Asil Nadir outside the Old Bailey with his wife Nur

Asil Nadir's creditors unlikely to see a penny

Former personal banker says most assets were taken years ago

Plant life: The green doors and window frames of Anoro's house reflect the exuberant lushness of the surrounding flora

Island escape: How artist Manel Anoro's home in Menorca inspires his work

The Spanish artist Manel Anoro lives a divided life: half in Girona, Catalonia, and half in Biniarroi, on the island of Menorca. He has a studio at both – and is equally passionate about both: "I have one foot in Menorca and one in Girona and I do not like losing any of the feet and [going] lame. I deeply love Menorca. I deeply love Catalonia." But it is this studio, a low, simple but vivid space in Menorca, where he does most work.

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Marseille confirm Cesar Azpilicueta completes to Chelsea

Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta has completed his move from Marseille to Chelsea, the French club have confirmed.

Asil Nadir: The tycoon, 71, has been living in a £20,000-a-month home in Mayfair since his return to UK

'You stole out of pure greed' – judge gives Asil Nadir 10 years for £30m Polly Peck theft

Tycoon has 'shown no remorse' and 'refused to accept responsibility' for Polly Peck collapse

Time capsule: Fenced off and left to crumble since 1974, Varosha today is a far cry from when it hosted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman

Ghost town may hold the key to Cyprus reunification talks

Once a Mediterranean playground for Hollywood stars, Varosha is now a no-go zone between Turkish and Greek communities

Yesterday’s match between Great Britain and Russia

Water fight! Tom Peck gets his first taste of water polo

Forget boxing – London 2012's most violent discipline is staged in the pool

Street Fight in Naples, By Peter Robb

If you're heading for Sicily this autumn, Peter Robb's masterpiece Midnight in Sicily is de rigueur. If Naples and environs is your goal, you may be better off saving this extraordinary work until you get back. The muscular exuberance of Robb's style – one of the finest in contemporary English – is perfectly suited to Neapolitan brio but the central topic of this book is the art of the 16th century.

Fears of a default by Sicily played down as focus turns to Italy's struggling south

The struggles of Italy's poorer southern cities came under the spotlight yesterday as the Government moved to play down fears of a default by Sicily.

Album: Savall/Johansen, Hirundo Maris, ECM

It's a small tent, the folk-classical-early-music pavilion, and it's guyed into place with delicate threads.

27 dead in Morocco bus crashes

Two bus crashes in separate locations in Morocco have claimed 27 lives, including those of a German and Dutch tourist, the state news agency reported.

New production stage for BG in Egypt

BG Egypt, the country's largest natural gas producer, started gas production from Phase 8b of its West Delta Deep Marine concession at the end of last month, the subsidiary of the oil and gas explorer BG Group said yesterday.

Forest fires engulf tourist destination

Firefighters struggle to extinguish a blaze in Liria, near Valencia, after forest fires destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of vegetation.

Nato condemns Syria plane attack

Nato today condemned Syria's disregard of "peace, security and human life" in a statement expressing solidarity with Turkey over the shooting down of one of its reconnaissance planes.

Two Middle-Aged Ladies In Andalucia, By Penelope Chetwode

Just 50 years ago, rural Spain was another, medieval world.

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