Sport Nadine Angerer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

The Germany captain may have drawn less attention, but was deserving of her moment in the spotlight

Frankfurt Book Fair: Women authors make the big deals

pounds 200,000 in part for gruesome tale of Millennium Dome killer who sews finches into victims

DANCE: EVENT OF THE WEEK: Rambert Dance Company Mon-Sat Sadler's Wells

It seems only yesterday that Sadler's Wells was a pile of rubble, but next Monday, after two years of road works, the new theatre will be stopping the traffic for a different reason when it reopens with a season of dance by Rambert.

Liffe and London Clearing House appoint Lazards as adviser

THE LONDON International Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) and the London Clearing House (LCH) have moved closer to a merger by appointing Lazard Brothers as their adviser. Last month the two exchanges said they were in talks to boost co-operation, but denied that they had any immediate plans to merge. Last month Liffe said it would bring forward the introduction of its new CONNECT electronic trading system to compete with the Frankfurt- based Eurex exchange's faster and cheaper system.

Germans invade Poland for food work

ON THE bridge across the Oder, the human tide never ebbs. Commuters are swept in from the east by the morning rush, shoppers come and go during the day, and the workers return to their homes in the evening. Cars wait patiently with their engines turned off, as the guards and customs officers fuss over their contents.

Liffe sees its future in electronic trading

Liffe, London's futures and options exchange, yesterday voted 97.5 per cent in favour of a new system of electronic trading in a bid to hit back at its arch-rival in Germany, writes Andrew Verity.

Liffe cuts fees as battle with Frankfurt escalates

THE LONDON International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) has sparked off another round in "the battle of the exchanges" by cutting its prices in a move designed to claw back market share from arch-rival DTB, the electronic exchange based in Frankfurt.

US banks get euro jitters

Old Lady assures Americans that City will still have central role

The new adventure of Superwoman hits the City

Nicola Horlick, arguably the most famous woman in the City, was back in business yesterday with a new venture. Lea Paterson takes a look at the latest chapter in the life of the purported expert at Having It All.

Sporting digest: American football

Sporting digest: American football

Tennis: Hingis misses out on Frankfurt date with Graf

Martina Hingis has conquered all comers in a spectacular rise to the top rank in women's tennis, but the 17-year-old Swiss will have to wait a little longer before getting her chance to take on her illustrious predecessor, Steffi Graf.

Not Frankfurt, but well worth a spin

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Outlook: Why Liffe should see off this challenge

London's pre-eminent position in futures and options trading has long been the object of jealous regard by both Frankfurt and Paris. This is more than just a commercial thing. It is also about ancient rivalries, and, most important of all, alarm that the City could continue to be the dominant financial centre in a Europe united by a common currency Britain may never be a part of.

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The fashionable diary war clashes on. John Windsor thumbs the latest designs

Thunder from lightening

Vauxhall has announced details of its new Astra, before its unveiling at next month's Frankfurt Show. Longer, roomier, safer and more fuel-frugal than the model it replaces, it will also be shown at the London Motor Show in October, before sales start next spring.

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The man who hunts giants

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The 12 ways of Christmas

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

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