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Struggling Hovis is to get £200 million of investment under a deal that will hand a major slice of the operation to an American firm.

Comedy: Gig of the week - Scott Capurro Fri Ha Bloody Ha, London W5

The American stand-up Scott Capurro, one of the team captains on C4's new gay quiz, The Staying In Show, is a man for whom the adjective "waspish" could have been invented.

Row over forced marriages

THE WOMAN who is heading a new government-appointed working party to tackle forced marriages within the Asian community said last night that she "did not consider it a major problem".

Railtrack charged after man died reporting fault

RAILTRACK AND two of its senior employees have been charged with manslaughter after a train driver was killed while using a telephone at the track side.

Train disaster firm apologises

GREAT WESTERN Trains showed a "blatant disregard" for vital safety measures before the Southall rail disaster, the Old Bailey heard yesterday. Devices which may have averted the crash were introduced within days of the accident that killed seven passengers and injured 150, the court was told.

In the footsteps of a Time Lord

Trails of the unexpected: for Doctor Who fans, London is full of sacred sites, from Cybermen in St Paul's to Daleks trundling in Trafalgar Square.

The Secret Of My Success: Jo Hansford

American Vogue described celebrity hairdresser Jo Hansford as the best tinter on the planet. And when Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Hurley or Antonio Banderas need a bit of colour, Jo's their woman.

Football: Persuasive Southall throws stetson into the ring

Trevor Haylett observes that Wales at least rediscovered their famed passion

Case Of The Rapist

ANALYSIS OF the crime scene and the actions of sex attackers helped to catch the man responsible for raping a nine-year-old girl and her mother at knifepoint.

Soho Bombing: Thousands of police mount bomb watch

POLICE FORCES across Britain will today mount their biggest anti- racist operation, with hundreds of extra officers providing a visible street presence.

Comment: Witness: And a very happy Vaisakhi to you!

The Tricentennial of the Sikh Religion

Councils named in adoption crisis

NEW EVIDENCE that local authorities are refusing to allow thousands of children in care to be adopted has emerged in a nationwide survey by House of Commons officials.

Doctor trapped us, say parents

THE HOSPITAL at the centre of an inquiry into experimental treatment on premature babies has called in outside experts to examine a separate complaint about harassment of parents accused of child abuse.

Doctor harassed us, say parents

THE HOSPITAL at the centre of an inquiry into experimental treatment on premature babies has called in outside experts to examine a separate complaint about harassment of parents accused of child abuse.

Exposing the dark side of the glittering prizes

They enrol in the autumn of their life and spend three years learning how to award Oscars

How We Met: Steve Mcqueen And Johnny Sapong

Steve McQueen (right), 29, is an artist, and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1993. He has had solo exhibitions, in which he shows short films, sculpture and photographs, at the Museums of Modern Art in Chicago and New York. His first major solo exhibition in Britain is at the ICA, London SW1, until 21 March. He is based in Amsterdam. Johnny Sapong, 29, styles hair for catwalk shows; his clients include Alexander McQueen, Red or Dead and Katharine Hamnett. He lives in Ealing, London
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Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

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Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

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