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Outlook First Standard Chartered, then Experian, and now Sainsbury’s. It’s shaping up to be a year of boardroom upheaval, and it’s still only January. Who next? Well, a little bird tells me Schroders’ veteran chief executive Michael Dobson has sounded out confidants in the City about the idea of him becoming chairman of this granddaddy of fund managers, succeeding 69-year-old Andrew Beeson.

Operation Yewtree: Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis charged with two further counts of indecent assault

Ex-Radio 1 DJ was first charged on August 15 as part of Operation Yewtree

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's tour of India

Australia captain Michael Clarke suffers injury setback forcing him out of the tour to India and raising fears over Ashes fitness

Clarke has suffered from chronic back problems in recent years and the injury picked up in the ODI series against England has taken longer to heal than expected

Economic rebound creates crisis for big pawnbrokers

Shares in Albemarle & Bond hit a ten-year low yesterday as the pawnbroker was forced to make an emergency £35m rights issue.

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 1 October 2013

United will hand Moyes money to revive fortunes

Leicester house fire: Two remanded on blaze murder charges

Two more men have appeared in court charged with murdering a mother and her four children in a house fire.

Postal staff to go on strike

Workers in hundreds of Crown post offices will walk out on strike today in a long-running row over jobs, pay and closures.

Mitul Shah with wife Rupal and daughter Sarai, aged two; while he was unable to convince gunmen to agree he gave victims time to flee

Nairobi mall attack: The hero of Westgate - Briton who died to save children in Kenyan mall siege

Mitul Shah offered himself as a hostage so children in cooking competition could flee

PPI victims let down again by lenders

The City watchdog must name and shame the firms that are failing to treat their customers fairly over compensation for missold payment protection insurance.

IMI appoints Mark Selway as new CEO as Martin Lamb retires

IMI boss Martin Lamb stepped down today from the engineering group after 13 years in the top job. He will be replaced by former Weir Group chief executive Mark Selway on 1 January, before retiring from IMI’s board at its AGM later in the year.

Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham v Chelsea: Result will not be pivotal to final Premier League standings, says Andre Villas-Boas

The Spurs manager looks to play down the significance of the hotly anticipated encounter at White Hart Lane

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle recognised 'point of principle'

Ritchie Humphreys replaces Clarke Carlisle as chairman of the PFA

Move comes after Carlisle retired from professional football

'I would never use homosexual couples in my adverts': Barilla pasta boss's anti-gay comments spark boycott call

Gay rights groups are calling for a boycott of the world’s biggest pasta maker Barilla after the company’s chairman said he would never use homosexual couples in his advertisements.

Exclusive: Conflict row as MoD top brass join contractors

Ex-mandarin now in charge of US giant's bid to manage his former department
Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio created 'unprecedented levels of fear' says former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn

The Italian was sacked after five games of the season

Ed Miliband promised a price freeze on heating bills at the conference

Birth of a leader: Ed Miliband boldly fleshes out policy vision in Labour Party conference speech

The risk is that Tories and their newspapers will portray what he is doing as a return to the 1970s

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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

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Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

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Rugby World Cup 2015: The tournament's forgotten XV

Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

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A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

Britain's Atlantis

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