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Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.

Opting for a Chevrolet Volt is an economic calculation potential buyers should take some time over

Chevrolet Volt

An electric car that (with a little help) goes the extra mile

Man jailed for stabbing wife's cat

A drunken man who stabbed his wife's cat to death out of spite during a row has been jailed.

Deborah Ross: Son, your pasta calendars were only ever average, if that

If you ask me: When I said Mummy and Daddy can't be watching you all the time, but Santa is, that was also a lie

The 10 Best outdoor speakers

It might not be worth risking them in the June drizzle, but when the sun's out this lot will brighten up your BBQ...

Adult playthings apparently go down a storm in the Hampshire town of Fleet

Matt Chorley: Welcome to Britain's sex toy capital

There's a buzz in Fleet – and it's not the coffee

Panasonic losses spiral to £3.4bn

Panasonic's January-March losses ballooned 10-fold to 438 billion yen (£3.4 billion), completing a year of record red ink at the Japanese electronics maker battered by natural disasters and an ailing TV business.

The water tower on an apartment block in Bow, east London, on which the
MoD are planning to station high-velocity counter-terrorism missiles

Londoners' fury at MoD plans to put Olympic missiles on roofs

Missile batteries will be placed on the top of residential flats in east London over the coming days as Britain's armed forces prepare to conduct a major trial of their Olympic defence systems.

Christopher Tappin released on bail

A retired British businessman who was extradited to the United States over arms dealing charges has been freed on bail.

The 10 Best budget laptops

1. Packard Bell Dot S

Deborah Ross: A student home for Easter? Check all the smoke alarms

If you ask me: It is very important you lend any university student your Oyster card so he can travel around London free
Mine's a double: US beer festival-goers have fun raising their glasses

Scientists solve the mystery of how beer goggles work

If you've ever had one too many and tumbled into bed with a vision, only to be greeted in the morning by a sight you'd gnaw off your own arm to escape, take heart. It won't make the memory any less painful, but you can take comfort from the fact that there is now academic underpinning for the effect known commonly as "beer goggles".

Life with Nissan LEAF

 

Extradited Briton in high-security Texas jail

The family of retired businessman Christopher Tappin are due to hear from him today for the first time since he was extradited to Texas on Friday to face charges that he tried to obtain missile parts to sell to Iran.

Saha scores on his full debut for Spurs against Newcastle

Louis Saha: Revitalised striker begins a new chapter

Tottenham striker is veteran of the game's ups and downs and felt compelled to write about his experiences – and those of managers, fans and even hooligans

Christopher Tappin claims he is a victim of entrapment on the part of the US authorities

British businessman Christopher Tappin's extradition appeal rejected

A retired British businessman will be extradited to the United States within 10 days after failing in his latest attempt to block the move, his lawyer said today.

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Steve Boggan finds himself in the Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge
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Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
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10 best balsamic vinegars

Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend
Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

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Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

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No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

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Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

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