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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
Bryan had a bracelet given to him by his late father stolen during the raid
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and the Astana Pro Team races to fourth place in the individual time trial
tour de franceas fourth place in time-trial sees him ride to Paris glory on Sunday
Tour de France competitor Bartosz Huzarski’s legs have highlighted the gruelling nature of the race, after he posted a picture on Facebook showing extremely prominent veins stretching from his feet and all the way up his legs
A rub on the tummy sprang Casey back to life
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On set of the Secret Cinema's Back to the Future event
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Susan Sarandon described David Bowie as
peopleSusan Sarandon reveals more on her David Bowie romance
Lewis Hamilton walks back to the pit lane with his Mercedes burning in the background
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The new characters were announced yesterday at San Diego Comic Con
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Arsenal supporters gather for a recent ‘fan party’ in New Jersey
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

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Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Evan Davis: The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing to take over at Newsnight

The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing

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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

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Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride