Arts and Entertainment Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone attend the 'Grudge Match' Rome Premiere

The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

Jaguar reports £1 billion profits

Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating a turnaround in fortunes after the British car maker reported pre-tax profits of more than £1 billion.

Glencore jumps into FTSE 100

Glencore has become the first company in 25 years to be fast-tracked into the FTSE 100 index after official trading in its shares got under way yesterday.

HMV sells Waterstone's to buy time for recovery plan

HMV's success in selling Waterstone's for more than expected may not be enough to save the company, analysts warned yesterday.

House of Fraser posts leap in 2010 profits

House of Fraser, the department store group, has posted a sharp rise in annual profits and issued a £250m bond to give it a cheaper debt structure and free up cashflow to invest in the business.

N Brown to launch Simply Be stores

The catalogue and online-shopping group N Brown yesterday announced plans to develop its Simply Be womenswear brand as a high-street business.

Poundstretcher buys Alworths

Poundstretcher has stepped in to salvage Alworths, dubbed the "son of Woolworths", which tumbled into administration in March.

Small Talk: Diamond market looks set to sparkle as demand recovers

This column has often touched upon the recent bull run in commodities. We've covered everything from gold to emeralds. Diamonds, however, have slipped under the radar. Last week, investors received some indication of the goings on in this market from Gem Diamonds – and the picture is sparkling.

Video: Retail downturn 'widespread'

Richard Dodd from the British Retail Consortium says retailers are under pressure but he does not expect a sales "bloodbath".

Auto Trader reaches new digital milestones

Auto Trader's autotrader.co.uk, one of Europe's most popular car-related websites, is setting new digital benchmarks as its explosive growth continues.

David Prosser: Glencore's IPO may not be a moment too soon

Outlook Roll up, roll up, for the Glencore flotation, likely to be announced as early as today. The commodities trader is certainly leaving it to the last minute to get its IPO away – a string of companies have dropped plans for listings over the past couple of weeks, so fragile is confidence in the new-issues market. There is also a growing clamour from commodities bears – witness the warning from Goldman Sachs earlier this week – that we may have reached the top of the boom.

Desperate search for food and medicine as Gbagbo fights on

Civilians in Ivory Coast's largest city are risking death on the streets as they look for aid. Daniel Howden reports from Abidjan

Album: Alexander, Alexander (Rough Trade)

How do you begin to assess an artist whose work – in both his Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros mode and here – ranges from the sublime (the hippie-hip-hop-meets-Morricone classic "Truth") to the ridiculous (the Dylan pastiche that is "Bad Bad Love")?

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable