(Reuters) - Provident Financial said its chief executive Peter Crook is leaving and that it is unlikely to pay a dividend this year as the British subprime lender issued its second profit warning in two months.
Former Chancellor George Osborne has urged the government to build high-speed rail lines across the north of England, from Liverpool to Hull.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (bhplf, +0.48%) bowed to activist investors seeking a streamlining of its business by unveiling plans to sell its U.S.
Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years. bpanews_8fee1fc2-de73-4e9b-abd9-bfb624fca4f8_embedded825480.
Asking prices in Northamptonshire have jumped by 9.1% in the past year, with Northampton (pictured) less than an hour from London by train.