Arts and Entertainment Regal eye: ‘Hidden Histories: Britain’s Oldest Family Businesses’ featured Fiona Toye’s firm

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.

My Biggest Mistake: Ricky Christie - When father knows best

Ricky Christie, 46, is director-general of the family business The Speyside Distillery, which produces 500,000 litres of whisky per year, including Drumguish and The Speyside.

GOING DOWN: Associated British Foods

SHARES in Associated British Foods fell 4 per cent after reports that the FT-SE International was considering changing its rules to align more closely the number of shares in the market with their weighting in its indices. The index weighting is currently based on market capitalisation.

Travel: Rest your head in old Portugal

Jane O'Callaghan tours the Minho, the north-western province where crumbling manor houses are getting a b&b makeover

Rise and flaws of a family business

WITH A history of some 175 years, C&J Clark is one of the UK's oldest family-owned businesses and, thanks to a reputation for producing good quality, comfortable shoes at affordable prices, a household name. But in recent years, the Somerset-based company has another claim to fame - for its internal strife.

How Britain voted: Briefing

Bernard Walsh was the most embarrassed local election candidate in the country yesterday after failing to register a single vote. Statisticians believe Mr Walsh has probably made British political history with his spectacular flop in Liverpool City Council's Dovecot ward. He is one of Liverpool's Ward Labour socialist breakaway group. He does not live in Dovecot so was unable to spare his own blushes by voting for himself.

Drink: Good taste Going from A to beer

A new editor, Peter Haydon, brings a fresh touch to this spring's Which? Guide to Country Pubs (Consumers' Association, pounds 14.99).

Obituary: Lord Cayzer

LORD CAYZER was an aristocratic businessman of the old school, a tall, distinguished sportsman who proved to be immensely shrewd at business, noted for his flair, his excellent timing and taking the long view. As a result he left a fortune certainly well above the official estimate of pounds 285m.

BOOKS: May the duck be moist, the fizz cold and the weather clement

Glyndebourne: An Operatic Miracle by John Joliffe John Murray pounds 25

Obituary: Nicola Trussardi

NICOLA TRUSSARDI was one of the generation that led the renaissance in Italian style during the 1970s and 1980s, when small family enterprises mushroomed into huge fashion and accessories empires. His contemporaries, designers and business entrepreneurs like himself, put Italian fashion on the map. Their design, production and marketing acumen transformed a cottage industry into a global business.

Samosa specialist is UK's richest Asian woman

FIVE WOMEN, with a collective worth of pounds 155m, now figure among the 30 richest Asians in Britain. Top of the list, which is published today, is Perween Warsi, who founded a company 13 years ago to make chilled and frozen goods, and is now said to be worth pounds 35m.

Historical Notes: United family of Benetton

BY THE beginning of the 20th century, the family business was at its height as driver and beneficiary of national economics around the world.

Real Bodies: THE TIES THAT BIND

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GM row: Lord Sainsbury in Monsanto talks

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

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Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

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Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

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