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Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky may have left debts of more than £300m when he died in “tragic and mysterious” circumstances, the High Court heard today.

Harry Redknapp is 'an Englishman who has proved himself'

Harry Redknapp proud of Tottenham achievements compared to Manchester City

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has spoken of his pride at building a title-chasing team without matching Manchester City's spending.

The Week Ahead: New boys give blue-chip index a Russian flavour

There may be a scarcity of updates during what is the last week before Christmas, but it will be notable for three companies at least. Evraz, Polymetal and CRH are all making their debut on the top-tier index today, so punters will be eager to find out how the new boys adjust to life as a blue-chip stock.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas watches a training session at Cobham yesterday

Why isn't Villas-Boas's philosophy working yet?

Rory Smith assesses how the Portuguese's style has got lost in translation at Chelsea

The Chelsea goalkeeper is not suited to be the 'sweeper-keeper' preferred by Villas-Boas

Cech on hit-list for Chelsea's summer exodus

Andre Villas-Boas has identified Chelsea's long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech as one of a number of players who would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season as part of the comprehensive overhaul of the club's ageing squad the Portuguese has planned should he remain in place as manager next summer.

Mellon's Cod Army now have bigger fish to fry

Fleetwood are taking the Conference by storm and aim to batter Yeovil in tonight's FA Cup tie. Tim Rich goes to the seaside

Post-Soviet deals come to light as Russian oligarchs go to High Court

Chelsea FC's owner, Roman Abramovich, and exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky go toe to toe tomorrow

Tycoon Pierre Lagrange comes out – to face UK's most expensive divorce payout

A top hedge fund manager is facing one of the most expensive divorce settlement in British legal history after telling his wife he is gay.

Big name in the art world to leave Soho Jobcentre

It is a Soho landmark, the first of its kind in the country, made famous by its celebrated "benefits supervisor", Sue Tilley. For the past 11 years Ms Tilley, or "Big Sue", who features in the late painter Lucian Freud's most famous work, has toiled as the manager of the Jobcentre in Denmark Street, Soho. The centre is under threat of closure, with Ms Tilley set to leave Soho for good.

Matthew Norman: Even a benign dictator would struggle to tackle this sickness

With self-delusional British smugness, we congratulated ourselves on our tolerance, because we learnt to keep the filthy racist epithets to ourselves

How £1m can buy you a billionaire's lifestyle (for a week at least)

Roman Abramovich is renting out his £300m vessel on the internet. But are there better ways of becoming one of the 'have-yachts'?

Lucian Freud, the man who revitalised the fine art of portraits, dies

Lucian Freud, sometimes called Britain's greatest living painter, relinquished that title yesterday with his death at the age of 88. But it is likely he will continue to be known as one of the finest artists of any age.

In this corner of Asia, Chelsea are not a big draw

They put their heart and sweat into it, none more so than the member of Chelsea's backroom staff who dressed up as Stamford the Lion and pranced around Bukit Jalil in stifling humidity with rather too much fur than was good for him. Even the Chelsea chief executive, Ron Gourlay, walked around the stadium tossing copies of the club's tour brochure to supporters.

EuroMillions: £154 million, how to spend it all in one week

It's Tuesday night, and you've just won the big one. Here's how to blow it all, big style

Margaret Drabble: The original angry young woman

A career-spanning collection of Margaret Drabble's short stories reveals a surprisingly steely former self, she tells Andrew Johnson

Roman Abramovich splashes out on £20m music club

Look out Harvey Goldsmith, there's a new rock promoter in town. Roman Abramovich has poured £20m in to his latest obsession, a basement club which he intends to turn into Britain's most exclusive live music venue.

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