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

Swiss role for Lonrho as it sheds Tiny Rowland roots

One of the most colourful chapters in corporate Britain finally came to a close today as the 104-year-old Lonrho agreed to a £175 million takeover bid from two Swiss businessmen.

What the Sunday papers said

Independent on Sunday: Aviva faces new investor row at annual meeting

The Carlton House Terrace property

London home set to smash property price record by going on sale for a staggering £250m

The house, which is on Carlton House Terrace, enjoys views of St James's Park and is 30 times bigger than a typical London family house

Mono mania: In the style stakes, everything is black and white

Styling: Gemma Hayward

The Big Six: Luxury London hotels

Cricket themes, cigar terraces and rooftop bars

Travel Agenda

From mapping Manhattan and California cool to leather luggage

Boris Berezovsky post-mortem finds hanging is cause of death

A post-mortem examination on Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged, police said tonight.

Review: Allium, Best Western Abbey Hotel, North Parade, Bath

The spices on the quail left my tastebuds buzzing like hornets

Pale and very interesting

How to look beautiful in beige

Natalia Vodianova at the launch of the exhibition in London on Thursday

Christian Dior: From Paris with love

The house of Christian Dior has crossed the Channel to stage a grand exhibition in London. Bienvenue, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Savills staff to get £100m bonus payout after profits soar

The estate agent Savills' 25,000 staff worldwide are set to share more than £100m in bonuses this year after the property consultant's profits jumped.

It’s not about the money... super-rich Kirsty Bertarelli turns to pop

Former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli draws on ‘real life’ experiences for the album ‘Love Is’

Welcome to Britain: Overseas visitors go shopping to the tune of £4.5bn in a year

Overseas tourists to the UK spend more than £4.5bn in Britain's shops each year, with "personal shopping" requests a growing trend for the worlds' super wealthy.

Flaming lips: Step out in bold, brazen style and set the world on fire

(From left to right) 1. Nutrilips in Ella, £15, Wild About Beauty, debenhams.co.uk

Julian Assange police guard at Ecuadorian embassy nears £3m cost

The cost of policing the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been staying for almost eight months, has reached £2.9 million, Scotland Yard said today.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
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