US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlook

US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlookThe number of Americans in work rose less than expected Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic slammed into reverse By Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 Nearly 25billion was wiped off the value of Britain’s top companies yesterday as bleak jobs news in the US sent stock markets tumbling. The number of Americans in work rose by 88,000 in March – well below the 200,000 expected by analysts

What economic crisis? Wedding bill rises to 22,000 (and bank of mum and dad foots much of the bill)

What economic crisis Wedding bill rises to 22,000 (and bank of mum and dad foots much of the bill) Average cost has risen by more than 7,000 in a decade Number of guests has fallen by seven per cent from 101 to 94More than half of couples admit they share cost of big day with parents By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 23:26 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 28 March 2013 Counting the cost: The average wedding bill is now almost 22,000 (file photo) Any groom will know that there are some things you just don’t mention to a stressed-out bride.

The wealth gap on your doorstep: Study reveals Britain"s most economically divided neighbourhoods where rich and poor live "cheek by…

The wealth gap on your doorstep: Study reveals Britain's most economically divided neighbourhoods where rich and poor live 'cheek by jowl'Study based on income, savings, investments and property valuesNeighbouring streets in St Albans had the biggest wealth disparity By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:11 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 24 March 2013 Britain's most economically divided neighbourhoods have been revealed in a wide-ranging survey of the country's wealth gap. A study by data company CACI found streets where wealthy families in 1m homes live 'cheek by jowl' with some of the most deprived households in the country.

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a result

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a resultHalf of us eat both breakfast and lunch at our desksAnd tuck into our first snack by 10am20% of regularly raid the vending machine at work By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:24 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:02 GMT, 26 February 2013 Millions of workers are putting in such long hours they are eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at their desk, a survey has found. The mad dash to get to work in the morning means many of us grab something from the fridge and take it to work to eat on arrival. Most pop out to buy lunch before hurrying back to eat it at their desk in order to stay on top of the to-do list

More than eight million families admit spiraling personal debts are "a burden" with average UK household now 3,200 in the red

More than eight million families admit spiraling personal debts are 'a burden' with average UK household now 3,200 in the redPressure of debt has got worse since the 2008 recession, ONS survey findsSouth-East has the highest levels, Wales the lowestBritish debt mountain now approaching 100bn, based on unpaid credit cards, loans and overdrafts By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 16:17 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 More than eight million families admit their personal debts are ‘a burden’ as the country’s total debt mountain balloons to nearly 100billion, official figures revealed yesterday. The report, from the Office for National Statistics, highlights how debt problems have jumped sharply since the recession struck in 2008. To make matters worse, it ignores people’s mortgages, and looks only at other types of debt such as an unpaid credit card bill, an overdraft and a personal loan

Return of the first-time buyer: Numbers reach five-year high as 216,000 take their first step on property ladder this year

Return of the first-time buyer: Numbers reach five-year high as 216,000 take their first step on property ladder this yearNumber of first-time buyers increase by 12 per cent First-time buyers are getting older and put down bigger deposits than before | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 29 December 2012 First-time home buyer numbers reached a five-year high in 2012, helped by improvements in affordability, a study has found. However, the average age of a first-time buyer has increased to 30, from 29 a year ago, and the typical deposit required is 20 per cent, compared with the deposit of around 10 per cent put down in 2007, Halifax found. Around 216,000 people took their first step on the property ladder in 2012, showing a 12 per cent year-on-year increase and making up two fifths of all house purchase loans.

Burning off the extra Christmas calories is an Olympic task and would take more than 2,000 laps of the velodrome

Burning off the extra Christmas calories is an Olympic task and would take more than 2,000 laps of the velodrome Study finds average person could have consumer 6,000 calories yesterdayWould take Victoria Pendleton 2,177 laps at Olympic Velodrome to shift A Christmas dinner alone can contain 1,500 calories | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 26 December 2012 Most people would expect to indulge a little over Christmas, but it might be surprising to hear the average person could have eaten a staggering 6,000 calories yesterday – nearly three times the recommended intake.

NHS wages: Executives enjoy 2% pay rise taking average salary to 74,600

NHS executives enjoy 2% pay rise taking average salary to 74,600 despite freeze on nursing wages Statistics show senior managers now earn an average of almost 75,000But nurses have taken a real term pay cut because of rising cost of livingRoyal College of Nursing: ‘Staff are being stretched to breaking point' Figures also show more nursing staff have lost their jobs than managers | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Pay freeze: Nurses have seen a real terms pay cut while executives have enjoyed a two per cent rise NHS executives have enjoyed a two per cent pay rise over the past year – even though nurses are suffering a pay freeze.

Do you put TMI (that"s Too much Information) online? Third of social network users regret what they have posted online

Do you put TMI (that's Too much Information) online Third of social network users regret what they have posted onlineOut of 2,000 over-18s a third wish they had kept personal details offline One in 10 people have been in trouble after publicly moaning about workMore than one in 20 have missed out on a job because of online photographs And three in 10 people admit they cringe about past status updates | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 17 December 2012 Once in a while, we’re all guilty of over-sharing. But with the rise of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, millions of us do it on a daily basis. A survey has found that many feel guilty about providing TMI – too much information – on websites where their updates and photographs can be viewed with ease

Car insurance for women up 15% as new EU gender rules kick in next week

Car insurance for women up 15% ahead of new EU gender rules kicking in next week | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Car insurance quotes for women are up 15 per cent, or 114 on average, ahead of new European 'gender neutral' rules which kick in next week. A car insurance quote for women is now 862 on average – up from 748 six weeks ago, according to price comparison website Gocompare.com