Sport Pitch perfect: Cliff Morgan was a rugby legend as player and commentator

Cliff Morgan, who died last week, will live long in the memory for his eloquence and principles

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Ian Burrell enjoyed a great party. Shame about the awards ceremony

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Bovis float brought forward as P&O profits cruise 33% higher

PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL, the cruises, ferries and ports group, is bringing forward the pounds 350m flotation of its Bovis construction arm to next month after reporting buoyant first-half profits.

Curtain falls on Royal Tournament

Curtain falls on Royal Tournament

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Military to stage two new festivals 30pt bold +0pt leading gyh gyh gyh

THE 118-YEAR-OLD Royal Tournament, the traditional showcase for Britain's military, is to be replaced by two new events, the Government announced yesterday.

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P&O places pounds 1.25bn cruise ship order

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL (P&O) is to invest pounds 1.25bn in five new luxury cruise liners, doubling the capacity of its fleet and closing the gap on its two US rivals in the cruise market.

It's the way he sells 'em Profile: Sean Maloney

Intel's sales supremo says UK plc will live or die by how well it uses the internet to improve its efficiency.

Born to run and run

Bruce Springsteen is rock'n'roll made flesh. On stage, no one else even comes close. And without him, David Thomas's life would have been very different

We will survive this outrage

What kind of poofs would we be if we ran away from Soho at the first sign of trouble?

P&O shares full steam ahead on buoyant cruise bookings

THERE WAS fresh evidence of strengthening demand in the consumer economy yesterday when P&O, the ferry and cruise group, reported a buoyant start to the year in its cruise business.

On The Up: Peninsular & Orient

P&O, the shipping company, said it will sell property holdings and its construction unit Bovis to focus on cruise, ferry and ports businesses. The shares rose 18 per cent on the week. The company is expected to raise pounds 2bn from the disposals. The decision comes after P&O posted a 30 per cent drop in second-half profit as shipping tariffs fell and cut demand for the services of P&O Nedlloyd, P&O's container shipping joint venture with Royal Nedlloyd.
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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