Network Rail owns Britain's railway tracks. When they were privately owned by Railtrack, there were several fatal crashes. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA.
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 UK's financial services sector contributed �71.4bn in tax last year, according to a report on behalf of the City of London.
Britain is in the midst of its 'first lost decade' since the 1860s, the Governor of the Bank of England warned last night.