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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Sunday 16 May 2010
The notion of sibling rivalry is at least as old as scripture: Cain slew Abel in a jealous fit over who had lavished the best gifts on God and gave us the first murder in history. The contest between the Miliband brothers is, therefore, full of symbolism. Though they are unlikely to enjoy the comparison with Adam and Eve's offspring, they can take comfort from being by no means the first, and certainly not the last.
Monday 19 April 2010
A solicitor was killed in her offices as part of a "deliberate and murderous attack" by her business partner and another man, a court heard today.
Friday 16 April 2010
Andrew Bujalski's low-key, low-budget Austin-set drama is strangely engaging.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Bath was under new ownership today after West Country-born entrepreneur and businessman Bruce Craig bought the Guinness Premiership club from Andrew Brownsword.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich lost a bid to dismiss a £2 billion claim against him by fellow Russian oligarch and former business partner Boris Berezovsky today.
Friday 19 March 2010
And the same old fleas.
Friday 12 March 2010
A trusted financial adviser who conned almost £640,000 out of friends through a Ponzi scheme faces a jail sentence after he was convicted of theft.
Friday 04 December 2009
Jean-Philippe Toussaint, a recent Prix Decembre recipient in France, has carved out a niche in pared down, slapstick literary fiction, within which a serious philosophical undertone lurks. In Running Away – the second in Toussaint's "Maria" series to be translated into English – much of the humour has been discarded to reveal a dark novel about relationships, distance and misunderstandings. Running Away begins with an unnamed narrator travelling to China for a mix of business and pleasure, a "sort of mission" or a "pleasure junket". The narrative hangs on an errand he has to run for his girlfriend, Maria.
Sunday 15 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
The Colorado parents who reported that their six-year-old son had floated away in a helium balloon will plead guilty to some charges and serve probation so that the family can stay together, the attorney for the boy's father said yesterday.
Wednesday 14 October 2009
Launching a new regime at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, its recently installed artistic director, David Thacker, has returned to the same in-the-round concept he favoured for his Old Vic production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons 17 years ago. Beneath the glass floor of this set there's a murky layer, suggesting mechanical wreckage. The audience surrounds the communal yard where characters tread sometimes warily, sometimes recklessly, on a transparent surface that looks as treacherous as the unfolding narrative and as fragile as the threads holding the guilt-wracked Keller family together. Miller's apple tree, with its trunk snapped and its fruit fallen, is a prominent visual image.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Stock market rumour of the day: retail tycoon Sir Philip Green and new business partner Simon Cowell are working on a bid for troubled broadcaster ITV. What a story that would be. Sadly, friends of the pair deny it. Indeed, one mate of Sir Philip says his reaction to hearing the story was to fall about laughing.
Friday 17 July 2009
Monday 15 June 2009
For 20 years Nikki King has fought the anti-female prejudices in business. Her career is so remarkable that last week the Rochester businesswoman won a lifetime achievement accolade from the First Women Awards, an annual ceremony which celebrates barrier-breaking British women.
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Details of bugged conversations between paramilitary suspects and their lawyer - who is standing trial for incitement to murder and using his legal position to pass on information to terrorists - have been revealed for the first time.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
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