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An urgent review has been ordered into the salary arrangements of Britain's top public officials after it emerged last night that the head of the Student Loans Company has been paid his £182,000 package without deductions for tax.

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When James of Vitry, new Bishop of Acre, arrived at his see in 1216, he apparently wasn't terribly impressed. The earlier Christian Crusades had left behind a string of Crusader statelets down the Mediterranean coast and Acre, close to Jerusalem, had become the most important port in the region, a gateway for pilgrims and a centre for trade. Piety it didn't do nearly as well. In fact, Bishop James thought it was all a bit Gomorrah-on-Sea, distressing proof that the ideals of the earlier Christian adventurers had been corrupted by economic power and pragmatic exchange. In the last of his interesting series The Crusades, Thomas Asbridge showed us a rather literal token of this accommodation between theological purpose and day-to-day profit – gold coins minted by the Crusader knights in imitation of Egyptian Islamic originals. When it came to cash they were open to multi-faith dialogue, however intransigent they might be when on their knees praying.

Mr Lester's controversial tax deal was signed off by Universities minister David Willetts

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James Moore: New Apple boss Browett is in the big league now – but he has to watch his step

Outlook: Welcome to the corporate Premier League, John Browett. The Dixons Retail boss has been poached by Apple to run its fast-expanding retail operation and shareholders are anything but happy about his departure. The fact that he has more or less kept the show on the road is seen as no small achievement.

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The Indian government said yesterday it was entering into exclusive talks with the French company Dassault Aviation to provide 126 jets, delivering a devastating blow to the Eurofighter consortium that was hoping to secure the $12bn deal.

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