The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
China's surprise rate cut fanned hopes of increased demand from the world's second-largest crude consumer. Above, a driver fills her car with gasoline in Baoding, China.
Britain's public finances improved slightly in October, official data showed yesterday, giving Chancellor George Osborne hope the budget might recover at a faster pace ahead of next year's general election.
Chewing gun companies have been told they must contribute to the �60million bill to remove gum from Britain's streets. The appeal is issued today by the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents almost 400 councils in England and Wales.
The value of all Britain's houses put together has reached more than �5 trillion for the first time - and Bristol's homeowners contributed to the milestone.