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Lloyds is back in the black – but hold the celebrations

Lloyds Banking Group hailed a return to profits yesterday but there is still some way to go before investors can be really confident of its prospects, reports James Moore

Business Profile: Eric Daniels

Quiet American is breathing a little easier as Lloyds returns to profit

Wealth check: 'At 25, I worry about funding my retirement'

With a large business loan to pay off, Natalie should think about sorting out her debt first. Kate Hughes reports

Derek Pain: Reckless managers are destroying value

No Pain, No Gain

Pick the right fund when you invest tax-free

There's only days left to use the current tax year's ISA allowance. There's a wide choice

Prudential incurs investors' wrath as Thiam heads north

Insurance boss to discuss plans to buy Asian arm of AIG with Scottish fund managers

VT and Babcock inch towards merger deal

VT Group, a defence contractor and outsourcing business, yesterday softened its opposition to a takeover by Babcock International when it agreed to a "mutual exchange of information" between the two companies.

Lloyds' charity cuts ruin TSB bicentenary

When the bank took over TSB, it agreed to support the charity set up by its new subsidiary. No longer

Parents struggling to make ends meet

Nearly two-thirds of families with children need both parents to work just to make ends meet, research showed today.

How would your business cope if a key person fell ill?

More than 80 per cent of small businesses have no cover if an important employee is unable to work. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

End of Abbey heralds all change on the high street

Your favourite bank or building society could be disappearing soon – replaced by a new name or brand.

The Year Ahead: Strategists predict a rocky ride in 2010

The FTSE 100 is expected to remain on the recovery path next year, with market-watchers anticipating a rise of more than 10 per cent as the world economy regains its composure over the next 12 months. But progress will not be smooth.

Better Capital set for £142m float

Better Capital, the venture set up by the private equity grandee Jon Moulton after he left Alchemy Partners, is set to raise £142.4m when it goes public on London's growth market tomorrow.

Scottish Widows in court over claims it gave 'negligent' advice to members

Lawyers representing Scottish Widows, the Lloyds Banking Group-owned insurer, will on Thursday make their final arguments in Edinburgh's Court of Session in a hearing that could potentially cost the group hundreds of millions in compensation payouts.

Are fund managers serving a dog's dinner?

Is your actively managed fund on Bestinvest's shaming 'dog' list? And, if so, what can you do? Julian Knight and Chiara Cavaglieri investigate
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Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

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Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones