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Three runaway British schoolgirls who are feared to have joined Islamic militants in Syria are being trained for special missions, it has been claimed.

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Letter: I hope the Tories prove me wrong

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I was pleased to see Philip Dunne MP donate two thirds of his gambling winnings to such worthy charities as The British Legion and Joel’s Wish (an excellent charity which everyone connected to should feel extremely proud of and many locally are rightly supportive of).

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Sports Direct hikes profits outlook

Sports Direct International said annual pre-tax profits are ahead of expectations

Sports Direct International cheered staff and investors with a profits upgrade as the group held its annual conference for employees and suppliers at Newcastle United's St James' Park stadium.

Splenda leaves sour taste for Tate

Tate and Lyle reported an 82 per cent slump in annual profits after a fall in sweetener sales

Ingredients maker Tate & Lyle reported an 82% slump in annual profits and warned of a year of change ahead after the market for its main sweetener product turned sour.

Trader 'offered a humongous deal'

Former UBS and Citygroup trader Tom Hayes faces eight charges of conspiracy to defraud over manipulation of the Libor interbank lending rate

A City trader offered a broker a "humongous deal" as he tried to manipulate a key interest rate which is behind trillions of dollars worth of financial deals, a court has heard.