Arts and Entertainment The disputed objects were largely ancient Etruscan treasures, similar to this one - an Etruscan black-figured amphora depicting the death of Medusa - on display in Rome's Qurinale Presidential Palace

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

Paul Murray plays down Rangers liquidation fears

Former Rangers director Paul Murray believes the club can be saved from liquidation despite fears to the contrary by Dave King.

Mitt Romney greets supporters at a rally yesterday in Rockford, Michigan

Refusal to back Motor City bailout may be a bump in road for Romney

As Republican primary voters go to the polls in Michigan today, the US President Barack Obama will be trumpeting the renaissance of the state's auto industry, born of a taxpayer bailout in the depths of the recession which both current Republican front-runners say should never have been approved.

Administrators at war: Rights to Stanford assets disputed in UK courts

Grant Thornton fights to unfreeze $110m of Texan's London operation

Wilfried Zaha (left) has been a key man for Palace in their Cup run

Palace near end of a bumpy ride to Wembley

Crystal Palace will have covered some distance if they protect their advantage in the Carling Cup semi-final tonight; from administration to Wembley within two years. Between those two markers they avoided relegation from the Championship on the final day of the season and were saved from extinction by the CPFC 2010 consortium.

130 jobs go in SeaFrance collapse

Almost 130 jobs are to be lost in the UK after French ferry operator SeaFrance went into liquidation today.

Farepak fees reach £8.2m

Five years after Christmas hamper firm Farepak collapsed, leaving around 120,000 customers nearly £40 million out of pocket, the fees dealing with the administration have exceeded any potential compensation for its victims.

An FC Halifax fan vents his feelings during FA Cup defeat for the Shay men at home to Charlton yesterday

Aspin's revival curbed by late show of Charlton class

FC Halifax Town 0 Charlton Athletic 4

David Prosser: Let's get pre-pack reforms right

Outlook The Government's decision to delay reforms to the rules on pre-pack administrations is welcome. The arrangements, through which indebted companies go into administration but emerge almost instantly with much-reduced debts and a new owner, have had a bad press. And there have been abuses of the rules, which have left creditors, often vulnerable small business suppliers, out of pocket and with no recourse to complaint.

New 'pre-pack' rules to better protect creditors

The insolvency trade body R3 opposes the plans. It claims the three-day notice period could cause a sudden loss of customers

Latest slowdown sees company insolvencies jump

The number of English and Welsh companies going bust was 4.4 per cent higher in the the second quarter than a year earlier, as firms struggled to compete in the current economic climate.

Troubled Argyle docked 10 points

Plymouth Argyle were docked 10 points by the Football League yesterday after falling into financial crisis.

Gold-buying companies told to polish up their act

Two companies that offered to buy gold jewellery through the post have stopped trading following an Office of Fair trading inquiry, while a further three have been forced to improve the way they treat customers.

Gold-buying firms warned by OFT

Three companies that buy gold jewellery from consumers have been ordered to improve the way they treat their customers following an investigation by the trading watchdog.

Bankruptcies down, but worries persist for 2011

A record number of people were declared insolvent in 2010, although the trend is down and corporate failures are also charting a more optimistic course. However, the prospects of higher unemployment and a rise in interest rates this year threaten to reverse those movements, experts say.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

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Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?