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Prince Andrew breaks cover in Davos to publicly deny 'sex slave' allegations

There was an unusually high turnout for the royal’s annual appearance at the World Economic Forum

Snow business: action/2015's installation at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos 2015: Delegates at World Economic Forum demand €1trn of QE

'€500bn is not enough to recharge the eurozone and to jump-start growth'

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust medical charity, at its HQ in London (Justin Sutcliffe)

Jeremy Farrar interview: Wellcome Trust director says 'I'm not a great believer in the power of prayer'

The James Ashton Interview: Jeremy Farrar has been at the heart of the scientific battle against the Ebola outbreak – and admits that mistakes were made

The Swiss mountain resort of Davos is the stage for this week's World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum 2015: Will the world sing along with the Davos duet?

This week's meeting is another opportunity for celebrity showboating

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew will be at the event

World Economic Forum 2015: Prince Andrew expected to attend networking event in Davos

Will.i.am, Mark Carney and Angela Merkel will all be in attendance

MPs could be returned to Westminster in the general election despite winning the backing of just one in six of eligible voters in their constituencies

MPs could be elected with the backing of just one in six voters

Some suggest that low voting shares will compel MPs to work harder for all their constituents

Katja Hall says that ‘this is the year we have got to crack it’ when looking at the issue of workers’ lack of trust in companies

Katja Hall interview: 'People must start to feel the difference in their pockets'

The CBI's deputy director general says Europe and women in work are high on the agenda as a general election looms

David Mellor and Lady Cobham with their portrait by June Mendoza at the Mall Galleries, London, in 2012

David Mellor's taxi rant: It was an unfortunate incident – but it didn't ruin my big day, says wife Lady Cobham

The James Ashton Interview: The head of VisitEngland is on a mission to sell the country’s qualities as a holiday destination. But conversation inevitably veers towards her partner and that encounter in a cab on the day she was honoured at Buckingham Palace

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