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Sheridan turns down lucrative French offer to stay with Sale

Sale, busily sweeping up the managerial crockery smashed by the coach Mike Brewer before his sacking last month and glueing it back together again, feared they might lose two of their most celebrated players at the end of the season. As it turns out, the Lions Test prop Andrew Sheridan has decided against following the England outside-half Charlie Hodgson through the door marked "exit". Strongly linked with a lucrative move to France, the 31-year-old loose head will stay at Edgeley Park for another season at least.

Paul Newman: Time is running out for Keane to stop Ipswich's decline

The Football League Column: 'No players have to be sold. The owner takes a long-term view of such matters'

Hughes finds Cottage is haven of calm

After his bitter departure from Madchester City the Fulham manager is building anew

David Prosser: The M&S strategic review that wasn't

Outlook Pity the modern chief executive. Most of us, on beginning a new job, take some time to settle in and then make any changes needed without fanfare. That's not good enough for the modern CEO: he or she has to launch a strategic review on day one at the company and, just a few months later, present a vision for its future that will transform its prospects for the better (regardless of whether or not those prospects were decent enough in the first place).

James Lawton: It's still too easy for the wrong owners to land clubs in a mess

If the particular mess at Liverpool is indeed about to be cleaned up, one consequence should spread its way through a Premier League where a number of similar disasters may well be waiting to happen.

Business students inspired by a passage to India

Widget Finn reports on a self-funded trip to study innovation and enterprise

Package holiday pioneer goes into administration

The oldest package holiday company in London has gone into administration.

Small Business Profile: The Hot Office

Max and Cherry Campbell launched The Hot Office in 2003

Obama picks consumer champion for new agency

The Obama administration will tap Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor and long-time critic of finance industry lending practices, to set up a new US regulator charged with cleaning up the banking industry.

Pension campaign to target oil groups

A new campaign hopes to harness shareholder power to force oil companies to prepare for future catastrophes to ensure there is no devastating repeat of BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Reinsurance: Executives fear regulation growth

European reinsurers have overhauled their operations since the credit crunch, while US and Bermuda-based rivals have maintained their business models, a report out tomorrow is expected to conclude.

Profits up 40 per cent at Coventry BS

Coventry building Society posted record results yesterday as its conservative business model enabled it to thrive despite the credit crunch. The UK's third largest building society reported a 40 per cent jump in underlying pre-tax profit to £46.5m for the six months to 30 June.

Market Report: ARM gets cold shoulder as bid rumours fade

Profit-taking weighed on the London market last night, with ARM Holdings sliding to the bottom of the FTSE 100 thanks to a combination of fading bid hopes and share sales by directors.

GE Capital to back Baird with £17m

GE Capital is today expected to announce it is backing the menswear wholesaler and retailer Baird Group with a £17m financing deal.

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