News Moya Greene in red at the London Stock Exchange in October 2013; Moya Greene's £1.5m earnings were modest compared to those of other FTSE 100 bosses

Don’t judge me on the Royal Mail float today, said Vince Cable in October. Judge me in three months’ time.

Trichet hints at rise in European interest rates next month

In a sign of a more aggressive attitude by the world's central bankers to the threat of rising inflation, the President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, suggested yesterday that the ECB would be prepared to raise interest rates as early as next month.

Brown braced for Labour losses after admitting to 'mistakes' over 10p tax

Gordon Brown is prepared for losses by the Labour Party across England in the local elections today after admitting he made a mistake over the decision to increase the tax on the low paid.

Small Businesses: Entrepreneurs promised tax relief and less red tape

Measures aimed at boosting the UK's small business sector and encouraging innovation were at the centre of the Budget, the Chancellor claimed.

US acts to calm world economic jitters

Dramatic rate cut designed to avert global recession; Federal Reserve's intervention raises hopes of cut in UK rates

Sam Wallace: England victims of constant tinkering

He mentioned it again on Tuesday evening. Sven Goran Eriksson says he knows the England team to play Paraguay on 10 June but, with a sigh of resignation, he added, "I don't want to discuss it with anyone but my coaches". Presumably those are the same coaches who were kept so well informed of Eriksson's plans that they responded to news of Theo Walcott's inclusion in the squad with a stunned silence.

Global warming turns pristine coral into rubble

Miles of unblemished coral reefs have been turned to slime-covered rubble because of rising sea temperatures caused by global warming.

Pensions clash between CBI and Institute of Directors

BRITAIN'S TWO largest lobby groups for business have clashed over the issue of whether there should be a compulsory retirement age. It happened as industry groups submitted their proposals to the Pensions Commission, the body set up by the Government to help solve the country's pensions crisis.

Pubs chief to head Institute of Directors

The Management of the ailing pubs group Eldridge Pope was thrown into confusion yesterday after Miles Templeman, its executive chairman, said he is to become director-general of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Brown policies 'mean prudence is lost to profligacy'

Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, is presiding over profligate government spending and has shed his previously prudent approach to the nation's finances, according to the Centre for Policy Studies.

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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?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
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

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London