Black Friday boost for high street

Retail sales climbed at their strongest pace for 11 months in November as the high street was boosted by the "Black Friday" surge, official figures ...

Markets boosted by rates pledge

A pledge by US policymakers that they will be patient in their approach to raising interest rates helped ease global market jitters today.

UK

Christmas party season set to peak

Police, bouncers and hospital workers are gearing up for one of the busiest weekends of the year as the staff Christmas party season reaches its ...

South Downs 'most expensive park'

The South Downs, boasting steep, wooded hills and countryside that inspired the novelist Jane Austen, has been named as the most expensive National ...

Gadget-crazy Brits use less energy

Flat-screen TVs, phones and tablets abound in UK households, but new figures suggest the average Briton uses less energy than in 2008.

Sky TV duo to give 'troll' evidence

Two Sky News journalists will be called as witnesses at an inquest into the death of an alleged internet "troll" accused of abusing Madeleine ...

Gay staff 'suffer jobs market bias'

Gay and lesbian employees have lower job satisfaction and are more likely to be harassed in the workplace than heterosexual staff, researchers have ...

Obesity 'could be disability'

People who are obese could also be considered disabled, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Rebate for airlines in IT failure

Airlines are to be financially compensated following the flight disruption caused by last week's air traffic control computer glitch.