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GKN takeover bid under review over security concerns

Ministers are assessing blocking Melrose’s £7bn offer for British firm, MPs told Ministers are undertaking an assessment of whether the proposed takeover of GKN should be blocked on national security grounds, a senior civil servant told MPs. Business department permanent secretary Alex Chisholm said the assessment was not complete and …

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Billy Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99

Graham died at home in North Carolina, spokesman says Pastor became counselor to presidents and preached to millions The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark …

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From Watchmen to Catch-22: can TV tackle 'unfilmable' books?

Film history is littered with adaptations that didn’t do their literary source material justice. But the small screen’s longer format could be the ideal place for unwieldy texts In recent months, a spate of books has been adapted for TV, with Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Dave …

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