Voices The pinnacle of The Shard

The oil-Rich Qataris failed to note those three basic requirement for success in the UK property market: location, location and – you guessed it – location

The high life: Harrods moves even further up in the world

Mohamed al-Fayed, the Egyptian entrepreneur, is to take his Harrods brand even further upmarket when the store joins The Luxury Network later this month. For £50,000 a year, premium brands, including yachtmaker Sunseeker and alcohol group Moët Hennessy, become part of an elite group which swaps marketing ideas and business links.

Original Banksy works go on sale in London

An exhibition of 20 original works on canvas, pallet and steel by the renowned urban/grafitti artist, Banksy, including the largest canvas yet to become available, measuring fourteen feet in length, will go on show tomorrow until 16 May at the Andipa Gallery in Knightsbridge, London.

Mohamed Al Fayed: FA and Premier League run by 'donkeys'

Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed has moved to quash rumours that he is looking to sell the club and lambasted the FA and Premier League for the financial hardship facing many clubs.

Duffield bounces back from New Star with third investment venture

John Duffield, the veteran investor, has staged a comeback by launching a third investment group, Hyde Park Asset Management, following the recent near-collapse of his previous venture.

The Third Angel, By Alice Hoffman

Over 24 books, Alice Hoffman has established herself as a highly successful purveyor of adult fairy tales. Here she moves away from home turf – backwoods Connecticut – with a three-part novel set in a Knightsbridge hotel.

Al Fayed attacks Met as assault case is dropped

Mohamed Al Fayed has criticised the Metropolitan Police after learning that he will not face charges in relation to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.

Al Fayed slams police over sex attack probe

Mohamed Al Fayed today launched an attack on how police handled a sexual assault allegation against him after learning he will not face charges.

Harrods chief executive leaves after less than a year

The chief executive of Harrods has left the iconic London department store after less than a year in the role.

Man jailed for stealing pages from rare book

A businessman was jailed for two years today after admitting stealing pages from rare and priceless books at two historic libraries.

Martin Amis & Friends: Intimate early photos

Portraits of the young Amis and his friends, taken by his former fiancée, are being revealed for the first time. Hannah Duguid gets a sneak preview

Top banker found hanged in hotel room

A top HSBC banker has been found hanged in the room of a five-star hotel, police said tonight.

Harrods hosts an old master

Has the credit crunch reached even Harrods? It's not often the superior Knightsbridge store provides a cut-price option but, in these straitened times, they're offering money-saving Monets and reduced Renoirs.

How to look good when you're dodging bullets

For the discerning Russian oligarch, possession of an armoured Bentley and a guard of special forces veterans is de rigueur for personal safety. But what to wear if one wants to mingle with the public or slalom downhill at Verbier?

My first Job: Novelist Penny Vincenzi was a Harrods librarian

Just a minion earning her upper crust

My Living Space: Gallerist Gül Coskun

Gallerist Gül Coskun is relentless in her pursuit of minimalist perfection
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Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
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One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

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The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
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Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

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We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

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Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue