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

Pandora: Dragons denial... the book is not about you, Duncan

As the star of the BBC's Dragons' Den, Duncan Bannatyne enjoys giving aspiring entrepreneurs a grilling, but the idea of seeing his own business practices put under the spotlight seems to make him jumpy.

Injured Craig impresses at Bond premiere



Daniel Craig arrived at the Royal World Premiere of Quantum of Solace last night looking every inch James Bond - except for the fact his right arm was in a sling.

Dom Joly: The train can take my strain, but only if it's first class

Trains are hard for me. They are the Ground Zero for anyone who wants to make a "HELLO, I'm on the train" joke about me while shouting and waving their mobiles around in an "isn't this hilarious?" kind of way. I know I brought it upon myself: the big-mobile character I created in 'Trigger Happy TV' will be a millstone around my neck until the day of my funeral at which someone will inevitably set off their mobile and shout "HELLO, I'm dead", to the accompanying titters of the three ageing friends who turn up.

Pandora: Can't buy me lunch: Roman holiday leaves Chelsea owner feeling hungry

Roman Abramovich's billions may have secured him property, boats and one of the world's most fashionable football clubs, but it doesn't always open every door.

Last Night's TV: It's hard to believe he was a lady killer

Was Dr Crippen Innocent? Revealed, Five; Duncan Bannatyne Takes On Big Tobacco, BBC2

From the PM to the Dragons' Den, reasons for the Scottish to be proud

Sophie Morris explores the wealth of opportunities for students north of the border

Vic and Bob, Soho Revue Bar, London

This really is no laughing matter

Pandora: Pall Mall's bad day in Basra

Smoke and the crump of mortars drift from Pall Mall on the warm evening river breeze, following the eruption of Iraq-style hostilities at the customarily sedate Oxford and Cambridge Club. An awards ceremony to promote peace in the Middle East descended into unhelpful fist-throwing when the final gong, for "cutting edge" journalism from the region, went to a female Iraqi hack flown in especially from Basra. "The bloke presenting was Iraqi and starting arguing with someone in the audience," says Pandora's lass in the pearl necklace. "He called him a thug and a murderer because of a past association with Saddam's regime. The guest did not take this sitting down, it went right off. The host had to wind things up over the marquise au chocolat before blows landed."

Diary reveals reality of African slave trade

On 13 July 1823, a young Royal Navy officer called Cheesman Binstead noticed a large number of sharks in the water as his ship patrolled in the seas off west Africa. His superiors left him in no doubt about the cause. To avoid a fine, an intercepted slave ship had thrown its human cargo into the waves and the jaws of the predators.

Adams wins historic vote from Sinn Fein to back Irish police forces

Irish republicans have voted overwhelmingly to support the policing systems in both parts of Ireland, in a move which was hailed as a historic change of heart and a key moment in the peace process.

Deloitte Indy 100: Flexing some business muscle

Nearly losing his legs spurred Duncan Bannatyne into developing a chain of health clubs

Market Report: Securicor rescues a depressing session

IN A DEPRESSINGLY dull session, it was left to Securicor to set the stock market wires buzzing. At one time the shares, in busy trading, were up 12p; they settled for an 8p gain to 581p.

Quality Care in frame for takeover

Quality Care Homes, the Darlington-based nursing home group, saw its shares soar 37p to 311p yesterday after revealing that it was in bid talks. Any deal close to last night's closing price would put a price tag of pounds 42.6m on the company and bring a windfall of more than pounds 20m for the group's founder and executive chairman, Duncan Bannatyne, a local entrepreneur. Michael Fallon, the former Conservative sports minister, is another director who could be expected to benefit from any takeover.

Equities surge with encouragement from New York

Shares surged to their highest since February last year, the month they reached their all-time peak. In often busy trading the FT-SE 100 index jumped 35.5 points to 3,327.3, with New York again providing much of the encouragement.
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London