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No time should be wasted asking them to reform – just do it

David Prosser: Will Treasury hat-trick get a result?

Outlook: Tesco has already hinted that it might consider charging for current accounts

Barclays wins case on PPI reforms

The Competition Commission will have to reconsider its proposal to ban the sale of a controversial insurance product alongside credit deals after it lost a legal challenge to its plans brought by Barclays Bank.

Don't let failing firms derail your own business



The number of people out of work in the UK has risen to its highest level in 14 years. Unemployment topped 2.47 million in the three months to July.

High and mighty: What the masters of the universe did next

It's a year since Lehman fell, so where are the masters of the universe now?

Sheard confirms Newcastle interest

Businessman Geoff Sheard has confirmed he is fronting a bid by a mystery American company to buy Newcastle.

Moat granted extension in Newcastle takeover bid

Tyneside businessman Barry Moat is facing a race against time to gain control at Newcastle. Owner Mike Ashley yesterday granted Moat an extension as he attempts to put together the financial package he will need to table a formal offer for the club.

Newcastle announce takeover deadline extension

Tyneside businessman Barry Moat has been given extra time to come up with the financial backing to buy out Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Errors & Omissions: Once you start throwing around capitals, you just can't stop

The annoying habit of putting a capital T on the word "the" reached a new level of absurdity in a news story, published on Thursday, about the death of Harry Patch, the last surviving British veteran of the First World War. "Radiohead's frontman Thom Yorke yesterday announced the band was releasing a tribute song to the man dubbed The Last Tommy."

James Moore: A quick fix would not have prevented this crisis

The contrast with Barclays and HSBC could barely be more stark

Harriet Harman: 'If only it had been Lehman Sisters'

Harriet Harman yesterday laid the blame for the financial crisis on the male domination of the top jobs in banks. The deputy Labour leader suggested that the presence of more women in the boardrooms of financial institutions could have eased the impact of the meltdown.

Steve Richards: Banks still pull the levers of power

The argument deployed to justify high salaries and bonuses is absurd

HSBC says it wants to lend but businesses won't borrow

While Barclays Bank faced a storm of criticism, HBSC had an altogether easier ride yesterday.

Detective foil cash machine raiders

Flying squad detectives foiled a robbery today after a lorry with a mechanical arm was used to rip a cash machine from a bank, Scotland Yard said.

Letters: When should Christians ignore the Bible?

When ignoring the Bible is the Christian thing to do

Wealth Check: 'How can I improve my savings to buy a house in a year?'

Cara Martin, 28, is a qualified social worker and works full time in adult mental health for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. She lives at home with her parents in the family home in the south of the city. "My financial goals include increasing my personal savings and working towards buying my own home within a year," she says.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?