The former owner of Portsmouth Football Club faces trial in Lithuania over a £400 million bank fraud after failing to convince a judge that he could be killed if he was extradited.
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Saturday 30 July 2011
Tuesday 12 July 2011
A rare defeat for John Whittaker, the billionaire developer whose Peel Group owns assets ranging from Liverpool airport to Pinewood film studios. Peel, which counts the North-west as its heartland, has just failed to get planning permission for 350 houses it had been hoping to build at Burgess Farm, one of the last few working farms in Salford. Although Peel's plans included provision for affordable housing and alternative arrangements for the tenant farmers currently working the land, the whole development has been vociferously opposed by locals, who have now persuaded the local council to side with them.
Monday 04 July 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
Conrad Black, the disgraced media tycoon convicted of fraud and obstructing justice, is due to find out today if he must return to jail in the US to serve some or all of the remaining four years of his prison term.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Do I know him?
Maybe not, because he keeps a low profile, but Mr Dubens has been one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs over the past two decades.
Friday 27 May 2011
Eddie Stobart, the man who made the haulage company a household name and had thousands of children looking out for his trucks, died bankrupt with debts of £220,000.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Another 3,000 retail jobs are facing the axe today after the administrator for Focus DIY failed to find a buyer for the collapsed business.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Nearly 4,000 staff at Focus DIY faced an uncertain future today after the struggling retail chain said it plans to put itself into administration.
Sunday 24 April 2011
Tuesday 19 April 2011
The Earl of Sandwich has opened a sandwich shop in London, 250 years after his ancestor, the Fourth Earl, is said to have invented the snack in his quest for something convenient to eat while he gambled.
Saturday 16 April 2011
In what has become one of Britain's most acrimonious and high-profile divorce battles, including walk-on roles for Simon Cowell and Sir Philip Green, a couple at war over a £400m "missing fortune" has been given six months to "cool off" after a week of bitter exchanges in the High Court.
Thursday 14 April 2011
BP's controversial $10bn (£8bn) tie-up with Rosneft was teetering on the brink of collapse last night as a deadline to complete the deal appeared likely to pass without agreement.
Monday 11 April 2011
Shares in the credit protection firm CPP sank a further 14 per cent to 129p today after its contract to manage Barclaycard’s credit card activation line was cancelled.
Edward Stobart: Businessman who established the family haulage company as one of Britain's most popular brands
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Edward Stobart turned a small, family-run Cumbrian haulage business of eight lorries and 12 employees into the country's largest independent logistics company and one of the industry's most recognisable brands. Stobart had a vision of an ultra-reliable operator with smart and disciplined drivers; his attitude to business was built on an ethic of straight-talking, hard work and determination. He epitomised the self-made millionaire businessman, although he remained quiet and self-effacing, shunning the limelight.
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