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.

Ever since Cain smote Abel, siblings and rivalry have gone together

The notion of sibling rivalry is at least as old as scripture: Cain slew Abel in a jealous fit over who had lavished the best gifts on God and gave us the first murder in history. The contest between the Miliband brothers is, therefore, full of symbolism. Though they are unlikely to enjoy the comparison with Adam and Eve's offspring, they can take comfort from being by no means the first, and certainly not the last.

Solicitor killed by business partner, court told

A solicitor was killed in her offices as part of a "deliberate and murderous attack" by her business partner and another man, a court heard today.

Beeswax (NC)

Andrew Bujalski's low-key, low-budget Austin-set drama is strangely engaging.

Bath Rugby Club under new ownership

Bath was under new ownership today after West Country-born entrepreneur and businessman Bruce Craig bought the Guinness Premiership club from Andrew Brownsword.

Abramovich loses legal battle over £2bn claim

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich lost a bid to dismiss a £2 billion claim against him by fellow Russian oligarch and former business partner Boris Berezovsky today.

Old Dogs (PG)

And the same old fleas.

Financial adviser faces jail for £640,000 theft

A trusted financial adviser who conned almost £640,000 out of friends through a Ponzi scheme faces a jail sentence after he was convicted of theft.

Running Away, By Jean-Philippe Toussaint trans Matthew B Smith

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, a recent Prix Decembre recipient in France, has carved out a niche in pared down, slapstick literary fiction, within which a serious philosophical undertone lurks. In Running Away – the second in Toussaint's "Maria" series to be translated into English – much of the humour has been discarded to reveal a dark novel about relationships, distance and misunderstandings. Running Away begins with an unnamed narrator travelling to China for a mix of business and pleasure, a "sort of mission" or a "pleasure junket". The narrative hangs on an errand he has to run for his girlfriend, Maria.

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Archive on 4: Radio Hollywood, Radio 4

From Borsetshire to Costa Rica &ndash; the action never lets up

Balloon boy hoaxers accept plea deal

The Colorado parents who reported that their six-year-old son had floated away in a helium balloon will plead guilty to some charges and serve probation so that the family can stay together, the attorney for the boy's father said yesterday.

All My Sons, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Launching a new regime at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, its recently installed artistic director, David Thacker, has returned to the same in-the-round concept he favoured for his Old Vic production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons 17 years ago. Beneath the glass floor of this set there's a murky layer, suggesting mechanical wreckage. The audience surrounds the communal yard where characters tread sometimes warily, sometimes recklessly, on a transparent surface that looks as treacherous as the unfolding narrative and as fragile as the threads holding the guilt-wracked Keller family together. Miller's apple tree, with its trunk snapped and its fruit fallen, is a prominent visual image.

Business Diary: ITV finally has a hit with comedy

Stock market rumour of the day: retail tycoon Sir Philip Green and new business partner Simon Cowell are working on a bid for troubled broadcaster ITV. What a story that would be. Sadly, friends of the pair deny it. Indeed, one mate of Sir Philip says his reaction to hearing the story was to fall about laughing.

Mysterious golden hare still casting its spell 30 years on

Author calls for owner of jewelled amulet that bewitched the nation to come forward

Big in Japan: a woman who had no truck with business bias

For 20 years Nikki King has fought the anti-female prejudices in business. Her career is so remarkable that last week the Rochester businesswoman won a lifetime achievement accolade from the First Women Awards, an annual ceremony which celebrates barrier-breaking British women.

Lawyer was taped inciting others to murder taxi driver, court told

Details of bugged conversations between paramilitary suspects and their lawyer - who is standing trial for incitement to murder and using his legal position to pass on information to terrorists - have been revealed for the first time.

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The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible