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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

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

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

Ed Miliband will unveil 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.

  • 24 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

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

Coalition's Church 'split'

Claims that the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England and interviews given by the girlfriend of the Duchess of Cornwall's late brother make headlines.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: The Papers

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

Terrorism financing suspect arrested

Officers from the Metropolitan Police arrest a man in London on suspicion of financing and encouragement of terrorism.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

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

William and Kate at Anzac Day events

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay their respects to Australia's war dead on the final day of their tour.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics