News According to research, there is a strong link between financial issues and low mental well-being in people over 50

High levels of personal debt in Britain could be creating a health time bomb, according to research showing a strong link between financial problems and low mental well-being in older people.

Battle lines: Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley has been suspended as Master of the Royal Armouries

Off with his head! Decorated chief executive of Royal Armouries is suspended over auditing inquiry

The boss of Britain's oldest museum has been suspended over an auditing inquiry, only four years after a similar crisis. Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley, who commanded Nato troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, has stepped down from his £95,000-a-year job as both Director General and Master of the Royal Armouries, a post dating back to the 15th century.

Diary: Get involved in politics (stop reading the red tops)

There is an old left myth that working-class people would be more left-wing if they were not brainwashed by the tabloid press.

France needs austerity cuts now to escape 'danger zone'

France needs to push through €43bn (£35bn) in budget savings over the next two years if President François Hollande is to meet his deficit reduction targets, the country's national audit office said yesterday.

France needs €43bn cuts

France needs to push through €43bn (£35bn) in budget savings over the next two years if President François Hollande is to meet his deficit reduction targets, the country's national audit office said yesterday.

HM Revenue and Customs is creaking under too many tax rules

Julian Knight: The Carr affair is a symptom of a failing system

For me Jimmy Carr's comedy performance in the Jubilee concert was a far greater crime against this nation than perfectly legally avoiding tax. But nevertheless the spectacle of the acerbic Carr being caught out does satisfy this week's quota of schadenfreude.

Carr's tax avoidance scheme is only the 'tip of the iceberg'

Inspectors say that PM's comments may drive wealthy to seek out under-the-counter deals

A dimmer Detroit: Mayor prepares to switch off half of his city's streetlights in attempt to save money

The parades of broken streetlights in Detroit – darkened by blown bulbs or by thieves who have made off with the wiring – have long been a symbol of the once-great city's long decline. But as the home of Motown and the Mustang is forced to downsize, its leaders have a solution: eliminate almost half of them for good.

Vast fraud alleged at welfare-to-work firm

A welfare-to-work company owned by David Cameron's former families tsar has been accused of being involved in a vast fraud scandal in which there was "systemic" misuse of public money.

Tory MPs 'gagged' welfare-to-work whistleblowers

The DWP confirmed it is investigating 11 other separate cases of fraud at A4E
A report claims the chief executive of the Priory Trust, Richard Gilliland which runs the Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln (pictured), paid for horse-riding lessons for his son out of school funds

Police investigate riding lessons and sex games at academies' expense

Department for Education finds 'serious failings' after audit of trust running four schools

Discord at the Royal Academy of Music after 'double fraud'

Former executives accused of defrauding historic institution of more than £600,000

JJB's Ronnie charged over '£1m fraud'

Chris Ronnie, the former chief executive of JJB Sports, was yesterday charged by the Serious Fraud Office over an alleged £1m fraud relating to contracts entered into by the sportswear retailer in 2008.

Three celebrates a leap in its market share

Three, Britain's fourth-biggest mobile phones operator, defied falling revenues in other parts of the telecoms sector to report a 14 per cent surge in annual sales to £1.78bn.

Tui thrives as Thomas Cook languishes

Its arch-rival Thomas Cook is stricken, but Tui Travel is still motoring. The holiday giant behind Thomson claimed yesterday it is besting the competition and continuing to attract penny-pinching Brits in need of a break from work.

Mary Ann Sieghart: The scandal of cash for access

How much do you care if our government was being corrupted by shady donors? What would you be prepared to pay once a year to stop it happening? The cost of half a pint of beer? Too much? How about a pound coin? Still too much? Surely we can settle for 50p then, the price of a first-class stamp?

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New app reveals political leanings of food companies
Beam me up, Scottie!

Beam me up, Scottie!

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Beware Wet Paint: The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition

Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
Sanctuary for the suicidal

Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits