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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."

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.

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.

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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