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Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

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Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Arrest after Bali plane 'hijack' bid

A passenger is detained in Indonesia after an apparent attempt to hijack a plane that landed at Bali airport, reports say.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

UK science to get £200m polar ship

UK scientists are to get a £200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Science & Environment

RBS plan for 200% bonuses blocked

Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Probe over Hillsborough insult posts

The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Liverpool

MPs urge action on foreign prisoners

Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Coalition Church 'split' and AGM 'anger'

Claims the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England, shareholders 'anger' at Barclays AGM and the debate over crime figures attract headlines.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: The Papers

Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears

US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

New hearing for Briton in US prison

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Tech giants settle hiring court case

Technology giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a class action lawsuit alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Technology

Health atlas shows risks by area

A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Health