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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.

Skiers and miners lift Compass profits

Supplying healthy US hospital food, Disney’s staff canteen, the Mammoth Mountain ski resort in California and miners canteens in Australia all helped Compass post a strong 7.7 per cent rise in first-half profits today.

900 jobs at risk as administrator seeks deal to rescue Coryton oil refinery

Up to 900 jobs at the bankrupt Coryton oil refinery in Essex are hanging in the balance, with the deadline for a rescue deal due at midnight tonight.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean says he and Venky's are around for the long term

Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists he and owners Venky's are staying long term while mystery surrounds the position of deputy chief executive Paul Hunt.

Lisa Nandy: Foster carers should get more money for the work they do

The right fostering placement can completely transform children's lives. It can be the make or break point for them and equally it can be devastating for a young person to be put into the wrong situation. Fostering is incredibly important for families in crisis, but a real and pressing problem has largely gone unnoticed and shortages of carers unaddressed for too long.

Jason Pearce has left Portsmouth to join Neil Warnock at Leeds

Pearce move starts Leeds rebuilding, says Warnock

The Leeds United manager, Neil Warnock, has secured his first signing of the summer with the capture of central defender Jason Pearce from Portsmouth.

Bankruptcies rise by 5.5%

Personal insolvencies declined by 1.2% in the first three months of this year compared with the previous quarter, the Insolvency Service said today.

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Earl of Cardigan loses paintings court battle

An aristocrat whose family name is famed for its link to the Charge of the Light Brigade today failed in a bid to prevent dozens of portraits of his ancestors being sold.

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Coventry hit by transfer embargo

Coventry have been placed under a transfer embargo after failing to file their club accounts on time.

Kirk Broadfoot says the pressure is still on Rangers to win games

Rangers to keep battling but title dream is over, says Broadfoot

Full-back admits that even with two Old Firm games to go, Ibrox club cannot claim crown

Glasgow Rangers owner Craig Whyte

Rangers fined £50k over Whyte ban

Rangers were fined £50,000 by the PLUS Stock Exchange yesterday, for failing to disclose Craig Whyte's previous disqualification as a director when the businessman completed his takeover in May last year.

Letters: Don't sneer at passion in defence of the NHS

Andy McSmith, in his sneering dismissal of pensioner June Hautot ("She screamed and ranted – and let Lansley off the hook", 21 February) unwittingly shows what is wrong with politics.

Rangers administrators reveal potential buyers

The administrators running Rangers admitted yesterday to "concerns" at the way the club has been run since Craig Whyte took over last May. Although employee wages have been taxed at source as normal in that time, no PAYE or VAT has been paid to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and David Whitehouse, of Duff and Phelps, said this was "not common practice".

Sainsbury's 'Feed your family for a fiver' campaign with chef Jamie Oliver was 'fabulous', one debt adviser said

You're not alone: How to ease the pain of debt problems

In these difficult economic times there is no shortage of debt advice out there. One thing the experts seem to agree on is that you should act early.

Bank of England injects £50bn into economy

The Bank of England injected a further £50 billion into the economy today as the UK battles to stave off another recession.

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