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Aer Lingus boss off to Malaysia

AER LINGUS chief executive Christoph Mueller has been snapped up by troubled Malaysia Airlines to be its new boss. Mueller will be the first ever foreigner to head Malaysia Airlines, which was struggling with chronic financial problems before it was hit this year by two deadly disasters.

Discussions are ongoing for Mueller to start work before his contract with Aer Lingus ends on May 1. Malaysia Airlines has suffered after a jet with 239 people on board went missing in March while en route to Beijing.

Ex-Rangers owner 'still a fan'

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte gave the club a vote of confidence today - and said he was still a fan.

He was speaking after leaving the High Court in London where he appeared for the latest hearing of a legal dispute he is involved in with a ticketing firm.

Mr Whyte, 43, had been ordered to pay more than £17 million damages to Ticketus last year. Earlier this year, he failed to attend a hearing and was the subject of an order, under which he could have been jailed if found in contempt.

But Mr Justice Newey discharged that order after Mr Whyte appeared in court.

Maddie hunt detective retires

The detective leading the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann is to retire, Scotland Yard said. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who has led Operation Grange since it was launched in 2011, is to step down before Christmas.

Mr Redwood said: "The past three and a half years leading Operation Grange has been an extraordinary privilege." Scotland Yard said a handover was currently taking place and Kate and Gerry McCann had been informed of the change.

Redgrave gets lifetime award

Vanessa Redgrave has picked up a lifetime achievement award for more than 60 years on screen at an industry bash.

The actress was presented with the gong at the Women in Film and TV Awards in central London by playwright Sir David Hare. Other winners included Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who were named best presenters.