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Dom Joly: The kindness of a stranger shows all's not lost in LA

I landed in Los Angeles very unrested. The whole point of business/upper class is that you can be comfortable, pampered and arrive at your destination fresh and ready for action. Not for me – the whole cabin had been taken over by a lairy group of "guys" on their way to Las Vegas for some stag-type celebration. There was no sign of the credit crunch here. Maybe this lot didn't dabble in stocks and shares? Maybe they were strictly cash only? Whatever, they spent the whole flight getting more and more pissed and shouting, "I'm on the plane, I'm on the plane, no it's rubbish...."

Market Report: Soaring Rexam profits lift spirits on FTSE 100

Three of the market's big guns fired the FTSE 100 forward yesterday by delivering top-of-the-range trading news. Underpinned by a strong opening on Wall Street, the gloom surrounding the credit crunch was lifted for the day.

Money Money Money - Mamma Mia tops the Box Office

Mamma Mia! The Movie has enjoyed the biggest film opening for a musical in the UK, a picture company said today.

Historic film sets destroyed by huge fire at Universal Studios

Hollywood woke up to a scene straight from one of its own disaster movies yesterday, after a massive fire broke out at the city's biggest film studio, destroying several historic film sets and damaging one of the industry's most valuable video archives.

Hollywood embraces Britain's black film talent

Britain's most talented black and ethnic minority actors, writers, producers and directors have been picked to meet the most powerful studio executives in the American film industry.

Florida: No kidding as the children stay at home

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Will 'private eye to the stars' dish his Hollywood dirt in court?

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Design & Interiors: Stokesay Court

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'Overstretch' putting UK troops at risk, says general

British troops are being put at risk by underfunding and "overstretch" in Iraq and Afghanistan General Sir Mike Jackson, the former head of the British Army, said in an attack on the Government.

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