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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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Time to play God

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MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

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Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

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In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

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Homage or plagiarism?

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Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

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