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Q. I am owed £1,200 in wages from a security company, LGS (Lawful Guarding Services) Group that I worked for in early 2009. I never received pay for March and April and obtained a court judgment against them. I checked on the website of the body that security firms must register with, the Security Industry Authority, and the company is no longer listed. But I found a nearby company which provides similar services and has offices close by. I have a newly born son and debts, so I need the money. AA, Birmingham.

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A disturbing and accidental discovery by an unsuspecting businessman triggered the investigation that would uncover the warped world of Colin Blanchard and his twisted female companions.

BA investors shrug off £50m hit from the cold

Shares in British Airways were the biggest risers on the FTSE 100 in percentage terms yesterday despite the airline's warning that the bitter cold in December would cost it £50m.

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Ireland may be desperately short of cash these days, but one Irish businessman has just been awarded €10m (£8.5m) in a spectacular libel victory in the Dublin courts.

First EasyJet dividend marks £99m profits rise

Low-cost airline easyJet celebrated a near-trebling in profits today by announcing plans for its first-ever dividend payment to shareholders.

BA puts on extra Paris flights

British Airways is to start extra flights between London and Paris, it was announced today.

IHG plans to build 37 new UK hotels

Intercontinental hotel Group (IHG) plans to open 37 new hotels across the UK, creating 3,000 jobs, as part of a £500m investment. The centrepiece will be an IHG hotel in Westminster, due to open in December 2011, as well as two hotels in the Olympic Village in 2012. There will also be new hotels in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Colchester, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

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Couple 'murdered by student £170,000 in debt'

A PhD student deep in debt murdered an elderly couple for their money, a court heard today.

Foreign exchange firm collapses

More than 13,000 consumers were hit today by the collapse of one of the UK's largest foreign exchange firms.

Police chief 'used official air miles for family flights'

One of Britain's top police officers used air miles collected during official trips to help buy flights for his family, it emerged today.

Airlines boosted by business fares

Airline balance sheets have improved this year in part because of a sharp increase in business class fares, the International Air Transport Association said yesterday.

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