German Gorbuntsov: The controversial banker who thought he had escaped his enemies back home

German Gorbuntsov is neither the first banker to seek refuge in Britain from the brutal war within corporate Russia, nor the first to recognise that its relatively free society provides limited protection from the battles left behind.

Mr Paxman said Mr Morgan explained to him how to access people's phone messages

Paxman: Morgan told me how to hack into phones

By James Cusick

Morgan was accused of giving phone-hacking lessons

Phone hacking: Paxman turns up heat on Piers Morgan

Former Mirror editor 'told guests about hacking over dinner'

'Ungrateful little wretch': Piers Morgan responds to Jeremy Paxman's claim that he had taught him how to phone hack

Piers Morgan has responded to the claim that he told Jeremy Paxman how to access people's voicemail messages, branding him an "ungrateful little wretch".

Builders shake off the gloom in London with surge of offices

London has seen a surge in building work in the past six months, despite the UK's slide back into recession as developers look to cash in on a shortage of office space, according to new research.

Failure to plan for Olympics 'may cost firms billions'

A third of City of London firms have made no contingency plans for the Olympics, and only one in 10 are planning to allow staff to work from home.

New FTSE index would better reflect UK economy

A rival is planned for the FTSE 100 which critics say is dominated by multinationals

FTSE to track UK Plc firms

Canary Wharf group pitches plan for shares list of companies who predominately operate in Britain

Potential buyer for Aquascutum

The future of collapsed clothing retailer Aquascutum may be decided in the next week after administrators entered exclusive talks with a potential buyer.

Louis Saha has scored three goals in five games for Spurs

Louis Saha desperate for Champions League chance with Tottenham

Louis Saha has revealed how the pain of missing the 2008 Champions League final is driving him to ensure he plays in next season's competition with Tottenham.

James Moore: Fireworks in store at Barclays meeting

Outlook Barclays' annual meeting on Friday could prove to be the best fireworks display this side of 5 November, or perhaps 4 July if, like the chief executive, Bob Diamond, you are of the transatlantic persuasion.

Lawyer for shot Russian banker to meet UK detectives

The lawyer of the Russian banker who was shot and seriously injured in a suspected contract hit in east London was due to arrive in Britain last night to meet Scotland Yard detectives.

Aquascutum to close Corby factory with loss of 115 jobs

Aquascutum is to shut its factory in Corby - where the company has had a presence for more than 100 years - making 115 staff redundant.

Trespassers 'reach summit of Shard'

A former student who says he scaled Europe's tallest building has claimed he could do so again “tomorrow” in spite of increased security.

Last week wealthy Russian banker German Gorbuntsov was left in a coma after he was shot five times at close range outside his luxury home in Canary Wharf.

Government under pressure to publish names of Russians suspected of links to assassinations

The Government is under pressure to publish the names of Russians suspected of being linked to targeted assassinations amid increasing concerns that London is turning into a playground for mobsters and hit squads.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Bruges
Lake Como
Burgundy
South AFrica
Paris
Northern Corsica
Prices correct as of 21 November 2014
In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible