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Sculptures of marble heads, a bronze bust of Alexander the Great and bronze statuettes of the gods form part of the collection

Possible Salford saviour in talks

Millionaire racehorse owner Marwan Koukash has been unveiled as the mystery businessman locked in talks aimed at saving Salford.

Pension problems could close more charities

A major charity helping vulnerable people this week became the first to go bust because it couldn’t afford to meet its pension obligations.

Twinkies maker files for bankruptcy

Hostess Brands, the bankrupt maker of the cream-filled Twinkies sponge cakes, sought court clearance to go out of business yesterday after failing to convince thousands of striking workers to accept an 8 per cent wage cut and reduced benefits.

Everything must go: Comet launches liquidation sale

Comet has launched a liquidation sale as administrators move to wind down the failed retailer ahead of store closures as early as next week.

Thousands fear losing their job as Comet faces collapse

Thousands of jobs are at risk as Comet, the 240-store electricals retailer, is poised to appoint an accountancy firm as administrator just nine months after the UK chain was bought for a token £2.

Club’s demotion is ‘morally’ correct, says Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist says fans should allowed to invest in Rangers

Ally McCoist has stressed the importance of Rangers supporters being allowed to invest in the future of the Ibrox club.

Celtic escape punishment over banner

Celtic have been found not guilty by the Scottish Football Association on all four charges relating to an alleged offensive banner displayed by fans during a pre-season friendly against Norwich at Parkhead.

Chainrai back with new Pompey bid

Balram Chainrai, the former Portsmouth owner, has submitted a new offer in a bid to buy the League One club.

Falkirk suspend PA announcer over 'inappropriate' comments about Rangers

Falkirk have suspended their PA announcer for making “inappropriate” comments about Rangers at the weekend.

Ally McCoist confirms Ipswich interest in Maurice Edu

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed Ipswich have tabled an offer for Maurice Edu.

Portsmouth's home ground, Fratton Park

Portsmouth to avoid liquidation after Liam Lawrence agrees to leave

Portsmouth will not go into liquidation today after Liam Lawrence, the last remaining senior player on the books at Fratton Park, agreed to leave the club.

Portsmouth go into administration for a second time

Tal Ben Haim agrees to leave Portsmouth to assist finances

Portsmouth's hopes of avoiding liquidation tomorrow have been given a huge shot in the arm after Israel defender Tal Ben Haim agreed to leave the club.

Bradford Bulls debt put at £1.5m

Administration-hit Bradford Bulls are around £1.5m in debt, it has been revealed.

Super League ready to buy the Bulls

Super League is trying to rescue the Bradford Bulls by buying the club on behalf of the 13 other clubs in the competition.

Lee McCulloch has urged Rangers players who have remained at the club so far not to head for the exit door.

Lee McCulloch urges players to stay at Rangers

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