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

Christopher Kane joins raft of new designers in Mount Street for first store

London Fashion Week star Christopher Kane has secured a spot for his first ever store.

The author suspects the ribs on sale at Casa Negra may have been extracted from some sort of pre-historic monster

Let it shine: Free your locks from frizz this holiday season

(From left to right) No Oil Oil £14, Percy & Reed, johnlewis.com

Hamush Ogston dismissed the idea of £1.3bn in compensation claims as 'bollocks'

Prosecute CPP tycoon Hamish Ogston over mis-selling, urges Labour MP

John Mann labels millionaire ‘arrogant’ and slams ‘weakness of the law’ in the scandal

Richard Rodgers: Inside the mind of a political visionary

Richard Rodgers: Inside the mind of a political visionary

Lord Rogers has never been afraid to bring politics into the design debate

Last night's viewing - Long Lost Family, ITV

The last time I cried during prime-time on ITV, Argentinian goalkeeper Carlos Roa had just saved a penalty from David Batty and England's football team were heading back home from Saint-Etienne. Now, I'm not saying that those soapy montages on The X Factor, or whatever, never moved me, but, well, actually, that's exactly what I'm saying. This third series of Long Lost Family had me in puddles. Just like a shanked hoof by an English midfielder. Long Lost Family follows a fairly simple format – researchers find stories of people who've lost their mother/brother/sisters/father and set out to seek and reunite them. Essentially, it's the last five minutes of Surprise, Surprise without Bob Carolgees and Cilla's song.

Mohamed al-Fayed agrees sale of Fulham to Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shalid Khan

Mohamed al-Fayed's 16-year association with Fulham come to an end tonight after the Egyptian agreed a deal for the sale of the club to Shahid Khan.

Lamborghini no mercy: The seized Lamborghini Aventador on display outside New Scotland Yard

'No insurance' £300,000 Lamborghini faces crusher after it was seized in London

Purple high-performance machine currently on display outside New Scotland Yard

Mr Hare looking to hop East

Mr Hare, one of British luxury's new star brands, is aiming to crack the lucrative Asian market through a huge distribution agreement and a first shop in Hong Kong.

Koo Stark has walked free from court after she returned a £40,000 painting she was accused of stealing from a former partner

Prince Andrew's ex-girlfriend Koo Stark walks free from court as she returns painting to a former partner

Former partner of the Duke of York had been accused of stealing £40,000 painting

Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's west London embassy for almost a year

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange prepared to stay in Ecuador embassy 'for five years'

Foreign minister says South American country will continue to provide asylum to Australian

Henry Cecil preferred to rely on instinct

Champion horse trainer Sir Henry Cecil dies after battle with cancer

Astonishing highs and lows are staples of the racing world. But the story of Sir Henry Cecil, the champion trainer, who died today aged 70, is remarkable for its swings of fortune both on and off the turf.

London's exclusive property prices given a reality check

Even the wallets of wealthy buyers are showing the strain of London's inflated property market, with prices falling in Knightsbridge and Belgravia.

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy

Don’t forget about my rights, says Julian Assange ‘sex victim’

Lawyer tells of woman’s suffering a year on from WikiLeaks founder’s flight to embassy

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform