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The closure of a tax loophole has hit profits at online birthday and Christmas cards retailer Moonpig.

Small Talk: Aim market is showing life as delistings fall

This column has been quick to point to the shortcomings of the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in recent months, specifically when those groups that depend on investor funding for projects faced a hiatus of liquidity at the height of the credit crisis. In most cases, those groups had been attracted to Aim after promises of easy funding and plenty of supportive investors, most of whom did a runner when the likes of RBS started to wobble.

Watson ready for senior test

Three Sundays ago Heather Watson was celebrating her victory in the final of the US Open junior tournament, the first British girl ever to win the New York title. Today the 17-year-old from Guernsey faces a very different challenge when she plays her first match in the Aegon Pro-Series event in the north Devon town of Barnstaple.

Questions Of Cash: Ombudsman forces AIG to pay for missed flight

Q. I want to thank you for advising us to go to the Financial Ombudsman Service to complain about the rejection of our insurance claim (Questions of Cash, 14 February 2009). As a result, we are being paid £490 compensation. FR, Derbyshire.

Takeover of Friends Provident by Resolution 'not that far now'

Resolution, the investment vehicle run by entrepreneur Clive Cowdery, could reach agreement with Friends Provident's board over a takeover of the insurer as early as this week. However, it may face difficulties if it tries to buy the insurance assets of the state-supported Lloyds Banking Group.

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Summer secrets: In the second part of our seasonal celebration, Mark Hix serves up mouth-watering main courses and puddings

To celebrate my recent award at the Guild of Food Writers – I was lucky enough to win Cookery Book of the Year, for my book, British Seasonal Food – we are this week publishing some delicious summer main courses and puddings.

Priaulx aims to benefit from home advantage

Briton hopes to forget troubles and secure his first Touring Car win of season

Sark: The island where time stood still ... until now

This little Channel island's first elections disrupted its peaceful atmosphere. But tourists will now find the place as serene as ever, says Steve Usher

The tax crackdown that could net you £700 a year

Governments are being urged to shake up the way tax havens operate before the next G20 meeting later this summer, writes Neasa MacErlean

Something To Declare: Channel Islands health care; ski Easter; Serbia

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid

UK tourists to lose free Channel Island healthcare

Popping over to a Channel Island will require travel insurance to cover medical costs, after the decision was made to end the current mutual healthcare agreement on 1 April.

Tax evaders targeted in deal between UK and Jersey

A new information-exchange agreement has been put in place between Jersey and the UK as part of an effort to crack down on offshore tax evaders. The agreement, signed last week, in effect means that HM Revenue and Customs can go direct to the Jersey tax authorities for information on accounts in trusts and Jersey-based subsidiaries of UK companies.

Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Edited by John N King

In 1682, a bizarre amendment was added to an inscription on the Monument of the Great Fire of London: "Popish frenzy, which wrought such horrors, is not yet quenched." A major reason for the protracted anti-Catholicism in England is Foxe's Book of Martyrs, described by its editor as a work exerting "a greater influence upon the consciousness of early modern England... than any other [aside from the Bible and the Common Prayer".

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