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

Dart Group starts no-frills airline

Football: Ten-yard test for free-kicks

A NEW law aimed at penalising unsporting behaviour at free-kicks is being introduced on a trial basis in the first-round of the Auto Windscreens Shield next week.

Travel: What price paradise? (pounds 1.79)

Nerys Lloyd-Pierce finds sandy beaches, very yellow butter and real peace on the still-feudal Channel Island of Sark

Sports Internet pays pounds 19.7m for loss-making Surrey Group

THE RUSH towards offshore betting continued yesterday when Sports Internet, an Aim-listed company only formed in March, snapped up bookmaker Surrey Group in a pounds 19.7m agreed deal.

KLA weapons on sale in Britain

WEAPONS FROM the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) that were supposed to have been surrendered to Nato troops are on sale in Britain.

Letter: Defying the Nazis

Sir: Julia Pascal commits a grave injustice when she asserts that Ambrose Sherwill, the first president of Guernsey's Controlling Committee, was "the only island politician to come out of this history [the registration of Jews as demanded by the German occupation authorities in the Second World War] with real honour".

Historical Notes: Germany has faced its past. Why can't we?

In 1942, Theresa Steiner, a Viennese Jew, was betrayed by the Guernsey authorities and gassed in Auschwitz. Puppet governments in Guernsey and Jersey helped with the deportation of several Jews as well as the deportation of non-Channel Island residents to work camps in Germany. Victor G. Carey, the island's Bailiff, was Guernsey's Petain. After the war France condemned Petain but Carey received honours. One of his grandsons, who came to see my play Theresa in 1990 told me, "At the Liberation, the Government didn't know whether to hang my grandfather for treason or knight him." In 1945 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth gave Victor Carey his knighthood.

Gearing Up for the Two Big Ones

HOW ARE the big holiday companies planning to cash in on the two big events in the next six months, the eclipse in August and the Millennium celebrations at the end of the year?

Bowls: Ireland take home title

ENGLAND, THE favourites to recapture the Home International Championship, saw the title snatched from their grasp by Ireland in a dramatic finish at Les Creux Club in Jersey yesterday.

Stamping out the Sark Lark

War is being waged against `nominee directors' in tax havens, writes Charles Piggott
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee