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The deal for the Denmark international can be made permanent in the summer

Kingston Business School

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Hardliners call for deaths of Surrey Muslims

Islamic extremists have started openly calling for the destruction of a controversial Muslim sect in a major escalation of sectarian conflict within British Islam, an investigation by The Independent has revealed.

Designer George Davies mulls closure of Give stores

The retail entrepreneur George Davies is considering closing his UK chain of standalone Give stores just a year after the first one opened.

Thames: The tale that the river told

Fifty years ago, it was biologically dead. In 2010, the Thames is in rude health. It's a transformation with huge implications, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

Eadweard Muybridge, Tate Britain, London

This pioneering Victorian photographer led a hectic and colourful life, but his efforts for art and science are not what they seem

Robbers hurl stolen watches at police during chase

Smash and grab robbers hurled stolen watches worth tens of thousands of pounds at police today as they were chased from the scene of a £500,000 raid.

Woman held over tower block blaze

A woman was being questioned by police today over a fire which devastated a 15-storey tower block.

Man jailed for 1986 rape

A rapist was jailed for eight years today after admitting a horrific sex attack on an 18-year-old woman on waste ground 24 years ago.

My Secret Life: Lynne Truss, writer, 55

The house I grew up in ... was a council house near Richmond in Surrey, on an estate built in the early 1950s. I shared a bedroom with my older sister. For some reason I used to think it was a good idea to pile books at the bottom of my bed, and they would fall on the floor in the night, which annoyed everyone.

Woman jailed for 'vicious' revenge attack

A carer was today sentenced to a total of seven years in prison for her part in a "prolonged and vicious" revenge attack on her husband's former lover.

Dame Angela Rumbold: Outspoken Tory minister and staunch Thatcherite who worked tirelessly to raise educational standards

Angela Rumbold was the daughter of a distinguished scientist, and throughout her political career, initially in local government, then as a minister in the Department of Education, and latterly as a chairman of governing bodies and of the Governing Bodies of Girls' Schools Association, she displayed a profound concern for the maintenance of the highest educational standards and the improvement of state education.

Jury out in £40m jewel robbery trial

The jury trying seven men over a £40 million armed raid on a jeweller's retired today to begin its deliberations.

Wet Wet Wet star ordered to attend domestic abuse programme

The keyboard player from Scottish pop group Wet Wet Wet was today ordered to take part in a domestic violence programme after he admitted assaulting his girlfriend.

Birthday Honours: Order Of The British Empire, OBE

Mrs Tracy Jackson. Manager, Crescent Children's Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. For services to Children and Families. (Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire)

Man admits raping teenager 24 years ago

A rapist pleaded guilty today to a horrific sex attack on an 18-year-old woman on waste ground 24 years ago.

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