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ITV buys stake in ‘Teen Wolf’ firm

Manganese Bronze, Tarmac cuts hit Midlands

Tarmac is set to close its century-old headquarters in Wolverhampton with the loss of up to 500 jobs.

Being careful about the name of your company if you are about to join forces

Why picking a new name can be pure merger

When two companies join forces, there needs to be careful thought about what they’re going to call themselves, as Simon Usborne finds out

We could usefully put eggs in other baskets – but the City is a major part of the economy

The City has become a careless shorthand for the banks and the bad bankers housed within

Retail chains shut 30 shops a day

Retail chains are shutting shops at a rate of more than 30 a day across the UK, research revealed today.

Basingstoke town centre, Hampshire

Death of the high street? It's a safe bet

Chain stores are closing and being replaced by bookies and pawn brokers. By Charlie Cooper

Basingstoke town centre, Hampshire

Goodbye toys and cards. Hello loans and bookies

Britain's chain stores are shutting up shop, and changing the character of the high street

Gone: David Taylor-Smith, CEO (left) and Ian Horseman Sewell, managing director, G4S global events

A sorry end for the 'scapegoats' at sharp end of G4S fiasco

Olympian hubris prompts world's second-largest employer to sacrifice its senior executives. Kim Sengupta reports

G4S won a contract in June to house asylum-seekers in the north of England, but is believed to have run into problems with sub-contractors

G4S directors quit over Olympics fiasco

Two G4S directors have resigned in the wake of an independent review into the company's botched Olympic Games contract.

Olympics take a slice out of Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut UK suffered widening losses last year and has warned that the Olympics had dampened otherwise improved trading this year, as families watched TV rather than visit restaurants.

Rival airlines turn heat up on tax fight

Competitors unite to commission report into the full economic effects of £2.7bn passenger duty
Mohamed bin Hammam is determined to disprove corruption allegations

Mohamed bin Hammam vows to clear name as Fifa investigation opens

Mohamed bin Hammam has vowed to clear his name after FIFA's ethics committee opened investigation proceedings against him.

Regulator to investigate PwC's Tenon role

The top accountancy regulator is to investigate the auditing giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) over its role at RSM Tenon the much smaller accountant which this year found enormous "black holes" in its own accounts.

Bad weather hits retail sales

High street retailers reported a greater-than-expected slowdown in sales growth this month, the CBI said today, amid poor weather and weak consumer confidence.

Mohamed bin Hammam (left) and Sepp Blatter are now best of enemies

Mohamed Bin Hammam has Fifa ban annulled by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Mohamed Bin Hammam's lifetime FIFA ban imposed for allegedly paying bribes has been annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

No house price recovery for 20 years warns PwC

House prices will take nearly two decades to fully recover the damage wrought by recession and financial crisis, PriceWaterhouseCoopers warned today.

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
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?