5,000 complain about PPI each week

Up to 5,000 people are still complaining each week to the financial ombudsman about payment protection insurance, new figures show.

Osborne facing deficit challenge

George Osborne was faced with a mounting challenge to meet his deficit target today as official figures showed the strain on public finances failed ...

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Queen's horse fails drugs test

A racehorse owned by the Queen has tested positive for morphine, a prohibited substance, Buckingham Palace announced.

Knighthoods for former ministers

Three former ministers who left the Government in last week's reshuffle have been given knighthoods, while veteran Kenneth Clarke - who quit the ...

'Three-parent IVF' moves closer

Plans to legalise babies being born with three genetic parents in the UK have come a step closer after health officials said they would press ahead ...

Dana 'covered up brother's abuse'

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Scallon covered up her brother's sexual abuse of two under-age girls for ...

MPs to sue Government over data act

Two MPs are to sue the Government over the introduction last week of the controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (Drip), which ...

Internet and mobiles 'essential'

UK consumers now consider the internet and mobile phones to be essential services, a study has confirmed.

Judges grant secret court hearings

Secret court hearings were granted by judges to the Government in at least three of its five attempts to secure them during the first year of ...