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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.

Paperbacks: The Gravedigger's Daughter, by Joyce Carol Oates

Dickens meets the American dream in this tightly-packed family saga from the highly prolific Joyce Carol Oates.

Former Farepak parties face being sued over loss of customers' savings

The saga surrounding the collapsed savings club Farepak has entered new territory with liquidators announcing plans to sue former parties over the company's high profile failure two years ago.

Farewell Britannia: A family saga of Roman Britain, By Simon Young

Britain was a part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years. The withdrawal, when it came, was cataclysmic; Roman civilisation vanished virtually overnight. In Simon Young's memorable phrase, "History descended on the island like a blade."

Photo-Me's ex-chief ousts group's chairman

The upheavals at Photo-Me, the beleaguered digital imaging chain, intensified yesterday with the interim chairman forced out of his position by a major shareholder who was himself forced out of the chief executive's job in November.

You thought 'War and Peace' was a saga ...

The latest row between the Mayor and the 'Evening Standard' could be great journalism or a politically motivated smear. Either way, stand by for pistols at dawn. Joia Shillingford reports

The way we live now, by Peter York: Aga saga

There was a time - the early Nineties - when a lot of people started to think they never wanted to see a sentimental kitchen again. Sentimental kitchens were "country" ones in London SW11, or self-consciously scatty ones anywhere, places so cobwebbed with whimsy that you couldn't imagine a decent meal or a New Labour Project or a Clerkenwell Design Prize emerging from them in a million years.

Joan Bakewell: Don't we all know that red lights mean 'stop'?

Blair is now hurrying on his reforms regardless of how many trains are likely to smash into him

Kate Moss ready to return and meet police

The rehabilitated supermodel is negotiating her return to answer to allegations of cocaine use last year

The Tempest, Playhouse, Liverpool

Stock Exchange is the quarry and Macquarie is the hunter

'If Macquarie is willing to pay 650p or 700p a share, then Euronext will have a real fight on its hands'

No system, no spirit: Sven's men in a world of doubters

England over the threshold - but a daunting summer beckons
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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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