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Piers Morgan has responded to the claim that he told Jeremy Paxman how to access people's voicemail messages, branding him an "ungrateful little wretch".

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Louis Saha has scored three goals in five games for Spurs

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James Moore: Fireworks in store at Barclays meeting

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The lawyer of the Russian banker who was shot and seriously injured in a suspected contract hit in east London was due to arrive in Britain last night to meet Scotland Yard detectives.

Aquascutum to close Corby factory with loss of 115 jobs

Aquascutum is to shut its factory in Corby - where the company has had a presence for more than 100 years - making 115 staff redundant.

Trespassers 'reach summit of Shard'

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Last week wealthy Russian banker German Gorbuntsov was left in a coma after he was shot five times at close range outside his luxury home in Canary Wharf.

Government under pressure to publish names of Russians suspected of links to assassinations

The Government is under pressure to publish the names of Russians suspected of being linked to targeted assassinations amid increasing concerns that London is turning into a playground for mobsters and hit squads.

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