News The latest scandal to hit The Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, is an alleged video of him smoking crack cocaine that’s been seen by three journalists who all identified the Mayor

Another day, another embarrassing anecdote about Toronto’s illustrious mayor Rob Ford

Huge profits at JP Morgan boost hopes for US recovery

Mortgage originations climbed strongly compared to last year

Ally McBeal, left, and Kavanagh QC

You are not Rumpole of the Bailey: As more people represent themselves in court, the Bar Council has issued some pressing advice

People who are forced to represent themselves in court as legal aid budgets are cut should not attempt to imitate the fast-talking lawyers they see on television, according to a new "idiot's guide".

Investment View: Hold on to Astra as new chief cuts costs to do deals

If Mr Soriot does get it right the pay off could be very big. But keep a close watch on developments

Companies would hold back part of bosses' pay for five years under Labour plans

Company bosses would not receive 30 per cent of their salary for five years under a future Labour Government in an attempt to encourage more long-term decision-making in British business.

Dulux owner AkzoNobel is hit as painters take a break

Dulux owner AkzoNobel saw its balance sheet painted red in 2012, as fewer people redecorated their homes across Europe.

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh vows to focus on shareholder value

Rio Tinto's new chief executive, Sam Walsh, promised an "unrelenting" focus on shareholder value as he unveiled the FTSE 100 miner's first-ever full-year loss, of $3bn (£1.9bn).

A memorial gallery of patients who died at Stafford General Hospital on the wall at the headquarters of campaign group Cure the NHS

NHS's darkest day: Five more hospitals under investigation for neglect as report blames 'failings at every level' for 1,200 deaths at Stafford Hospital

Inspections to be carried out at hospitals with high death rates after report reveals catastrophic failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS trust

Market Report: Buoyant BT rings a bell with investors

Investors who hung up on BT shares earlier this week came running back to the telecoms giant yesterday after its fourth-quarter results were way better than expected. The forecasts earlier in the week were so low that even BT's house broker, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, decided to move to neutral from buy.

The ‘Save Lewisham’ protests have led to a compromise

Protesters score partial victory for Lewisham Hospital’s A&E department

Protestors who took to the streets to save a south London hospital has scored a partial victory. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today  that Lewisham Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department has been saved from total closure.

Market Report: BT disconnected as investors hang up

Wilton Fry and his telecoms team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch have hung up on their love affair with BT. Mr Fry has been a fan of the telecoms giant for more than three and a half years but that's all over now. He switched his rating of the stock to neutral from buy and gave the shares a price target of 265p.

Eden project in Cornwall. Dozens of jobs are under threat at one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions after it announced it had to make cuts worth £2 million

Eden Project to axe up to 70 jobs

Dozens of jobs are under threat at one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions in Cornwall after it announced it had to make cuts worth £2 million.

Goldman lifts pay to £250,000 for 2012 after tripling income

Goldman Sachs, the US investment bank which this week retreated from a proposal to delay UK bonus payments to gives its bankers the benefit of lower tax rates, today said it was spending a smaller slice of its revenues on paying employees – but high earnings and cutbacks in the headcount meant the average Goldman banker would book nearly $400,000 (£250,000) for 2012.

On right path at Marshalls despite the rain

Marshalls, the company that provided paving for the London Olympics, saw revenues fall 7 per cent in 2012 as bad weather put paid to many people's plans to build patios or drives.

Theo Fennell reduces its losses by half

Theo Fennell, purveyor of bling to celebs such as Elton John and Kate Beckinsale, has cut its interim losses by more than half.

Postal Service lettercarrier Raymond Hou delivers mail along his route

US postal service posts annual loss of $15.9bn

The US Postal Service on Thursday reported a record annual loss of $15.9 billion in the past fiscal year, prompting renewed calls for Congress to pass legislation to help.

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Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
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Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

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Sanctuary for the suicidal

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A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits