Life and Style Richard Mortimer in the Ponystep offices

Richard Mortimer was the man behind London's biggest parties. Now he is joining the fashion fray, with a magazine inspired by his club nights

'Independent' sales success

Sales of The Independent are on the rise.

Rolls Royce plant 'may go abroad'

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has come under fire after admitting it is considering building a new hi-tech facility overseas rather than in the UK.

The 50 best summer walks

From a leisurely stroll to a cosy country pub to a hard day's hike up hill and down dale, Lucy Gillmore gives her top rambling recommendations

Rolls settles legal row with P&W

Rolls-Royce has settled a legal row over patent rights on commercial jets with US rival Pratt & Whitney (P&W), in a case that had threatened to delay deliveries of Boeing's new 787 passenger aircraft.

Letter from the editor: Work experience isn't the wisest move

Thousands of teens all over the country have used nepotism, bribery and giant cojones to land themselves work experience this past week – it's part of the GCSE syllabus. But don't bother asking any of them how it went, unless you are fluent in grunt.

Qantas settles A380 case with Rolls for A$95m

Qantas has reached a A$95m (£62.5m) settlement with the engine maker Rolls-Royce over a mid-air explosion last year that required one of its Airbus A380 aircraft to make an emergency landing with 469 people on board, and forced the Australian carrier to ground its entire fleet of the superjumbos.

Rolls-Royce bags $2.2bn order at Paris Air Show

Rolls-Royce flew the flag for the British contingent on the first day of the Paris Air show yesterday, bagging a $2.2bn (£1.4bn) order with Brazil's TAM Airlines to provide engines for its fleet of Airbus A350 jets.

Made In Britain, By Evan Davis

The more we make, the less we know

Airliner makes emergency landing

An airliner carrying 149 people was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its Rolls-Royce engines caught fire in mid-flight.

Milly Dowler's dad was original suspect

Murdered Milly Dowler's father told a stunned Old Bailey today that he had been the original suspect in her disappearance after police found bondage material at the family home.

EM Forster: A New Life, By Wendy Moffat

How to dip a nib in the well of desire

Sidney Harman: Businessman who created the first integrated hi-fi system and later bought 'Newsweek' magazine

Businessman yet champion of workers' rights, inventor, educator, government official, philanthropist, keen student of Shakespeare and – at the very end of his life – an improbable media baron, Sidney Harman was a veritable renaissance man of modern America.

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The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
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Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...