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Sports letter: Empty gesture

Sir: If Chelsea were to bow to public pressure and backtrack on their proposed reinstatement of Graham Rix to his job (Sports Letters, 31 March) it would be a transparent and morally impractical gesture on their part.

Industry minister suffers minor stroke

IAN MCCARTNEY, the Trade and Industry minister, has suffered a minor stroke, it emerged last night.

Letter: Depression hope

Sir: As a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC I was vociferous in my condemnation of Stan Collymore during his time at Anfield. As a sufferer from depressive illness I have greater empathy with him as I read of events at Aston Villa ("Collymore `should be in hospital' say doctors", 10 March).

Mirror rivals poised for pounds 1bn bids

THE TAKEOVER battle for control of Mirror Group resumes this week, with two regional media groups poised to make rival bids valuing the national newspaper publisher at around pounds 1bn.

Temporary work can be an excellent stepping stone

With the right approach you can turn a temping job into a full- time career.

Fast Track: `After I left the Sorbonne...'

A quarter of all CVs, it is said, contain outright lies. So companies have begun to check them more carefully

Pensions for low earners set to double

STATE PENSIONS for workers on low incomes will double under far-reaching changes to the system, the Government announced yesterday.

Dounreay to get atomic clean-up at Dounreay

A MULTI-MILLION pound package of improvements at the Dounreay nuclear plant will be unveiled today as the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority attempts to correct a catalogue of "chronic safety problems" and weak management.

West to deliver Iraq ultimatum

GEORGE ROBERTSON warned Iraq yesterday it risked bringing military action upon itself as America and Britain geared up to apply new pressure on Baghdad. They are likely to give Iraq an ultimatum later this week, threatening force within a specified period if it does not resume co-operation with the United Nations.

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Chronic safety faults at Dounreay

MANAGERS AT the Dounreay nuclear plant were yesterday ordered to "get tough on safety" after yet another damning report on operations at the north of Scotland site. Investigators sent into the 44-year-old installation found "many chronic safety problems", low morale and a failure of senior managers to even walk around the plant on a regular basis.

Cricket: Hollioake to resume control

SURREY WILL be led by Adam Hollioake against Yorkshire at Headingley today. While he was on England one-day duty Mark Butcher was captain when they beat Nottinghamshire. The Championship leaders also welcome back their England quartet of Butcher, Stewart, Ben Hollioake and Ian Salisbury.

Outlook: De La Rue man gets in at the bottom

AFTER A six-month search, De La Rue has finally found itself a new chief executive, Ian Much - the old one, Jeremy Marshall, having been thrown overboard for persistently disappointing stock market expectations. Ian who? The City was plainly less than overwhelmed by the appointment yesterday, but actually, he may be the man for the job.

Film: Lights go out at the BFI

No new British arthouse movies for two years? What's going on?

`Meet your victim' shock for offenders

Shulie Bannister sits in on a successful attempt at reconciliation
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick