Meanwhile, demand for new housing grew by 25 per cent in 2013
Ireland is asking its citizens to leave the country if they can't find a job in a desperate bid to slash welfare costs.
Patrick Cockburn of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday has won the Editorial Intelligence Comment Award 2013 for Foreign Commentator of the Year.
I feel like a traitor. Earlier this month – despite knowing how deleterious our national obsession with home ownership is to the young – I bought a one-bedroom flat in south London. I’m now a fully mortgaged-up member of the Kirstie Allsopp club.
Ah, it’s Stephanie Flanders, the BBC’s trusted economics editor. Another banking crisis?
Successful funding round promises more interest in platforms aggregating content from 'old media'
A Sheffield substation and a Cold War bunker get Grade II* status
Not content with four-storey statues of Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa, city planners in Skopje are now inviting bids for a version of Rome’s Spanish Steps, part of a beautification campaign that has divided residents.
Trust managers are confident they can sell 20,000-30,000 bottles required to make profit
Deal values online youth empire that started as a local magazine at a hefty $1.4bn
The company have signed a $70m deal with 21st Century Fox
He was at Channel 4 when the ad market was soaring, left the BBC before the Savile scandal and has now inherited a booming New York Times. Ian Burrell reports on the latest chapter of a charmed career
Broadcaster believes shaming online trolls is the best medicine
Is a Britain with nuclear missile-equipped submarines a safer place to live, now and into the future? That is the crux of today's debate on replacing Trident - the weapon system that will cost an estimated £100bn over the next 30 years.
For nearly 20 years they have been colleagues and rivals – rising up the ranks of the Labour party from humble advisers to become two of the biggest beasts in the political jungle.
The animated film took more than $50m more than The Lone Ranger in its opening weekend