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Rescuers searching for a missing kayaker after an upturned boat and oars were found floating in the Thames have recovered a body.

Rugby Union: A final fling for Andrew

Tetley's Bitter Cup: Veteran golden boy is Twickenham bound but modern version is in the wars

Win a place on a list of the best

IF YOU think your company has what it takes to compete with the likes of the Carphone Warehouse, JD Wetherspoon and Stagecoach, you could be in the running for a major prize and a place in the pre-eminent listing of UK private companies, writes Roger Trapp.

Inside Business: Your chance to join the elite

COMPANIES that think they can compete with Britain's fastest-growing privately owned enterprises have less than two weeks to join this year's KITE/Independent 100 survey, writes Roger Trapp.

A screwy way to make a million

Roger Trapp looks at a company that proves you don't have to have a costly product to succeed

Letter: European family

Sir: I agree with Norman Paterson in his desire not to see another European War (letter, 10 March). But will closer European integration further that cause?

Letter: Definitions of death

Letter: Definitions of death

Rugby Union: Richmond adjust to poorer life after Levett

What happens when the man who pays the bills quits? We will now find out.

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Letter: Thames threatened

Sir: Five years ago, a long-overdue initiative was launched amid widespread acclaim - the Thames Landscape Strategy, to conserve, protect and enhance the river Thames. A number of local authorities and organisations are "responsible" for the Thames, but the national interest too often slips through the gaps between them, and a series of planning decisions have been taken at a local level which have damaged the character and environment of this great natural and cultural asset.

Hockey: Guildford turn on display of power

GUILDFORD RESERVED their best performance of the season for their sponsor's day when they beat Premier League leaders Canterbury 4-2 in a powerful display.

Rugby Union: Centre right on target

Richmond 40 London Scottish 22

Rugby Union: Brown proves a big hit

Richmond 46 Newbury 12

Rugby Union: Vander enjoys his away day

London Scottish 16 Richmond 28

On Location: Walking into a middle-class minefield

EVERYONE ELSE from the Staines Rambling Group had chunky walking boots with unbreakable inch-wide laces, military trousers tucked into thick green socks, and a back-pack carrying water and a first aid box. So I felt like a kid arriving at PE without his kit, expecting the head rambler to make me do the whole walk in my underpants.

Hockey: Kerly confirms Canterbury's quality; HOCKEY

SEAN KERLY, with a 63rd-minute goal, capped another fine Canterbury display as they beat Brooklands 7-0 yesterday to go into the mid-season break two points ahead of Cannock at the top of the Premier Division. Stuart Humphries, who opened the scoring in the second minute, went on to complete his hat-trick, with David Mathews, Danny Laslett and Mark Hollingworth completing the scoring.
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David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

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Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

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Nick Clegg the movie

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