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Financial confidence 'at new high'

People's confidence in their current personal financial situation has reached a new high, a report has found

Consumers' confidence in their household's financial situation has grown to its highest levels in at least four years, according to a report.

Drug offers osteoarthritis hope

The drug is made from an artificial version of an ingredient in broccoli

An artificial version of an ingredient in broccoli could prove to be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, say researchers.

Charities in end-of-life care plea

People with terminal illnesses should be supported if they wish to die at home, charities said

Millions of pounds could be saved by the NHS if the majority of people who died of terminal illnesses in hospital did so at home as most wish, charities have said.

Motorcycle auction raises £2.2m

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May were among those selling motorcycles

An annual motorcycle auction, including lots belonging to Top Gear duo James May and Richard Hammond, has achieved record sales of £2.2 million.

Labour 'faces fall in union money'

Labour leader Ed Miliband has introduced changes to union funding rules

Changes to the historic link between Labour and trade unions will lead to a "substantial" fall in the amount of money given to the party through affiliation fees, a leading union has revealed.

Walker tribute song holds top spot

American rapper Wiz Khalifa has seen his tribute to Fast And Furious actor Paul Walker top the singles chart again

American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Fast And Furious actor Paul Walker has set a new streaming record as it topped the charts for a second week.

Foggy and Hammond at charity rally

I'm a Celebrity winner Carl Fogarty and Top Gear star Richard Hammond led from the front after joining thousands of other bikers at a charity rally.

I'm a Celebrity winner Carl Fogarty and Top Gear star Richard Hammond led from the front today after joining thousands of other bikers at a charity rally.

11.9 million tune in for BGT

Britain's Got Talent attracted 11.9 million viewers on Saturday

Britain's Got Talent has hit a high of 11.9 million viewers, making it the highest rated entertainment show of the year and ITV's best rated show, according to new figures.

Beckham hopes for 'simple' 40th

David Beckham said he is not concerned about turning 40, and named his four children as the biggest achievement of his life

David Beckham is hoping his 40th birthday celebrations will be "quite simple", but he acknowledged "you never know" what other people may have planned.

Cameron focuses campaign on economy

David Cameron will set out a timetable for the first 100 days of a Conservative majority government.

David Cameron has insisted Tory campaigning will focus on the economy "to the exclusion of everything else", as he dismissed continued claims of adopting a negative vision.