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Now Tesco creates 20,000 jobs – with pay

Tesco will shrug off criticism of its role in the Government's "workfare" scheme today by creating 20,000 jobs as it attempts to revive sluggish sales and tighten its grip on Britain's shopping basket.

Margareta Pagano: Banks reluctant to lend but new firms are getting out of this jam

Midweek View: If there's a right time to be lending to SMEs, it's now. Ironically, recessions are always a fertile time for enterprises to get going

Government to continue annual MOT test

Annual MOT tests will continue, the Government said today as it abandoned the idea of making the vehicle check-ups less frequent.

BSkyB announces internet TV service

Broadcaster BSkyB started the fightback against competition Netflix and YouView today as it announced a new internet TV service.

Royal Mail secures long-term future of Post Office

The Government has secured the future of the Post Office under a 10-year deal giving certainty to postmasters, ministers announced today.

Starbucks customers react angrily to loyalty scheme changes

Starbucks has come under fire from its customers after changing the terms of its loyalty scheme.

EDF announce plans to cut gas bills by 5%

One of the UK's major energy suppliers offered a glimmer of hope for cash-strapped households today by announcing a cut in tariffs.

Ikea alert over faulty high chairs

Parents who bought a certain batch of high chairs from Ikea are being urged to get in touch after several children were injured due to a faulty belt.

Clinton Cards boss to refurbish stores and supply lines

Darcy Willson-Rymer, the chief executive of embattled high street favourite Clinton Cards, is looking at revamping shop layouts and streamlining supply lines as part of his strategic review.

Co-op named as preferred Lloyds branch buyer

Lloyds Banking Group today named the Co-operative as its preferred choice to buy the 632 branches it is selling under European competition rules.

Energy firm complaints soar by 26%

Complaints about the "big six" energy firms soared by 26% over the summer as hostility against the sector continued to mount, a watchdog said today.

Business Diary: Savers to target Bank Scrooge

In the mood for carols? If so, try the Bank of England tomorrow lunchtime, where Save Our Savers, which campaigns for higher interest rates, plans a sing-song to highlight its cause. Mind you, we can't promise traditional carols – the list we've been sent includes this take on Rudolph: "Mervyn, the red-nosed banker, Had a very nasty cold, Said he could cut inflation, Wish that we had all bought gold. All of the nation's savers, Used to cry and call him names, They never let poor Mervyn, Join in any saver's games."

Severn promises winter staff boost

Water firm Severn Trent has vowed to have more staff on hand this winter following a surge in complaints last year after the Arctic snap burst pipes.

Stephen Foley: Facebook loses a friend in Merck

US Outlook: Merck KGaA, a German pharmaceuticals company, is spitting chips because Merck & Co, its bigger US namesake and rival, has somehow managed to take over the facebook.com/merck page that it signed up for last year.

TalkTalk fined £3m for wrong billing

Ofcom has handed telecomms company TalkTalk a £3 million fine for billing customers for services they had not received.

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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried