A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.
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BBC's political editor Nick Robinson backs out of arms-trade dinner role following formal complaints from campaigners
Friday 24 January 2014
£235-a-head Mayfair dinner will be attended by the bosses of global arms manufacturing companies
Philadelphia police search for 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' who offers women money to watch him touch himself with cheese
Monday 13 January 2014
The man allegedly also set up a profile on an internet dating site to advertise his fetish
Saturday 11 January 2014
The new National Crime Agency is facing a major embarrassment after it abandoned most of its attempts to seize the UK and US assets of Israel Perry, the Israeli tycoon who is also suing the agency for £10m for compensation of losses allegedly caused by the lawsuit.
Thursday 02 January 2014
Christopher Gossage was found to have breached privacy rules by the SRA
Saturday 21 December 2013
It’s pantomime season, so let’s embrace the theme, with a cast of traditional stock characters. To cheer for, we have a couple of home-grown food heroes, Huw Gott and Will Beckett, whose excellent Hawksmoor group of steak restaurants recently scored a multi-million-pound investment from a private equity firm, taking the affable duo from bar-owners to moguls in a few short years. Their first opening since the buyout is called Foxlow, a casual neighbourhood eatery in the creative hub of Clerkenwell.
Thursday 12 December 2013
Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide has raised $2.34 billion (£1.42 billion) through an initial public offering, returning to the stock market six years after private equity firm Blackstone took it private in one of the largest deals of the leveraged buyout boom.
Thursday 05 December 2013
Nigella Lawson arrives for second day in court after accusing Charles Saatchi of threatening to 'destroy' her with drug claims
Thursday 05 December 2013
I've taken cocaine at two times in my life - but I've never been an addict, she told court yesterday
Sunday 01 December 2013
The strongest brand in European train travel has reached the end of the line. The Rail Europe name is to be erased by Christmas – just as horizons for British train travellers are being expanded with a new Paris-Barcelona high-speed service.
Friday 29 November 2013
The Book of Bedtime Stories (Walker, £14.99) consists of 10 original tales selected by Michael Rosen from more than 400 entries for last year's Mumsnet and Gransnet children's story competition. Each illustrated by an up-and-coming artist, themes range from the adventures of a pig-riding sheriff to the exciting rescue of a dancing bear. Beautifully produced, this could be a collector's item. Alex T. Smith's Claude in the Spotlight (Hodder, £4.99 paperback) tells how the amiable dog of the title, accompanied by his regular friend Sir Bobblysock, gets caught up in a theatrical performance that nearly goes terribly wrong. Illustrated on every page by the author, this cheerfully eccentric story is highly entertaining. So too is Bernardo Atxaga's The Adventures of Shola (Pushkin Children's Books, £14.99). Translated from the Basque by Margaret Jull Costa and lavishly illustrated by Mikel Valverde, these gently ironic stories about another small dog whose aspirations regularly outrun her abilities are totally charming.
Thursday 28 November 2013
The oil trader suing the world’s biggest commodities trading company, Glencore, for wrongful dismissal has pledged to fight on even if he loses his case in the High Court.
Thursday 28 November 2013
From chic satchels to roller skates and more, we've got Christmas wrapped up for the teenagers in your life
Friday 22 November 2013
A luxury hotel conference room is to be turned into a courtroom on Monday for a £50m family dispute to be played out.
Friday 15 November 2013
Black line on the map named commuter's least favourite by far while Jubilee named Londoner’s favourite
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Shire has made its biggest acquisition, spending $4.2bn (£2.6bn) on the US drugs maker ViroPharma. Shares in Shire rose 26p to 2,822p, even though it paid $50 a share for the rare-diseases specialist, which had revenues of $428m last year. Shire’s chief executive Flemming Ornskov expects to create $2bn revenues from medicines for rare diseases next year.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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