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The steel erector Severfield Rowen, which is working on the City's Cheesegrater skyscraper, counted the cost of the "most challenging year in its history" yesterday as it crashed to a £21.5m loss.

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Calvi's body to be exhumed for new inquiry

THE BODY of Robert Calvi, the man known as God's Banker, will be exhumed in September in an attempt to establish whether he stuffed his own pockets with bricks before hanging himself beneath London's Blackfriars Bridge in 1982, or whether someone else did it for him.

Obituary: The Rev Percy Coleman

FEW priests of the Church of England have had the distinction of being seized by the lapels and shaken by Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher in the corridors of Church House but such was the fate of Frederick Philip (known to his friends as Percy) Coleman soon after he was elected to the Church Assembly as General Secretary of the Church Union in 1955.

All that jazz in smoky cellars

"PEOPLE are frightened of jazz," says John Dankworth CBE. "They think you have to be intellectual to listen to it, that it's not the kind of music that can be enjoyed but has to be studied. That's just not true. Someone needs to make that clear."

An all-consuming appetite for graduates

Accountancy has said goodbye to `grunt' work, and consumer goods offer a fresh range of challenging jobs, writes Roger Trapp.

Football: Guilt-edged pain and 26 miles of regret as I run away from a New Year's revolution

MIKE ROWBOTTOM on feeling bad about the london Marathon

Whitehall contract for PM's adviser

One of the masterminds behind Labour's landslide election victory has secured a plum Government contract.

Rail link threatens film location with unhappy ending

Britain's finest period film location is likely to be destroyed. One of the last surviving parts of Dickensian London, where Howard's End, 101 Dalmatians and The French Lieutenant's Woman were shot, will be demolished if Railtrack builds a new viaduct.

Cafe Society: Come as you wannabe

If your expense account won't stretch to the Oxo Tower Restaurant, why not try the Bistrot 2 Riverside nestled beneath it? Pretty staff, tasty dishes, clean and tidy, with views to die for. Oh, and is that Patsy Kensit over there?

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People & Business: A night at the opera and a 30p fine at the Bank

Howard Davies, who left the Bank of England yesterday to become boss of super-SIB, tells me he was unaware that it was within the Bank's powers to impose fines until he himself fell victim to a levy from the Old Lady.

PLAYING TO THE GALLERIES

This week is National Gallery Week, the national association for gallery education's annual attempt to spread the gospel of art through the kingdom. Some may question the need for such an event in times when the visual arts surf an ever-swelling wave of popularity, but as a move to reach the widest possible public it should be welcomed, especially on a local level in small galleries far away from the crowd-pulling exhibitions which dominate all the statistics.

Fuller provides for pounds 500,000 losses in fraud

Fuller Smith & Turner, the west London brewer, may have lost up to pounds 500,000 in a wide-scale fraud also involving an Asian bank, an embassy and two charities. Anthony Fuller, chairman of Fuller's, revealed yesterday that the group had made an exceptional provision of pounds 500,000 for the full cost of "certain leasing contracts entered into in the last 18 months which appear to consist of little substance and/or over-inflated values".

A red rose blooms in Blackfriars

Under it's new proprietor, the prominent Labour peer Lord Hollick, 'The Express' is gradually moving towards the centre. Editor Richard Addis explains why

Labour peer Rogers sets out his vision for an urban revolution

The architect Richard Rogers used his maiden speech in the House of Lords to spell out a plan for revitalising and humanising Britain's cities.
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Comedians share stories of depression

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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