Sculptures of marble heads, a bronze bust of Alexander the Great and bronze statuettes of the gods form part of the collection
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Thursday 20 January 2011
Two men have been found guilty of defrauding shareholders of the retail software company Torex Retail at Oxford Crown Court.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Now it is official that last month was Britain's coldest December since details were first collated, how many unwanted new football records will be set because of this winter's weather? One already created, which may be further extended this week, is at Bradford Park Avenue, the Evo-Stik (former Northern Premier) League club, who have not played at home since losing to Frickley Athletic on 30 October. They have suffered seven consecutive postponements from snow, frost, waterlogging – everything bar plagues of frogs – and in so doing they set a new club record. A League Challenge Cup derby at home to AFC Halifax Town is due on Tuesday, which would be 73 days since the previous home game. The previous record was set in the long winter of 1962-63, when Avenue went 61 days without a home game, between Third Division home fixtures against (coincidentally) Halifax Town on 4 January and Peterborough United on 6 March. The pile-up proved costly and they were relegated on goal average, joining neighbours Bradford City in Division Four. Replaced as a League club in 1970, they went into liquidation before reforming in 1988.
Sunday 09 January 2011
A monumental legal battle over the liquidation of the business empire of alleged fraudster Sir Allen Stanford will come to a head in the Caribbean courts this month.
Tuesday 07 December 2010
HSBC is an institution that jealously guards its corporate reputation. That reputation took a nasty hit yesterday. The self-styled "World's Local Bank" likes to portray itself as the trusted partner whose global reach can get the best for its clients. A rather different picture is painted by Irving Picard, the trustee handling the liquidation of Bernie Madoff's fraudulent empire.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Saturday 06 November 2010
The number of people declared bankrupt in England and Wales fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in the third quarter, the Insolvency Service said yesterday.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Portsmouth's struggle to bring an end to their long-running financial turmoil took another peculiar twist last night, when the club released a statement claiming they were on the brink of liquidation only for the administrator to insist that they can still save the Championship strugglers.
Friday 15 October 2010
Dundee's situation is set to become clearer today after a press conference with administrator Bryan Jackson was called for this afternoon.
Monday 20 September 2010
One thing that really gets the blood pumping in the boardrooms of Alternative Investment Market (Aim)-listed companies is a bit of pedigree – it gets the investors very interested in the shares, you see.
Sunday 15 August 2010
A housing investment fund backed by the high-profile property entrepreneur Vincent Tchenguiz is to be liquidated as the property downturn continues to take its toll.
Friday 06 August 2010
Government figures due today were expected to show a small decline in the number of people declared insolvent during the second quarter.
Friday 16 July 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
The administrators to Fabric have sold the iconic London nightclub to a new company recently set up by one of its former investors, in a deal that secures 100 jobs.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
A company was found guilty today of a health and safety breach in connection with the huge explosion at the Buncefield oil depot.
Monday 07 June 2010
The deal which should secure Crystal Palace's future was signed today and the club's administrator hopes for a conclusion by the end of July.
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