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Lloyds Banking Group's £28 million fine for "serious failings" was increased by 10 per cent as the bank repeatedly ignored industry warnings from regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed.
The bank was fined before for unsuitable bond sales 10 years ago, caused in part by pressure to meet sales targets.
– Tracey McDermott, the FCA's director of enforcement and financial crime
The findings do not make pleasant reading.
Customers have a right to expect better from our leading financial institutions and we expect firms to put customers first - but firms will never be able to do this if they incentivise their staff to do the opposite.
Scientologist Louisa Hodkin - who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel - won a Supreme Court battle today when judges ruled that the Scientology church was a "place of meeting for religious worship".
Babies born in 2037 are expected to live around 15 years longer than those born in 2012, according to the latest projections from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Males born in 2037 will reach the age of 94, compared with 79 for those born last year.
Females born in 2037 will reach the age of 97, compared with 83 for those born last year
Pro-European and anti-government protesters in Ukraine faced off with thousands of riot police in down town Kiev last night, as police attempted to move tents and barricades from the main square. Thousands of protesters put up a fierce fight for hours, shoving back at police lines to keep them away.
Several demonstrators and police were injured, but police appeared to be under orders to avoid the excessive force used in recent weeks. Squadrons of police arrived at Independence Square at around 1am, but by 7am had not succeeded in clearing the camps.
Many demonstrators locked arms and jumped up and down to keep warm in the bitter December temperatures.
Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, who is a reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, urged Ukrainians to rush to the centre of the capital to defend democracy. He told protesters in the square: "We will say no to a police state, no to a dictatorship."
Buses carrying police later drove away from the square to cheers from protesters. Another group of police stationed outside the Kiev city hall building, which has been occupied by protesters for weeks, also departed.
Two signed works of art by Damien Hirst were taken from an upmarket gallery after a suspect stormed the building in Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London, between 3am and 3.30am on Monday.
The burglar entered the gallery by forcing open the front doors and drove the items away in a dark-coloured hatchback-type vehicle towards Ladbroke Grove, the Metropolitan Police said.
The stolen pieces feature multi-coloured dots - the larger work is entitled Pyronin Y, which was created in 2005 and worth £15,000 and the other is called Oleoylsarcosine, which is valued at £18,000.
Detective Sergeant Jon Lightfoot, from Kensington and Chelsea Borough, said: "It appears the suspect has specifically targeted the two pieces.
"The items would have been visible in the back of the car and we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to please come forward."
Lloyds Banking Group has said it will address "historic issues" in the taxpayer-backed bank after being fined a record £28 million from city regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
In a statement, Lloyds said:
"Lloyds Banking Group accepts the findings of an FCA investigation into its historic systems and controls governing bancassurance legacy incentive schemes for branch advisers, and has agreed to pay a fine of £28m.
"The Group launched its new strategy in 2011 to fully refocus the business on its customers. As part of that approach, the Group has been addressing historic issues and ensuring that customers get fair and appropriate outcomes.
"Lloyds Banking Group has co-operated fully throughout the enforcement investigation and has agreed with the FCA the next steps with regard to customers."
ITV News Africa correspondent Rohit Kachroo has tweeted:
The Mandela family queuing to view Madiba's body http://t.co/Hz5MGuhcMD
The Mandela family files past - some sobbing. They leave in silence as former president Mbeki arrives
I can see Robert Mugabe standing in line waiting for the family to leave
Fog at Heathrow may slow the trip home http://t.co/FhfFsnLPjl
Fog at Heathrow but still, about to take-off. Next stop: Kiev, Ukraine! http://t.co/bY0rF4faqO
Thick fog has caused delays for thousands air passengers. Poor visibility led to 40 flights being cancelled at Heathrow airport. At London City Airport in Docklands nearly every early-morning service was either delayed or cancelled.
The Shard peeking out of the London fog this morning. St Paul's sits below http://t.co/bEePNxzXrd