The Bank of England's quantitative easing programme has boosted growth by around 3pc and stoked inflation by much more than previously estimated, according to one of its policymakers.
Royal Bank of Scotland has promised to overhaul the way it handles small and medium-sized businesses in financial distress as it welcomed a report by a law firm that found no evidence of it systematically defrauding its customers.
With an army of celebrity fans, from Sienna Miller, to Kate Winslet plus an array of supermodels keen to hang one from their slender arm, Mulberry has long been the handbag of choice for the A-listers.
Mr Flowers was arrested in November following newspaper allegations he was involved in a drug deal. He had stepped down from the Co-op six months earlier over concerns about his expenses.
Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 1.7% in the three months from December 2013 to February 2014, according to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).