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Some small businesses have turned to pawnbrokers to help finance themselves, it has been revealed.

By Chris Malone

While many may be aware that a proportion of small businesses are struggling with the financial demands of operating in post-recession UK, a new report has underlined just how desperate some are.

According to research from R3, a number of smaller firms have been turning to pawnbrokers to finance themselves.

The news follows separate research from eBay...

By Chris Malone

With the Bank of England thought to be considering another round of quantitative easing (QE), one expert has called for it and the government to explore the alternatives.

British Interactive Media Association chairman and Fortune Cookie chief executive Justin Cooke explained that injecting more cash into the economy should be a last resort.

He noted that UK firms are beginning to regain confidence in the economy and that there are things that can be done...

By Fiona Mayers

British rock band Coldplay are set to become patrons of environmental law group ClientEarth.

The organisation works across the globe with governments and charities to ensure that ill-conceived environmental laws are challenged and changed.

"ClientEarth is at the forefront of changing the way the planet's resources are governed. They have a positive and pragmatic approach to environmental issues, improving and enforcing environmental law. Coldplay...

By Fiona Mayers

Rachel Stevens is celebrating after the arrival of her baby daughter.

The former S Club 7 singer gave birth in the early hours of this morning at London's Portland Hospital.

Stevens married property developer Alex Bourne in a glittering ceremony last year and announced her pregnancy in May.

The star's publicist released a statement saying: "Rachel Stevens and Alex Bourne are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Amelie....

Charlotte Church has revealed that she is enjoying her freedom since splitting from rugby player Gavin Henson earlier this year.

In an interview with new! magazine, the singer said she is "not ready for a big thing yet".

"It's quite nice to be free, but not forever. I do like men quite a lot."

Church said her relationship with the sports star changed following his appearance on reality show 71 Degrees North.

"He was quite different...

By Fiona Mayers

Singer Pink has announced that she is expecting her first baby with her motocross racer husband Carey Hart.

The star - whose real name is Alecia Moore - broke the news on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"I didn't want to talk about it because I was just really nervous and I have had a miscarriage before. But if I was going to talk about it with anyone, it was going to be with you," she told the chat show host.

Pink hinted that the couple...

By Chris Malone

Despite claims earlier in the week that Ireland would not seek a European Union (EU) bailout, it has been suggested that such an intervention may be an unavoidable necessity.

According to experts at Thames River Capital, the country may well have to turn to the EU and is currently in denial about its situation.

Fund manager Peter Geikie-Cobb explained that while the Irish government believes it has enough cash to see it through to mid-2011, it is unlikely...

There are significant Russian and Middle-Eastern communities which will attract new entrants in due course. And underlying Cypriot real estate prices are still well below those in comparable locations around the Mediterranean. Under pressure from the European Commission and the IMF, the government has now taken some painful and necessary steps towards greater fiscal rectitude which should return the deficit to Maastricht levels by 2014.

Cyprus is also very unlike Greece, Italy or...