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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Thursday 12 January 2012
Monday 09 January 2012
Under pressure to get fit and feel the burn? Make sure you find the right kit for the job – and that you look as stylish as possible, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Monday 26 December 2011
House prices fell in nearly 80 per cent of postcodes across England and Wales over this year, but the strength of the London market boosted by demand from overseas buyers prevented the overall decline from being even worse, property analyst Hometrack has said.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Harrods appears to be on track for another record year of sales and profits after overseas visitors continued to spend freely at the landmark London emporium.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Harrods has pulled the plug on its convenience store on Brompton Road and US brand National Geographic is taking it over.
Sunday 04 December 2011
The maiden aunt's tipple is enjoying a revival. But is it the 'Downton' effect?
Saturday 27 August 2011
One of the central banking intelligentsia?
Yes, but Ms Marcus is an unusually forthright member of the club.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Monday 08 August 2011
Just as the designer "show piece" – anything from flashing shoulder pads to glow-in-the-dark jellyfish dresses, say – is rarely seen away from the catwalk, so various hair and make-up looks are unlikely ever to make it into real life. These vary from the extreme – think anything courtesy of Pat MacGrath for John Galliano – to the more deceptively usual, the kind of thing that innocent onlookers might think they'd like to emulate but do so only at their peril.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
It may be lucky that HM Revenue & Customs was not in charge when the country needed a boost from quantitative easing. The hapless taxman yesterday revealed that it had failed to send out thousands of reminders to citizens to pay their bills on time because it had, er, run out of paper. A red-faced Revenue spokesman admitted that the cock-up had come about due to an "exceptionally high demand this year".
Tuesday 12 July 2011
The daughter of Mohamed al-Fayed has acquired Issa, the clothing label favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge for an undisclosed sum.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Great to hear my old pal Hugh Grant give the tabloid red tops a hammering. The lower end of the UK press has gone a bit crazy and it needed a shining knight like Hugh to come and slay the dragons.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Masked robbers held up an Arab diplomat at gunpoint as he left a bank in London, stealing almost £2m.
Thursday 12 May 2011
An exhibition exploring the age-old motif of flowers in art opens at a gallery in London today.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
The 42-storey Canary Wharf tower which houses the European headquarters of Citigroup is being put up for sale for more than £1bn, the commercial property agents Jones Lang LaSalle said yesterday.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist