Insurers face referendum risk, S&P warns

Agency says ‘potential for negative impact’ from Scottish vote

Burning man - a laboratory for future living

Pressure grows on households over cost of living

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Gates bar access to King's Cross underground station, which was closed to commuters before 7am due to industrial action, on April 29, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm last night members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Tube strike hits London commuters

Central Line and Waterloo and City services affected

Price wars trigger drop in UK food spend

Overall retail sales rise for 17th consecutive month

C4 chief warns of US TV takeover threat

Fears that homegrown shows could be replaced with cheap imports

Rail subsidies fall 40% in five years

Train operators’ payments to government have also risen

Extractive groups face anti-graft rules

Extra UK disclosure requirements to be introduced in January

ICO raids Welsh call-centre for text spam

Investigation part of wider crackdown on nuisance messages

Housebuilding at post credit-crunch high

Growth in property sales slackens

Oil expert reignites North Sea debate

Former head of Wood Group says reserves overstated by Yes camp

MPC rebels break ranks

Dissident duo are dangerously close to the real economy

BoE unanimity on rates crumbles

BoE dissenters still seen as outliers

Debate is on how to reconcile soaring employment with slow wage growth

Self employment climbs to 4.6m Britons

‘Fired on Friday, hired on Monday’ approach drives rise

Anglophones are tongue-tied by foreigners

Foreigners want to talk only in English to anglophones

Luxottica shares fall on CEO exit report

UK economic rebalancing ‘mired in chaos’

Labour shadow minister decries lack of government progress

Watford a hotspot for older people in work

Government singles out several towns’ high employment rate for praise

Fears that StanChart looks accident prone

Investors concerned bank paying price for not taking DFS seriously

The glitches in government IT contracts

Raytheon award just latest in series of big project problems