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Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer will be recognised with a special award at this year's Classic Brits.

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Classical Brit honour for Harry Potter composer Williams

Star Wars and Harry Potter soundtrack composer John Williams is to be honoured at the Classical Brit Awards.

Market Report: Mothercare struggles despite new arrival

It looks like it is going to take more than a buggy assault course and an in-store coffee shop to persuade the Square Mile that Mothercare is worth buying. The struggling baby products retailer recently launched a new-look store in an attempt to revive its fortunes, but it has not stopped the attacks from scribes in the City.

Mary Dejevsky: All I wanted were my Cheerios

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M&amp;S chairman steps down after six years



Sir Stuart Rose ends a colourful six-year tenure with high street giant Marks & Spencer today as he steps down as chairman.

More viewers for new One Show presenters

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Comedian Jason Manford will step into Adrian Chiles's shoes on The One Show, the BBC announced today.

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