Lloyds boss Antonio Horta Osorio expressed 'deep regret' to his 75,000 staff today after being caught having an alleged affair on a business trip.
There was a slowdown in people investing in bricks and mortar last month, with mortgages approvals 19% lower than in July 2015. Photograph: David Davies/PA.
LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Britain's blue-chip share index retreated on Wednesday, underperforming its European peers, as a sharp drop in metals prices put pressure on the mining sector and South Africa-exposed stocks fell as the rand slipped.
WPP shares jumped more than 5 per cent to a record high after the world's biggest advertising group reported strong growth in the first half of 2016 and shrugged off the effects of a vote to leave Europe in its home market in the UK.
It is not clear whether the open day will include a tour of the Shirebrook warehouse, the subject of a Guardian investigation. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA.