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Fly-half has admitted it was “a very tough decision” to leave Leicester for a French club

Europe is a letdown for Heineken

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A former trainee teacher used an out-of-date ticket to trick his way into the London 2012 men’s 100m finals where he screamed abuse at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt before hurling a bottle onto the startline, a court heard.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 12 December 2012

Asos' booming US sales set to beat UK

Smashing contract for Shanks as Heineken goes green

The waste management group Shanks has won a contract to recycle 15,000 tons of glass for the brewer Heineken – the equivalent of nine million 330ml bottles.

The Skyfall premiere, the after party and the after after party

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Bonneville, Example and Daisy Lowe are among stars to attend alternative Bond events

A Wolfe is corralled on film in Miami

In 2007 a handwritten letter arrived at Tom Wolfe's Manhattan apartment. It was from a 33-year-old Miami Herald journalist named Oscar Corral. The young reporter was offering to be a guide in Miami, the setting for Wolfe's new novel, Back to Blood, out next month. Wolfe accepted the offer.

Claire Beale on Advertising: The name's Bond – and I'm licensed to sell

It's 50 years since James Bond made his film debut and the world's most famous secret agent has being having a not-so-secret affair with big brands ever since. From the watches, the beers and the cars that pay top dollar to feature as Bond's brands of choice in his movies, to the ads that have shamelessly appropriated some 007 cool, Ian Fleming's hero has probably sold more products than any other fictional character.

My Edinburgh: Sara Pascoe, Comedian

Welcome to the Edinburgh Bragging Festival, I hope you like telling everyone how excellent you are! The first thing to do is hang pictures of your brilliant face everywhere, but much bigger than your actual face, so that everyone can see from 500 yards how brilliant your face is (who knew there was that much Photoshop in the world?) Next, collect as many stars as you can and plaster your face and your Twitter feed with them in a row. Now, we can all start getting jealous of each other!

Rise in beer sales cheers Adnams

Adnams, the Southwold-based beer and pub firm, posted sales of £25.75m, a rise of 5.1 per cent, in the six months to June.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 18 August 2012

Qataris buy 20% stake in BAA 

London 2012: Olympic mountain biking venue will not serve alcohol to spectators as site is owned by Salvation Army

The spectre of rain still looms over the London Games, but one venue is to which, spectators might not be too happy to learn, will remain dry throughout.

The global march of the 'Mexipops' continues

Let's call them "Mexipops": Mexican-style light lagers, served in clear glass bottles with a slice of lime.

Coup for embattled Sir Martin Sorrell as WPP swoops for a majority stake in AKQA

The British founders of AKQA, the world's biggest independent digital advertising agency, are celebrating after Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP bought a majority stake which values the business at around $540m (£343m).

Chris Robshaw and his Harlequins team-mates get their hands on the Premiership trophy

Heineken Cup draw is kind to Harlequins, hard on Exeter

Harlequins have been given a kind draw for the group stages of next season's Heineken Cup. Biarritz will provide the English champions with their stiffest opposition in Pool Three, which is also made up of Ireland's weakest province, Connacht, and Zebre of Italy.

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