A measure in George Osborne’s 2013 Budget which made no headlines outside the financial pages was the abolition of stamp duty reserve tax on UK-domiciled asset management funds. That may not sound like an attention grabber, but it was manna for Britain’s hedge-fund bosses, who by the Government’s estimate saw £145m drop off their companies’ collective annual tax bill.
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Friday 08 November 2013
Weeks was caught swearing at speed cameras while driving past on a motorcycle at up to twice the speed limit
Architecture needs you! 'Heritage army' enlisted for big survey of England’s 345,000 Grade II listed buildings
Thursday 10 October 2013
English Heritages' annual 'at-risk' survey has found 5,700 listed buildings or sites deemed to be imperilled by neglect or decay, a fall of 131 from the previous year
Sunday 08 September 2013
A man arrested in connection with a bomb hoax which led to the Dartford Crossing being closed in both directions and severe delays on the M25 has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Friday 06 September 2013
Coach Mark Arber posted on his Twitter account 'Lovely bit of 14-1 Mesut' causing the Gunners to launch an investigation into whether betting regulations have been breached
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Every age has its prophets. Ancient society had its augurers, soothsayers, seers. The 21st century has its shopping gurus. Like Mary Portas, her mythical predecessor Cassandra had flaming red hair; unlike her she was tragically believed by no one. The readers of Ms Portas’s weekly retail reviews, the viewers of her television programmes, the followers of her tweets have gratefully hung on her every word. She is a prophet celebrated in her own era.
Monday 02 September 2013
Retail expert Mary Portas will mount a vigorous defence of her efforts to revitalise the high street in front of MPs today.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Hundreds of passengers forced to escape from train after fire scare
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Passengers on a rush-hour train have been led to safety after smoke was reported underneath the rear four carriages.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Japan GDP is revised up
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Lieutenant Ian Hammerton, 91, from Dartford, Kent, is one of a small band of surviving D-Day officers. He was among the first to land at Juno Beach on 6 June 1944. He commanded five “flail” or “crab” tanks, belonging to the 22nd Dragoons, equipped with frontal booms and chains to detonate mines
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Mr Hammerton was among the first to land at Juno Beach on 6 June 1944
Monday 11 March 2013
42-year-old man plunged into the River Thames after four hours of negotiations with police failed to talk him down
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Although critically dismissed today, the Dave Clark Five was one of the most successful groups of the 1960s, having several UK hits and a following not far behind the Beatles' in America. Rick Huxley was part of the Dave Clark Five throughout their career and played bass on all their records, adding backing vocals when required.
Friday 18 January 2013
Tenants in Greater London are paying rents on average 132% more than those in the North East, according to figures from HomeLet.
Friday 07 December 2012
The Only Way Is Essex sisters Sam and Billie Faiers were at the Old Bailey today to see their step-father sentenced for a daring £1 million bullion heist.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
- 1 Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after injuring spine doing somersault celebration
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'