Continued growth in the coffee chain boosts the revenue for Whitbread, which also owns the Premier Inn group. 7:40am UK, Tuesday 10 December 2013.
Alex Salmond and his Cabinet are to be questioned on their blueprint for independence by hundreds of representatives from civil Scotland.
Royal Mail workers will receive a three-year pay rise worth around 9% and legally-binding employment protections under a 'landmark' agreement.
EADS will be renamed Airbus Group. Its factories in the UK are not expected to be a major focus of job cuts. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters.
George Osborne's claim that household disposable incomes are higher than at the start of the financial crisis is �inconceivable�, according to the Government's fiscal watchdog.