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The mistake resulted in the share price of Britain’s largest bank rising more than 10 per cent

100,000 eye Olympics security jobs with G4S

As many as 100,000 people have expressed interest in the 10,000 security jobs being made available at the London Olympics, G4S said today.

Film agents win life of Busby

London-listed Intandem Films has been named as sales agent for a movie loosely based on the life of the late Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby.

Occupy protesters in new London protest

Anti-capitalism protesters from the Occupy movement have pitched tents outside the Bank of England, they said tonight.

James Moore: PartyGaming needs a winning hand

Outlook Short-stacked in poker terminology is when a player is close to busting out, with only a small pile of chips to play with. In such a position you're reduced to hoping that the cards will deliver something playable so that you can push all those chips in.

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Tycoon flips Burger King back on the stock market

Burger King, the fast food giant, is returning to the public stock market, with the help of a UK-listed shell company whose star-studded board includes men with nicknames such as "The Homeless Billionaire", "The Silver Fox" and "Doctor Doom".

6,000 jobs at risk at stricken Game

Fears for the future of retailer Game intensified today after its shares were suspended and it admitted the business has no value.

Ashcroft's BCB breached rules of Stock Exchange

Bank did not reveal to AIM all directorships held by Conservative Party donor's son

The Budget: This is what we want

The Chancellor will be opening up his famous red box next Wednesday. We asked some senior businessmen what they are hoping for from George Osborne

Google logs into live share prices with the LSE

Google has signed a deal with the London Stock Exchange to become the first major website offering private punters real-time rather than delayed share prices.

Google launches live share prices feed

Internet giant Google began offering real-time share prices from the London Stock Exchange today in a move it hopes will breed a new generation of small investors.

Terrorist cell vetoed suicide bombing as 'too short-term'

A group of men who admitted plotting terrorist attacks in London decided against becoming suicide bombers because they were planning a very serious, long-term campaign, a court heard yesterday.

City fears Bill will not protect UK from rivals

City bodies say new financial service rules must balance regulation with market competitiveness
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

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Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital
In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran