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National Gallery selects outpost in North-east England

The ancient battlements and regal dining rooms of a County Durham castle are set to house some of the nation's greatest artistic treasures, after National Gallery officials backed plans to found an unprecedented outpost for the London institution in north-east England.

Odey to launch wealth arm in UK

Crispin Odey, one of the highest-profile hedge-fund managers in the City, is to launch a new operation targeting wealthy individuals in Britain, after slamming the "raw deal" offered by the current crop of "bloated" wealth managers.

Blackburn confirm takeover talks

Blackburn have confirmed they have held a "cordial and productive meeting" with Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed's company over a proposed takeover.

Rovers hunting for new striker

Blackburn chairman John Williams says the club will step up the search for a striker after agreeing a new long-term deal with highly-regarded young French midfielder Steven Nzonzi.

The 8,000-mile green voyage (by the seasick billionaire)

Money will get you a lot of things, including a 60-ft catamaran built almost entirely out of recycled plastic bottles, held together with organic glue made from cashew nuts and sugar cane. But the joy of stepping on to dry land after navigating such a vessel on a gruelling 128-day journey across the Pacific is one of those things that money simply can't buy.

West Ham braced for heavy FA fine after crowd trouble verdict

West Ham face a severe punishment after the club was found guilty yesterday by the FA of two charges of failing to control their fans following an investigation into serious crowd trouble at a Carling Cup match against Millwall at Upton Park last August.

48 Hours In: Tel Aviv

Israel's most cosmopolitan city offers beach life, fine dining and a lively cultural scene

How Cameron cosied up to Murdoch & Son

The Sun's decision to turn against Labour was the reward for years of shrewd politicking and social networking by the Tory leader and his team. Andy McSmith reports

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Osborne versus Mandelson: The grudge match

They both stand at their leader's right hand – smart political strategists and compulsive gossips with a taste for high-living. And there's not much love lost between them.