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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Monday 18 May 2009
My daughter, who's nine, spends nearly all her spare time on the internet, chatting to her friends – or people she thinks of as her friends. I have tried to limit her time online, but when I do, she gets into such a state that I find it quite distressing. She also says "everybody does it". Other parents I've spoken to don't seem to worry about this issue and say it's just how children are these days. Am I out of touch? I can't believe it's good for her.
Yours sincerely, Bella
Friday 08 May 2009
Just about now, Lars von Trier will be trundling off in a camper van (he hates to fly) from Denmark to France for the Cannes premiere of his latest feature, Antichrist. The journey takes five days there and five days back.
Thursday 23 April 2009
Monday 06 April 2009
Two weeks before South Africa's most important election since the end of apartheid, corruption charges have been dropped against Jacob Zuma, the president-in-waiting.
Wahaca promises a taste of 'true' Mexico. But how authentic can it get in a posh shopping centre in west London?
Sunday 29 March 2009
Sunday 08 March 2009
I have been through something similar to Julie Myerson (who, incidentally, I know and like). When I wrote about intimate details of my divorce in a piece for Granta some years ago, I was attacked in The Guardian. More recently, when I wrote about the murder of my agent Rod Hall for Granta, I was bitterly criticised by some of Rod's friends.
Saturday 14 February 2009
Friday 16 January 2009
The first new racecourse built in the UK in 80 years has buckled under the weight of the economic downturn and called in an administrator. Deloitte said yesterday it had been named administrator to Great Leigh's Racecourse, near Chelmsford, Essex.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Credit insurers are considering withdrawing cover to the suppliers of Office, the shoe chain backed by Sir Tom Hunter, following the collapse of his USC fashion group into administration and the subsequent pre-pack repurchase by the Scottish billionaire.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Thursday 18 December 2008
Simon Nixon, the multi-millionaire founder of the internet price comparison site moneysupermarket.com, yesterday announced he will step aside from running the company. Mr Nixon, 41, will continue to work at the company for one day a week as executive deputy chairman, focusing on developing new products.
Monday 17 November 2008
Enigmatic and audacious, acerbic, unconventional and often very charming, Fred Newman, the co-creator and managing director of the UK trade paper Publishing News and the British Book Awards, has died of cancer at the age of 76.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
When, on 30 November last year, Robert Craig (Evel) Knievel died in his bed aged 69, not just America but the whole world lost a legend. He was, after all, the most daring and the most successful stuntman ever to have lived.
Friday 09 May 2008
Just yards away from the optimistic departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers and under the vantage point of one of their greatest maritime forefathers, Sir Francis Drake, Britain's current squadron of transoceanic maritime heroes is in trouble.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street