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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.

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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.

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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
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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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Detective novelist who wrote Death comes to Pemberley passed away peacefully at her home, aged 94

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?