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Fyffes chairman David McCann said the fruit giant believes the deal is 'a compelling proposition for our shareholders'

Japanese firm plucks fruit giant Fyffes in £638m deal

Four-month-old Archie Joe Darby was killed and his 22-month-old brother Daniel seriously injured by the family dog in Colchester (Family handout/PA)

Inquest into death of four-month-old baby savaged by aunt's dog

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said the watchdog investor protection needs to be strengthened in a number of areas of the crowdfunding market

Watchdog to probe peer-to-peer lending amid investor protection concerns

A children's playground in Edlington, close to where the attack took place

High Court injunction sought to extend anonymity for brothers who tortured boys

Relatives of bin lorry crash victims Lorraine Sweeney (left) and Erin McQuade (right) will find out if they can pursue a private prosecution over the tragedy

Glasgow bin lorry crash: Judges to rule on private prosecution bid

Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that the proposals do not go far enough

Low-income pupils could be given free places at private schools

David Cameron was speaking to students at Depauw University in Indiana

David Cameron: West needs 'course correction' after Brexit vote and Trump win

Boris Johnson will deliver a keynote speech at a major regional conference in Bahrain on Friday before heading to Saudi Arabia on Sunday

Boris Johnson to visit Middle East after Saudi Arabia 'proxy wars' comments

Police said 98 football clubs have been 'impacted' by the scandal

Police identify dozens of potential suspects in football child sex abuse probe

Two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old were charged with murder

Three boys charged with stab murder outside takeaway

Suffolk Constabulary said they were called to two incidents within 15 minutes of each other

Youth arrested in double murder probe after death of man and teenager

Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove is opposed to recommendations in a review of Scotland Yard's investigation into an allegated VIP paedophile ring

Victims' Commissioner to warn against changes to sexual abuse investigations

Caroline Johnson will be the new MP after winning 17,570 votes

Caroline Johnson backs May on Brexit after holding Sleaford seat for Tories

Kirk Douglas pictured in 2006, aged 90

Silver screen veteran Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th birthday

Many internet users do not have sufficient online security

Cyber threat underestimated despite risks as high as burglary, survey shows

Some 756 million pounds was generated from parking by local authorities in England during the 2015/16 financial year, research found

Councils' £756m parking charges surplus represents 9% rise - study

Heavy smokers are particularly at risk of lung cancer

Lung cancer test may show signs of disease up to five years before scan

Childline receives calls every day from children who are self-harming (Childline/PA)

Social media helping fuel nation of 'deeply unhappy' children, says NSPCC

Nadiya Hussain describes her awkward moment on The Graham Norton Show

Bake Off fame can create awkward moments, says Nadiya Hussain

Judge Len Goodman said he had 'lots of qualms' about the television dance competition before it started

Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman worried show 'might be a mickey take'

Playwright Alan Bennett says his political views are getting increasingly left-wing

Playwright Alan Bennett: Picture of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage 'nauseating'

Nadiya Hussain during filming of The Graham Norton Show

Bake Off fame can create awkward moments, says Nadiya Hussain

Usdaw claims M&S staff recently signed new contracts 'with worse terms and conditions, under duress'

Union hits out at £2m bonus for M&S chief while staff face 'enforced pay cuts'

The norovirus (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

Norovirus cases higher than in last five winters

Suffolk Constabulary said they were called to two incidents within 15 minutes of each other

Youth arrested in Ipswich double murder probe after death of man and teenager

Labour MP Yvette Cooper said immigration is one of the most important issues facing our country and will be central to the Brexit deal

Immigration inquiry MPs to tour UK and gather views at public meetings

Human rights lawyer Phil Shiner faces being struck off after admitting misconduct allegations

Phil Shiner 'should apologise to Iraq veterans' after admitting misconduct

Victoria Ayling, the Ukip candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, on the campaign trail with Nigel Farage

Polls close in Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Theresa May headed off a potential Tory rebellion in the Commons vote after conceding to set out the direction Brexit negotiations will take

Labour under fire after most MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Independent MP Michelle Thomson revealed in the Commons that she was raped at 14

MP Michelle Thomson moves House to tears with rape 'survivor' story

Spy chief Alex Younger said the scale of the terror threat is 'unprecedented'

'Highly organised' IS plotting terror attacks on UK from Syria, warns MI6 chief

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace

Queen and duchesses in glittering finery for Diplomatic Corps reception

Labour MP Luciana Berger, centre, told the court in a victim impact statement about the impact of the abuse on her life

Troll gets maximum jail term for harassing MP as judge recalls Jo Cox murder

All Southern services will be halted for three days next week by the strike action

Southern Railway owners lose High Court bid to avert strike action

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Johnson's Saudi Arabia 'proxy wars' comment a personal view, not policy - May

Ricky Gervais urged X Factor contestants to learn a trade

Talent shows like X Factor destroying people, warns Ricky Gervais

Violence against the person offences were the likeliest to be related to domestic abuse

Domestic abuse related to roughly 10% of crimes recorded by police

Greg Lake (left) with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer

Rock star Carl Palmer's 'sadness' as ELP bandmate Greg Lake dies at 69

National Grid will return £4 billion to shareholders after the gas pipe network deal

Control of National Grid gas pipe network sold to overseas consortium

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley said the last six months have been tough

Sports Direct profits hit by sterling collapse but Ashley still buys jet

Dale Vince said green gas offers an alternative to fracking

Firm aims to generate 'green gas' at sites planned for fracking

Dan Jarvis said the closure of children's centres was very concerning

Number of Sure Start children's centres closing rises every year since 2010

The knife used to murder Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie (Lincolnshire Police/PA)

Teenagers jailed for life after murders should be named in reports, says judge

McCafferty was arrested in Belfast by the Police Service of Northern Ireland after walking into a police station

Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

Men who have experienced such circumstances are being invited to complete an online survey anonymously (Picture posed by model)

Men sought for study into 'forced sex' cases

Kim Kardashian was reported to want a divorce

Divorce not on cards for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, says close friend

The giraffe, the world's tallest land mammal, has been classed as vulnerable to extinction

Giraffes in danger of extinction as population plunges by up to 40%

The UK is one of only five countries to commit to a UN target of donating 0.7% of its GDP to foreign aid

Aid department examining contractor spending after figure soars to £1bn

Scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain

Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

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