In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

 Thorntons, which sells its products in its own stores as well as through supermarkets, said like-for-like retail sales rose 1.1 percent during the full year from a 0.8 per cent decline a year ago. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

British chocolate maker Thorntons reported a 60 per cent rise in full-year pretax profit, aided by cost-cutting measures. Profit before tax and except(...)

British chocolate maker Thorntons expects full-year pre-tax profit to rise about 51 per cent to £7.1 million.

British chocolate maker Thorntons expects full-year pre-tax profit to rise about 51 per cent, in line with market expectations, and said its UK commer(...)

Greyhound will  increase charges by 50 cent a month for customers on a flat monthly charge, 50 cent per black bin collection for customers who pay per lift and two cent per kilogramme for customers who pay by weight only. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Householders are set to pay more for their bin collections from this month following an increase in levies for disposing of waste at landfill sites.In(...)