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City analysts have accused Orange and T-Mobile of “dithering” after they axed plans for a £10 billion flotation of EE.

Cameron could do with some of his old man's spirit

David Cameron is in a quandary. Are bankers (that word seems to be shorthand for anyone working in the City) a force for good or ill? On the one hand he has declared £1m bonuses unacceptable. On the other, he rails against "anti-business snobbery", a straw man argument that seeks to confuse wealth-creating entrepreneurs with money-shufflers scheming to shift wealth someone else created in their own direction.

Simon English: Cameron needs his old man's spirit

Outlook David Cameron is in a quandary. Are bankers (that word seems to be shorthand for anyone working in the City) a force for good or ill? On the one hand he has declared £1m bonuses unacceptable. On the other, he rails against "anti-business snobbery", a straw man argument that seeks to confuse wealth-creating entrepreneurs with money-shufflers scheming to shift wealth someone else created in their own direction.

Divers find eight more bodies on Costa Concordia

Divers searching the cruise ship Costa Concordia found eight more bodies, including that of a young Italian girl, on board the semi-submerged vessel yesterday.

PETER RIPPINGTON: The teacher from Alvechurch School was the only person killed in the crash

Coach driver arrested after crash kills ski-trip teacher

A British coach driver was arrested in France yesterday after a bus carrying children returning to Worcestershire from a half-term skiing trip careered off a motorway, killing a teacher and injuring 23 others.

Flights axed amid Frankfurt airport strike

Hundreds more flights have been cancelled at Frankfurt Airport as a strike by ground workers enters its second day.

<b>Leigh Halfpenny: </b> Halfpenny had an excellent game both in attack and defence, scoring two tries and making Scotland pay on all but one occasion with the boot. 8/10

Wales v Scotland player ratings

Man-for-man marking from the Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Investment Column: 'Cheap treats' can put the cheer back into pubs sector

Reports are coming in with alarming regularity about how tough conditions are for the industry

Rail regulator demands improvements

Rail regulators today got tough with train companies over the securing of better travel information for passengers.

Mobile companies took five years to inform victims

Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile took five years to tell customers their voicemails had been hacked by the NOTW, they admitted to the Leveson Inquiry yesterday.

Harry Redknapp leaves Southwark Crown Court yesterday where he is on trial accused of tax evasion

James Lawton: It may be legal, but should managers get sell-on fees?

It is no part of the charge against Harry Redknapp that he had an arrangement with his former club Portsmouth granting him percentage payments on any transfer fees received for players he had signed and helped to develop to the point of profit.

More woe for UK's nightlife sector

The owner of the Sports Cafe on London's Haymarket and 19 other bars and clubs around the country have been wrapped up in a pre-pack administration, in the latest sign of the downturn which is ravaging Britain's nightlife sector.

Harry Redknapp leaves Southwark Crown Court yesterday where he is on trial accused of tax evasion

James Lawton: It may be legal, but should managers earn sell-on fees?

Football is duty-bound to find a way to avoid these potential conflicts of interest that can be damaging to clubs

Peak condition: The charming Austrian resort of St Johann

Snow Report: Austria's welcome still warm... after 50 years

I'm proud to say that my mother was one of the first package holiday tourists to venture abroad soon after the Second World War, when leisure travel began to lower its costs and thus widen its appeal beyond the upper classes.

Crews face test on Costa Concordia as weather worsens

The vast wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia shifted on its undersea ledge today, forcing a new suspension of rescue work and threatening plans to pump oil out to prevent environmental disaster.

Simon English: Let's deny Hester's bonus as a test

Outlook: Is Stephen Hester deserving of a bonus? In some ways you can see he is. No one doubts that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief executive has a mighty task ahead of him.

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