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P&O disposal plan to raise pounds 2bn

P&O YESTERDAY surprised the City with plans to raise over pounds 2bn from the disposal of its construction, property, exhibitions and containers divisions in order to focus on its cruises, ferries and ports businesses.

Outlook: P&O clear-out

THREE YEARS ago that old sea-dog Lord Sterling looked to be dead in the water. P&O was a ragbag of lumpy, underperforming businesses that seemed destined either for an ignominious Hanson-style break-up or oblivion at the hands of a bigger, stronger suitor.

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Win a photo commission

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Ice hockey: Knights set to usher in new ice age

After an illustrious pre-war history, tomorrow sees the capital's first fully professional match for almost 40 years

Is 91/2 weeks long enough to learn all about bondage?

LIKE MANY people, I have mixed feelings about bondage. Of course, it's fashionable. In certain circles, I accept, you take a pair of handcuffs with you on a date as matter of course. It's regarded as perversely unworldly not at some point to have been led around in a dog-collar or wrapped up in cling film or stood in a corner, roundly insulted and made to cry. But having been thrashed black and blue only once, and then when I was seven, I feel somewhat out of my depth.

Will BA's fair deal take off?

Paul Gosling on the airline's recent jobs exhibition

I work for ... Chris Meade Morag McRae is PA to the director of the Poetry Society

Although I'm not a poet myself I've always enjoyed poetry, having been lucky enough to have been introduced to poets such as Philip Larkin by a teacher when I was at school. I studied viola at music college and went on to work with the City of London Festival as PA to the Classical Music Director, but left when another director went to run the Poetry Society and asked me if I would come with him.

`I fell in love with opera - it was the best of everything'

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Opera Review: A lad's night at the opera

Mark Hayman abandons the terraces of Burnley FC for the delights of `Aida' in Zurich, his first ever opera

The week on radio

It's a well-known factoid (looks like a fact, smells like a fact, isn't true) that people are resistant to change - a line wheeled out regularly by the BBC when announcing schedule changes. Of course, if resistance to change were so firmly rooted in human nature, then we'd still be hanging around the Olduvai Gorge sneering at this trendy stone-tool rubbish and pining for the good old days, when people lived in trees and kids showed some respect.

What did you think of chapter 3?

You may have read a book - but you haven't experienced it to the full until you've discussed it with another reader. Or so say members of the increasingly popular readers' groups.

Preview: go london boat show

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