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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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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
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Lobster has gone mainstream

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Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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