Harriet Harman calls for Cameron to demand compensation from French government for Britons hit by Calais chaos

Interim Labour Leader Harriet Harman MP has today written to the Prime Minister to call for compensation from the French government to be paid to Britons affected by the chaos at Calais.

Depositors protected from changes to FSCS deposit limit

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has announced new rules to ensure depositors who may experience a decrease in the level of protection following the change to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Sterling inches higher on rumblings from Greece

Waitrose customers turn up the heat in the kitchen during week of mixed weather

Business & Finance

Former Exxon President On Mission To Clean Up Oil Sands

Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utah's billions of barrels of oil sands.

UK economy on firm footing – CBI growth indicator

Crowdcube set to innovate in the IPO market with £6m investment

Increase in UK mortgage approvals helps Pound consolidate gains against the Euro


A new sterling money market data collection and the reform of SONIA

The Bank of England has today published a consultation document setting out in detail plans first announced in March 2015 for a new sterling money market data collection.

Greens’ campaign for MPs to job-share attracts cross-party support

Could a sugar tax help combat obesity?

Wandsworth: “Unacceptably overcrowded”

Science, Technology & Environment

Illegal fish trade pushes critically endangered vaquita to extinction

A recent survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of marine product sellers in southern China and Hong Kong revealed a continuing illegal trade in a banned fish species which, if left unchecked, will lead to the extinction of the vaquita

Neonicotinoids and the decline of bees

The dwindling bee population is as prominent a conversation as ever, so it’s no surprise to see the recent headlines concerning the controversial re-introduction of nicotine-like pesticides in the UK last week.

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