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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Thursday 31 March 2011
Freight supremo Edward Stobart, who helped build up the Eddie Stobart haulage empire, has died, the company has confirmed.
Friday 18 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011
A private investigator acquitted of one of Britain's longest unsolved murders had extensive links with corrupt police officers and was being paid thousands of pounds to supply information to the News of the World under the editorship of former Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson.
Sunday 06 March 2011
In a light, high-ceilinged room, vintage floral teacups chink and cucumber finger sandwiches are being served. Although it spans several decades, the décor goes well with the jaunty Andrews Sisters soundtrack – there's a sun-coloured 1960s wooden dresser, kitsch ceramic swans clustered on its shelves, a fringed standard lamp, a 1950s blue sofa, a couple of well-loved velvet armchairs gathered around a teak coffee table – and underneath, a battered box of Scrabble.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Shotgun killer Raoul Moat giggled after blasting unarmed Pc David Rathband during his bloody rampage, a court heard today.
Monday 21 February 2011
London Fashion Week, famed for its youthful talent, has launched the careers of everyone from Rifat Ozbek to John Galliano and from Hussein Chalayan to Alexander McQueen.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
A wealthy lawmaker has fled with his family to the United States – saying he fears assassination – after accusing some of Russia's richest and most influential people of swindling him over a real-estate deal. In his absence, he has been charged with financial crimes.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Raoul Moat told a prison barber, "I'll be back inside by Friday, I've got a few arses to kick", shortly before his murder rampage, a court heard.
Friday 28 January 2011
Around 300 years ago, the bazaars of the Middle East were overflowing with luxury goods. The commercial centres of the region attracted all variety of fortune seekers, speaking numerous languages. There was nothing to indicate that the region would not continue to be economically prosperous. But then the trajectory changed. The Middle East nosedived into a downward spiral of underdevelopment. So what went wrong?
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Russian investigators have dropped charges against a former billionaire mobile phone magnate who has spent the past two years hiding in London.
Saturday 22 January 2011
The man with all the Yorkie bars?
Actually, he's a builder by trade, rather than a trucker.
Monday 29 November 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Halliburton, a major contractor on BP's doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, where a fatal explosion led to the worst-ever offshore oil spill, knew that cement used in the project was unstable but went ahead anyway, a US presidential commission on the disaster has found. The report strengthened BP's case that it shares blame for the Gulf of Mexico disaster with its business partners, and shares in Halliburton fell 16 per cent after the findings.
Sunday 17 October 2010
A man was being questioned by police today on suspicion of murdering a farmer believed to have died in a botched robbery.
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