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Judge wipes out loan row couple's £384,000 debt

A couple's debt, which had risen to £384,000 from an original £5,750 loan, was wiped out yesterday by a judge who described the terms of their contract as "grossly exorbitant".

Album: Leonard Cohen

Dear Heather, COLUMBIA

The loon Goon gone wrong

A new play dramatises the exuberant madness of Spike Milligan's life and work

Michael Donaghy - writers gather to pay tribute in verse and prose

Carol Ann Duffy: Michael was so warm and lovely. His smile was just like Mozart's in Amadeus. My generation of poets has always had a big family feel to it, and everyone will feel they have lost a brother.



Ousted Jarvis chiefs got £1m pay-off

Jarvis, the embattled PFI contractor which nearly went under this summer, awarded pay-offs totalling more than £1m to ousted directors last year.

Danger: white coats

Doctors call it 'the killing season': the time in August when keen, but as yet unskilled, young medics are first let loose on the wards. Be very afraid, says Daniel K Sokol

ITnet dives after Government axes contract

Shares in ITnet, the computer services business, plunged more than 36 per cent yesterday, after it announced the loss of an £83m government contract, which it won just 11 months ago.

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