Ex-bank chairman cleared of 'fraud'

Free Press Series: Former chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, has been cleared of all fraud charges over a loans-for-shares scheme months before the bank collapsed in January 2009

5:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The former chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank has been cleared of all fraud charges over a loans-for-shares scheme months before the bank collapsed in January 2009.

William hails 'confident' Australia

Free Press Series: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport on a Royal Australian Air Force aircraft during the tenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia.

1:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Duke of Cambridge has praised Australians and their nation as a "beacon of confidence" as thousands of Aussies turned out to greet their royal visitor and his wife.

Starbucks set to pay more tax in UK

Free Press Series: Starbucks has come under fire in the past over the amount of tax it pays

8:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Starbucks has said it will pay more tax in the UK as it moves its European headquarters here from the Netherlands following a row over avoidance.

Pay rises overtake 1.6% inflation

Free Press Series: Unemployment fell by 77,000 in the three months to February to 2.24 million, a jobless rate of 6.9%, the lowest for five years

8:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Average pay rises have outstripped CPI inflation for the first time in four years, sparking a fierce debate on whether workers are benefiting from the economic recovery.

Thousands miss out on school place

Free Press Series: Families have been learning which school their child will be attending from this September, in the first ever primary National Offer Day

8:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Almost one in seven children have missed out on their first choice of primary school amid a continuing squeeze on places, it has been revealed.

Former bank boss faces drug charges

Free Press Series: Disgraced former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers arrives to answer bail at Stainbeck police station, Leeds, in connection with alleged drugs supply offences

9:43am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Disgraced former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers has been charged with possession of drugs including cocaine and crystal meth.

Two killed in five-vehicle crash

Free Press Series: The M26 in Kent was closed after a pile-up in which two people were killed.

12:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two people have died and seven have been taken to hospital after a five-vehicle motorway horror smash in rush hour traffic.

'Shame' of migrant deportations

Free Press Series: Shadow immigration minister David Hanson said the Government should be ashamed

12:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Only a third of immigration arrests following tip-offs from the public resulted in deportations last year, official figures show.

Coulson: Blunkett tapes shocked me

Free Press Series: Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson outside the Old Bailey

1:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has told the hacking trial he was "shocked" when he heard voicemails of then-home secretary David Blunkett "declaring his love" for the married publisher of the Spectator.

Family tribute to marathon runner

Free Press Series: Robert Berry was raising money for charity during his London Marathon run.

5:51pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The family of a London Marathon runner who died after completing the course have paid tribute to a "a fun-loving and caring person".








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