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Rent bid to save care home company

Embattled care home owner Southern Cross has a "reasonable" chance of agreeing a deal to save it, chairman Christopher Fisher said today, even though the company has plunged into the red after a squeeze on revenues.

Teacher jailed for lesbian affair

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Quakers head for revival meeting at Wembley

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Orange denies Manila move

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Fire fighters battle factory blaze after blast

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Tax breaks make venture capital trusts tempting

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