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A measure in George Osborne’s 2013 Budget which made no headlines outside the financial pages was the abolition of stamp duty reserve tax on UK-domiciled asset management funds. That may not sound like an attention grabber, but it was manna for Britain’s hedge-fund bosses, who by the Government’s estimate saw £145m drop off their companies’ collective annual tax bill.

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Football: Taylor in step with different rhythm

Steve Tongue tips the former Under-21 coach for club success

Obituary: Sonia Chadwick Hawkes

SONIA CHADWICK HAWKES was a leading authority in the field of early Anglo-Saxon archaeology, especially that of Kent. Born Sonia Chadwick in Dartford in that county in 1933, she added the name Hawkes after her marriage in 1959 to Professor C.F.C. Hawkes, Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford University.

Football: Three changes for Taylor's last hurrah

PETER TAYLOR is still waiting for the call that could offer him continued employment after he bows out as the most successful England Under-21 manager in history.

Noye in court for M25 death

THE M25 MURDER suspect Kenneth Noye was in British police custody last night after losing his fight against extradition from Spain.

Parliament - Health: Row over privately built NHS hospital

BRITAIN'S FIRST privately built National Health Service hospital may not save the public purse any money, the Government's spending watchdog warned Parliament yesterday.

Education: Your views - Rewarding profession

I'm sorry that Caroline Millar did not find teaching to be such a Nice little Number (Personally Speaking, EDUCATION, 1 April). I have taught for 27 years and loved most of it. Yes the profession has changed and there is more bureaucracy, but it has never been easy! Why should children deserve any less than people dedicated to their profession? Are journalism, medicine, the police force etc etc family friendly? I would argue that any profession requires commitment and if people decide to have a family, then this has to be carefully worked out to ensure that being a parent and working is beneficial to all. I have two sons, now both at university. During the years they were growing, I worked full- time and felt relieved that at least I earned a salary that would allow me to pay for childcare. There are many people who do not earn enough to work and have children. Teaching is a demanding and very rewarding profession. I still enjoy every day. Yes I am frustrated by the wealth of new initiatives, but my answer is to think of the children in school and remember when the lights go on what a wonderful feeling it is to be the teacher of that child!

New Analysis: Bluewater's ripple effect on retail

The UK's biggest shopping centre opens tomorrow. Does the ailing sector need it?

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Cricket: Wells nudges to front of queue

Leicestershire's opening batsman is used to being a latecomer and at 33 he is making a good case for inclusion in England's World Cup squad.

`I keep thinking he'll breeze back home'

THE MOTHER of one of the avalanche victims told yesterday how she learnt of her son's death after seeing a newsflash on Teletext.

Wall of snow kills four in Highlands

THE BODIES of four climbers killed in the worst avalanche disaster in the Scottish Highlands were recovered yesterday.
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