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    1. March 11, 2012

      Merlin founder backs Welsh biotechs

      Sir Chris Evans, the biotech entrepreneur, is unapologetic. The Welsh government, he says, has to start picking winners....

    2. Westminster Blog

      March 9, 2011

      Labour and its loans from seven millionaires

      I revealed last summer that Labour had failed to persuade seven millionaires – who had lent it large amounts of money ahead...

    1. October 30, 2010

      The mutant in the shed

      Sir Christopher Evans outside his home The butler has vanished and, in his place, the biotech multimillionaire Sir...

    2. March 20, 2010

      Debt of £9m hangs over Labour

      Labour will have to pay about £3m in interest over the next parliament to some of the millionaires who bankrolled the...

    3. March 19, 2010

      Debt of £9m hangs over Labour

      Labour will have to pay about £3m in interest over the next parliament to some of the millionaires who bankrolled the...

    4. November 13, 2009

      Four-year Merlin inquiry dropped by SFO

      Sir Christopher Evans, the biotechnology entrepreneur and Labour donor who became embroiled in the cash-for-honours...

    5. November 12, 2009

      Four-year Merlin inquiry dropped by SFO

      Sir Christopher Evans, the biotechnology entrepreneur and Labour donor who became embroiled in the cash-for-honours...

    6. February 12, 2009

      Latest group to hold out begging bowl

      Venture capitalists are simply the latest to join the long line queuing up to ask for their government handout. Having set...

    7. December 12, 2008

      It is time to stop improvising our way out of trouble

      The failure of the Detroit bail-out bill in the Senate was caused by tensions between right and left, Republicans from the...

    8. Westminster Blog

      December 8, 2008

      The banks got state aid: why can't everyone else?

      Peter Mandelson said at the weekend that there would be “no blank cheque” for industries suffering from the credit crunch....

    9. December 5, 2008

      Biotech calls for support from government

      The UK's struggling biotechnology sector has added itself to the growing queue of industries seeking state support. A group...

    10. December 4, 2008

      Biotech calls for support from government

      The UK’s struggling biotechnology sector has added itself to the growing queue of industries seeking state support. A group...

    11. May 8, 2008

      Labour in talks to delay paying off £10m loans

      Labour is in emergency talks to renegotiate more than £10m in loans from wealthy businessmen to prevent itself running out...

    12. May 7, 2008

      Labour seeks £10m loans delay

      Labour is in emergency talks to renegotiate more than £10m of loans from wealthy businessmen to prevent itself running out...

    13. April 15, 2008

      Roche to buy Piramed for $160m

      Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, is buying Piramed, the privately-owned UK biotechnology company, for $160m in a deal...

    14. April 9, 2008

      Biotech chief shifts investment focus

      The biotechnology sector was dealt another blow on Wednesday after Sir Christopher Evans, the biotechnology entrepreneur...

    15. October 5, 2007

      Hofesh Shechter Uprising/ In Your Rooms

      How often do you see something of the moment, at the edge of hipness, which also has substance, is obviously the product of...

    16. October 4, 2007

      Hofesh Shechter – Uprising/In Your Rooms, Sadler’s Wells, London

      How often do you see something of the moment, at the edge of hipness, which also has substance, is obviously the product of...

    17. July 23, 2007

      Labour lender tells of ‘cash for honours’ risk

      Another of the Labour lenders caught up in the “cash for honours” affair has hit out at the protracted inquiry and media...

    18. July 23, 2007

      Labour lender tells of 'cash for honours' philanthropy risk

      Another of the Labour lenders caught up in the "cash for honours" affair has hit out at the protracted inquiry and media...

    19. July 20, 2007

      Tycoon attacks SFO over arrest

      The biotech tycoon at the centre of the cash-for-honours affair, Sir Christopher Evans, has blamed allegations by a senior...

    20. July 20, 2007

      Blair speaks of ‘traumatic’ probe

      Tony Blair has spoken of the “terrible, even traumatic time” he and his former aides endured during the cash-for-honours...

    21. July 20, 2007

      No charges after UK peerages inquiry

      Britain’s chief public prosecutor announced on Friday that nobody would be charged after a 16-month investigation into...

    22. July 20, 2007

      Recrimination in the air at end of honours saga

      It has been one of the most high profile and contentious police investigations of modern times. Never before has a sitting...

    23. July 20, 2007

      Prosecutors to rule out charges in the 'cash for honours' affair

      Prosecutors are set to announce today that nobody is tobe charged in the "cash forhonours" affair, bringing to a close the...

    24. July 20, 2007

      'Cash for honours' charge decision nears

      Prosecutors could decide as early as today whether to charge anyone involved in the "cash for honours" affair, possibly...

    25. July 19, 2007

      CPS: No cash for honours charges

      Prosecutors on Friday confirmed that nobody is to be charged in the “cash for honours” affair, bringing to a close the...

    26. June 29, 2007

      Blair is quizzed again in honours inquiry

      Tony Blair has been questioned for a third time by police investigating cash-for-honours allegations, it emerged yesterday....

    27. June 28, 2007

      Blair questioned again over cash for honours

      Tony Blair has been questioned for a third time by detectives investigating cash for honours allegations, it emerged on...

    28. April 23, 2007

      Top legal officer defiant on 'cash for honours'

      Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general, yesterday de-fended his right to be consulted over whether anyone should be...

    29. April 21, 2007

      Blair looks to be in clear in honours probe

      Tony Blair looks almost certain to escape prosecution in the "cash for peerages" affair after being cleared by police of any...

    30. April 21, 2007

      Troubled times: from £14m in loans to 136 people interviewed by police

      Spring/summer 2005 Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from 12 wealthy business backers to fight the election. Autumn 2005...

    31. April 20, 2007

      Blair cleared in ‘cash for peerages’ probe

      Tony Blair looks almost certain to escape prosecution in the cash for peerages affair after being cleared by police of any...

    32. April 20, 2007

      CPS handed ‘cash for peerages’ file

      Detectives investigating the “cash for peerages” allegations against Tony Blair have handed their extensive file to the...

    33. January 31, 2007

      Blair's friends among those donating DNA

      Since the Criminal Justice Act 2003 gave the police powers to take DNA samples from anyone they arrest, it has become...

    34. January 30, 2007

      Blair’s friends among those donating DNA

      Since the Criminal Justice Act 2003 gave the police powers to take DNA samples from anyone they arrest, it has become...

    35. December 15, 2006

      LOANS, PEERAGES AND AN INVESTIGATION

      Spring/summer 2005Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from 12 business backers to fight the election Autumn 2005Four of...

    36. December 14, 2006

      Timeline: How the honours affair unfolded

      Spring/summer 2005: Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from twelve wealthy business backers to fight the election. Autumn...

    37. November 29, 2006

      Lenders press cash-strapped Labour

      Labour has admitted to an acute cash-flow crisis that leaves it struggling to repay two businessmen who lent £1.5m and want...

    38. November 25, 2006

      DIRECTORS' DEALS

      Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of The Sun, bought shares in advertising and marketing conglomerate Media Square on Tuesday...

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