Glaxo is fined £1.9bn in healthcare fraud scandal

GlaxoSmithKline was last night facing calls to be prosecuted in Britain after the drugmaking giant pleaded guilty to criminal charges and paid a $3bn (£1.9bn) fine to settle what US government officials called the largest case of healthcare fraud in American history.

£1.9bn fraud fine for Glaxo in US sparks calls for UK prosecution

GlaxoSmithKline was last night facing calls to be prosecuted in Britain after the drugmaking giant pleaded guilty to criminal charges and paid a $3bn (£1.9bn) fine to settle what US government officials called the largest case of healthcare fraud in American history.

Investment Insider: Income and capital protection takes the long view

Would you be prepared to swap your pension pot of £100,000 for a constant, unchanging income of about £5,000 for the rest of your life? That is what insurers are offering 60-year-olds if they were to buy a level annuity today.

Corruption risk 'known by ENRC' in Congo mine deal

The controversial mining group ENRC knew there was a risk that Dan Gertler, the owner of the Kolwezi copper mine in the Congo, may have acquired the business through corrupt means but did the deal anyway, it emerged yesterday.

Mine deal corruption risk 'was ignored by ENRC'

Blue-chip group's chairman pledges more transparency to investors at heated AGM

Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards says cheats deserve second chance

Drug cheats like Dwain Chambers and David Millar will be welcomed back in to Team GB with open arms if the BOA's bylaw on lifetime bans is scrapped next week, according to former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards.

Surfers to take part in biggest ever clean-up of plastic packaging

Around 1,000 surfers will swap their boards for rubber gloves and bags this weekend for their biggest ever clean-up of plastic packaging, drinks tins and other debris on beaches.

GlaxoSmithKline to create 1,000 jobs at Cumbria biopharm factory

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline unveiled plans to build its first new manufacturing facility in the UK in almost 40 years today.

iPads and iPods are the gadgets that help Bolton pupils do their homework and e-mail their teachers

How new technology transformed failing school

Richard Garner visits Essa Academy in Bolton – the cutting edge of an education revolution

Glaxo thinks big with joint Japanese vaccines venture

GlaxoSmithKline, Britain's biggest drug maker, yesterday set out plans for a joint venture with Tokyo-based Daiichi Sankyo that will make it the largest vaccines company in Japan.

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Putting women on the board

While some FTSE 100 companies have already beaten the target to have one in four female directors by 2015, overall change at the top is still slow

The women who are breaking into the boardroom

Almost 100 females were made directors of top UK businesses last year. It's not equality – but it's definitely progress. Lucy Tobin reports

The business on...Olivier Bohuon, Chief executive, Smith & Nephew

Some creaky joints at Smith & Nephew?

You could say that. Olivier Bohuon was only appointed as chief executive in February after the surprise departure of the much-respected David Illingworth.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

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