Former PM acts after his media company loses €150m in stock market instability
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Plans to restore Rome's crumbling Colosseum have hit another snag, after Italy's anti-trust watchdog declared that a €25m lifeline thrown by a luxury goods company breaks competition laws.
Thursday 29 December 2011
Italy's culture ministry said that it is investigating reports that bits of rock have fallen from the Colosseum.
Monday 18 July 2011
Ricky Gervais says "losers" are the real "interesting" characters in life.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
A surf documentary in which the word "breaks" carries a fateful double meaning. Director Justin Mitchell celebrates the teenage wave-riders of Rio, but his real focus is the precarious fortunes of 13-year-old Fabio and his 12-year-old mate Naama, from the dangerous Favela do Pavao, a high-rise slum overlooking Arpoador Beach.
Thursday 07 April 2011
Struggling JJB Sports is to tap investors for £65m in an attempt to stabilise its precarious financial position.
Sunday 15 November 2009
Shirley Jackson's brilliant kind of American Gothic is offered up for our consumption in this, her final novel, first published in 1962. She liked to mix the gothic and the domestic and much of her writing centred on houses; a reflection, perhaps, of how the domestic sphere impinged on women's lives after the Second World War.
Sunday 08 November 2009
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Marcel Theroux conveys in this novel a sense of how precarious and precious our technologically maintained liberal democracies are. Makepeace is the last inhabitant of a failed settlement in northern Siberia, established before war brought the civilised world crashing down. In conversation with a fellow inmate at a slave camp, she remarks that it only takes three days for hunger and desperation to overcome all civilised instinct in a person. Her friend smiles and replies that she has a bleak view of human nature – in his experience, it's closer to four days.
Sunday 03 February 2008
A late surge, sparked by two tries from their young winger, Lee Smith, saw Leeds launch the defence of their Super League title with a precarious victory.
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'