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.

David Cameron is escorted around C wing during his visit to Wormwood Scrubs Prison in west London yesterday

Prison system must "do more for less" to break the cycle of criminals reoffending, says David Cameron

Private firms and charities will be put at the heart of efforts to break the cycle of reoffending among hardened criminals, David Cameron said today as he set out plans for a “tough but intelligent” criminal justice policy.

Bailout fund is 'robust' but pensions still at risk

Britain's pension bailout fund will warn today that the country's economic problems are pushing more pension schemes to the limit.

Pensions funds pushed to brink by downturn, says bailout fund

Britain's pension bailout fund will today warn that the UK's economic problems are pushing more pension schemes to the limit.

Low earners miss out on fuel grants

A government scheme aimed at helping those in fuel poverty is failing, a charity has warned. Low earners are missing out on valuable fuel handouts because they don't know about them, according to Turn2us.

James Moore: Sainsbury's chief is talking sense, but Osborne chooses to turn a deaf ear

Outlook Justin King knows a thing or two about employee share ownership. Some 40,000 of his colleagues have shares in Sainsbury's, and 11,000 of them picked up payouts totalling £26.5m last year through the supermarket group's share save scheme.

JJB in fresh financial crunch

The troubled sportswear JJB Sports faces another battle to safeguard its future after a rapid deterioration in its finances.

Insolvencies hit four-year low

Personal insolvencies have fallen to a four-year low, despite the toughening economy, official figures showed today.

Bradford's potential rescuers want Odsal back from the League

Bradford Bulls lose six points as new deal hits snag

Club tumble outside play-off places and takeover remains dogged by problems

Legendary Nürburgring faces closure

The Nürburgring, Germany's legendary Formula One racing circuit, faces the prospect of bankruptcy and possible closure next week, because the private operating company which runs it has failed to meet debts estimated to be €500m (£390m).

Ulster Bank boss Jim Brown waives bonus after IT chaos

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said he was turning down this year's annual bonus after a computer meltdown left thousands of customers without access to cash.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup adds Kristian O'Leary to backroom staff

New Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has added club stalwart Kristian O'Leary to his backroom staff.

Westlife's Shane Filan declared bankrupt

Westlife star Shane Filan has been declared bankrupt just days before the hugely successful Irish group play their farewell show.

Shaun Ainscough ensured victory for Bradford with his third try

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Kuyt has a year to run on his Anfield contract

A number of clubs interested in Dirk Kuyt

Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt admits a number of clubs from Europe's major leagues are interested in signing him.

A man pushes a cart through central Athens

Greece: Out of cash, out of hope

As politicians wrangle, the daily reality of the eurozone crisis is driving Greeks to despair

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