Retailers have slashed their prices this weekend in the hope that shoppers will finally flood Britain's high streets today after one of the slowest Christmases on record.
The European Union has lost its AAA credit rating after the Standard and Poor ratings agency warned that David Cameron's referendum promise and increased squabbling over Brussels spending raised doubts over its future.
George Osborne: Reasons to smile as IMF upgrades UK economic growth forecast. The International Monetary Fund has upgraded the growth forecast for the Uk by more than any other advanced economy in a u-turn that will please George Osborne.
SOME of Britain's largest providers of energy, telecoms and personal finance products have been named and shamed in The Sunday Times's annual round-up of saints and sinners.
Average income families will take until next June to clear their Christmas debts, with the the average adult borrowing �685 over the festive period, the Trade Union Congress has claimed.