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Labour questions appointment of bankrupt businessman to quango
Tony Caplin resigns as chair of Public Loans Board after it is revealed he was bankrupted in 2012

Labour has expressed astonishment at the Treasury's decision to appoint a bankrupt businessman to chair a £60bn quango, demanding to know who authorised the appointment in the Treasury and Downing Street.

Tony Caplin resigned as chairman of the Public Loans Board on Saturday after his bankruptcy was disclosed by the Mail on Sunday.

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Marine Le Pen accuses Nigel Farage of slander over antisemitism claims
Spat between leaders of Ukip and French National Front follows Farage's rejection of European coalition offer

The French National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, has accused Nigel Farage of slander after the Ukip leader called her party antisemitic.

Farage this week rejected a suggestion from Le Pen that Ukip could join a coalition with the FN in the European parliament because of "prejudice and antisemitism" in her party although he also said Le Pen had "got some good qualities" and was "achieving remarkable things".

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Royal tour: Prince George encounters bilby namesake by Sydney harbour

The royals met some largely unimpressed wildlife at Sydney's Taronga zoo, including George the bilby

Nothing but curved Perspex separated the prince from his endangered marsupial namesake.

George the bilby and George the baby were equally inquisitive at one point the prince attempted to climb the barricade and enter the Australian Nightlife enclosure.

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A travel company charged me £100 to use a credit card
Having paid for a holiday, there's an extra cost

I booked a £5,000-plus holiday through Travelbag over the phone. It was only when I came to pay that I was told that there would be an extra charge of more than £100 because I was paying by credit card. I thought these card charges had either been stopped or are due to be. PS, London

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Alex Goode: 'It's not nice when you see your head bounce like a football
The Saracens full-back talks about the horrific injury he suffered against Ulster which reignited the concussion debate but says he is still hoping to be ready for the Heineken Cup semi-final

There is a telling moment when Alex Goode heaves a great yawn during our discussion about the clash with Ulster's Jared Payne two weeks ago that left him out cold and requiring medical attention.

Goode has been feeling intermittently tired since his head sprung back off the Ravenhill turf "like a football" four minutes into Saracens' 17-15 victory over Ulster in a tight Heineken Cup quarter-final, having been upended by Payne when in the air retrieving a high kick. The Ulster player was sent off for the challenge and has since been suspended for two weeks, although intent to cause harm appeared absent.

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Danny Welbeck considering his future at Manchester United
Striker unhappy under David Moyes
Potential target for Arsenal and Spurs

Danny Welbeck is considering his future at Manchester United after becoming dismayed at his lack of opportunity as a striker under David Moyes and unsure of his relationship with the manager.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are two clubs interested in signing Welbeck whose pedigree as a Premier League winner and established international make him an attractive target in the close season.

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Norwich City v Liverpool live!

"Good to see Flanagan and Allen next to each other in the team sheet," notes Martin Treacy. "Looking through a list of their songs, and hoping we dont fall victim to the slips Chelsea and City have had, 'Dont walk in the shadows' seems rather appropriate. If all goes well this afternoon, 'well smile again' would fit!"

Brendan Rodgers has now also had a chat with Sky. Here are some highlights:

On everyone else slipping up: "There's always warning signs. It's a very difficult league to get results in. We're fully concentrating on the job today."

Neil Adams has been chatting to Sky. He's a pretty rapid talker, it must be said, so I didn't get every word, but here are the bits I did get:

On Norwich's relegation-haunted predicament: "We've got to win points. We've got to sort ourselves out. I don't think you can rely on other people. If you do, it's a dangerous game. We've got to make sure we're at it first and foremost."

Who buys these one-match-only scarves? Their existence, outside perhaps the occasional showpiece final, makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Daniel Sturridge is out with a hamstring injury and Jordan Henderson is suspended, so Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva come in for Liverpool. Norwich bring in Gary Hooper, with Ricky van Wolfswinkel on the bench and Sebastien Bassong cold-shouldered by Neil Adams.

Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Fer, Hooper. Subs: Van Wolfswinkel, Bunn, Gutierrez, Garrido, Ryan Bennett, Tettey, Murphy.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Allen, Gerrard, Lucas, Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho. Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Cissokho.
Referee: Andre Marriner

Morning. There are things that make sense, that look as they should be. Blossom on the apple tree in spring. A hawk tearing a rabbit to pieces and calling it lunch. Rain falling on London. These things might not always be a pleasure to watch, but they are somehow right. Other things, well, they just look weird. Unnatural. Stuff, for example, like this:

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Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix to close gap on Nico Rosberg
Hamilton seals hat-trick of victories in Shanghai
Nico Rosberg's lead in F1 standings down to four points

Lewis Hamilton's dominance of the 2014 Formula One season continued on Sunday when he won the Chinese Grand Prix, his first hat-trick of victories following his triumphs in Malaysia and Bahrain.

It was his third victory out of four this season and the 25th of his career, passing Juan Manuel Fangio and drawing level with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda.

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Record Store Day at Rough Trade East: a vinyl fiesta

We went down to Rough Trade East in London to see what people were buying. Feast your eyes on a cornucopia of vinyl. All photographs by Frantzesco Kangaris for the Guardian

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Family describe escape from Longleat lion enclosure after car caught fire
Helen Clements praises staff for helping her children and her flee car 100 yards away from animals

A mother and her two children have described how they escaped from a safari park lion enclosure after their car burst into flames.

"It could have been in the flamingos or the camels but no, it had to be in the lion enclosure," Helen Clements told the BBC.

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