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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.

Four to stand trial over petrol station murder

Four men appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of stabbing a student to death at a petrol station.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Who exactly are the police serving?

Millions of Britons are repelled by the bullying they have seen

Woman charged with poisoning

A woman was charged last night with murdering her former lover and attempting to kill his fiancee in a suspected poisoning.

Stop all these savage cartoons? Fat chance

Gordon Brown has complained that cartoonists make him look too fat – and the outrageous barbs of cartoonists have undermined more than one parliamentary reputation. Mark Hughes reports

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Album: White Lies, To Lose My Life, (Fiction)

The Glastonbury headliners of 2011 (probably)

Ruling on school entry overturned

An oversubscribed school accused of discriminating against children from poor families has cleared its name in a landmark court ruling.

School admissions victory sparks head's anger

The headmaster of a leading secondary school called today for reform after successfully defending his school's admissions policy in costly High Court proceedings.

Richard Ingrams' Week: Secretive world of family court and expert witnesses

Incompetent doctors can take heart from the story of paediatrician Dr David Southall. His case proved once again that professional people never like to see one of their number prevented from earning a good living, whatever he or she may have done in the past.

The Coral, Coliseum, London

If someone has a twisted sense of humour, it is not necessarily the band themselves. Tonight's gilded venue, home to English National Opera, is tiered like a wedding cake, though the Hoylake wizards choose to perform a mercilessly unadorned acoustic concert. In their usual casual duds, they could be in their Wirral rehearsal rooms; only singer James Skelly's fresh pudding-bowl cut,acknowledged the presence of an audience.

Latest case against paediatrician dismissed

Controversial paediatrician David Southall was cleared of serious professional misconduct today in a case surrounding breathing experiments on premature babies.

Alan Watkins: The PM is no longer on the people's side

A Labour MP may feel the need to apologise to Gordon Brown, but the electors of Crewe and Nantwich share no such obligation

Deborah Orr: The price of ditching multiculturalism

A slew of statistics, some accurate and others projected, have catapulted concern about the extent of forced marriage in Britain to the top of the political agenda. But the most worrying statistic I've heard on the matter was published two years ago.

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