News McAfee claims to have lost the majority of his fortune during the financial crisis

Tycoon leaves US for Canada after building manager says guns and gangs made him fear for his life

Outlook: Ashcroft lesson in acquiring by mirrors

WITH TWO botched profit warnings under its belt, the board of Corporate Services Group is clearly not up to much, which is why the three main shareholders have lost patience and requisitioned an emergency meeting to get rid of the chairman, commercial director and three non-execs.

Right of Reply: Junior Lodge

A Jamaican trade representative replies to the US ambassador to the WTO

Ashcroft buys Abacus recruitment for pounds 15m

MICHAEL ASHCROFT, the millionaire treasurer and financial backer of the Conservative Party, bounced back into the City spotlight yesterday with the pounds 14.6m acquisition of recruitment group Abacus.

Quiet heroes of Honduran relief effort

KLAAS RIEMER, a farmer from the former British colony of Belize, is one of the quiet heroes of the Hurricane Mitch disaster that struck neighbouring Honduras and much of Central America.

Nearly 3,000 dead or missing as hurricane devastates Nicaragua

THE DEATH toll from the mudslides and flooding caused by Friday's hurricane Mitch had risen to nearly 1,000 late last night with as many as 1,900 still missing.

Belize placed on hurricane alert

BRITISH TROOPS helped to evacuate low-lying coastal areas and nearby islands of the former colony of Belize yesterday as Hurricane Mitch, the fourth largest hurricane recorded in the Caribbean, threatened to devastate a swath of Central America.

Tory Conference: Man with a golden touch who holds the key to Tory finance

WEAVING through the thronging crowds in the Bournemouth International Centre this week a tall, distinguished figure will attract little attention. Few of the delegates at the Conservative Party conference will have the faintest idea who he is, but they should be grateful to him.

Two held for Belize stabbing

TWO LOCAL men have been charged with the murder of a British aid volunteer in Belize, the British High Commission said last night.

New autopsy on aid worker

A SECOND post-mortem examination has been carried out on Anna Lightfoot, the British voluntary worker found dead with stab wounds in Belize.

Charity worker's death `suspicious'

THE FAMILY of a young British voluntary worker whose body was found in a remote part of Belize believe she died in suspicious circumstances.

Green Channel:

As Science Week draws to a close, you may have come to realise that science is much more than Bunsen burners and test tubes. Perhaps inevitably, it has even become incorporated into holidays.

Lilley takes to skies on ADT man's private jet

Peter Lilley flew round the country drumming up support for his Tory leadership campaign in a jet donated by Michael Ashcroft, the controversial multi-millionaire offshore financier.

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

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