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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

Stephen Fry compares interviews with being raped

Stephen Fry has compared agreeing to being interviewed by journalists to consenting to "being mugged, raped or burgled" after a row broke out over remarks he made to a magazine.

Airline blames engine for superjumbo drama

The engine failure that forced a Qantas Airbus A380 to make an emergency landing was "probably" caused by a material failure or a design fault, the Australian airline said today.

Superjumbo engine explodes in mid-air but all 459 on board escape

Qantas grounds entire Airbus A380 fleet for investigations as passengers say engine blew up and 'shot a hole through wing'

John Lichfield: Rolls-Royce stands to lose more than Qantas if investigation finds fault

The engine failure on the A380 superjumbo is a potentially serious blow to the European aircraft industry – and especially to the British engine-maker Rolls-Royce.

Market Report: Invensys shares up as bid rumours return

A rise in Invensys' share price was the signal for takeover gossip to re-emerge around it yet again, which traders were quick to shoot down.

Inquiry under way into Qantas engine drama

An investigation was under way tonight after a London to Sydney superjumbo with 433 passengers on board made an emergency landing after flames were seen pouring from one of its engines.

Independent appoints Stefano Hatfield as Executive Editor

Stefano Hatfield has been appointed Executive Editor of The Independent, with special responsibility for i. He will work to Simon Kelner, editor-in-chief of The Independent and i, and will start on November 1.

Market Report: Mall owner Capital hit by falling shop rental prices

Evidence of declining rents for retail space triggered weakness around Britain's biggest mall owner, Capital Shopping Centres, which was held back as the market ended the week on a negative note last night.

Rolls-Royce chief to step down

Engine giant Rolls-Royce announced today that chief executive Sir John Rose was standing down after more than 14 years at the helm.

Pratt sues Rolls over patent

The US aircraft engine-maker Pratt & Whitney sued its British rival Rolls-Royce yesterday, claiming that a Rolls-Royce patent on a fan blade it uses in jet engines is invalid.

Why the BBC is mad to sell my beloved, profitable 'Radio Times'

Gill Hudson cried when she left 'RT'. Now she's shedding a tear for the magazine's uncertain future

Rolls-Royce engine delay stalls 787 delivery

Boeing admitted yesterday that the delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner aircraft had been pushed back again until next year because of a delay in the delivery of Rolls-Royce engines for test flights.

Fresh delay for Dreamliner aircraft

Boeing's new "lean and green" Dreamliner aircraft, due to be delivered to a number of UK airlines, has suffered another delay, it was announced today.

Market Report: Earnings hopes underpin demand for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce stood firm last night, with the bulls taking the view that, besides boasting defensive characteristics that come in handy during times of stress, the engineering giant offered a way to benefit from the expected increase in civil aerospace earnings in the years ahead.

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