UK energy watchdog Ofgem has defended price comparison websites against accusations that they are hiding the cheapest �switching� deals in favour of suppliers who pay them commission.
Rising beer duties, the smoking ban, changes in drinking habits and chronic debt - all have contributed to thousands of pub closures.
Homeowners with property valued at �2m to �3m will face an extra tax bill of �3,000 a year if Labour comes to power, but the heaviest burden of the party's mansion tax plan is expected to fall on higher value houses.
Online retailer Amazon is creating more than 1,000 seasonal jobs at its Swansea distribution centre to cope with demand in the run up to Christmas.
Banksy has not been arrested, despite a report stating the contrary. �The Banksy arrest is a hoax,� the street artist's publicist, Jo Brooks, told The Independent.