Aer Lingus set to recommend latest IAG bid

BA and Iberia owner returns with €1.34bn cash offer

Senior Ukip MEP defects to the Conservatives

Amjad Bashir quits ‘amateur’ and ‘delusional’ party

Ukraine separatists in deadly rocket attack

At least 30 civilians killed in strike on strategic port

Japan condemns apparent Isis execution

Prime minister calls for immediate release of journalist

World leaders pay respects to Abdullah

Obama cuts short his visit to India to meet King Salman

Euro falls to 11-year low after ECB move

Central bank’s QE sends euro and yields lower for second day

Rich will split homes to avoid tax, say experts

Wealthy homeowners explore ways to minimise value as mansion levy looms

EE to kill Orange brand before BT deal

Move will spark big shake-up of UK telecoms sector

Weavering founder jailed for 13 years

Hedge fund manager handed tough sentence

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Soho steps up battle over its future

Businesses urge government to protect ‘cultural engine’

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Tycoon unrepentant for backing Ukip

Banks says state must be ‘radically taken to pieces’

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