Moss Bros cautious despite sales rising

Sales at the menswear retailer Moss Bros are rising but it remains cautious about the outlook for the year ahead.

Rhiannon Harries: Something sinister is going on at the nation's perfume counters

If the commercial breaks in kids' TV programmes are stuffed with ads for the latest toys at this time of year, then those later in the evening seem to be dominated by plugs for perfume. If it's not Sienna Miller pulling irritating cutesy faces for Hugo Boss, it's Charlize Theron strutting about in the buff on behalf of Christian Dior.

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Thomson forced to retire from Transat race

The gremlins which have plagued Alex Thomson’s ocean racing career have struck again, a hole in the bow of his Open 60 Hugo Boss forcing him to retire from the Transat Jacques Vabre when lying in fourth place.

Caffari and Thompson build on good start

Going into the second night of the double handed Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre to Costa Rica , three of the British teams, Samantha Davies and Sidney Gavignet (Artemis), Mike Golding and Javier Sanso (MGYR) and Alex Thomson and Ross Daniel (Hugo Boss) were 10th, 12th and 13th in the 14-boat Open 60 fleet.

Depressions in store for Transat Jacques Vabre

A triple whammy of weather depressions is in store for the 14 60-footers and six multihulls which left Le Havre yesterday on the 4,730-mile Transat Jacques Vabre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica .

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Moss Bros eyes 40 new shops in 'buyer's market'

Moss Bros, the men's branded suit specialist, has revealed ambitious plans to grow its store numbers by nearly 40 per cent as it seeks to take advantage of a soft retail property market during the economic downturn.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Hyde Park, London

With the sun slowly dropping out of the sky over Hyde Park and in front of tens of thousands of expectant fans, the pressure was on for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Hot on the heels of their celebrated headliner at Glastonbury the night before, they had a lot to live up to.

Fiona Sturges: Does gender explain my immunity to Bruce Springsteen's songs of cars, bars and women called Mary?

He is the working-class hero, the champion of the underdog, the everyman in search of the American Dream. His place in the pop canon is irrefutable, his name mentioned in the same breath as Tom Waits, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. He's a born showman, a consummate storyteller, a principled poet. So why is it that Bruce Springsteen leaves me cold?

American dreams: Bruce Springsteen's glory days are back, thanks to his songs with a political conscience

When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headline Glastonbury tomorrow, most fans will doubtless get the barnstorming rock'n'roll show they made their name with more than 30 years ago. But Springsteen's weighty place in critics' hearts has to do with a more desolate strand in his work, a faded Americana adapted from the Depression laments of protest singer Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck. This led to his very best songs. But forced worthiness rewarded by unquestioning critical reverence has been the other result of Bruce's double-life as dustbowl troubadour.

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