Undated handout photo issued by The Co-operative Group of their Chief Executive Richard Pennycook (left) and Independent Non-Executive Chair Allan Leighton

Troubled Co-op returns to profit after near collapse of banking arm

Bosses say members will have to wait until 2018 before they can expect dividend payments

The former Co-operative department Store on Gallowgate, Newcastle

Newcastle Premier Inn on track to open in former Co-operative building in November

Construction firm Interserve allowed us onto the site to see the dramatic progress already made on the £17m regeneration project

Co-operative Bank

Co-operative Bank fails Bank of England stress test

The troubled Co-op must cut its loan book by £5.5bn while RBS is to issue £2bn worth of convertible bonds

Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Enviroment, Food and rural affairs

Co-operative commits to British meat in own-brand products

Retailer's response to consumer research hailed by environment secretary as 'fantastic vote of confidence' in UK food and drink industry

Artist's impression of Boho Five

Opus Building Services starts work on landmark Teesside building

The Boho Zone acts as a commercial quarter for Middlesbrough’s digital media, digital technology and creative sectors

Co-operative Bank

Co-op urged to embrace radical reforms

The Co-op was urged to back radical reforms that will sweep away the "dysfunctional" board which presided over the mutual's near-collapse

Staff celebrate at the new Seaton Valley Co-operative Society supermarket

60 jobs created as Seaton Valley Co-operative Society receives Santander funding

Seaton Valley Co-operative Society has received a multi-million pound funding package from Santander for a new supermarket and petrol station

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds to float revived TSB

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group says it expecs to launch a stock market float of the revived TSB business within eight weeks.

A Co-operative Food store

New Co-op store to open in County Durham after £560,000 investment

New 3,000 sqft convenience store opens on May 8 in Burnopfield, County Durham, and will create 10 new jobs

A Co-operative food store

Co-operative society rejects shake-up proposals

Co-operative faced a fresh blow after it emerged that the largest independent society under its umbrella had rejected plans for a corporate shake-up

The former Co-operative department Store on Gallowgate, Newcastle

Hotel and shops plan for former Co-op building in Newcastle

The former Co-operative department store in Newcastle city centre, which has lain empty for some years, is being brought back to life as a mixed-use scheme, incorporating leisure facilities, hotel accommodation and retail units

Co-op banking arm 'needs a further £400m'

The Co-op's banking arm revealed a setback to its recovery after admitting it needs to raise another £400m to cover past issues

Co-operative Bank

Co-op boss to get £3.6m pay deal

The Co-operative is to hand a £3.6m pay deal to its chief executive, despite facing a £2 billion loss after the biggest crisis in its history

The Co-operative Bank

Co-op Group launch internet poll on future

The Co-operative Group is asking people to have their say on the troubled mutual’s future after admitting it “lost touch” with customers and communities.

The Co-operative Bank

Co-op in talks to sell Unity Trust Bank shares

The move follows a review by Unity of its ownership structure, and the new business plan unveiled by the Co-op to reshape its business around retail and small business customers

Clive Adamson

City regulator defends decision on former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers

A senior City regulator being grilled by a committee of MPs yesterday defended his decision to approve the appointment of disgraced former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers

Bank of England regulator opens Co-operative Bank investigation

The Co-operative Bank is to be the subject of an enforcement investigation by the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)

Eve Kean at her home in Bellingham

homemaker featured property - 30 November 2013

Being part of a close-knit community was an important factor when Eve and Bruce Kean chose to move to the North East around 13 years ago

The Co-operative Bank

Co-op Bank say there might have been some "brand and reputational damage"

Embattled Co-operative Bank has admitted it is losing current account customers as its reputation takes a battering

The Co-operative Bank

Fears grow for 1,000 Co-op bank jobs

Fears are mounting over plans for around 1,000 job cuts at the Co-operative Group's troubled banking arm as it prepares to unveil details of a revised rescue deal today to plug a £1.5 billion hole in its finances


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