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Swansea agree loan deal for Tottenham defender Steven Caulker

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Lifeline for care homes operator Southern Cross

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Firm 'aims to exit 132 care homes'

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Southern Cross on the brink as losses soar

Southern Cross Healthcare admitted its future was in "significant doubt" yesterday after it slumped to losses of more than £300m and said crucial talks with its landlords had stalled.

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

A drama teacher who took advantage of a vulnerable pupil and had a lesbian affair with her was jailed for three years today.

Quakers head for revival meeting at Wembley

After years of darkness, the FA Trophy final offers light to Darlington fans such as Stephen Brenkley

Orange denies Manila move

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FA Cup: Nutter sees red as underdogs Dover have their day

On a day of dramatic non-league achievement, Dover of the Conference South and the Conference Premier sides Darlington and Tamworth all beat League opposition in the First Round of the FA Cup, and there were good draws against senior opposition for Woking, Vauxhall Motors, Fleetwood Town, Dartford and York City.

Fire fighters battle factory blaze after blast

Fire fighters are battling to contain a huge blaze sparked by an explosion at an industrial estate today.

Tax breaks make venture capital trusts tempting

But there are still potential risks for investors, warns Julian Knight

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