Bid target Spirit in profits surge

A surge in profits kept Chef & Brewer owner Spirit in the takeover spotlight today as it prepares to back a £725 million bid by rival Greene ...

EE celebrates 4G milestone

Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said it added a record 1.4 million 4G customers during the third quarter and is on track to top six million ...

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Cab firm in white driver service

A minicab company in the town at the centre of one of Britain's biggest grooming scandals is sending white drivers on request.

Read song row 'synthetic outrage'

Ukip blamed "synthetic outrage" for DJ Mike Read's decision to withdraw his Calypso song from sale - accusing "right on" critics of depriving a ...

Shows were extraordinary, says Bush

Kate Bush has described her comeback gigs as "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans ...

Archbishop 'ashamed' at child abuse

The Archbishop of York has said he is "deeply ashamed" that the Church of England failed to ensure children were not abused by a former cathedral ...

Boy, 16, admits bike row murder

A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has pleaded guilty to murder on the second day of his ...

Woman held in Syria terror raid

A 25-year-old woman was arrested today on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts in connection with Syria.

S Club 7 reunite for BBC appeal

Former chart-toppers S Club 7 are to reunite in full for the first time in more than a decade to take part in this year's BBC Children In Need appeal.