News Dr Leah Totton, right, alongside Apprentice mentor Karren Brady

The first cosmetic skin clinic launched by last year’s winner of The Apprentice, in partnership with Lord Sugar, has opened its doors

Lord Sugar's finance director steps down

The long-serving finance director of Lord Sugar's private holding company, Amshold, has stepped down and left the board in a surprise move.

Surprise as Sugar's Amshold FD steps down

The long-serving finance director of Lord Sugar's private holding company, Amshold, has stepped down and left the board in a surprise move.

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Including Richard Branson, Lord Sugar, Umair Haque and Peter Jones

Hannah Dodkin who celebrated success with Richard Best

Apprentice winner accuses partner of running off with $1m prize money

What do a female plumber from Somerset, an Arab property magnate with a fondness for buying English football clubs and an eco-friendly Los Angeles architect have in common? The answer is they all feature in an intriguing legal battle over just who gets a share of the $1m dollar prize money from a Middle Eastern version of The Apprentice.

Following a two-hour show, Little Mix take the spoils in the final of The X Factor last night

Last Night's TV: The X Factor Final, ITV

Here come the girls... Little Mix call the tune and hit the big time

Lord Sugar argues that with the right procurement team, British taxpayers would be quids in

Diary: Massive Whitehall salaries sound sweet to Sugar

When details emerged last summer about the pay packets of some public servants, one Tory MP, James Wharton, called it "absolutely shocking" that people were drawing that sort of money from the public purse in these recessionary days.

Google chief lambasts the UK for its technophobic 'luvvie' culture

Britain has squandered its great computing heritage, says Schmidt

Business Diary: Laffer takes Buffett to task

Warren Buffett's complaint that he (and lots of other wealthy individuals) don't pay enough tax has prompted some withering attacks from those who do not share his views.

Business Diary: Brunswick to miss SAB windfall

Bad news for Brunswick, one of the City's all-powerful public relations agencies. With SAB Miller in the middle of a hostile takeover battle for Fosters, the agency should be rubbing its hands with glee at the thought of all the lucrative fees coming its way. Unfortunately, PR Week reports that Brunswick and SAB are about to have a parting of the ways. It's all terribly amicable apparently, but the timing could hardly be worse.

Business Diary: Apprentice master has much to learn

It's a good job this isn't a task,given how angry the fearsome Lord Sugar gets when contestants on The Apprentice lose him money. What then to make of his latest tweet? "Bank shares seem too low: I bought Lloyds, RBS, Barclays on Friday," he tells his loyal followers. Since then, almost inevitably, the shares in question have fallen further. Still, we're sure Lord Sugar is in for the long haul and to be fair, he does warn followers that he's not an expert and that they should take advice before copying his lead.

Mash hits: How video remixes went mass market

It started with DJs mixing tunes together. Then the internet generation began cutting and pasting video clips. Now, thanks to a Top 40 entry and Barack Obama, the mashup has gone mainstream, says Rhodri Marsden

Errors & Omissions: Under attack from inappropriate war metaphors

We had a couple of beleaguereds in the newspaper on Thursday.

Business diary: No desire to bury bad news

Interdealer broker Tullett Prebon is rightly proud of Tim Morgan, its global head of research, who has just spent a not inconsiderable amount of time putting together a real state-of-the-nation report on the UK economy. So much so that it wants to ensure that the report, which includes a warning that "the UK is mired in debt and her economy is flatlining", gets as much coverage as possible. Today's launch, therefore, has been postponed by a week, in order to make sure it is not eclipsed by coverage of the Murdoch family's trip to Parliament this morning.

Last Night: The Apprentice, BBC1

Lord Sugar's new apprentice proves nice guys don't always lose

Natalie Haynes: Want to get ahead in business? Then learn how to spell

In tomorrow night's grand final of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar will finally pick his business partner: the eager young wannabe who has made it through the seemingly impossible task of listening to 12 weeks of constant business-speak without once punching someone who uses their skillset, steps up to the challenge, or gives it 110 per cent.

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