Italian luxury notebook maker Moleskine has picked Canary Wharf and Covent Garden for its first standalone UK stores.
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Monday 04 March 2013
Beauty boutiques are set to be all the rage for luxury brands as Burberry and Christian Dior begin a hunt for shops to sell their perfume and cosmetics collections in the UK.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
St Modwen has tapped shareholders for £49m to help fund the £2bn overhaul of the UK's biggest fruit, veg and flower market, in south London.
Friday 22 February 2013
Everyone loves Carmen, but no one ever quite brings it off because its delicate balance between public and private, large-scale action and intimate drama, is so tricky.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Cuddly comedian Michael McIntyre is paying £60 a day to have diet meals delivered to his door. But is this take-away approach healthy? Simon Usborne weighs in
Sunday 10 February 2013
Can theatrical hang-out Joe Allen – barely changed in decades – still put on a show?
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Developer St Modwen — part-owner of Elephant & Castle’s eyesore shopping centre — says it is training its sights on more buoyant property markets down south this year as the rest of the country struggles.
Monday 04 February 2013
We were promised surprises in Peter Konwitschny’s ‘La Traviata’, and the first comes at the start.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Life has not been easy for Rolando Villazon these last few years. Invasive throat surgery stopped him singing, with no guarantee of any return to form. When he did make a come-back his performance was savagely dissected by the critics.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Galina Vishnevskaya was famous both as a singer and as the wife of the cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich. As a singer she was famous, in Britain at least, for being forbidden to take the soprano solos at the first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem in 1962 in the newly consecrated Coventry Cathedral; and then for throwing a spectacular tantrum during the recording sessions of the same work in London the following year.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Sergei Polunin, the Ukrainian prodigy who stunned the dance world by walking out on the Royal Ballet, is to return to the UK for a brutal show "as far away from Swan Lake as you can get".
Sunday 09 December 2012
The arts are flourishing in Thurrock, despite the town being voted the most miserable in Britain this year
Royal Opera House makes a drama out of an opera with last minute replacement of leading lady with Patrizia Ciofi
Tuesday 04 December 2012
It was always going to be a drama when the Royal Opera House staged its first production in more than 120 years of Robert le diable, Giacomo Meyerbeer’s epic opera.
Saturday 01 December 2012
The Royal Opera House is staging Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable for the first time in a century. It's a welcome focus on a much maligned composer
Friday 23 November 2012
The Pollard review, which is examining a shelved Newsnight report into the Jimmy Savile abuse allegations, is to take about a month longer to report than expected.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Chris Patten has lived up to his word. The chairman of the BBC Trust said he wanted a replacement BBC Director-General "within weeks". Now, just 12 days after the resignation of the hapless George Entwistle, Tony Hall – the chief executive of the Royal Opera House – has been named as his successor.
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