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Shares in hotel firm Hilton jump 8% in their stock market debut as part of the biggest share sale by a hotel firm ever.
Calls to freephone numbers will be free from mobile phones as well as landlines, says the telecoms regulator, Ofcom.
The government will have to find billions of pounds of fresh savings from the welfare budget, says the Chancellor, George Osborne.
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Average earnings in the UK have risen by less than the rate of inflation for the fifth year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.
London Irish announce the takeover of the Premiership club by a consortium of Irish businessmen.
The UK economy will finally surpass its pre-recession peak next year, says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Football dominates UK Twitter chat in 2013
Australia's government is holding talks with Toyota as it looks to convince the firm to continue manufacturing cars there.
Are UK energy bills really that high?
Founded in the sleepy backwaters of a Quebec suburb, Canadian circus company Cirque du Soleil is now one of the world's most successful live entertainment companies.
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
The meeting between the Welsh Rugby Union and the four regions ends without a deal being agreed but with further talks planned.
Computer security expert Alan Woodward highlights 12 ways that cyber-scammers hope to catch you out over the festive season - and how to thwart them.
Barcelona are set to decide on plans to expand their Nou Camp stadium or move to a new location.
A stuffed toy wolf stocked by Swedish furniture giant Ikea sells out in in Hong Kong, after it appears to have become an unlikely symbol of protest.
Matthew Griffin did three tours of Afghanistan with the US Army Rangers - now he wants to return and open a factory in the country, as Will Smale reports.
The Duke of York brings start-up companies and potential investors together for some speed dating at Buckingham Palace, Will Smale reports.
Italian entrepreneur Rosaria Piseri explains how her lifelong fascination with seaweed led to the creation of her company, AlgAran.