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Outlook Raise a glass to Greene King. The pub and restaurant group reported a sparkling 5 per cent increase in sales over Christmas. But fill it with Cava rather than Champagne.

Nadine Dorries told Mr Cameron he must “look at what the people are asking for” and provide it

Nadine Dorries accuses George Osborne of lying

Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries has launched a furious attack on George Osborne, branding him “stupid” and accusing him of lying about her.

Birmingham and Fazeley viaduct, part of the new proposed route for the HS2 high speed rail scheme

Exclusive: Minister - 'We will fast-track HS2 high speed rail'

Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, on a collision course with his Tory colleagues

Building products firm Hanson set to announce job losses

Job losses are set to be announced by a leading building products firm after a fall in demand.

Editorial: About more than a free bus pass

For all Lord Sugar's protestations about not claiming his free bus pass, Nick Clegg's central point remains: it is, indeed, difficult to explain why housing benefits must be cut while perks for wealthy pensioners remain protected.

In the four months since George Osborne's Budget in March, the Government has now borrowed £9.3bn more than it did over the same period last year

Osborne forced to make deeper cuts after another shocking month

The Treasury has told Whitehall departments to prepare for a fresh round of budget cuts this autumn, after new figures revealed Britain's public finances are rapidly deteriorating.

James Moore: History repeats itself, but no war this time please

Outlook A coalition that has restored market confidence evidenced by low bond yields, which has begun to 'clean up the mess made by the last government', which notes that things are worse in Europe, and says the economy's problems are mainly caused by events overseas. A coalition whose Chancellor may be running a tight fiscal policy but who is allowing for expansionary monetary policy from the Bank of England.

Dip in manufacturing output casts new doubt over hopes of a British recovery

A shock blow for Britain's manufacturers yesterday set back hopes of the UK pulling out of recession in the current quarter and heightened calls for more stimulus from the Bank of England.

Blow by blow: how George Osborne dodged the crucial punches

Cosy relationship with Murdochs denied in polished performance

Len McCluskey’s plea to other unions will upset Ed Miliband

Unite leader Len McCluskey calls for mass disruption of Olympics

Unite wants all those opposed to coalition pension plans to target 2012 Games

David Owen: Thatcher's disciples do her no favours by covering up her illness

For the first time, the British public can see in graphic detail on cinema screens throughout the country why the woman they elected three times as Prime Minister was unceremoniously bundled out of office by her fellow Conservative MPs.

Environment: Chancellor puts big business before any green concerns

It could almost have been an American Republican speaking, such was the scorn that the Chancellor showed for the environment in his Autumn Statement yesterday.

Ben Chu: Lenders have cast their spell over Osborne

Is Merlin working real magic? Or is it just a cheap conjuring trick? The banks say that the lending deal they agreed with the Treasury back in February is successfully delivering new credit to Britain's hard-pressed small businesses. But the Bank of England argues that small firms are still experiencing a credit crunch as banks shrink their balance sheets.

Osborne: 'Real progress' in avoiding eurozone crisis

George Osborne last night claimed "real progress" had been made in avoiding economic crisis in the eurozone after 10 hours of talks with EU finance ministers.

Land sale planned to reduce deficit

The Government is planning to sell public land worth an estimated £10bn to address a chronic housing shortage and help erode its record budget deficit. The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, is due to announce today that all government departments with significant land banks will be asked to identify, by the autumn, land suitable for sale for homes.

MPs call for increased government support in video game industry

Britain's video game industry needs greater government support if it is to increase the number of jobs on offer over the coming years, according to two cross-party MPs.

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