illustration by James Ferguson of MI6 chief Sir John Sawers
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Sir John Sawers

Britain’s spy chief talks to Lionel Barber about risk, the Snowden revelations and reforming MI6


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London Design Festival 2014 FT Weekend magazine cover
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Keith Richards, Los Angeles, March 2013
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Hedi Slimane on his rock star portraits

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Aerial view of The Brando

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A new development on the film legend’s atoll in French Polynesia promises ‘sumptuous accommodation with wild nature’

Samir Arora photographed in 1998 giving a talk to staff at NetObjects

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Looks from the London Fashion Week spring/summer 2015 collections: (from left) Roksanda, Paul Smith, Erdem, JW Anderson

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From art to artistry: key looks from the spring/summer 2015 shows

A cart in Viscri
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Hiking in the Carpathian Mountains

Unspoilt and untamed despite a long history of invasion, the Romanian range is full of history, beauty – and bears

Ming statue

‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, at the British Museum

The lifestyle of the Ming emperors glitters in a new show

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‘Water-meadows near Salisbury’ (1829-30)
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‘Constable: The Making of a Master’

For many, John Constable is England in paint but a new show reveals his debt to artists across Europe



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