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Police have named a mother and daughter who died in a Bank Holiday boating tragedy on Lake Windermere.

Mother and daughter 'killed by fumes' on Lake Windermere

Kelly Webster, 36, and her ten-year-old daughter Lauren Thornton died yesterday after suffering breathing difficulties on a private boat

Theo Paphitis, retail magnate

Page 3 Profile: Theo Paphitis, retail magnate

Has he, God forbid, actually decided to invest in something?

I'm out: Theo Paphitis quits Dragon's Den

Theo Paphitis has called “I’m out” for good on Dragon’s Den after announcing he will leave the show.

The News Matrix: Thursday 4 October 2012

Riots as police round up money changers

The News Matrix: Wednesday 3 October 2012

Plan for 'poor' to go to private schools

John Walsh: Some nice little Olympic earners

Joe Biden, the American Vice-President, is a bit of a chancer isn't he? After his mother died last year, he put her house in Wilmington, Delaware, up for rental. Someone took it on until April this year, upon which it fell empty. Where, thought Biden, can I find a reliable new tenant? Coincidentally, just then, the US Secret Service were looking for somewhere to house the Veep's bodyguards – somewhere near Biden that would be a quiet base for hush-hush Secret Service activities.

Dragons' Den star in Twitter threat

Duncan Bannatyne uses social networking site to issue extraordinary threat against Russian apparently trying to blackmail him

The Weekend's TV: Dragons' Den, Sun, BBC2<br/>419: The Internet Romance Scam, Fri, Channel 4<br/>John Bishop's Britain, Sat, BBC1

"You would make my foot itch, mate. I am not amused. I'm angry." An amusing Northern variation on Queen Victoria's words, delivered by Hilary Devey in gravelly Lancashire tones and accompanied by an angry tremble of vast white shoulder-pads.

TripAdvisor hits its 50 millionth review &ndash; but can they be trusted?

It may be the scourge of many a hotelier, but for thousands of people the review website TripAdvisor has become as much a part of the summer holiday as sun cream and suitcases.

Rooney has treatment to cure different kind of hairline fracture

It's not a metatarsal this time, it's his rapidly receding head of hair. So Britain's top player has got a transplant

Bids for Princess Beatrice's hat reach £18,000

Princess Beatrice's royal wedding hat has attracted a bid of £18,400.

Gym chain set to reveal record profits

Duncan Bannatyne is set to reveal record profits for his eponymous gym chain this week.

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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10 best PS4 games

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Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent