Network Rail owns Britain's railway tracks. When they were privately owned by Railtrack, there were several fatal crashes. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA.
Finance, including banking, insurance, fund management and other services, accounted for a record �71.4 billion of the UK's total tax receipts, accounting firm PwC and the City of London Corporation revealed.
Holiday giant Thomas Cook will pay �55.8m to take control of the retail travel business it set up with the Co-operative Group as its food-to-funeral partner ends months of speculation over its plans to exit the travel industry.
People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as �50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.
The logo of the Monte Dei Paschi di Siena bank in Milan. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images. Graeme Wearden. Tuesday 6 December 2016 06.57 EST.