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Cardiff City FC set for Singapore float

The Week Ahead: Debt worries leave Yell with little to shout about

The market will be keen to hear from Yell, the directories group which is due to publish first-quarter results on Thursday.

Catherine Townsend gets spiritual

She is a woman who loves her junk food so why did Catherine Townsend book into a notoriously tough detox centre? And would a regime of clay drinks, carrot juice and caffeine enemas improve her health?

Small Talk: Domino's savours its move to the main market

Domino's Pizza must be one of the best-known names on Alternative Investment Market, but not for much longer. The group once famous in the US for its 30-minute delivery promise is growing too big for AIM and will move to the main market today.

The Investment Column: InterContinental falters but no need to check out yet

Domino's Pizza; Morgan Crucible

The Week Ahead: Is the worst behind us? Don't bank on it ...

After reeling under the pressure of some dismal results from Bradford & Bingley last week, the banking sector, invariably depressed since the onset of the credit crunch, is bracing itself for another frosty reception from increasingly wary investors. Indeed, as some of the biggest names in the business, including Barclays, Alliance & Leicester and Lloyds TSB, prepare to publish their results this week, many in the market have one question on their mind: how bad has it been?

Market Report: Hays reaps rich harvest on talk of European buy

IS HAYS about to return to the corporate action trail?

Is the tedious cult of youth finally slipping into its dotage?

In a recent vote for the best female rock singer, the number one choice was a granny

Lifting the lid on the pizza man

Generous? Certainly. This week, the founder of

People & Business: pounds 2m package wins top team

THE QUARTET of top bank analysts poached by Salomon from Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (DKB) this week will share a "package" worth pounds 2m a year, including guaranteed bonuses, I hear.

Fun Lovin' Criminals The Event, Brighton

Fun Lovin' Criminals are like a Domino's pizza. With a rumbling stomach at one in the morning, you think it's the best thing in the world, the only thing you could possibly eat and you get all over-excited and drooly at the thought. Then you buy one and find that it's actually fairly flavourless. Even so, you eat the whole thing just in case it gets fabulous in the last bite. I waited for Fun Lovin' Criminals to blow my mind. I was still waiting when they played their encore, when the house lights went up, and slightly less hopefully, when I put my key in the front door.

Baby blue and fabulous

He's young, he's cool, he goes out with Patrick Cox ... what more could he want? His own lifestyle magazine. Ruth Picardie meets Tyler Brule

in here: From Wah to Waugh

The people I have met have been friendly, cultured, un-arrogant and fully informed about Seventies' pop music. The bastards

Pizza: a slice of lifestyle

Busy - or lazy - Nineties consumers like their favourite fast food brought to the doorstep. But there are some things the staff find hard to stomach. Esther Oxford meets the workers who deliver the goods
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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'