71-year-old died 'peacefully' in Italy
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Thursday 03 September 2009
Monday 24 August 2009
Peter Blaker was a highly intelligent lawyer and former diplomat who never quite achieved the eminence in government for which his abilities seemed to fit him. He was perhaps unfortunate in the timing of his entry into politics. The Conservative defeat in 1964 was the start of a decade and a half of Labour government, broken only by Edward Heath's tenure, beginning in 1970, of three years eight months. Blaker achieved junior office under Heath but had to wait until the Conservatives returned to power to continue his ministerial career.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Friday 31 July 2009
Sunday 19 July 2009
Wednesday 24 June 2009
The entire governing body of a comprehensive school was sacked yesterday by Children's Secretary Ed Balls following a row over bonus payments to its head and senior staff.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
A major Tory donor has said he will "lend" his vote to another party at tomorrow's European elections.
Thursday 30 April 2009
Sunday 26 April 2009
Wednesday 08 April 2009
John Bamborough had the rare distinction of creating a new Oxford College. A formidable figure in the University in the 1960s, he was influential in improving the University's provision for graduate students and graduate studies, and he was appointed the first Principal of Linacre House (later Linacre College) in 1962. It was the first of three new interdisciplinary colleges designed to cater for the University's growing number of graduates, and it became a model of an international and egalitarian community very different from many of the ancient colleges.
Monday 23 February 2009
Sunday 22 February 2009
Michael Spencer, the chief executive of Icap who last week stepped down as chairman of Numis and sold his 12 per cent stake in the stockbroker for £16m, is looking to expand his own equity broking operations.
Thursday 19 February 2009
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Lord Marland of Odstock may find the past coming back to haunt him in his campaign to lead English cricket into a brave new world. Upon entering the hustings yesterday to try to unseat Giles Clarke, the present chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Lord Marland claimed the current regime had systematic problems.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Mavinwood, the AIM-listed support services group backed by former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft, is pondering the sale of drains fixer Ansa.
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