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Eric Lomax: War hero whose experiences in the Far East became a bestselling memoir

Eric Lomax was the author of the award-winning, bestselling memoir The Railway Man, which vividly depicted his life and harrowing experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war working on the notorious Thailand-Burma railway during the Second World War.

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He is known as a documenter of high society and glamour: the man who shot the Windsors, Grace Kelly, Vivien Leigh; Picasso, Dietrich, Churchill, Twiggy; whose aesthetic sensibility was affronted by the newly coronated Queen's nose being too red, Audrey Hepburn's neck too scraggy and Great Garbo's hands as having done too much washing up.

Snow makes fairy-tale return in France

British raiders pulled off a spectacular Group One double at Deauville yesterday. Reckless Abandon confirmed himself as exciting a colt as Clive Cox has trained when extending his unbeaten record in the Darley Prix Morny, but top billing none the less went to the remarkable Snow Fairy.

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Investor backlash sends Standard Chartered reeling

Standard Chartered saw a quarter of its value wiped away yesterday as furious investors sold the bank's shares in the wake of allegations by US regulators that the pillar of the British financial establishment facilitated money laundering on an industrial scale.

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QPR on 'upward curve' says Mark Hughes after £5m signing of Park Ji-sung

Park Ji-sung admitted it was a tough decision to leave Manchester United after joining Queen's Park Rangers, but said it was time for a "new challenge". The 31-year-old South Korea international brought a seven-year spell at Old Trafford to an end yesterday by joining Rangers for an undisclosed fee believed to be £5 million.

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Blackburn defender Ayegbeni Yakubu makes switch to China

Blackburn striker Ayegbeni Yakubu has completed his move to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F for an undisclosed fee.

Bumi bid to repair image undermined by key no-show at protest-hit AGM

Bumi, the Indonesian coal miner that has been at the centre of a storm over corporate governance, took a significant step towards improving its reputation yesterday when the chairman, Samin Tan, and co-chairman, Indra Bakrie, waived their joint 29.9 per cent voting block at the company's annual general meeting.

Murray clenches his fist after securing victory

Andy Murray wins with ease at Roland Garros

There were no real alarms for Andy Murray as he eased into the second round of the French Open with a 6-1 7-5 6-0 victory over Tatsuma Ito of Japan this evening.

Moonpig founder takes share in outfitters Smart Turnout

An online gentleman's outfitter that began life as a regimental clothing supplier has attracted funding from giftcard group Moonpig.com's founder Nick Jenkins.

Reflected glory: you're never far from a swimming pool at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech

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Top London player cashes in after £52m deal with Man

The leading London hedge fund player Blaine Tomlinson was considerably better off yesterday after the firm he founded 21 years ago was bought by Man Group for up to $82.8m (£52.3m).

Policeman and game warden killed in rhino poaching gun battle

A police constable and a ranger were shot dead at the weekend during an operation to track rhino poachers in South Africa's Kruger Park game reserve.

D J Taylor: A man who knows what it means to be civilised – and chooses not to be

Just when you had assumed that the Breivik trial couldn't get any worse – with Thursday's revelation that its subject had wanted to decapitate a former Norwegian prime minister – it plunged into a yet more subterranean depth. Even to watch the fragments of Breivik's testimony come through on text services was bad enough – the self-proclaimed "nice" man who had deliberately hardened his heart to commit mass murder. God knows what the impact of this must have been in a mesmerised courtroom.

Gordon Bagier: Politician who championed railways in thebattle against road transport

One of the reasons for the decline in the authority and public esteem of the House of Commons is that so many of the new entrants have done little in their lives other than politics, or activities closely allied to it. In 1964, when he beat Paul Williams in the marginal seat of Sunderland South, a victory that won him the epithet "The Hero of Sunderland" in the local press, Gordon Bagier brought a wealth of experience, first as a wartime Royal Marine, then two decades of promotion to ever-more responsible jobs on the railways.

James Moore: Expect more wonders from the Far East

Outlook Amazing what you can do with Japanese managers. Thanks to the small matter of an £8m bung from the Government, more than 1,000 desperately needed jobs are going to be created in the North-east, where Nissan will build some new cars.

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