Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L'Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she died at home "peacefully" overnight.
Britain's public sector spending deficit dropped to its lowest August total since 2007 after an increase in VAT revenues and a squeeze on local authority borrowing.
LIVERPOOL Street station has descended into rush hour chaos tonight with thousands of commuters left stranded. People desperate to get home were warned the disruption could last for another four hours after an incident at Ingatestone.
Protesters from Greenpeace have boarded the vehicle carrier Elbe Highway, in an attempt to block its shipment of Volkswagen cars from being delivered to the UK.
A Co-op shop. The group also runs funeral homes and an insurance business. Photograph: Teri Pengilley/Co-operative Group. Co-operative Group.