The FT analysis makes grim reading for chancellor George Osborne ahead of his 19 March budget. Photograph: Getty Images. Put away the champagne.
London - The head of Britain's rail network apologised on Friday to families who have lost loved ones in level crossing accidents, after alarming new figures revealed nine deaths over the last year.
Coastal towns damaged by storms and flooding will be able to bid for a share of a �64m regeneration fund, ministers have said. The Coastal Communities Fund was set up to pump government money into depressed coastal areas across the UK.
The growing popularity of Aga's electrical cookers pushed orders for its stoves up 10pc in 2013, crowning off the best year for the company since the financial crisis.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - British insurer RSA (RSA.L) has appointed an experienced industry executive to head its Irish unit, it said on Friday, as it seeks to draw a line under an accounting scandal.