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Sky bidding war heads to £30bn: Hopes for knock-out blow of at least £17 a share

Today

Sky could fetch almost £30billion as a bidding war between two of the world’s biggest media titans reaches a dramatic climax today.

Shoppers queue in rain to be first into Tesco's new store Jack's

Today

The store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire opened its doors to the public today (pictured) alongside a second store in Immingham, north-east Lincolnshire.

EMILY HARDY: Is Tesco’s discounter Jack’s a rival for Aldi or Lidl, or just an elaborate PR stunt?

Today

Tesco’s new discount chain 'Jack’s', which opened its doors to customers today, was trumpeted as the supermarket’s answer to fast-growing cut-price grocers Aldi and Lidl.

ALEX BRUMMER: Britain's need for a reboot as Chequers Brexit plan is rejected

Today

There can be no pretending that Salzburg was anything but a bitter disappointment. Theresa May's response, rightly, has been robust.

TRUST WATCH: How to tap into fast growing firms around the world

Today

Run by well-known investment firm Baillie Gifford, Edinburgh Worldwide aims to grow savers' money by ploughing it into companies around the world.

He's battling to keep Unilever in the UK, so... Should you jump on guru's gravy Train? 

Today

Veteran investor Nick Train is among several UK fund managers opposing Unilever's plan to shift its HQ to Rotterdam and leave the FTSE 100.

Petrol and diesel pump prices peak at four-year highs, says AA Fuel Price Report

Today

Petrol and diesel pump prices hit new four-year highs this month but a decline in wholesale costs have raised the likelihood of a supermarket price war

Total of 99,120 residential deals in August, compared to 101,800 a year earlier

Today

The number of UK properties being bought and sold fell 2.6 per cent year-on-year last month as financial barriers such as stamp duty put people off moving

UK Government borrowing worse than expected as Hammond prepares for the Budget

Today

Public borrowing climbed to £6.8billion last month in a blow to Philip Hammond as he prepares for the Budget.

These days, with free advice at your fingertips, there’s no excuse for not giving DIY a go

Today

From total home overhauls to re-varnishing tables, floor sanding and clever upcycling tricks, these bloggers will show you how to do it and save a fortune while you’re at it

Last chance saloon? Peugeot is bucking a slide in sales with its smart new 508, says RAY MASSEY

Yesterday

Traditional saloon car sales are on the slide. Even Ford is reportedly about to dump the iconic Mondeo as the buying public goes SUV crazy. But Peugeot is defiantly bucking the trend.

Shoppers can order free drinks samples to their door by asking via Google or Amazon

Yesterday

Under the system set up by ad agency M&C Saatchi, customers ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for free samples and they will be delivered.

Investment bank at HSBC is appalling and run by incompetent managers, staff claim

Yesterday

A damning memo sent to the board claims it has the worst-performing investment unit in the industry and a toxic culture means attempts by staff to explain problems are ignored.

DAILY BRIEFING: Eurozone's manufacturing growth hits two-year low

Yesterday

Research group IHS Markit’s index of factory activity, where 50 is the cut-off point between growth and decline, fell from 54.7 in August to 52.8 in September.

I want another top job, says outgoing Lloyd's of London boss Inga Beale 

Yesterday

Inga Beale, who is leaving Lloyd's next month after five years in charge, is seeking another chief executive role.

Tory MP slashes top pay at his mining company Pathfinder Minerals as it fights survival

Yesterday

Pathfinder Minerals, run by Tory MP Sir Henry Bellingham, has slashed salaries as it fights for survival - but promised bosses a share windfall if they turn the company around.

Small Unilever investors can block HQ move - regardless of how much stock they own

Yesterday

The consumer goods giant wants to move its base to the Netherlands. It needs the backing of investors holding 75 per cent of Unilever shares voting for the change to pass.

MARKET REPORT: Uber-Deliveroo takeaway talks deliver blow to Just Eat shares

Yesterday

Just Eat, which elbowed its way onto the FTSE 100 last year, fell 4.8 per cent, or 34p, to 674p after rumours emerged that Uber was considering buying Deliveroo.

Can my mother leave me her house and disinherit my siblings?

Yesterday

How does my mother leave me her house so that if my sister and brother contested this they would not win? They have the money to fight me. Lawyer Gary Rycroft, pictured, replies.

The 48 London roads ALL cars will be BANNED from using on September 22

Yesterday

More than 15 councils across the capital have committed to joining the event on 22 September and will bar vehicles from some roads, with almost 80 streets being turned into motor-free zones.