Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

£5.6bn acquisition would transform UK pensions industry

BoE probes money auction rigging fears

Suspicion over possible manipulation of liquidity moves in 2007-8

Scotland’s marine energy dealt a blow

Wave power pioneer Pelamis enters administration

DHDFN2 London, UK. 7th November 2013. a 3D printed implant by Andrew Darwood on display at the 3D Printshow at the Business Design Centre in London. Eric Moger had a large part of his face removed after developing a tumour. © Piero Cruciatti/Alamy Live News

Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants

Advances mean technology has bigger role to play in healthcare

Britain’s artistic community redrawn

Diversity under threat as courses become preserve of middle classes

The England goalkeeper who could not save

How David James ended up losing his shirt and going bankrupt

Dolly Parton on stage at the Glastonbury Festival
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How YouGov’s addictive profiler app works

Polling company’s latest tool reveals interesting data about the great British public, writes John McDermott

Watchdog criticises cost of tax breaks

Relief for entrepreneurs £2bn more than expected

Osborne drops challenge to bank bonus cap

ECJ advocate general rejects UK objection to curbs

Ineos unveils $1bn push into UK shale gas

Lack of detail on plans elicits sceptical response from City

Scotland wary on shale gas proposals

Ambition to help economy contends with fracking fears

Grangemouth victor prepares for next fight

Unions battle shows Ratcliffe has credentials to tackle shale opponents

Former JJB Sports boss convicted of fraud

£1m payments linked to sportswear deals

Total national wealth up 69% since 1997

Balance sheet hits £7.6tn but is still below 2007 peak

Wales defies spending cuts to outperform

Job creation and foreign investment beats other regions

Ineos to invest in Scottish shale gas

Company to use the gas to supply chemicals plants, including Grangemouth refinery

Push to inject urgency in drug innovation

Industry and ministers look to boost access to new medication

UK watchdog attacks civil legal aid cuts

Reforms ’cannot be said to have delivered better value for money’

Vote to end beer tie rocks pub groups

Share price battered by MPs’ decision to end system

Last orders on beer tie sparks bar brawl

Pub groups warn of thousands of job losses and closures