Sport Sprinter Sacre pleased connections yesterday after his Kempton scare

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The shortlist for the next chairman of Network Rail has been drawn up.

Accounting watchdog consultation closes

The business department's consultation into the future of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) closes for comments on Tuesday.

Blair's firm at centre of £8m tax puzzle

Tony Blair's perpetually fascinating finances re-entered the limelight last night after a report in The Sunday Telegraph claimed that, at their heart, was what the paper called an "£8m tax mystery".

Tullett Prebon axes 80 traders in London and New York

Around 80 traders at money broker Tullett Prebon have lost their jobs in the City and on Wall Street as austerity bites.

WSJ Europe cleared in cut-price row

The Wall Street Journal Europe has been cleared of wrongdoing in the circulation row over cut-price copies that cost the paper's European publisher his job last year.

Market Report: Go-Ahead moves into fast lane for takeover gossips

Despite high hopes at the start of the year, takeover activity in the Square Mile ended up being rather subdued during 2011. However, punters praying the next 12 months may prove to be different will have been cheered yesterday by the revival of takeover talk around a number of stocks. One of them was Go-Ahead, the transport group which has been frequently suggested as a possible target. Vague rumours of a potential approach were doing the rounds last November, and yesterday it was back in the spotlight thanks to Liberum Capital.

With Joe Strummer it was never about the past

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Nine years after his death, The Clash's rhythm-guitarist, Joe Strummer, is still supporting new talent. By Ian Burrell

Rush on New Year's Eve boosts West End

Retail sales in the West End of London broke the £100m barrier in the week to New Year's Eve, as shops benefited from a late surge of bargain hunters.

Eurozone crisis puts squeeze on AIM listings

The eurozone crisis has heaped pressure on the junior AIM stock market, with 24 companies quitting and just 16 joining in the final quarter of 2011. That compares with 22 departures and 26 arrivals in the third quarter, according to UHY Hacker Young.

Stephen Foley: MF Global mess shows need for drastic reform

US Outlook: Oh, 2011. Another year, and Wall Street invents another way for us to lose money we thought was safe.

Stephen Foley: HP investors do not need a muckracking lawsuit over sex claims against ex-boss

US Outlook: There are too many claims and counter-claims to be sure what Mark Hurd, the ousted chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, really told the soft porn actress-turned-corporate hostess Jodie Fisher, but we can be pretty sure he was telling porkies when he boasted that Sheryl Crow was madly in love with him.

I knew our silcone was inferior, admits breast implant chief

The head of the breast implant manufacturer at the centre of a health scare affecting hundreds of thousands of women worldwide has admitted he used a cheaper unapproved product because of "economic objectives".

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WTA Tour loses its title sponsor

Sony Ericsson's sponsorship of the WTA Tour is to finish at the end of next year.

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