The Bank of England has recruited one of the most influential figures who grappled with the 2008 banking crash to succeed Paul Tucker as head of the central bank's financial stability arm.
David Cameron has an unlikely taste in music – he's the first Tory PM to dig the Smiths, for instance – but we rarely thought he was making much of it up.
The economy is in a double-dip recession and the government is fighting a losing battle with the budget deficit.
Gordon Brown has accused one of the world's most influential golf clubs, the Royal and Ancient in St Andrews, of perpetuating discrimination by refusing to admit women as members.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has invoked Britain's Olympic medal success – based, he said, on "pooling and sharing" of national resources and expertise – as an argument against Scottish independence.
Gordon Brown, the former prime minister, will become the United Nations special envoy for education – marking a return to frontline diplomacy.
George Osborne has resurfaced after his most difficult period as chancellor with a highly politicised intervention to deflect Labour claims that the Tories are the party of bankers.
Shortly after dinner on 5 October 2008, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke to Iceland's prime minister, Geir Haarde, in a frantic phone call. The world was in the grip of the most serious banking crises in living memory. Within 48 hours Iceland would experience a system-wide banking meltdown and British taxpayers would commit £500bn of bailout funds to help UK banks avoid a similar fate.
The Cabinet Office has released information casting doubt on Rupert Murdoch's claim that Gordon Brown used a call in the autumn of 2009 to pledge his intention to declare "war" on News Corporation.
In 2000 it was the $164bn (£103bn) AOL takeover of Time Warner in America.