Lenders call for review of mortgage curbs

Building societies want restrictions reassessed after 18 months

Business voices fears on break-up of UK

Widespread corporate scepticism over Scottish independence

Former defence secretary Liam Fox

UK should bomb jihadis in Iraq, says Fox

Former defence secretary challenges PM’s Middle East strategy

Jails at breaking point, say campaigners

Cutbacks, crackdown on perks and rising numbers raise pressure

David Cameron bodyboarding in the sea at Polzeath in Cornwall
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Cameron caught in tide of holiday dilemma

Point Break: PM tries to balance ‘chillaxing’ needs and media scrutiny

Genetics pave way for dearer drugs

Pharmaceutical companies seek return on investment

Drug cost watchdog chief urges honesty

NHS never able to afford every drug, says Dillon

BT joins rivals by increasing prices

Pressure grows on households over cost of living

We cannot visit our Syria failure on Iraq

Our friends will be watching our actions closely, and so will our enemies, writes Liam Fox

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

Scottish spending plans face scrutiny

Nationalists trust in oil but block grant may also sway voters

Use Assad to defeat Isis, says Rifkind

Senior British MP warns against being ‘squeamish’ about methods

Rail subsidies fall 40% in five years

Train operators’ payments to government have also risen

UK borrowing still breaching target

Total for year to date rises from £35.2bn to £37bn

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

Leader played key role in advancing peace process

Data show 1,400 gay couples married

Proportion of high GCSE passes rises

Top maths grades increase 4.8 percentage points

Q&A: What is going on with the UK’s public finances?

Despite rhetoric of austerity borrowing is higher than last year

Is viewing a video a criminal offence?

The police should be able to instantly say on demand what is against the law

Housebuilding at post credit-crunch high