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    1. April 25, 2014

      Former HBOS bankers deny conspiracy charges

      Two former managers at HBOS, now part of Lloyds Banking Group, have appeared at Southwark Crown Court along with other...

    2. March 26, 2014

      Demand for ancient jewellery art revives as age of bling starts to wane

      What happens in one sector often affects another. When the big Swiss watch names set about the revival of the nearly lost...

    1. November 12, 2013

      Tessa Jowell’s phone hacked 29 times, court hears

      The mobile phone of Tessa Jowell, a Labour cabinet minister, was repeatedly hacked in 2006 by an investigator working for...

    2. Westminster Blog

      June 7, 2013

      When Labour's new super-donor was ticked off for selling faulty Lucky Panda

      By Jim Pickard and Elizabeth Rigby John Mills, the Labour donor whose “tax-efficient” gift threatened to overshadow the...

    3. January 8, 2013

      Eight charged over HBOS Reading loans

      A former senior employee of HBOS and seven other defendants face various charges relating to corruption and fraud in...

    4. February 25, 2012

      Berlusconi bribery trial ends without verdict

      MILAN, Feb 25 – Italian judges on Saturday ended former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s trial on charges of bribing...

    5. February 3, 2012

      Berlusconi: vacuum salesman to prime minister

      September 1936: Born in Milan to middle-class family Early life: During his studies he earns a reputation as a crooner,...

    6. September 19, 2011

      Berlusconi appears in Milan court

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s centre-right prime minister, appeared in a Milan court on Monday, where he is on trial for...

    7. May 9, 2011

      Berlusconi back in court for Mills case

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, has attended a court hearing in Milan where he is on trial for allegedly...

    8. April 11, 2011

      Berlusconi in court for tax fraud trial

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, speaking outside the Milan court after the hearing Silvio Berlusconi, who...

    9. April 6, 2011

      Berlusconi absent as sex trial begins

      Silvio Berlusconi’s most spectacular trial to date began without him on Wednesday in a Milan court packed with reporters and...

    10. April 5, 2011

      Rubygate show begins for Berlusconi

      “Let the show begin,” proclaimed Il Giornale, a Milan daily, as Silvio Berlusconi’s latest and most spectacular trial – on...

    11. March 28, 2011

      Berlusconi in court for first time in eight years

      Silvio Berlusconi returned to court for the first time in eight years on Monday, attending a pretrial hearing in Milan in...

    12. March 10, 2011

      Berlusconi launches reforms of judiciary

      Silvio Berlusconi, currently facing four trials on corruption and sex-related charges, has proposed sweeping reform of the...

    13. February 9, 2011

      Prosecutors seek immediate Berlusconi trial

      Prosecutors in Milan have requested an immediate trial for Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, on the separate...

    14. February 8, 2011

      Lawyers to seek Berlusconi sex trial

      Prosecutors investigating Silvio Berlusconi’s relationship with an alleged underage prostitute intend to submit a request...

    15. January 13, 2011

      Berlusconi dealt blow to legal shield

      Silvio Berlusconi faces the possible resumption of trials on charges of corruption and tax fraud after a court made it...

    16. February 26, 2010

      Mills wins Italian court appeal over jail term for alleged bribe

      David Mills, the former British lawyer for Silvio Berlusconi, won his appeal in Rome last night against a jail sentence...

    17. February 26, 2010

      Berlusconi's UK lawyer wins jail term appeal

      David Mills, the former UK lawyer for Silvio Berlusconi, won his appeal in Rome last night against a jail sentence imposed...

    18. February 25, 2010

      Mills awaits ruling in Berlusconi bribery case

      David Mills, former UK lawyer for Silvio Berlusconi, was waiting on Thursday night for Italy’s top appeals court to rule...

    19. February 25, 2010

      Rome court throws out case against David Mills

      David Mills, former UK lawyer for Silvio Berlusconi, on Thursday won his appeal in Rome against a jail sentence imposed for...

    20. February 25, 2010

      Berlusconi vents fury over 'police state'

      Silvio Berlusconi lashed out at what he called the emergence of a phone-tapping "police state" in Italy yesterday as...

    21. February 24, 2010

      Berlusconi hits out at ‘police state’

      Media frenzy: Italian newspapers have been giving widespread coverage for months to allegations of political corruption...

    22. February 17, 2010

      For the Queen, and the Queen's broker

      In mounting his defence against insider trading charges, former JPMorgan Cazenove partner Malcolm Calvert is relying on the...

    23. January 21, 2010

      Draft law could ease Berlusconi’s legal woes

      By Giulia Segreti in RomeThe Italian Senate has backed time limits for trials, in a move that would end two legal cases...

    24. December 14, 2009

      Berlusconi treated in hospital after being hit on face by missile

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister, was in hospital last night after being injured by an object thrown from a crowd...

    25. December 6, 2009

      Berlusconi at bay

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s flamboyant prime minister, has always seemed able to float above the controversies that...

    26. November 12, 2009

      Berlusconi presents judicial reform bill

      Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right government on Thursday presented a controversial judicial reform bill to parliament that...

    27. October 28, 2009

      Italian judges reject Mills appeal

      Silvio Berlusconi's battles with the courts took a fresh twist yesterday when Milan judges rejected an appeal by David...

    28. October 27, 2009

      Italian judges reject Mills appeal

      Silvio Berlusconi’s battles with the courts took a fresh twist on Tuesday when Milan judges rejected an appeal made by David...

    29. October 9, 2009

      Italian PM to fight corruption charges

      Silvio Berlusconi, centre-right prime minister, told Italians yesterday he would defend himself in court against what he...

    30. October 8, 2009

      Berlusconi vows to fight corruption charges

      Silvio Berlusconi, centre-right prime minister, said on Thursday he would defend himself in court against what he called...

    31. October 8, 2009

      PM insists he will remain in office

      Silvio Berlusconi denoun-ced Italy's constitutional court as dominated by leftwing judges after it plunged his centre-right...

    32. October 5, 2009

      Berlusconi defiant over bribery claims

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister and billionaire media mogul, insisted late on Monday he would serve out his full...

    33. August 27, 2009

      We are all watching the Silvio show

      What are we to make of the news coming out of Italy? Showgirls are put up for parliament; Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister,...

    34. July 8, 2009

      Italy's business 'showgirl' is not just a pretty face

      When prime minister Silvio Berlusconi addressed the annual congress of Confindustria, the Italian employers' association,...

    35. July 7, 2009

      Italy’s business ‘showgirl’ is not just a pretty face

      When prime minister Silvio Berlusconi addressed the annual congress of Confindustria, the Italian employers’ association,...

    36. May 28, 2009

      The real sin of Silvio Berlusconi

      Brussels blog (Tony Barber): It's quiz time, and here's your starter for 10. Which 18-year-old hottie home-breaker, as the...

    37. Brussels Blog

      May 27, 2009

      The real sin of Silvio Berlusconi

      It’s quiz time, and here’s your starter for ten.  Which 18-year-old hottie home-breaker, as the European tabloid press is...

    38. May 26, 2009

      Baleful influence of Burlesque cronies

      Fascism is not a likely future for Italy. That is worth saying, because it is being forecast. Many assume that the financial...

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