EasyJet shares plummeted after the budget airline warned that the timing of Easter would have an impact on its first-half results.

Sutherland emerges as heir-apparent at Kingfisher after reshuffle of top team

Kingfisher, the owner of the DIY chain B&Q, has anointed Euan Sutherland as a potential successor to its chief executive, Ian Cheshire, as part of a wider reshuffle of its top team's responsibilities.

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Tate & Lyle to keep sugars business but shift focus to speciality ingredients

Tate & Lyle yesterday scotched rumours it is about to sell out of its traditional sugars business and said it will instead focus more on speciality food ingredients as its key growth market.

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Country music sanitised, buffed, autotuned and Fleetwood Mac'd to within an inch of its life, and not in a good way.

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The top Californian trainer saddles Sidney’s Candy as one of the leading fancies for the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs today

Lovering defends rise in fees for M&B execs

The chairman of Mitchells & Butlers has defended the increased remuneration its non-executive directors are to receive, after he unveiled a 60-day review on Wednesday.

Album: Yello, Touch (Polydor)

Yello's music long since became an everyday component of modern culture – particularly "Oh Yeah", whose yawning title-phrase and bomp-bomp, chicka-chicka hook have proven applicable to many movie situations – but while their pioneering work with samplers and sequencers remains admired by their peers, the Swiss duo's albums rarely secure UK releases these days.

Ian Burrell: BBC Four comes out fighting with Gracie

With cuts pending at the BBC and the D-G conducting a strategic review, I'm relieved to see my personal favourite channel BBC Four is showing a stiff upper lip.

Dave Hadfield: A grand strategy for England Four Nations glory

We all know that it will be good for rugby league in this country if England win the Four Nations this weekend. The question is how good.

If you want to spot if somebody is lying, ask them to draw...

Asking criminals to draw pictures could be a more effective way of establishing whether or not they are lying than a traditional lie detector test, research has found.

David Buik: Struggling giant is running out of options to get this right

The inordinate length of time it has taken ITV to find a new chairman suggests that this position is a poisoned chalice or, as we say in the trade, a "hospital pass".

Investors could close Alchemy as Moulton plans new start-up

Resignation of 'key man' puts future of private-equity house in doubt

Lloyds to review closure of C&G branch network

The planned closure of the Cheltenham & Gloucester branch network, with the loss of 928 jobs, is being reviewed by its owner, Lloyds Banking Group.

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