News The latest scandal to hit The Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, is an alleged video of him smoking crack cocaine that’s been seen by three journalists who all identified the Mayor

Another day, another embarrassing anecdote about Toronto’s illustrious mayor Rob Ford

Flybe hires ex-easyJet man Saad Hammad for turnaround

Flybe today put a new pilot in its corporate cockpit, hiring a former easyJet boss to attempt to steer the struggling airline to calmer skies.

MPs spend £500,000 on business class flights

55 lawmakers have used an expenses loophole to buy business class tickets that cost up to £850 each.

Flybe flounders as losses soar

Struggling regional airline Flybe flew further into the red today, blaming lower demand for domestic flights, high fuel bills and airport charges. Annual pre-tax loss slumped  to £40.7 million from a £6.2 million loss a  year earlier.

With thousands of British travellers still stranded after this week’s French airspace shut-down, and further airport strikes causing disruption today, Europe’s biggest airline has warned that passengers face a summer of discontent

Air passengers face summer of discontent warns Europe’s biggest airline

With thousands of British travellers still stranded after this week’s French airspace shut-down, and further airport strikes causing disruption today, Europe’s biggest airline has warned that passengers face a summer of discontent.

ERT protest in support of fired staff threatens Greek coalition

More than 10,000 protesters have rallied outside Greece’s public broadcasting headquarters in support of fired staff, who for a third day occupied the building to continue broadcasts in defiance of the government.

Glencore chief strengthens board

Glencore Xstrata's chief executive, Ivan Glasenberg, has announced three new appointments to the board of the wheat trading-to-coal mining empire, including the veteran Wall Street banker John Mack.

Pope Francis has issued a some cost-cutting reforms within the Vatican

Pope says Catholic Church needs 'a heart of poverty, not a heart of a businessman'

Truth of the Gospel should be announced with 'simplicity and gratuitousness'

Passengers wait for a flight at Marseille- Provence Airport

Air passengers face major delays as Europe’s air controllers take action

Three-day strike in France, with Hungary, Italy and Portugal also likely to be affected

The Deputy Prime Minister said there is no real evidence that the scheme would reduce the cost of childcare

Nick Clegg blocks nursery shake-up - and says it could have pushed up costs for parents

Plans to allow nursery staff and child-minders to look after more toddlers are being abandoned following clashes within the Coalition over the controversial policy.

Whitehall cost-cutting on civil servants and pensions saves £10bn

The Government saved £10 billion last year by cutting the number of civil servants, reforming public sector pension and selling off property, the Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude will announce today.

Artist's impression of HS2, which is struggling with costs 13 years before it is due to carry its first passengers

HS2 budget review is... to be reviewed

Concerns multiply over the increasing costs of the high-speed London to Birmingham rail link

Sony mull entertainment spin-off

Sony admitted today it could bow to pressure for a break-up of the Japanese electronics giant.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, says GPs need better relationships with patients

Privatised service 'puts patients at risk' with lack of out-of-hours GPs

Patients put at risk by lack of out-of-hours GPs, watchdog survey finds

What the Sunday Papers said…

The Independent on Sunday: HSBC job cuts as restructuring goes ahead

Roll-your-own tobacco dents Imperial

Austerity-hit European smokers cut into Imperial Tobacco's first-half profits as they switched to roll-your-owns and illegal cigarettes.

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