Barroso's EU book 'waste of money'

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has accused European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to ...

First woman bishop likely next year

The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior official has said.

Microsoft helps boost US stocks

The US stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note today, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and ...

Banana split as Fyffes merger fails

A deal to create the world's largest banana company has collapsed after shareholders of US firm Chiquita rejected a merger with Fyffes.

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McConaughey scoops thriller award

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his growing trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller ...

Scott Mills reveals Cheryl support

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills revealed he has found unlikely support from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - as he prepares to hit the ...

Judges poised to prune boyband

The remaining X Factor contestants face the judges - and the public - this weekend with an exit predicted for at least one member of boyband Stereo ...

Measures to improve used car market

More measures are to be introduced to prevent consumers getting bad deals when buying used cars, the Government has announced.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, ...

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Supermarket giant Asda could face legal action from tens of thousands of mainly female employees who claim they have been underpaid.

Gadgets contest to help disabled

The Government has launched a Dragons' Den style competition to encourage British entrepreneurs to create gadgets to help disabled people.