UK unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.6 million in the three months to November - the lowest level for more than a decade - official figures showed.
Joe Biden has accused Vladimir Putin of attempting to “whittle away at the European project”, in a speech at Davos that drew stark contrasts between the Russia policies of the outgoing administration and president-elect Donald Trump.
Authors and staff have reacted cautiously to news that Pearson is to sell its stake in Penguin Random House (PRH), the world's biggest publisher and home to some of the most successful brands in books, among them Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Oliver and ...
15:10: The Footsie remained up, although not by much, in late afternoon trading as Wall Street opened unchanged. London shares were 13 points higher at 7,233.4 as the pound traded lower against the dollar at $1.23.
The shares fell as much as much as 16 per cent - the biggest fall since the 27 per cent slump suffered on April 13 last year, when McCormick dropped a takeover approach.