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HSBC is cutting about 1,200 jobs in Britain as cost-cutting across the battered banking industry continues to force job losses.

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Tension between Charles and John has been laid bare by translation of 270-year-old diary. By James Macintyre

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Education letters: Isle of discontent

* It is depressing to have confirmed in your pages the extent to which the Isle of Wight education service appears to be out of touch with so many of the people it serves (Letters, EDUCATION & CAREERS, 17 April). In a £55,000 consultation exercise, a glossy brochure ("Tell Us Your Views") was launched at the beginning of this year. To have your views recorded, it was necessary to register agreement with one of three options for change proposed by the council; these would close between 23 and 41 of the island's 67 schools. The response to this questionnaire was low.

Album: Horace Silver, Live at Newport '58, Blue Note

The joys of a length-and-line hard-bop sesh are unremitting. That's kind of the point of them. So although this newly excavated live date from the pianist/composer's early Blue Note days contains nothing to surprise, shock or even mildly amuse, it does command 45 minutes of your attention with a grip proceeding directly from the music's in-built intensity.

London Irish 41 Newport-Gwent 24: Thorpe the invisible man has Exiles on brink of last eight

Following his performance against Sale the previous week, a virtuoso effort that earned him the man of the match award, Shane Geraghty was again singled out for the honour here, although nobody was quite sure why. It must be a celebrity thing. People have seen and read about England's exciting young prospect and the same cannot be said for Richard Thorpe.

London Irish 41 Newport-Gwent 24: Irish take feet off the gas but cruise towards the last eight

Smith expects 'dogfight' in Italy after Geraghty inspires Dragons demolition

Fun in the fields, hi-tech in the classroom

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