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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.

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Billy Davies believes Ally McCoist deserves a break as the Rangers manager battles to deliver success under difficult circumstances.

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£1.5bn bailout for seven NHS trusts

The Government has announced a £1.5 billion bailout for NHS trusts suffering serious financial problems.

Anfield move for Sporting teenager

Liverpool have signed the Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira for a fee believed to be in the region of £850,000.

British airways key to US merger mania

Instead of fighting each other for market share, global carriers have found a better way to stay healthy: consolidation

350 steel redundancies 'disastrous'

Hundreds of workers at a steel firm which has gone into administration are to be made redundant in a "disastrous" blow to the industry.

350 steel jobs axed in Kent

Hundreds of workers at a steel firm which has gone into administration are to be made redundant in a "disastrous" blow to the industry.

Coryton scrambles to find cash for Russian oil shipment

A tanker loaded with 60,000 tonnes of Russian crude oil destined for the struggling Coryton refinery has anchored in the Thames Estuary for five days awaiting payment for its cargo.

The Versace Haute Couture show in Paris yesterday

Viva Versace! After eight years away, Donatella takes glamour back to the top

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More families set to lose their homes as squeeze bites deeper

Repossessions forecast to rise by 22 per cent to 45,000 this year as inflation and unemployment take toll

130 jobs go in SeaFrance collapse

Almost 130 jobs are to be lost in the UK after French ferry operator SeaFrance went into liquidation today.

Dave Hartnett faced a barrage of hostile questions

HMRC accused of harassing small businesses

Tax officials were last night accused of double standards over plans to target thousands of small businesses for spot checks on their paperwork – despite letting big companies like Goldman Sachs off millions of pounds in tax.

'At it's beating heart this is still the party of start-ups. What drives us mad is bureaucracy' David Cameron, Tory conference in March 2011

Crackdown on small firms, a blind eye for big business

Tax officials accused of double standards as new drive follows let-off for Goldman Sachs

Bankrupt rapper Young Buck told to sell his name

He still wears diamond earrings, a gold medallion and the chunkiest of diamond-encrusted watches, but the hip-hop artist Young Buck could be about to lose one of his most valuable possessions: his name.

Council parking row over 'tax on nightlife'

Drivers visiting London's West End could be forced to pay increased charges to park overnight after the local council announced plans to ban parking on stretches of road "equivalent to" nearly 1,200 parking spaces.

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