A high court row over the rights to use a famous 1960s Savile Row tailoring brand has been lost by Conservative Party vice-chairman Alan Lewis.
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Tuesday 05 August 2008
Thursday 10 July 2008
To the casual eye Barack Obama may look like one of the most polished political operators in a generation – but that's not what his children think. Malia, aged 10, and Sasha, seven, have cut loose on what they think of their dad's dress sense.
Tuesday 17 June 2008
Contrary to the impression given by the headline to the Pandora column on 13 June, the Temporary Denial Order imposed by the US Department of Commerce on a number of companies including Balli Group plc does not relate to arms but to passenger airplanes. We accept that the matter has nothing whatsoever to do with arms and we apologise to them and to Lord Lamont for this error. Balli Group plc's position is that the decision to issue the Order was based on inaccurate information, it has instructed attorneys to appeal against the Order and is fully cooperating with the Department's enquiries. We will pay substantial damages which Balli Group plc are donating to the British Museum.
Thursday 15 May 2008
Gordon Brown's efforts to persuade Labour MPs to back the 42-day detention of terrorist suspects without charge suffered a fresh blow after the plan was condemned as "fundamentally flawed" by a parliamentary committee.
Monday 05 May 2008
Moody, n'est-ce pas? And well it might be. This, after all, is a straight-off-the-catwalk look courtesy of Miuccia Prada. Here's what she had to say backstage after her show in Milan last September, with regard to a fashion moment that is rather darker than might be expected, given that this is the summer season, traditionally a time of high spirits and blithe prints and colours to match: "This is the first time I've gone soft. There is nothing straight in this collection – like there is nothing straight in nature."
Saturday 29 March 2008
Sunday 23 March 2008
Cat Munro, a corporate lawyer who can cope, she believes and is told, with anything, one day has a panic attack before she has to take a flight. She reassures herself that this is only because it is the wrong kind of plane . The truth is that, for all her vaunted sanity, she is deeply troubled. Her pristinely passionless life reveals itself to be a tourniquet around an old wound: the pain created by an abusive father and an alcoholic mother, Laura.
Friday 21 March 2008
Wednesday 05 March 2008
Thursday 14 February 2008
Of all the gifts Kate Moss has brought to her neighbours in north London – a rise in house prices, late-night partying, fading rockers – none has been welcomed as warmly as the latest: safer streets.
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Few environments are more daunting than a courtroom packed with lawyers skilled in the dark arts of litigation – and few litigants-in-person are successful.
Saturday 09 February 2008
Thursday 31 January 2008
At the words, "he is also the minister for digital inclusion" there was a great shout of laughter from Tories, the Lib Dems, the gallery and the world at large. How could it be otherwise? When MPs are being exposed for having their fingers in the pie, it now appears there is a minister to protect their interests, "pay tribute to their efforts" and "celebrate their achievements".
Sunday 27 January 2008
"Mr Armani will be here any minute... I think I can hear him," whispers one member of the immaculately Armani-suited Swat team of PR people, translators and personal assistants nervously straining their ears towards the door of the Italian fashion designer's private office at the heart of the Armani empire in Milan.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back