New global rules to force tax avoiders to “pay their fair share” will be introduced under a 15-point action plan launched by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) think tank today.
Researchers and biotech firms say European court ruling will deter investors from funding new cures
Northampton have been waiting for this since October. Five months ago their unbeaten start to the Aviva Premiership ground dramatically to a halt in Reading when London Irish registered a bonus-point win on their own turf; here they returned the compliment with interest – or "icing" as Brian Smith, Irish's director of rugby, said.
Local company Gradiente registered name seven years before the US firm
Frankel notwithstanding, the jumping arm of the sport undoubtedly produces the more regular supply of equine folk heroes, and one certainly added to his already considerable fanbase yesterday.
Jason Kenny justifies selection over Chris Hoy to win his second gold of the Games – and Team GB's fifth in the velodrome
"Four years of work and all I have to show for it is 50 seconds on the pommel horse," Louis Smith said a few weeks ago. In the end it came down to even finer margins – a 10th of a point being the difference between winning the first gold medal ever by a British male gymnast, and the silver which he took. He took it well, showing off the easy, magnetic personality with which he has attracted a following to British gymnastics. Smith's score tied with the winner, Krisztian Berki, but the Hungarian took gold for a fractionally higher execution score.
The total now stands at 16 and this one was all his own work. Michael Phelps claimed his first individual gold of London 2012 last night with a devastating swim in the 200m individual medley that proved too much for a tiring Ryan Lochte. Phelps, the master of Beijing, has reasserted his authority in the pool.
The Proclaimers celebrate 25 years in pop with a new album. James McNair meets them
Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss confectioner that has produced gold-foiled and be-ribboned chocolate rabbits for the past 60 years, has been dealt a crushing blow by the European Union's Court of Justice.
Pasty tax, granny tax, petrol panic, Jeremy Hunt– not a day has passed since the Budget that the Tory party hasn't found itself in trouble over its poor decisions. Matt Chorley counts them down
After the glossy, big-budget music video for "Born To Die", Lana Del Rey has returned to the Instagram-esque promos that splice retro footage with sultry shots of the 25-year-old songstress that first caught our attention. The new video for "Carmen", which tells the story of a depressed teenage party girl, has an almost identical aesthetic to previous singles "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans". Want to make your own? Here's a LDR video checklist:
Man-for-man marking from the Six Nations match at the Twickenham in London
Suppose you develop a fantastic product. You might consider applying for a patent to protect the product or how it works. You might also think about applying for a trademark to protect the product’s name or branding. Would you also think about protecting the appearance of the actual product using registered designs?
1. John Lewis Value Hard Side
The store's first foray into home-brand luggage has bag-handler-proof sides made of sturdy ABS plastic yet it's light to handle.
I bumped umbrellas with bedraggled tourists funnelling through the soggy streets on my way to the Museum of Ideas and Inventions (mibamuseum.com). This is one of Barcelona's newest and quirkiest museums, the perfect place to escape the deluge, and I've been longing to go for ages. (Not least because I'd heard about the fantastic tube-slide which swirls down to the basement galleries. Sadly, it was closed during my visit.)