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Job prospects for graduates and apprentices are looking brighter for next year as more companies expect to hire staff, according to a new report.

Crossrail passes value review amid doubts over its future under Tories

Crossrail, the proposed £16bn Heathrow-to-Essex rail link, has passed its latest value for money review, despite hints from the Conservatives that they could scrap the project if the party forms the next government.

Wembley admits dodgy pitch is providing 'unique problem'

Stadium bosses pledge to improve surface before Chelsea-Portsmouth final

Wembley chiefs reviewing pitch options

Wembley chiefs today admitted that there was justification for the criticism of the standard of pitch for the FA Cup semi-finals and are reviewing options to improve the surface.

Soapbox: Acknowledge bad business habits and then plan to add a boom to your business

We’re all fed up with the R-word, but I believe the economic downturn has done many business owners a favour. It’s grabbed us by the profit margins and warned us to make changes to the way we do things, or else. It’s been a positive motivator. So why isn't everyone listening?

Lloyds will return to profit after fall in bad debt rates

Strong trading so far this year boosts outlook for the partly state-owned bank

Nationalised Bradford & Bingley posts £196m loss

Nationalised lender Bradford & Bingley posted annual losses of £196 million today as write-offs on bad debts and fraud almost doubled.

£100m investment offer is strictly business

Bidders targeting 40 per cent stake in Liverpool are unlikely to want influence on the pitch

Red Knights confirm Manchester United ambitions

The 'Red Knights' have confirmed their intention to try to oust the owners of Manchester United.

Ghosts, Duchess Theatre, London<br/>Measure for Measure, Almeida, London<br/>Off the Endz, Royal Court Downstairs, London

Ibsen's tale of festering family secrets lacks tension, whereas Shakespeare's take on political sleaze is full of it

'Ashcroft money' casts long shadow over rivals

Andy McSmith visits the constituencies the Conservatives have lavished with cash

Eriksson generosity &lsquo;saved Notts County&rsquo;

Swede praised by club after he writes off contract worth &pound;2.5m

Gill in clash with Manchester United fans

Manchester United chief executive David Gill got involved in a terse exchange with a fan during a visit to Birmingham University yesterday as the simmering anger over the Glazer ownership at Old Trafford rumbled on.

Why owning a label isn't all RocknRolla

Guy Ritchie's foray into the music industry may be an ill-advised move. Others have tried and failed, writes Fiona Sturges

Burton recast as FA's centre of coaching

Relaunched &pound;100m project aims to become production line for English managers

Terence Blacker: There is no bore quite like an eco-bore

A new, thoroughly 21st-century threat to domestic harmony is emerging. In some relationships, it is said to be causing as much discord as those age-old battlegrounds, sex and money. The problem is environmental incompatibility.

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