David Prosser: Repossessions relief at CML is widely shared

Outlook: Just two households have so far had help from the £285m mortgage rescue scheme

Premier League threatens Setanta over £20m payment

Troubled broadcaster faces loss of football rights after missing payment

Billionaire steps in with rescue deal for Setanta

Len Blavatnik's Access bids £20m for a 51 per cent in beleagured broadcaster

West Brom in eleventh hour battle for survival

Building society turns to lenders for new capital to avoid rescue deal from regulator

Jobs at risk as LDV applies for administration

Stricken vanmaker LDV will apply for administration today following the collapse of a rescue deal, putting thousands of jobs at risk of being axed in the coming days.

Cash-strapped Setanta at risk of administration

Cash-strapped sports broadcaster Setanta could be forced into administration this week after failing to make payments due on television rights, according to reports yesterday.

Doncaster in financial fix

Doncaster have gone into administration and face a points deduction that will doom them to relegation. Promoted under the coaching of Ellery Hanley, who immediately resigned because of cash difficulties, they are already bottom of the Co-Operative Championship. Almost half of their first team have left over the last couple of weeks and there is no sign at the moment of a financial rescue.

Jobs threat as vanmaker rescue deal collapses

Thousands of jobs in the beleaguered motor industry were under threat tonight after a last-ditch rescue of vanmaker LDV suddenly stalled.

Jeremy Warner: Don't count on China to rescue world economy

Outlook: There's good reason for optimism about emerging market economies, not least India

Surge in bad loans leaves Lloyds facing full-year loss

Lloyds Banking Group yesterday predicted that its bad debts would rise by half in 2009 as the financial crisis rumbled on, and confirmed it is likely to make a full-year loss.

Rescue package 'helps one home in three months'

the Government's £200m mortgage rescue scheme has helped just one household stave off repossession in its first three months of operation, official figures have revealed.

Jeremy Warner: Even the boss is sceptical about GM's rescue plan

Outlook: If bondholders think they are getting a raw deal, what about existing equity holders?

Surge in middle-class homeowners seeking help

The collapse in the housing market and the economic slowdown is increasingly taking its toll on middle-class homeowners, a company that specialises in buying properties from cash-strapped sellers said today.

Shearer steps in to rescue Newcastle

Tyneside hero answers Ashley's SOS to take charge until end of season

Leading article: Falling polls and impotent populism

In politics, people like nothing more than to discover that their heroes possess feet of clay. Barack Obama is on the receiving end of some of that sport at the moment.

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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
The 10 best smartphone accessories

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?