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

Eating In: Humble pie

Few ingredients reward your efforts as generously as the potato, says Michael Bateman. And Lindsey Bareham's pie has to be one of the best ways of eating it

Guernsey may legalise homosexual sex at 16

THE FIERCELY conservative island of Guernsey could become the first place in Britain to legalise gay sex at 16 after a vote this week on reducing the age of consent.

Guernsey may legalise gay sex at 16

THE FIERCELY conservative island of Guernsey could become the first place in Britain to legalise gay sex at 16 after a vote this week on reducing the age of consent.

Bowls: Syme goes through with ease

SANDY SYME, last year's Scottish champion, eased through to the second round of the World Indoor Championship in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, yesterday, with a straight sets victory over Guernsey's Paul Ingrouille.

Jersey European revives flotation

Jersey European revives flotation

Obituary: Judge Peter Stanley Price

THE JUDICIAL career of Peter Stanley Price ended with the controversy which followed the sentence of 12 months' imprisonment, with eight of them suspended, imposed by him at Leeds Crown Court in the autumn of 1982.

Lessons of life in a tax haven

I can think of worse ways for a downsized fund manager to spend the winter than in Barbados

Focus: Welcome to Wall Street-on-Sea

Britain's tax havens are under scrutiny. But in the strange little world that is Jersey, warnings are going unheeded

Good taste: Consumer-friendly farms: where best to buy your organic produce

While there is an increasing demand for organic food, it is not always so easy to get hold of it. So where do you begin to find the produce? Look no further than The Organic Directory, published by Green Earth Books.

Obituary: Major Peter Wood

PETER WOOD brought joy to thousands of people by transforming one of the smallest of the Channel Islands into a mini paradise. As the tenant of Herm Island he saw his vision of a small, self-supporting community become a reality. A 15-minute boat ride from Guernsey, Herm has one hotel, self-catering cottages, a campsite and no cars. Here visitors from near and far find peace and tranquillity.

Obituary: Hubert Nicolle

LIEUTENANT HUBERT Nicolle, regarded by many as Britain's first Commando and one of Guernsey's most respected war heroes, spent his 21st birthday in solitary confinement, in the notorious Cherche Midi Prison, under sentence of death by firing squad. He was to tunnel his way out of a POW camp, and then survive an air crash, before returning to civilian life.

Selling your soul for the butter

Island Madness by Tim Binding Picador pounds 15.99

Books: Carry on up the Channel

Island Madness by Tim Binding Picador, pounds 15.99, 360pp; Adam Newey uncovers a bedroom farce when Jerry comes to Guernsey

Commonwealth Games : Results

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ABB contract

ABB ASEA BROWN BOVERI announced yesterday that it has won a turnkey contract valued at $80m (pounds 48m) from the Channel Islands Electricity Grid Co to build a new power grid.
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After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

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King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

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