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What would you do if you had £395 in spare change knocking about? Well, if you really want to treat yourself – and improve your career prospects at the same time – what better way to spend the money than on a sales course run by Ruth Badger (she of The Apprentice)? That's the stunning deal being offered right now by an outfit calling themselves Business Consort. Sounds cheap at the price to us.

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Jamaica once thrived on sugar exports. Now it imports tourists drawn to luxury resorts, beach hangouts and the seductive sound of reggae

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Irish rock giants U2 have been confirmed as the headline act for Glastonbury's 40th anniversary.

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Canadian space tourist and circus billionaire Guy Laliberte mixed star power, science lectures, music and poetry with water, hosting a TV/Internet show from the International Space Station.

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U2 frontman Bono made a surprise appearance via videolink at the Tory party conference today.

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U2's 360 tour flits, meekly, between old hits and tracks from the current, rather lame, album

Residents threatened with legal action for disrupting U2 exit

Angry residents reached an uneasy truce with the GAA last night over a row caused by the removal of the massive U2 stage at Dublin’s Croke Park.

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