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Domino's Pizza has named the former boss of Halfords as its new chief executive as Lance Batchelor moves on to Saga ahead of its £3 billion flotation.

Hendersons will all be there as season sprints towards finale with family ties

Three brothers have taken a long and winding road from Torquay via Sydney to play in Britain, writes Dave Hadfield

The salesmen always ring twice

Another outing today for Inspector Keith Braid, the Sixty Second Sleuth, who takes only a minute to solve any crime.

LEADING ARTICLE: Dirty politics and the perversion of a new freedom

THE LAW on freedom of information came into force less than six weeks ago, but it has already stirred up a veritable hornets' nest of controversy. And the arguments, all too predictably, have been less about what has been released than about what has not been released - or released only tardily, such as the papers relating to Britain's ignominious exit from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism on "Black Wednesday".

Valentine's special: ... or to discover that age is no barrier to an adventure

Older travellers also prefer a date with destiny.

Leeds reveal £7.8m pay-off made to players and agents

The sorry, sorry saga of Leeds United's demise will hit a new low today with official confirmation that they paid £7.8m in severance packages and agents' fees to offload players last summer.

Matthew Norman's Media Diary

Every time I read an article about the Blunkett saga in The Sun, I hear Bridge Over Troubled Water, in the tones of Rebekah Wade, playing in my head.

Travelsphere takes Saga's crown in over 50s holidays

Saga lost its crown as the country's biggest holiday provider for the over-50s yesterday after its rival Travelsphere acquired Page & Moy for about £30m.

Charterhouse wins battle for Saga in £1.35bn deal

Charterhouse has beaten off competition from another private equity player to buy Saga, the company that provides services to the over-50s, for £1.35bn.

Share-out for Saga workers after £1.35bn sale

Saga staff were poised for a major windfall today after the holidays-to-financial services group was sold in a £1.35 billion management buy-out.

Private Investor: The future is grey - and bright - for the Saga empire

The Old People's Travel Bureau has come along way, hasn't it?

Amanda Platell: The new moral correctness

I have an opinion about the Blunkett affair. And why shouldn't I share it
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Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week