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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

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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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