News Vladimir Antonov, former chairman of Portsmouth football club and former director of Bankas Snoras AB; he and Baranauskas are wanted in Lithuania in connection with an alleged multimillion-pound fraud at a bank formerly controlled by Antonov

The former owner of Portsmouth Football Club faces trial in Lithuania over a £400 million bank fraud after failing to convince a judge that he could be killed if he was extradited.

The Secret History Of: The Roberts RT1 transistor radio

My grandmother had one and so, possibly did yours. The Roberts transistor radio, with its leather case, was the classic radio of the Sixties. Designed by Leslie Bidmead, who went into a business partnership with Harry Roberts in 1932, the RT1 was, according to company lore, probably based on the shape of Bidmead's handbag.

Joe Sullivan: 'Henry has transformed the Sox. He's been good news'

The view from Boston

The Graduate, By Charles Webb

I'd unfairly dismissed Charles Webb's The Graduate, first published in 1963, as one of those novels outdone by the movie it inspired. But, as Hanif Kureishi remarks in his introduction to this new edition, the book is more than a match for the film, carried along on light and limber prose.

Elizabeth Emanuel bounces back with a 'glitzy' collection after a decade in the wilderness

Twenty-nine years after she created Princess Diana's wedding dress, the designer Elizabeth Emanuel will finally show a collection at London Fashion Week.

Crooked nose drove Kampusch kidnapper claims his best friend

The Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch was imprisoned as a child in a cellar for eight years because her abductor wanted an "untouched virgin" to make up for his crooked nose and failures with women, his former best friend has claimed.

Index problems continue for Capello

The nature of Fabio Capello's agreement with the creators of the Capello Index could determine whether he succeeds in forcing the removal of his name and image rights from the controversial website.

Capello must clear business deals with FA

The Football Association today confirmed Fabio Capello was contractually obliged to seek their approval for any external business ventures.

FA frustration grows over Capello Index

The Football Association today continued to demand the Capello Index remove all reference to Fabio Capello following a further climbdown from the website's creators.

Capello will have no association with Index say FA

Fabio Capello will have nothing to do with the controversial Capello Index while he remains England manager, the Football Association confirmed today.

Coogan to perform Chekhov for dramatist's anniversary

The creator of such erudite characters as the Mancunian cultural icons Paul and Pauline Calf is to further test the range of his acting talent by performing the work of Anton Chekhov in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian writer and dramatist.

Mortgage fraudster 'conned lenders out of £5.5m'

An alleged fraudster conned a series of mortgage lenders out of more than £5.5 million in a bid to make a profit "come what may", a court heard today.

Henrietta Green: When you've got taste, you know it

The champion of regional produce is preparing for a second gastronomic market – just one more flavoursome chapter in her foodie career. Susie Mesure meets Henrietta Green

Reuben brothers invest in new Metro Bank

David Reuben and his brother and business partner Simon, known simply in the business world as the Reuben brothers, have bought a 5 per cent stake in the first new retail bank to open in Britain for more than a century.

'Conmen tried to sell Ritz for £250m in fantasy deal,' court told

Three conmen tried to sell the Ritz Hotel for £250m in an elaborate scam that was simply "too good to be true", a London court was told yesterday.

Superconnect, By Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood

This primer on network theory fails to convince
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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

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Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
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Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
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Monique Roffey: The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections

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Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

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Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

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Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

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