The former head of JP Morgan’s US investment bank is expected to be appointed new boss of the British high-street lender
No time should be wasted asking them to reform – just do it
Lord Patten told MPs yesterday that if he was confirmed as the new chairman of the BBC he would expect to be unpopular – and predicted that "there will be all hell let loose" as the corporation is forced to cut spending on programming.
A glamorous estate agent said to be at the centre of the alleged Russian spy ring was the subject of an urgent investigation in Britain last night, after evidence emerged that she had worked in London before moving to the US.
A bank siege ended peacefully last night when a man was arrested after up to 16 people taken hostage were released unharmed.
John Shepherd-Barron's invention of the automatic cash dispenser – now ubiquitous, but in the 1960s a mysterious contrivance – owed something to his technological grasp, his business sense and his ingenuity. It also owed something to his annoyance with a bank branch when he turned up at 12.31 on a Saturday to find to his irritation that it had closed one minute earlier, which meant he could not cash a cheque.
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.
Cameron accused of 'double standards' in deal over MPs' outside interests
As Winston Churchill's secretary and assistant, Patrick Kinna often found himself at the centre of events during the Second World War. The Kinna family had generations of army service but Patrick, slight of stature and not cut out to follow his four elder brothers into the forces, thought to have a career as a journalist and enlisted in a local secretarial college to acquire shorthand and typing skills, winning the All England Championship for secretarial speeds. He joined Barclays Bank as a clerk while deliberating whether to be a journalist or a skating instructor; he had been training with Belita Jepson-Turner and achieved British gold medal status in ice dancing.
When Frank McGarahan saw a homeless man being beaten up, he stepped in - and paid for his courage with his life. Yesterday two brothers were found guilty
World's leading economies agree on programme to part-nationalise all banks
Luke Murdoch is a 20-year-old technical process manager who has been working at Barclays bank for two years. Despite his dedicated approach towards saving, Luke faces the difficulties of many other first-time buyers eager to get on to the property ladder.
Tory frontbenchers are among those with shares in companies accused of propping up the violent – and now illegal – regimein Harare. Jane Merrick and Archie Bland report