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Dave Brown is defending his title as winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year tomorrow. Kasia Kowalska meets the man behind the pictures

VT requests deadline to get Babcock to put up or shut up

VT group is asking the Takeover Panel to impose a "put up or shut up" deadline on Babcock International following two rejected takeover approaches from the company this week.

VT ups offer for Mouchel and fends off Babcock bid

While VT Group was revving up its campaign to take over Mouchel yesterday, rival Babcock International was circling VT itself.

VT plans third bid for Mouchel

VT Group is expected to increase its takeover offer for Mouchel in a third attempt to get its support services rival around the negotiating table.

A rivalry that dates back to the heyday of British shipbuilding

The bitter and bloody rivalry between West Ham and Millwall supporters is one of the oldest, most intense feuds in the history of British football.

Driver injured as dockyard crane topples

A crane driver was seriously injured today when the vehicle "toppled over" as it loaded a ship.

Leaked memo raises questions on future of shipyards

The long-term future of two British shipyards has been brought into question after a leaked memo reportedly showed plans which could see them close them within a decade.

BAE to sign Navy deal by recess

BAE Systems, the Ftse 100 defence giant, and the Government, are aiming to secure a 15-year shipbuilding agreement by Parliament's summer recess next month.

VT Group sells out of shipbuilding for £380m

VT Group has brought forward its decision to sell out of its 150-year-old shipbuilding business because the current economic climate presents good opportunities for cash-rich companies looking for bargains.

BAE Systems and VT unite as MoD agrees £4bn deal for new carriers

The Ministry of Defence finally gave the green light yesterday to the building of two new aircraft carriers – 14 years after it first established a team to study the £4bn project.

Cheap rivets blamed for massive loss of life as 'Titanic' sank

The Titanic might have gone down more slowly and more of its passengers could have been rescued if the shipyard that built it, Harland & Wolff in Northern Ireland, had not skimped on the quality of the rivets holding its hull sections together, say US researchers.

Racing: Horatio death haunts Fallon

A golden scene was grotesquely defaced by the accident that befell Horatio Nelson on Saturday, writes Chris McGrath. It had seemed a vintage Epsom moment. Beyond the rails - dazed by sunshine, drink and six goals for England - spectators on the open-top buses jumped up and down as four colts forged perhaps the best finish in Derby history. But a chill shadow spread rapidly as the injured colt was noticed standing forlornly by the two-furlong pole, especially among those who had observed Kieren Fallon anxiously trotting the colt round before the start.

Who calls the shots for top tennis players? Nod and a wink to covert operations

Coaching players from the sidelines is illegal in tennis but the legendary coach Nick Bollettieri broke the rules for 25 years with some of the biggest names. here he reveals how he did it and argues that it is time court-side advice was allowed

Athletics: World's fastest man holds no fear for schoolboy sprinter Aikines-Ayreetey

'Flash Harry' plays it for laughs as he relishes showdown with Asafa Powell. By Mike Rowbottom

$6bn Mastercard float will test Wall Street's appetite

Mastercard, the credit card network under fire for its high fees, ends four decades as a private organisation with a flotation on the New York Stock Exchange today.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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