Wall Street: US crude was at a six-year low, on track for its eighth straight weekly decline.  Photograph:  Peter Morgan/Reuters

US and European shares suffered their worst one-day fall in nearly four years on Friday amid growing concerns over China’s economy hit world markets.(...)

A bench by John Bielenberg based on a painting by Neil Shawcross. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Seat success

What a wonderful summer it’s been for sitting outdoors, savouring the almost forgotten feeling of warm sunlight on our faces. But the next time you se(...)