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A £16bn tide of overseas money flooded into the London commercial property market last year, fuelling the best year for the capital since the height of the boom in 2007, according to estate agents Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

Reporter: COMMIE DES GARCONS

Not since Tom Wolfe invented radical chic has it been so cred to be red. Howard Byrom explains why revolution is the ecstasy of history

Letter: Radical Sixties

THE IMPORTANCE of the single year 1968 has always been greatly over-rated, compared with the truly significant social and cultural (though not political) transformation of the entire period 1958-1973 ("the long Sixties").

1968: Anti-war demonstrations

1968 WAS a year marked by political turbulence throughout the world. In fact, there was an explosion of student/worker power on the streets in every single month and in each of the six continents. A year when radicalism was truly international: a political globalisation decided from below and not imposed by G7 summits. The effects of the war in Vietnam were felt on the streets of every west- European country as millions blocked the thoroughfares to show their solidarity with the resistance in South-East Asia.

Charities target the rich

Fund-raisers are using computers to find wealthy potential donors, writes Clare Garner

Zero Tolerance: A sure-fire cure for fouling dogs - and fouler commuters

The woman solicitor from Cleveland was clearly shocked. Policing in her area, she told the reporter from the Today programme, had become far too tough. Under the zero tolerance regime of Detective Chief Inspector Ray Mallon (I think he's a DCI. Or is that what Helen Mirren was?) constables cracking down on minor felonies had taken to interpreting their orders a little too literally. And yes, she could give plenty of horrifying examples. "One man," she wailed uncomprehendingly, "was CS-sprayed for urinating in the street."

Travel: So far from my mother's pecan pie

Thursday is Thanksgiving, one of the biggest holidays in the United States. Anne Lundregan, an American who lives in London, looks at ways to celebrate in Britain.

The Lone Star fails to make London shine

If Robert Hertner has his way, then the United States ambassador with offices in Grosvenor Square will not be the only new American ambassador in London. Mr Hertner, 49, the self-styled Texan ambassador, looked every bit the Lone Star as he loitered outside Downing Street yesterday.

Interview: Amy Jenkins: Once in a lifetime

The creator of cult TV show 'This Life' never planned to be a writer. Now she's a hot new property, working with the best in British film

Now art thieves aren't Raffles but riff-raff

Criminals who specialise in national treasures are likely to be common gangsters who have done their homework, says Jojo Moyes

Tune in, turn on, buy up

The eccentric millionaire Ted Power amassed an equally eccentric art collection, now at the Tate

Bonny birth of Stewart's new car

Jackie Stewart's Formula One debutants have designed and manufactured their first car in nine months. Derick Allsop reports

Management cleans up in Addis sweepstakes

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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