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Online fashion giant Asos was declared “company of the decade” at the Grant Thornton-sponsored Quoted Company Awards.

James Moore: Telling the truth has its price as Tesco dumps house brokers

Outlook The way Tesco tells it, the decision to dump long-time brokers JP Morgan Cazenove and Nomura was simply good housekeeping. The two had been in place for seven years, after all, and since then there's been a change of chief executive, with Philip Clarke now in charge, not to mention a rather notable change in the fortunes of the business. Having previously been described as "the supermarket that ate Britain", the last couple of years have seen the retailer suffering from corporate indigestion.

Judge orders new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of bridge shooting after Hurricane Katrina

A judge has ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations related to deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.

Man's best friend? Research shows dogs are happy to interact with robots

Canines were happy to follow suggestions from 'social' robots to find food

Anthony Hilton: State must step in to avoid social catastrophe of housing shortage

You have to go back to the 1920s to find a time when we built fewer houses

Le Vell was cleared of 12 child sex offences

Michael Le Vell case was no celebrity witch-hunt, says prosecutor

Most child sex abusers are not public figures and must be pursued, insists senior lawyer

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning who was arrested this week by Operation Yewtree police

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning re-arrested by Jimmy Savile police on suspicion of sex offences

Denning was part of the team that launched Radio 1

KIM DOTCOM: The internet mogul could be jailed for up to 55 years if convicted in the US

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom set to launch political party in New Zealand

The internet mogul is currently fighting attempts to extradite him to the US on copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering charges

Bang With Friends bounces back into the app store as 'Down'

Previously banned for being “excessively objectionable or crude”, Down returns to join the jostling market of casual-sex apps

Korean pop-star Psy to appear in free videogames

Free-to-play titles MapleWorld and CombatArms will introduce the Gangnam Style star in new quests.

Chime puts £1bn tag on World Cup

Next year’s football World Cup taking place in Brazil is going to be an even bigger sponsorship bonanza than expected, according to marketing group Chime Communications.

Chris Blackhurst: Foxtons float? Investors must be cunning when it comes to private equity

Midweek View: Investors are wary of clever financial jiggery-pokery that may see a business look brilliant on paper, but in reality it's a dud

Samsung to launch child-friendly tablet: the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Rubberised casing and advanced Parental Controls will help keep both children and the tablet safe,

Alicia Castro, Argentina’s ambassador to the UK
The working relationship had reportedly become acrimonious between Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, pictured, and Brian Lewis

Fox News fires boss’s longtime aide over ‘financial irregularities’

Public relations manager Brian Lewis was escorted from TV channel’s headquarters

Police look into ‘racist’ comments by councillor

A Conservative councillor who warned that a Travellers’ site would end up looking like “My big fat Gypsy cesspit” is to have his comments assessed by police.

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The cartoon hedgehog leading the way into a whole new reality

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Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
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Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
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Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation'

Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag - but what else could the fashion house call it?

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

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Diego Costa biography: Chelsea striker's route to the top - from those who shared his journey

Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

Chelsea's rampaging striker had to fight his way from a poor city in Brazil to life at the top of the Premier League. A new book speaks to those who shared his journey
Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
Women's Open 2015: Charley Hull - 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

Charley Hull: 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

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Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'