Black Friday. A family leaves Curry's Forster Square left to right ... Hardill Aziz, Mahria Ahmed, Yasmin Majid. Black Friday shoppers at Forster Square grabbing bargains.
Oil prices hit a four-and-a half-year low in the wake of the decision by the Opec producers' cartel not to cut output. Brent crude fell $2.43 to $70.15 a barrel on Friday.
Britain's largest power generator is to pay a record penalty of �28m after it failed to meet a target on helping poor households save energy.
House prices climbed to another all-time high in November but the pace of growth in property values is continuing to cool, Nationwide Building Society has reported.