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
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
Forget bandage dresses and bling, off-duty LA style has finally been rehabilitated
Sunday 10 February 2013
(From left to right) 1. Almond coconut milk honey bath, £30.65, Laura Mercier, urbanretreat.co.uk
Friday 08 February 2013
What's the secret behind his 45 year success in the restaurant business?
What To Do, See & Buy: Beyond the Sea; The Art of India; Bar Boulud's 'Dinner with Dean' supper club; Prestat London Gin Truffles
Saturday 02 February 2013
Saturday 26 January 2013
After getting the bridesmaid-dress saga out of the way, it's time to face the next hurdle of my Oz trip: unzipping my warm, cosy onesie and trying on a new cozzie or 'swimmers', as our Australian counterparts call them. I like that.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Wednesday 12 December 2012
From candlelit concerts to the famous King’s College Choir, we pick the best of this year’s celebrations of song
Judge asked to show 'sympathy' for mother who took son into hiding to prevent him being treated for brain tumour
Saturday 08 December 2012
Sally Roberts sparked a nationwide search when she disappeared with seven-year-old Neon
Saturday 08 December 2012
Francesca Steele finds some startling alternatives to the multiplex
Friday 30 November 2012
Main image: hand tray by Fornasetti, £175, Liberty; macarons, from a selection, Laduree
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Sarah Brown joined the Qatari-owned retailer on September 1, The Independent has learned, in a move that is likely to raise eyebrows across the political and business worlds
Sunday 18 November 2012
The family feuds have started. The John Lewis advert has aired. Christmas is coming. But if you've already lost patience with the approach of Advent, remember: the end of the year is really just a chance to spoil yourself (and those around you). So shop in style, slump beside a crackling fire or see out 2012 at a Scottish castle. These seasonal escapes should help to make the festive period suitably splendid.
Monday 12 November 2012
Fans of the BBC period drama The Paradise, or indeed of Emile Zola's 1883 novel The Ladies' Paradise, on which the series is based, will know that presenting a fantasy to customers is half the luxury retail battle.
Sunday 04 November 2012
Julius Francis once got flattened by Mike Tyson – now he's treading the boards. Isn't life strange?
Friday 12 October 2012
Rupert Everett's acclaimed performance as Oscar Wilde is to transfer to the West End.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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