Identity theft is reaching "epidemic levels", according to a fraud prevention group, with people in their 30s the most targeted group.
Provident Financial has issued its second profit warning in two months. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA. Provident Financial. Provident Financial sees nearly �1.7bn wiped off stock market value.
Job opportunities are diminishing, with employers' plans to hire falling to their lowest level in a year as the economic outlook darkens.
Europe's single currency has hit its strongest level against sterling in eight years, reflecting the diverging economic outlook for the UK and the eurozone and its implications for their respective central banks' policymaking.
More than 130 car keys have been stolen following a major break-in at a single meet-and-greet airport parking firm - and four vehicles snatched from another site.