File photograph from 2010 of  Michael Barrymore. The former British television star  is taking legal action against police over his arrest after the death of a man in his swimming pool, it has been reported.  Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire

Former British television star Michael Barrymore is taking legal action against police over his arrest after the death of a man in his swimming pool, (...)

“If Cowen had been alive to the threat of the financial crisis that was brewing from mid 2007, his government would have had more options in September 2008 when formulating a response.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) turmoil began to emerge in global financial markets. The following month UK bank Northern Rock faltered(...)

Matthew Elderfield: warned that progress since 2010 in the independence and assertiveness of the supervisory model “could easily be eroded”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...) works for Lloyds Banking Group in the UK, is believed to have been prepared to appear before the(...)

Wind energy supplied electricity reached a half-year peak of 2,514 MW on January 7th when it accounted for almost 49 per cent of demand at the time

(...) the price rise to a weaker Euro, a higher demand for gas and a series of unplanned outages in the UK(...)

An employee organises photographs of models at the ASOS headquarters in London: the British online fashion retailer forecast on Tuesday pretax profit of £47 million (€66 million). Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

(...), in line with analyst expectations, with gross margins up strongly. UK revenue rose 27 per cent, while(...)

Former trader Tom Hayes leaves Southwark Crown Court in London. He insisted his bosses knew about what he was doing. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

(...) about . . . sometimes going up all the way to the CEO.” Mr Hayes testified that he confessed to the UK(...)

Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland at the High street giant’s AGM, held at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Adrian Brooks/M&S/PA Wire

Forget the Libor-rigging trial at Southwark Crown Court this week and the UK budget announcement(...)

Patients here spend an average of 120-165 days on waiting lists for common medical procedures. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

(...) for some countries are gross, while others are net. Supplements paid to consultants in the UK are not(...)

(...) cent and 80 per cent in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Of particular alarm was the finding, in one(...)

A family grieve as they stand next to a memorial to victims of the bus bombing near Tavistock Square in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Lisa Cassidy will walk up the aisle in a London church in a fortnight’s time to marry Clare man Noel Cooney, watched proudly by her father, Seán and m(...)