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Bulova are replacing Hublot, who erected a distinctive Tower in the Old Trafford car park

Cadillac for sale, several greedy owners (paper shredder extra)

Enron - A year after the firm's spectacular fall from grace, the contents of its extravagant Houston HQ go under the hammer

Motoring: Why Doesn't Anyone Buy The ... Renault Safrane

IT'S A great name, in some ways. `Safrane' is agency-invented, oozing plushness, softness, warmth and the air of being pampered on a sofa so yielding it threatens to swallow you. That's the Renault Safrane, a soft sofa of a car in which to escape from the cruel world.

WORDS: Enormity

LORD MAYHEW, who as Sir Patrick Mayhew did his best to reconcile the apparently irreconcilable during his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, had his own comment to make on the morning of the new executive's first meeting. "The present Secretary of State", he told the BBC's Today programme, "has already spoken of the enormity of the occasion." I didn't actually hear Peter Mandelson use the word myself, but whoever said it first, it gives out an uncertain sound.

NORTHERN IRELAND'S NEW GOVERNMENT: SIX YEARS ON THE ROAD TO DEVOLUTION

THE FORMING of the executive ends a six-year road to peace in Ulster. Key developments included:

Redundant? Time to get yourself moving

Being laid off isn't the end of the world. Be positive, focus on your skills and get your career back on track, writes Wilf Altman

The Independent Archive: Even the best people go on stocking raids

4 August 1990 Patrick Marnham, in Paris, remembers the night he donned nylon stockings for a raid on the offices of Private Eye

Take me, Johnny, I'm yours!

When Daisy Price heard there might be a vacancy for a new presenter on the Big Breakfast, she bunked off work and raced to the show's London studios. But would she get the job?

Want to get rich quick? Sue someone

BRYSON'S AMERICA

Paras face murder probe

The account of the British troops who shot up a car full of young Albanian men is now being challenged point by point

Football: United in case of damage limitation

Tim Collings says the FA Cup sacrifice can tip the 2006 scales

MP 'was a victim of faction-fighting'

THE LORD Chief Justice has described the local Labour Party in Newark as "riven by personal animosity" and suggested that the faction- fighting led to the conviction of the former MP, Fiona Jones.

Prescott to learn of airbag danger

AN INQUEST jury returned a verdict of accidental death yesterday after hearing how a 47-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her car's airbag.

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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

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'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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