European bond yields hit new lows

Borrowing costs fall to historic levels on ECB sovereign debt hopes

China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’

Ultra-loose monetary policy and lack of oversight blamed

European parliament backs Google break-up

Resolution comes as Paris and Berlin call for level playing field online

Osborne offers branch to annuity industry

Chancellor set to revamp “death taxes” on payments in Autumn Statement

Net UK migration surges 43%

Bulgarians and Romanians drive total to 260,000

Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

Consortium with Virgin to pay £3.3bn for eight-year contract

Cricket world mourns Phillip Hughes’ death

Game loses remarkable batting talent aged just 25

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: A young girl has her photograph taken as people wait for a result outside the Scottish Parliament as voting in the referendum continues on September 18, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. After many months of campaigning the people of Scotland today head to the polls to decide the fate of their country. The referendum is too close to call but a 'Yes' vote would see the break-up of the United Kingdom and Scotland would stand as an independent country for the first time since the formation of the Union. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Scotland to get tax and welfare powers

Smith unveils cross-party proposals for devolution

Johnny Coca, Creative Director of Mulberry

Mulberry bags new creative director

Luxury handbag brand appoints Spanish-born designer

Draghi steps up push for economic union

ECB calls for eurozone states to hand more powers to Brussels

Crime novelist PD James dies aged 94

Author famed for Inspector Dalgliesh novels dies at home in Oxford

Comment and Analysis

The Pope’s Chaka Khan model for Europe

The pontiff’s words in Strasbourg displayed the dexterous feminism for which the Holy See is famed

Turbulent Mali tests French peace mission

If political talks fail, the country could become a quagmire for the international community

Kew for Working Lives. Dr Maria Vorontsova, Grass Taxonomist, studies Andropogon itremoensis Voronts. Collected in Madagascar in 2012, the existence of this species is evidence in favour of the natural origin of central Madagascan grasslands. Before it was thought the grasslands were anthropogenic

The joy of discovery for plant hunters

Careful botanists have replaced the adventurers of the past

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