News Emergency services were called to 25 Bank Street at around 8am this morning

Gabriel joined JPMorgan in 2004 and worked in technology. He was not a trader or a banker.

Tesco pays up for workers

Tesco has offered to pay people it takes on in government-organised "work experience" placements after outcry over the programme, under which job seekers work for free or risk losing benefits. One of the supermarket's branches in central London was forced to close on Saturday after activists from the Right To Work campaign protested.

Amec in buyback as profits soar

Amec has announced plans to buy back up to £400m of shares as the engineer to the oil, gas, minerals and metals industries reported a 12 per cent jump in profits for 2011.

Quarto chief to step down

The founder of Quarto Books, known for its illustrated "how-to" non-fiction guides, yesterday signalled he is ready for a new chapter as he is quitting as chief executive after 36 years.

Albemarle & Bond planning a move into central London as pawn gets more popular

It's unlikely to be seen as a good sign for the economy, but the pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond is on the up.

CBI calls for scrapping of penalties for carbons

System for excessive emissions is now 'discredited' and treated as just a tax
Last autumn regulator Ofgem called for energy suppliers to offer just one standard tariff for each payment type

Big energy firm breaks ranks on unfair tariffs

SSE promises to end 'predatory pricing'

Mitsui deal fuels hopes of BP settlement on Gulf spill

BP investors took heart yesterday after one of its drilling partners agreed a $90m (£57m) settlement with the US government over the fatal disaster at the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, fuelling hopes that BP will do the same, and at a sharply lower cost than was previously expected.

Dirty rotten scoundrels: the disappointing 'House of Lies'

A comedy that's as hollow as its subject

House of Lies is a new sitcom making light of corporate greed. But where's its own soul, asks Sarah Hughes

Mitsui deal fuels hope of BP settlement on Gulf spill

BP investors took heart yesterday after one of its Gulf of Mexico drilling partners agreed a $90m (£57m) settlement with the US government over the fatal disaster there, fuelling hopes the oil giant will do the same, and at a sharply lower cost than previously expected.

A view across the Olympic site

Home public misses out on 100m final as big interests scoop seats

Just 29,000 seats will be made available to members of the British and European public for the blue-riband men's 100 metres final at this summer's London Olympic Games. That represents 36 per cent of the seats available for the 80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium.

Moira Stuart is taxed about her tax affairs

Her familiar, calm tones have become the voice of HM Revenue & Customs, reminding taxpayers to get their self-assessment forms in on time and insisting that "tax doesn't have to be taxing". But Moira Stuart has now been asked questions about her own accounts.

Britain's North Sea rig workers are in the money as oil pay gushes up

Workers in the UK oil and gas industry enjoy some of the highest wages paid by the sector across the world.

Lingerie boss gags nanny who poisoned her

The lingerie boss Jacqueline Gold has obtained a High Court privacy injunction against her former nanny, who was jailed last year for trying to poison her.

The tax man is on the march and he wants money - Rangers and Portsmouth beware
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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada