The former owner of Portsmouth Football Club faces trial in Lithuania over a £400 million bank fraud after failing to convince a judge that he could be killed if he was extradited.
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IoS classical review: LPO/Jurowski, Royal Festival Hall, London
London Sinfonietta, Purcell Room, London
LSO/Bychkov/Kavakos, Barbican Hall, London
Sunday 02 December 2012
Death and grief prompt searing scores, interpreted with pathos and passion
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Hard on the heels of a rebuke from the Advertising Standards Agency for an "irresponsible" and "offensive" campaign that "reaffirmed negative stereotypes" of the Traveller community, Channel 4 continues its proud commitment to minority caricature with the barely credible Jewish Mum of the Year. Let's get the mitigating circumstances out of the way first, since it won't take long.
Friday 31 August 2012
Nervous shoppers are paying off their credit cards at the fastest rate for nearly six years, the Bank of England said yesterday.
Thursday 30 August 2012
When the Copperbox played host to the handball during the Olympic Games it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the park's more raucous venues. Today the atmosphere was markedly more sedate. But when you play goalball, silence is golden.
Thursday 30 August 2012
China's Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London Paralympics as the Shooting got underway at the Royal Artillery Barracks today.
Saturday 25 August 2012
You don’t need good eyesight to take part in this event – which has been tailor-made for the Paralympics – but raw courage is a must, as Jerome Taylor discovers
Sunday 12 August 2012
Samantha Murray won a brilliant silver medal to maintain Great Britain's record of having picked up a modern pentathlon medal at every Olympics since the women's event was introduced to the programme in Sydney in 2000.
Friday 10 August 2012
Tom Daley's coaches are hoping that he can emulate the gold-winning success of his classmate Ruta Meilutyte.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Hamid Soryan hoped he had put a smile on the faces of the Iranian people after he finally delivered the country their first Greco-Roman gold this evening.
Saturday 04 August 2012
United States 99 Lithuania 94
Friday 03 August 2012
Fred Evans pulled out one of the best final rounds of his career to claim a dramatic revenge victory over Lithuanian puncher Egidijus Kavaliauskas and move within one more win of a guaranteed Olympic welterweight medal.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Two generals in Belarus have been sacked after their country was invaded by hundreds of teddy bears.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Fifteen-year-old Lithuanian from Tom Daley's alma mater stuns field in thrilling 100m breaststroke final
Monday 30 July 2012
It was the finest and rarest of nights at the Olympic boxing last night with wins for Fred Evans and Josh Taylor in two contrasting bouts that once again helped create a staggering atmosphere here.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Great Britain's Fred Evans booked his place in the last 16 of the Olympic welterweight competition after getting the better of a richly entertaining brawl with fired-up Algerian Ilyas Abbadi at ExCel.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more