Standard Life has a strong cash position, which should mean that the entire deal could be funded via excess liquidity within the group. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images

Phoenix Group Holdings gained the most in about eight months in London trading after Standard Life said it was in advanced talks to buy Ignis A(...)

Organisers  gesture for reporters to leave a room where officials from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation  are meeting with members of a joint working group sent by the Chinese government to Malaysia after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Ph(...)

Bell X1 performing on stage in Derry last night. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Outside on Great James Street in Derry, the rain is lashing. Inside The Glassworks venue last night Foy Vance is pouring his heart out with equivalent(...)