Jun 2013 8:42:52
The new governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, takes up his post on Monday and many people are hoping that he will arrive with a bag of special tricks that will allow him to find the growth that has otherwise eluded the UK.
VIDEO: Balancing books in Treasury courtyard
25 Jun 2013 8:34:52
Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce a further £11.5 of spending cuts for 2015-16 in his spending review on Wednesday.
Taking on the 'patent trolls'
25 Jun 2013 7:40:31
Is the reign of the patent troll coming to an end?
Qatari emir hands power to son Tamim
25 Jun 2013 5:23:29
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has handed over power to his son, Sheikh Tamim, 18 years after he deposed his own father as ruler.
Brazil leader promises major reforms
25 Jun 2013 3:05:29
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says she will boost spending and hold a referendum on political reform, in a bid to halt nationwide protests.