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Firefighter Stephen Hunt was part of a team responding to a fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street

Market Report: Search on for shares to weather the cold

The City's weather-watchers yesterday said it was time for shares in pothole fillers, travel companies, funeral providers and coat sellers to warm up on the back of the freezing conditions. The extended winter climate gave Peel Hunt's scribblers a chance to pick likely success stories. The Scottish road mender Breedon Aggregates, holiday groups Thomas Cook and Tui Travel, funeral provider Dignity and fashion company Supergroup were among their predicted winners.

Adam le Fondre came off the bench to grab an unlikely point for Reading

Premier League: Reading v Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the Madejski Stadium

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Kings College Hospital

Sack the managers of failing hospitals, says Hunt

Hospital managers who preside over failings that lead to patient deaths should face dismissal, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said today.

Ricketts stunner not enough to sink Wolves

Bolton 1 Wolves 1

Peter Crouch squeezes home the winner

Crouch stoops to conquer as Stoke make it four in a row

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Stoke City 2: Pulis decision to rest entire first XI in Europe vindicated after battling win over Wolves

Captain Robbie Keane enjoys his first goal

Robbie Keane turns down LA Galaxy request to stay with Ireland

Robbie Keane has turned down a request to return to club Los Angeles Galaxy to help the Republic of Ireland seal their qualification for the Euro 2012 finals.

Matt Jarvis targets England recall

Winger Matt Jarvis has set his sights on earning an England recall after reporting back for pre-season training with Wolves.

Between The Covers: 03/07/2011

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Wolves moving in right direction says owner Steve Morgan

Wolves owner Steve Morgan insists the club are moving in the right direction despite their dramatic last day of the season escape from relegation.

Julian Knight: It's right to investigate airlines' levy on credit cards, but it'll cost us

The cost to the airline Monarch of ditching debit-card fees could be higher than you'd think.

Olympic athletes among 250,000 who lost out on 2012 tickets

British athletes are to be given a second chance to buy tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games after some of the nation's leading medal hopes complained that they had lost out in the public ballot.

Keane keeps Nations Cup at home

Republic of Ireland 1 Scotland 0

Blues and Blackpool drop on day of ups, downs and drama

Wolves, Wigan and Blackburn survive on nerve-shredding final Premier League afternoon

Toothless Birmingham pay the price with safety in sight

Tottenham hotspur 2 Birmingham City 1
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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

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Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

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Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

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