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.
Royal Mail workers will receive a three-year pay rise worth around 9% and legally-binding employment protections under a 'landmark' agreement.
Alex Salmond and his Cabinet are to be questioned on their blueprint for independence by hundreds of representatives from civil Scotland.
Travel company Tui, which owns Thomson and First Choice, has seen profit slip due to weak French sales and a restructuring in its specialist and activity division.
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.