Economy slows to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Annual figure of 2.6% is best since financial crisis

Cable criticises PM on supermarkets

Plans to give regulator power over retailers could be watered down

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Call comes as violence in eastern Ukraine escalates

Tsipras names deficit fighting cabinet

Former economics professor appointed to oversee public spending

Litvinenko poisoned twice, inquiry told

Circumstances of death brings into focus issues of ‘upmost gravity’

Q&A: What the downgrade means for Russia

S&P’s ‘junk’ rating underlines challenges facing the economy

Employee with heap of documents and papers

National Grid ends quarterly reporting

FTSE-listed group says frequent updates are ‘unnecessary’

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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

US northeast struggles with blizzard

New York avoids worst of snowstorm but commuters stranded

Road scanners to detect future potholes

Academics develop sensors for detecting potential asphalt damage

Comment and Analysis

England’s liberal cities

Data show urban voters to the left on social issues and to the right on economic issues

Massimiliano Attolini (L) and his brother Giuseppe Attolini at Cesare Attolini's headquarters in Naples, July 21, 2014. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico
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Tailors from Naples are back in style

Neapolitan suitmakers show the challenges of beauty amid decay

The making of a French jihadi

Since the Paris attacks, France’s jails are under pressure to find ways of tackling Islamist extremism

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