Many customers claimed they were unable to access current transactions, wages being paid into accounts and other payments. 3:10pm UK, Thursday 12 December 2013.
A consortium led by Centrica, owner of British Gas, has been named as preferred bidder for Bord G�is Energy, the retail arm of Ireland's state gas company, with a bid that values the group at �1.12bn.
The billionaire retailer Mike Ashley is tangled in a dispute with adidas after the German sportswear manufacturer refused to supply the Chelsea kit to Sports Direct next season.
The regulatory body that oversees the auditing profession has criticised the industry's �below average� quality and slow pace of reform in bank audit work.
Plans to deliver the HS2 high-speed rail line between London and the north in two stages should be reviewed, and the government should give �serious� consideration to building the northern and southern sections at the same time, MPs have said.