Majority don’t know lifestyle increases dementia risk

Most people are unaware of all the lifestyle factors which can increase the risk of dementia, a survey has found.

Lloyds also owns the Bank of Scotland and Halifax brands. Picture: John Devlin

Lloyds sets aside £1bn extra to cover PPI mis-selling

Lloyds Banking Group has set aside another £1 billion to meet compensation claims for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

With coffee beans priced in dollars, the weak pound is hitting profit margins at Costa parent Whitbread. Picture: Julie Bull

Martin Flanagan: Whitbread counts Costa of weak pound

The times of austerity have largely passed the coffee industry by.

Cliff Richard and the Shadows at the SECC, Glasgow. Picture: TSPL

BBC ‘struck deal with police over Cliff Richard home raid’

Sir Cliff Richard claims police gave the BBC a “running commentary” of a raid on his home, in legal papers outlining his £1.5 million court battle, it has been reported.

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David Frost is leaving the Scotch Whisky Association to work for Boris Johnson. Picture: Contributed

Scotch Whisky Association chief steps down

Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) chief executive David Frost is leaving the organisation to take up a new role as foreign affairs special adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.

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Theresa May ‘told bankers about Brexit dangers before ref’

Theresa May has been accused of ignoring her own “dire warnings” about the consequences of a so-called hard Brexit after a recording emerged of her setting out fears for the economy.

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Chancellor Philip Hammon  faces a Brexit 'black hole', experts warned  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Phillip Hammond warned, UK faces Brexit ‘black hole’ of £84bn

Brexit has opened up an £84 billion black hole in the public finances that the Chancellor will have to make up with additional borrowing, analysts have warned.

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Labour leader, Ed Miliband. Picture: JP Licence

Labour fined £20,000 over Miliband’s ‘EdStone’ pledges

The so-called “EdStone” stone tablet bearing Ed Miliband’s 2015 general election pledges has helped land Labour a £20,000 fine from the electoral spending watchdog.

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A  Typhoon F2  escorting a Russian Bear-H aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean .

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RAF fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Scottish coast

Britain have scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept and escort Russian bombers approaching UK airspace - twice in one week.

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Missing Corrie McKeague ‘seen heading for RAF base’

An RAF serviceman who has been missing for a month may have been spotted heading towards his base, police have said.

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Scotland will get ‘significant benefits’ from Heathrow expansion

Proposals to expand an existing runway at Heathrow or build a second runway at Gatwick were rejected.

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Children of severely obese mothers at higher risk of ADHD

Children of severely obese mothers at higher risk of ADHD

Babies born to severely overweight mothers have a greater chance of developing conditions such as ADHD, research has found.

Jamie Murray with his wife Alejandra Gutierrez, mother Judy and father William  after he received his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).  Picture: Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images

Jamie Murray receives OBE for services to sport and charity

Tennis star Jamie Murray has been awarded an OBE by the Queen today for services to his sport and charity.

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Costa is seeking to tap into the market for 'finer' coffee. Picture: Julie Bull

Whitbread profits perked up by rising Costa sales

Costa Coffee owner Whitbread today reported a rise in half-year profits as it brews up plans to tap the artisan coffee market.

French anti-riot policemen stand guard a gathering of migrants during the full evacuation of the Calais "Jungle" camp, in Calais, northern France,Picture: / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTIFRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images

Calais is a blind alley for migrants, warns UK ambassador

France will not tolerate another Jungle camp springing up in Calais, the country’s ambassador to the UK has insisted.

Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association. Picture: Contributed

Martin Flanagan: BBA chief stops short of apocalypse pow

It is very unlikely that large UK banks would move lock, stock and deposit account out of the UK if, as part of the Brexit negotiations, they lose so-called “passporting rights”.

The number of companies joining the London market has fallen sharply. Picture: Matt Morton/PA Wire

Brexit depresses value of flotations to four-year low

The value of businesses floating on the UK stock market has shown a “dramatic decline” to its lowest level in four years amid Brexit-induced uncertainty, says a new report out today.

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GPs ‘must stop worrying about offending overweight people’

GPs should stop worrying about causing offence and offer their obese patients help to control their weight, experts have said.

John Rees-Evans is latest to stand for the Ukip leadership. Picture: PA

New Ukip leadership candidate sorry for ‘gay donkey’ comment

A former Ukip parliamentary candidate who once accused a “homosexual donkey” of trying to rape his horse has announced he is running for the party’s leadership.

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