The midfielder came off injured in the Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland

Crackdown looming on banks amid huge level of complaints

Evidence that SMEs also angry over their behaviour as CBI calls for more credit

Case against climate change discredited by study

A difference in the way British and American ships measured the temperature of the ocean during the 1940s may explain why the world appeared to undergo a period of sudden cooling immediately after the Second World War.

Court presses OFT to rule on bank charges

The Office of Fair Trading pledged yesterday to decide by mid-July whether bank borrowing charges are unfair and how much compensation customers should receive. The regulator was pressed into giving the commitment by a High Court judge, who said courts considering such cases and customers making claims for refunds had already faced significant delays due to the legal impasse in the dispute.

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The gothic-punk-cabaret-rock duo Dresden Dolls talk to Chris Mugan about their mutual passions and the limits of irony

Darts: Taylor's perfect finish

1999 set to be the warmest year ever

THIS YEAR is likely to be the warmest ever recorded in Britain. There was no sweltering summer, but leading climate scientists believe 1999 will be hotter on average than any year since British records began in 1659, beating the previous record set in 1990.

Labour gets orange card

THE PEOPLE'S flag is now deepest ... orange. New membership cards sent out by the Labour Party have angered traditional supporters, who sense a wicked plot to merge Labour's red with the yellow of the Liberal Democrats.

Hang up and hit telesales in the pocket

New EU directives make it harder for telemarketing companies to ignore your request to be left alone.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Eager Crooks awaits summons from struggling Hull

STEVE CROOKS is setting out his stall to become Peter Walsh's permanent successor as coach of Hull.

Rugby League: Lynx turn down bid for Jones

Rugby League: Lynx turn down bid for Jones

Official: 1998 is the hottest for a thousand years

BRITAIN HAS experienced the hottest year in 1998 for the past 1,000 years, according to leading British scientists.

Jackson backs Blairite NEC hopefuls

GLENDA JACKSON, the minister for transport in London, will give her support today to the Blairite slate of candidates for the party's National Executive Committee

Macho? No - but Mr Randall has standards

A new verb has entered the lexicon of higher education policy wonks: to "randallise". It comes from "John Randall", chief executive of the Quality Assessment Agency, and means to be macho, or tough. Some people in the universities see Mr Randall as taking them on and trying to get them to pull their socks up. He talks a lot about accountability, for example, and about how higher education needs to explain itself to employers.

Search for mother who abandoned baby

Police yesterday issued an appeal for help to find a mother who abandoned a new-born baby boy on New Year's Eve.

Letter: Ban those cars

Sir: Your article on the World Squares pedestrianisation project in London (17 April) asks where all the traffic will go. While we all now accept that new roads generate new traffic, many people have not yet grasped the corollary - that taking road space away reduces traffic.
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