Power auction keeps lights on for 2018-19

£1bn deal guarantees supplies to the national grid

Qatar makes Tottenham Hotspur its goal

Gulf state sets sights on buying Premier League club

Film investors challenge tax demands

HMRC faces judicial review over upfront payments

Farage aides rule out Ukip coalition role

Party cites fate of Lib Dems for decision to stay out of formal pact

Garden Bridge

Garden bridge approved by London mayor

Thames crossing costing £175m scheduled to open in summer of 2018

Mandy Rice Davies, model, 1944-2014

In the Profumo scandal she came to embody the newfound irreverence towards Britain’s ruling classes in the 1960s

Higher receipts boost public finances

Chancellor still faces challenge to meet 2014-15 borrowing target

City Insider: To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, banker popularity and George Osborne’s Christmas card

UK Treasury to shake up regulatory fines

New proposals include quicker system for appealing decisions

Ministerial special advisers’ pay up 17%

Cameron and Clegg under fire over coalition pledge on ‘Spads’

Limit set for backdated holiday pay claims

Employers welcome government move after tribunal overtime ruling

Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn

Treasury has recovered 85% of £4.5bn bailout from 2008

Private developers boost housebuilding

Construction hits post-2008 high but public-backed homes drop 20%

Bidders revealed for UK stake in Eurostar

SNCF could try to bar certain groups from participating

Council grant cuts ‘fair’, says coalition

Town hall chiefs claim services face average reductions of 8.8 per cent

Downing St ‘disappointed’ at residence ruling

EU court rules permits issued by member states must be honoured

Windsors’ royal run for the White House

The Prince told admirers: ‘Read one’s lips — no new duties’

London universities set for research lift

Higher rankings mean capital’s institutions can expect bigger slice of funding

Phone deal to give 90% of UK mobile cover

Government and operators set 2017 as target in legal commitment

Royal Mail sell-off lost taxpayers £180m

But Myners report clears ministers of vastly underpricing asset

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