Britain's largest bank HSBC suffered an embarrassing shareholder revolt as more than 14pc of investors failed to back its directors' pay packages.
More than 30 of the coalition's flagship schemes, including Universal Credit and the West Coast Main Line scheme, are at serious risk of failure, a government annual report has warned.
Households paid off �241m more mortgage debt than they borrowed in an effort to get on top of their debts. Before May last year, net lending had never been negative since the BBA started collecting the data in 1997.
Suffolk's growing reputation as the �green coast� has received a major shot in the arm after officials approved a 140 turbine offshore wind farm.
TAXPAYERS could end up footing a �62 million bill for restoring coal mines in one local authority area following the collapse of Scotland's largest mining companies.