Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, tackled the political debate surrounding Britain's EU membership on Thursday night, telling a City of London audience that Europe needed �a more European UK�.
Mothercare is crawling towards a recovery as chief executive Simon Calver insisted the UK company was on target to break even within two years.
Flybe claims there could be "little future for Newquay Airport" after announcing the end of its flights to London Gatwick from March 2014.
A day after the International Monetary Fund urged the government to do more to spur growth, Britain's official statisticians have reminded economists of just how far the UK economy remains from full health.
The annual report from Britain's biggest retailer revealed that Richard Brasher, the former head of Tesco in the UK, was paid �1.3m to leave and Tim Mason, who led the company's US arm Fresh & Easy, collected �1.7m in �liquidated damages�.