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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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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

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'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

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New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine