News Francois Hollande and his then partner Valerie Trierweiler greet thousands of gathered supporters at Place de la Bastille after victory in French Presidential Elections on May, 2012

In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman speed down the Shard on a motorbike in the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who's 3D 50th anniversary special will be 'like the Bourne Identity with motorcycles'

Actor Matt Smith has said Doctor Who fans can look forward to it being the "biggest, best, most inventive and most exciting year for the show" as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Confused.com posts a profit rise and assures Admiral’s investors

Confused.com today posted its first rise in profits for four years, boosting shares at its parent group Admiral.

The engineering giant Arup has outlined its vision for the buildings of 2050. The modules, detailed in the ‘It’s Alive’ report, would have ‘nervous systems’ reacting to their surroundings

Algae power and flying robots: Welcome to the skyscraper of tomorrow

The engineering giant Arup has outlined its vision for the buildings of 2050. The modules, detailed in the ‘It’s Alive’ report, would have 'nervous systems' reacting to their surroundings

Builder Mace hits heights

The British project manager behind London's Shard skyscraper has landed a prestigious deal to oversee the construction of the world's tallest building in Saudi Arabia.

An embassy security guard arrives at the Gate 2 of the US embassy just minutes after a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy

Police investigate cause of Mexico City office blast that killed 32

Explosion in Petroleos Mexicanos headquarters initially blamed on a gas boiler

Explosion at Mexican oil giant Pemex's headquarters kills 25

A powerful explosion rocked the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex yesterday, killing at least 25 people, injuring more than 100 and trapping others inside.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 24 January 2013

Eurotunnel sales hit record €993m

Land Securities finds another big Walkie-Talkie tenant

Property giant Land Securities secured another major tenant for its Walkie-Talkie skyscraper as chief executive Rob Noel hailed a buoyant London market.

The Shard's view is a new joy, but taking the high ground has always elevated the senses

Plus: A four-letter word arrives on Radio 4 and the latest spin on a misused word

Peter Barnes worked for flight operator RotorMotion

Shuttling film stars and politicians across London, Pete Barnes was one of Britain’s most experienced helicopter aviators

From capturing airborne footage of the 2012 Olympics to shuttling film stars and politicians across London, traversing the capital’s skies had become second nature to Pete Barnes.

Editorial: A warning for London and its planners

It will be scant comfort to those injured and bereaved to know that the helicopter crash in London during today’s rush hour could have been so much worse. It could have hit a train crossing the Thames, or Vauxhall station, or a hypermarket, or even the headquarters of MI6. There could have been more people in the tower when the helicopter struck the crane in poor visibility.

Hotels face hard 2013 as supply outstrips demand

London's hotel sector is set to suffer an Olympic-sized hangover this year amid a glut of new hotel rooms and slumping demand, a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers warns.

Free Shard tickets reserved for locals have been nabbed and put up for sale on eBay

Locals take dim view after free Shard tickets reserved for residents put on eBay

Locals hit the roof as outsiders lift free passes

Room at the top for Amlin after its Cheesegrater deal

The Lloyd's of London insurer Amlin will soon be wowing its clients at the top of the Cheesegrater skyscraper in the City after agreeing a major pre-letting deal with British Land yesterday.

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