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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.

QPR deny players will give evidence in John Terry racism enquiry

QPR today categorically denied Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry had been called to give evidence in the John Terry racism inquiry.

In For A Penny, In For A Pound, By Tim Waterstone

This fourth novel from the founder of the eponymous chain of bookstores draws on subject matter close to home, not least in his fictional chain of stores named "Waterwells".

Cesc Fabregas: a career in pictures

The most protracted transfer saga in recent memory has come to an end with Cesc Fabregas leaving Arsenal to join Barcelona.

Public consultation backs single pension

Radical plans to create a flat-rate £140-a-week state pension have been strongly supported in a public consultation.

Strauss-Kahn: A French family saga that could end up in the US courts

Latest twist in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair will also impact next year's presidential elections

Tips and deals of the week: 17/07/2011

The tour

Relive the Icelandic sagas on a new tour that explores the island's rich literary history and follows in the footsteps of Viking poets.

Go to icelandtravel.is

Sacramento politicians' pay withheld after failing to pass new budget

If politicians in Sacramento were not convinced before that the financial crisis facing California is grave, they surely did by yesterday after waking up to discover that their pay had been frozen as a penalty for failing to pass a new and balanced budget before a 15 June deadline.

Excess and the exorcist: Edward St Aubyn brings the Melrose family saga to an end

St Aubyn has spent two decades writing acclaimed tragi-comic novels about the abusive, aristocratic Melrose family, modelled on his own.

Credits role in Pinewood bid saga as Peel raises its offer

The British studio behind the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises is set to change hands after a deal worth £96.1m was agreed yesterday.

The Pleasure Seekers, By Tishani Doshi

A tryst, a romance, and a trot through post-colonial India

Red Riding Hood (12a)

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

Questions Of Cash: 'Long-running insurance Saga is a headache'

Q. In December 2010 Saga quoted me £382.18 to insure a Volkswagen Golf, based upon my 60 per cent no-claims bonus discount. It said that the policy would be sent immediately. But the policy did not arrive and I was unable to speak to anyone at Saga, despite repeated phone calls. I wrote on 12 January to cancel that policy.

Over-50s facing a tough future

People aged over 50 face a bleak future, with falling incomes, rising living costs and higher rates of unemployment, a report suggests. In a survey, 28 per cent of respondents said their standard of living has got worse in the past year, while 30 per cent thought their health had deteriorated.

Kevin Nolan 'sick' of Andy Carroll saga

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has apologised to his club's fans for comments praising Andy Carroll's move to Liverpool, admitting he is "getting quite sick of the whole saga".

Oberthur brings in Bain Capital

Oberthur Technologies, the French group whose £895million approach was turned down by De La Rue last month, has teamed up with the private equity firm Bain Capital to lift its bid for the troubled banknote printer.

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