UK growth slows to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Annual figure of 2.6% is best since financial crisis

EU leaders urge further Russia sanctions

Call comes as violence in eastern Ukraine escalates

Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers 26% decline as London property market slows

Facebook and Instagram suffer outage

Cascade of failures hits apps using social media sites for logins

Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers

Scottish club accepts £10m loan from retail tycoon

Historical Museum, St.Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Kremlin in Moscow at night

Russia downgraded to ‘junk’ by S&P

Shift underscores dramatic economic deterioration

IAG seeks to quell Aer Lingus bid fears

BA owner says Irish airline to recommend deal if conditions met

Microsoft warns over PC software unit

Shares fall nearly 4% after hours as shine is taken off cloud growth

London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

More than a decade’s supply being built for developers

Road scanners to detect future potholes

Academics develop sensors for detecting potential asphalt damage

US east coast braced for blizzard

Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of snowstorms

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Petra warns of credit squeeze and problems for polishers

Whiff of panic over Britain’s fracking policy

Pre-election tactics must not undermine a sound energy strategy

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