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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.

Mystery Ealing riot victim named by police

A 68-year-old man left critically ill after he was attacked by rioters was named by police today.

Man beaten for taking on rioters still unidentified

The critically injured man being helped by civilians and police in Ealing moments after he was beaten to the ground by thugs has become an abiding image of the bravery of ordinary Londoners confronting the rioters bringing ruin to their neighbourhoods.

Budget airlines inundated by calls from MPs as Parliament is recalled

Some MPs are less than enthusiastic about cutting short their holidays to return to Parliament for an emergency debate on the riots.

Man in 60s seriously hurt in riot

A man in his 60s suffered life-threatening injuries when he was attacked by rioters after he tried to extinguish a fire they had started in a bin, a witness said today.

Another shot of Scotch on the rocks with a splash of wit

Jonathan Romney raises his glass to 'Whisky Galore!' on the eve of its re-release

The shadow cast by Ealing comedies is no laughing matter

Kind Hearts and Coronets, Whisky Galore! and the rest are a malign influence on today's cinema, says Geoffrey Macnab

Madame Yevonde's goddess legacy

The 1920s society portrait photographer has inspired a new exhibition of photographs of women by Neeta Madahar

Last Night's TV: A Very Dangerous Doctor/Channel 4<br />The Shadow Line/BBC2

In 2009, the BBC broadcast a Panorama special, A Very Dangerous Doctor, about Dr David Southall, the controversial paediatrician repeatedly struck off by the General Medical Council. And now, here's Channel 4 with its very own version. The name's the same: A Very Dangerous Doctor. The star's the same: Dr Southall – older, plumper, more wild-eyed than last time – but the allegations against him are different. Different, not new.

How a crusader against abuse provoked the anger of accused parents

Near the beginning of "A Very Dangerous Doctor", next month's Cutting Edge documentary on Channel 4, there are a few seconds of grainy footage that are among the most shocking to be broadcast on TV.

Lords' expenses system a 'quirk', says accused peer

A former Tory peer accused of lying about his expenses believed it was a "quirk" of the House of Lords to list as his main residence a property he never stayed at, a court heard today.

Oliver Wright

A former Conservative peer made "false, deceptive and misleading" claims so he could make more money in Parliamentary expenses, a court heard yesterday.

Album: White Lies, Ritual (Fiction)

Size isn't everything, but the second album by this Ealing trio feels destined to be even bigger than the first.

The Witching Hour: Darkness and the Architectural Uncanny

Empty car parks, unlit alleyways and deserted graveyards are among architectural situations which have been examined by artists for a new exhibition about the power of buildings to intimidate and unsettle.

Police offer reward in missing women cases

Detectives are offering a reward of up to £15,000 for information regarding the disappearance of two women who vanished from the same stretch of road more than a decade ago.

Stabbed policeman to make full recovery

A probationary officer whose neck was slashed by a man with a craft knife in a busy shopping street will make a "full recovery".

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