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A stray glance at last night's BBC4 schedules might have tricked people into thinking that Britain's Oldest Family Businesses were being given the Horrible Histories treatment. Alas, this is actually part of a three-part strand called Hidden Histories, which is similar in that it is about history, but different in that it is a very on-the-straight-and-narrow documentary for BBC4 rather than a daft romp through the past with Steve Punt and pals.

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Liz Hoggard: We must all admit our dodgy uncles

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Out with the old Lady, in with the new

The Lady used to be fusty, dusty and full of stairlift ads – but no more. Sophie Morris meets the man who is giving the weekly women's magazine a much-needed facelift

Commons caps Derby's fightback

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Wedgwoods bid for family firm

Members of the Wedgwood family have mounted a bid to retake control of the pottery firm, pitching them head-to-head with Clarion Capital, the US private equity firm that made an offer for the Waterford Wedgwood business over the weekend.

City set to fine Robinho

Manchester City are set to fine record signing Robinho for his training ground walk out in Tenerife last week.

Johann Hari: Time to end the work experience scam

We want a Britain where the smart kids pull ahead whoever their parents are

Wall Street insiders had shunned Madoff for years

Regulators investigated widespread suspicions and exposed lies but failed to act

Family business faces crunch as Leuluais prepare for battle

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