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Manchester United have no money troubles, says Gill

David Gill, Manchester United's chief executive, has rejected claims by the Red Knights, the group of wealthy investors seeking to takeover the club, that the Glazers are working to an unsustainable business model at Old Trafford.

Salary cap inevitable says Mawhinney

Lord Mawhinney, the outgoing chairman of the Football League, believes a salary cap is inevitable among the league's member clubs.

Investment Column: Dignity's shares need an extra lease of life

Dignity; Shanks Group; Clarkson

James Moore: Time for brokers to raise games

Outlook: For a long time Britain's smaller stockbrokers have operated an extraordinarily successful business model.

Glazers going nowhere declares Gill

Manchester United chief executive David Gill insists the Glazer family are going nowhere - and pointed to a new seven-figure sponsorship deal as evidence of the benefits brought to Old Trafford by the club's controversial owners.

Last Night's Television: Inside John Lewis, BBC2<br />Famous, Rich and Jobless, BBC1

You get a better class of vox pop in John Lewis, judging from the first of Liz Allen's films about Middle Britain's favourite retailer. "In seven days, God made the world and in seven days, John Lewis will make your curtains," said one well-spoken lady, her tone suggesting that the latter act of creation was at least equal to the first. "If John Lewis is short of anything," said another customer feelingly "we've got it in our house." He appeared to feel that his wife had done everything that could reasonably be expected of her to prop up John Lewis's profit figures, but unfortunately not everyone has been shopping with the same zeal in recent months; Inside John Lewis, a three-part series about the department-store chain, was filmed as the recession was biting. It had already taken a great chunk out of John Lewis's ambitious plans for expansion and the question that ran through this first episode was whether it might yet swallow the fabled peculiarities of the John Lewis business model.

The Moment of Psycho, By David Thomson

Director's cuts that made history

Kate Simon: Why priority boarding is a must for no-frills flyers with small children

I never thought I'd need another reason to dislike the experience of flying no-frills, yet a trip on Ryanair to Sicily with the family revealed one more way to send my blood pressure soaring.

Robinho faces huge pay cut as City line up replacement

Mancini hopes for loan of Inter's Motta, with fellow Brazilian heading for Santos

Dating site bans 'festive fatties'

More than 5,000 people who admitted to piling on the pounds over Christmas and New Year were expelled from an online dating community.

Cadbury dismisses 'derisory' Kraft bid

City analysts say 'patient' Kraft will have to bid more than &pound;8 a share for Cadbury

Squeeze on credit 'likely to continue'

Cost of borrowing will remain high as credit card lenders look to fee income

Nintendo looks at 3G for future consoles

As if the announcement that fans of the Nintendo DS will not have long to wait until they get their hands on a new version of the console was not enough, the Japanese gaming giant has revealed that it is looking ahead to even more exciting developments for the popular handheld device.

New Nintendo DS launched as Wii sales tumble

The newest version of Nintendo's popular handhold game console, with its large screen that's easier on the eyes and bigger stylus similar to an ordinary pen, has led some to assume it is intended to lure older gamers.

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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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