One of the most colourful chapters in corporate Britain finally came to a close today as the 104-year-old Lonrho agreed to a £175 million takeover bid from two Swiss businessmen.
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Friday 29 July 2011
Wizzard once wished it could be Christmas every day. Well this year, half their dream has come true
Tuesday 26 July 2011
It may be lucky that HM Revenue & Customs was not in charge when the country needed a boost from quantitative easing. The hapless taxman yesterday revealed that it had failed to send out thousands of reminders to citizens to pay their bills on time because it had, er, run out of paper. A red-faced Revenue spokesman admitted that the cock-up had come about due to an "exceptionally high demand this year".
Tuesday 12 July 2011
The daughter of Mohamed al-Fayed has acquired Issa, the clothing label favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge for an undisclosed sum.
Saturday 02 July 2011
Sunday 12 June 2011
Mohamed al-Fayed is to return to shopping with a new online retail empire.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
The doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is to double its number of UK stores over the next five years as the country's desire for sweet treats grows.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Thursday 28 April 2011
The British studio behind the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises is set to change hands after a deal worth £96.1m was agreed yesterday.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Didn't he use to own a rather famous shop?
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Nothing to do with the coffee chain then?
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed remains fully committed to the Barclays Premier League club despite the Cottagers posting a £16.9million loss for the last financial year.
Sunday 19 December 2010
I associate Christmas with pressure mostly – pressure to see people I don't really want to see, pressure to buy things that people don't want for people you don't like, pressure to give your kids the full "Christmas experience", bah humbug.... This was why I found myself in the admittedly glorious Mandarin Oriental hotel in London – slap bang in between Harrods and the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. The last time I was at this hotel, I was outside as a paparazzo, waiting for Pierce Brosnan to emerge. When he eventually did, he stamped on my foot and called me an "annoying fat fuck" while still smiling sweetly for the camera.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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