Arts and Entertainment German composer Hans Zimmer

Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer will be recognised with a special award at this year's Classic Brits.

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One of London's loveliest venues flings open its doors to the seasonal spirit this week, with music, merriment, mince pies and a display of dodgy pullovers on offer over two nights at the Union Chapel.

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Classical Brit honour for Harry Potter composer Williams

Star Wars and Harry Potter soundtrack composer John Williams is to be honoured at the Classical Brit Awards.

Market Report: Mothercare struggles despite new arrival

It looks like it is going to take more than a buggy assault course and an in-store coffee shop to persuade the Square Mile that Mothercare is worth buying. The struggling baby products retailer recently launched a new-look store in an attempt to revive its fortunes, but it has not stopped the attacks from scribes in the City.

Mary Dejevsky: All I wanted were my Cheerios

The new boss of Marks & Spencer, Marc Bolland, responded to customer complaints about the difficulty of navigating the stores by sending scouts incognito to buy 10 specified items within an hour. They all failed. I'm not surprised, but it's not just our M&S. I take my own Marc Bolland test every week or so – except that mine has around 20 items and it's called a shopping list.

Deborah Ross: How would we cope without celebrity mums?

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M&amp;S chairman steps down after six years



Sir Stuart Rose ends a colourful six-year tenure with high street giant Marks & Spencer today as he steps down as chairman.

More viewers for new One Show presenters

The first appearance of Alex Jones and Jason Manford together on The One Show sofa drew in extra viewers last night.

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Business Diary: M&S hosts a star-studded do

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When it comes to songwriting, there's a fine line between inspiration and plagiarism

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Jason Manford to take over from Adrian Chiles on The One Show

Comedian Jason Manford will step into Adrian Chiles's shoes on The One Show, the BBC announced today.

M&amp;S model Noemie Lenoir recovers after 'suicide bid'

Marks & Spencer model Noemie Lenoir was recovering today after she was found unconscious following an apparent suicide attempt.

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