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Image of the week: Good impressionists Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps is pictured on display at Christie’s Auction House in Paris, where it is about to (...)

Co-operative Bank lost a net 28,199 current account customers during the first six months of this year, with the departure of around 38,000 partly made up for by 9,700 new customers. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Co-operative Bank suffered a customer exodus amid a “hurricane of negative publicity” as 38,000 current account holders left in the first half of (...)

A man walks past a branch of the Co-operative bank in central London. Britain’s Co-operative Group made a loss of £2.5 billion in a year it described as disastrous and the worst in its 150-year history. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Britain’s Co-operative Group made a loss of £2.5 billion in 2013, in what the country’s biggest mutual described as disastrous and the worst 1(...)

A Co-Operative Food store, operated by the Co-Operative Group , is seen through the passenger window of an automobile in Disley, UK. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

A former government minister appointed only four months ago to revive Britain’s Co-operative Group quit the job today, throwing the 170-year-ol(...)

It’s far from clear what Mike Ashley’s plans are for the 11 per cent stake he now owns in House of Fraser

What is Mike Ashley up to? First, in a move that caught the City on the hop, he gate-crashed the Chinese takeover of House of Fraser, snapping (...)

Euan Sutherland: said one or more directors were “determined to undermine me personally” as Co-operative Group chief executive. Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Euan Sutherland’s brief reign at the Co-operative Group has been little short of a disaster for the 170-year-old mutual organisation. Br(...)

A logo sits on a sign outside a Co-Operative Bank Plc bank branch as a British union flag flies above in Keighley, UK. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Bloomberg

Britain’s Co-operative Group has scrapped the sale of its general insurance business following a restructuring deal which means it does not have to co(...)

Paul Flowers left the Co-op in June after three years as chairman when the bank brought in new management to oversee a restructuring and deal with a €1.5 billion capital shortfall. Photograph: PA

British police have searched the home of former Co-operative bank chairman Paul Flowers after a national newspaper published a video apparently showin(...)

Len Wardle (pictured)resigned as chairman of the Co-operative Group, saying serious questions were raised by the drugs scandal involving former banking chairman Paul Flowers.

Len Wardle, the long-standing chairman of the Co-operative Group, has resigned with immediate effect after he admitted “serious questions” were raised(...)

A woman passes a cash machine at a Co-Operative Bank branch in central London today. The Co-operative Group said it had agreed a plan with Britain’s financial regulator to plug a capital shortfall of £1.5 billion at its banking unit. Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Britain’s Co-operative Group has agreed a plan to plug a £1.5 billion (€1.76 billion) capital hole at its bank which forces bondholders to pay part of(...)