Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster:  Issued proceedings amid claims  that Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan breached ministerial code. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan had no legal power to approve a major new planning blueprint for greater Belfast, a High C(...)

69 Grafton Street, where Dune, the fashion and footwear chain, are to open

The fashion footwear and accessories group, Dune of London, is to open a new store on Dublin’s Grafton Street following other high profile lettings to(...)

The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

YouTuber Hazel Hayes

YouTube has become a multimillion dollar business for some top video makers, such as Zoe “Zoella” Sugg and Alfie “Pointless Blog” Deyes, who have bec(...)

John Lewis department stores operate a well-worn formula for  this year’s Christmas ad, but there’s nothing cheap about it and certainly nothing gaudy. It is, in fact, just marvellous. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Christmas is amazing. It’s a full-time marvel. Look at all those angels with bulbs up their gowns! That bristling carpet of fake snow! Cheerfu(...)

 The full two-minute John Lewis ad features the whimsical story of a young girl named Lily as she strikes up a connection with an elderly man living alone on the moon. Photograph: PA

John Lewis has partnered with Age UK for its Christmas ad - fondly regarded as the pinnacle of festive retail - with a reminder to consumers to con(...)

Santa Claus school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week: It’s easy to forget what Christmas is about, which is Santa Clause travelling to Bethlehem and climbing down the stable’s chimney. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

Aldi: Given the season that’s in it, the letter A should really stand for Advent – and in another, more godly world, it does. But in the world(...)

Irishman  Ted Shea pictured at his home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

“I will always remember it, the 17th September 1944. We took off from Beacon Hill in Lincolnshire, I can even tell you the time we took off – it wa(...)

 John Lewis on Oxford Street,  London. Retail analyst Nick Bubb is forecasting an 8 per cent fall in pre-exceptional profits to around £350 million, reflecting a 20 per cent slump in operating profits at Waitrose.

The payouts that give bonuses a good name will be revealed Thursday morning, when the John Lewis Partnership announces its annual results.To the usual(...)

Premium branding? Ukip’s Nigel Farage takes part in a Paddy Power campaign during the Ryder Cup

Puerile Paddy Power plans to remain an “edgy” brand, according to the bookmaker’s new chief executive, Andy McCue. Will it ever grow up? I reckon the (...)