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'Posh flower pot' sold for £560,000

A "posh flower pot" that had been used as a goal post and then valued at £10,000 on The Antiques Roadshow has sold for more than half a million pounds.

£125m rescue package for Monarch

Monarch Airlines has agreed a rescue deal which will see an investment firm pumping more than £100 million into the company, but also involves pay cuts of up to 30% for staff and hundreds of redundancies.

Fines plan over nuisance calls

Sajid Javid wants to change legal definitions to ensure that unacceptable behaviour is punished

Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government proposals.

Miliband will win election - Blair

Tony Blair says Ed Miliband will win the general election

Tony Blair has insisted Ed Miliband "can and will" win the general election after reports that he had expressed doubts at a private meeting.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

Tottenham Hotspur say they are supporting troubled former star Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Driving licence fees to be slashed

The cost of obtaining and renewing driving licences is to fall

Young drivers facing the mounting costs of taking to the road might well breathe a little easier after the Government announced it was slashing the cost of obtaining a licence.

Barroso's EU book 'waste of money'

Jose Manuel Barroso has been accused of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to mark the end of his 10 years in Brussels' top job. (Handout photo for use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only.)

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has accused European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to mark the end of his 10 years in Brussels' top job.

Gadgets contest to help disabled

Mark Harper has launched a competition to create gadgets for disabled people

The Government has launched a Dragons' Den style competition to encourage British entrepreneurs to create gadgets to help disabled people.

Pocket money rise 'outstrips wages'

Children's pocket money payouts have risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wage increases since the late 1980s, research has found.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

The BBC has defended its documentary about the country's genocide

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, the broadcaster said.

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Brenda Blethyn attending the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his growing trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

Brown backed for Scots Labour post

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to stand down

Speculation has begun over who will replace Johann Lamont after the Scottish Labour Party leader quit with an attack on Westminster colleagues who made her position "untenable".

Scott Mills reveals Cheryl support

Scott Mills, with partner Joanne Clifton, failed to dazzle the Strictly judges (BBC/PA)

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills revealed he has found unlikely support from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - as he prepares to hit the dancefloor tonight.

Firms 'fail on credit card rights'

Financial firms are failing to explain properly the protections that people are entitled to when they pay by credit card, consumer group Which? has found.