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Qataris snap up Harrods for bargain £1.5bn

Al-Fayed sells the landmark store to 'have more time with his family' as the Gulf state goes on another spending spree in London

Harrods department store 'sold'

World-famous department store Harrods has been sold, it was reported today.

Jewel thieves raid shopping centre

Jewellery worth tens of thousands of pounds was stolen when raiders broken into Europe's largest urban shopping mall, west London's Westfield Centre, in the early hours of yesterday.

Harrods denies sale rumours

Harrods is "not for sale" the company said today after a media report that Mohamed Al Fayed had received an offer for the London store from a Gulf investor.

Harrods' pension fund sale off

Harrods has been forced to shelve plans to sell off its pension fund. The Knightsbridge department store owned by Mohamed al-Fayed has been in negotiations with Pension Corporation, a buyout firm run by Edmund Truell, about offloading its liabilities to around 1,000 staff and former staff since last November.

Harrods: There is only one pension-fund sale

Harrods, the upmarket London retailer owned by Mohamed al-Fayed, is mulling the sale of its £200 million pension fund in a buy-out deal.

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Child abuse probe at nursery

An investigation has been launched into allegations of child abuse at a south Belfast nursery.

Jewel raiders grabbed £1m haul in under a minute

Six robbers took less than a minute to nab gems and jewels worth more than £1m from a store, it emerged today.

Britain's biggest heists

The recent £40m jewellery robbery in Knightsbridge was Britain's biggest jewelry heist. There's always an element of Hollywood in such crimes, despite the money involved and the violence often used, but such crimes often linger in the memory - along with these, the rogues' gallery of Britain's most notorious robberies.

Please click on the image to launch our gallery.



Slump, what slump? Sales soar to £750m at Harrods

Harrods delivered record sales and an uplift in pre-tax profits last year, despite Britain going through one of the worst recessions in living memory.

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Withnail farmhouse sale falls through

The sale of the derelict farmhouse made famous in the cult film Withnail and I has "fallen through", its owners said today.

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