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  1. December 14, 2012

    Comedy gold

    As celebrities’ books go, the memoirs of Britain’s most popular comedians are not exactly rock ’n’ roll. In his...

  2. June 25, 2012

    Avanti to launch Africa-dedicated satellite

    Avanti Communications, an Aim-quoted company, is pinning its hopes on Africa’s fast growth rates as it prepares to launch a...

  1. May 10, 2012

    Satellite will get you connected

    From Mr David Williams. Sir, To all your correspondents lamenting access to broadband internet in remote or rural locations,...

  2. March 18, 2012

    Tax appeals likely after bonus rulings

    HM Revenue & Customs is facing a slew of appeals against its decisions after two investment banks fought a ruling that they...

  3. February 6, 2012

    Avanti secures financing for third satellite

    Avanti Communications is planning to become one of very few space-related companies listed on the main market of the London...

  4. November 14, 2011

    Services: economy’s real driver continues to accelerate

    Derby’s reputation for manufacturing, which accounts for more than 10 per cent of the city’s workforce, has overshadowed the...

  5. October 30, 2011

    Super-sewer aims to relieve strain

    It’s dirty work, but someone has to do it. In the bowels of Thames Water’s cavernous pumping station at Hammersmith groups...

  6. October 11, 2011

    MPs set to grill tax chief over Goldman deal

    The UK’s top tax official is likely to be questioned by MPs today over leaked documents concerning the settlement of a tax...

  7. February 25, 2011

    JPMorgan loses top Caz banker

    One of JPMorgan Cazenove’s highly regarded bankers is leaving the bank. Alan Carruthers, regarded as one of the top bankers...

  8. February 14, 2011

    Avanti pins hopes on internet space age

    A new space race has begun. In the next few months, two companies will roll out commercial services via intermediaries that...

  9. December 9, 2010

    BP delays Libya deep water plan

    BP has delayed its plans to explore in the deep water off the coast of Libya until next year after deciding not to use its...

  10. November 15, 2010

    The job: Novelty bet expert

    David Williams of Ladbrokes We get requests for unusual bets every day. Obviously the more you do it, the easier it gets. It...

  11. July 26, 2010

    Social sector calls for house swap scheme

    Social landlords and councils should be required to join a national exchange that would allow tenants to move more easily...

  12. June 29, 2010

    Noble agrees to buy driller for $2.2bn

    Noble, a Swiss oil drilling company, has agreed to purchase FDR Holdings, an independent driller, for $2.16bn, marking the...

  13. June 28, 2010

    Noble buys FDR Holdings for $2.16bn

    A Frontier deepwater drillship leased to Shell Noble, a Swiss oil drilling company, has agreed to purchase FDR Holdings, an...

  14. June 3, 2010

    Nigerians face jail for role in laundering stolen oil money

    The sister and a friend of the former governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state face imprisonment for helping him launder...

  15. June 2, 2010

    Nigerians face jail for laundering role

    The sister and a friend of the former governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state face imprisonment for helping him launder...

  16. April 19, 2010

    Bits and bytes don’t come free

    From Mr David Williams. Sir, If Neelie Kroes, the European Union telecoms commissioner, wants content free loaders to pump...

  17. Westminster Blog

    March 9, 2010

    The union influence over Labour is paramount: no need to exaggerate it further

    First things first. I don’t want to underestimate the importance of Unite to Labour, and the extent to which it holds sway...

  18. January 8, 2010

    4x4 sinners have turned into saints

    From Mr David Williams. Sir, In the summer we 4 x 4 owners were the devil incarnate for our carbon emissions. Now we are...

  19. January 7, 2010

    London bound

    As Dubai ports group DP World seeks a dual listing in London, it will probably turn to vice-chairman Sir John Parker for...

  20. December 21, 2009

    Avanti to raise funds for second satellite

    Avanti Communications, the UK-based satellite operator, said it expected to see a significant boost to profits after raising...

  21. December 15, 2009

    Ee, this irritates

    For some years I have had the mild and slightly puzzling ego-boost of being in Who's Who , the so-called establishment...

  22. September 23, 2009

    Avanti set for slice of broadband investment

    Avanti Communications said that it was close to securing government-backed finance for a second satellite launch, as...

  23. September 16, 2009

    Ignore credit rating agency mutterings

    From Mr David Williams. Sir, Why does any newspaper of record now bother to print the utterings of any credit ratings agency...

  24. September 1, 2009

    Insurers investigate 'suspicious' spike in fire claims

    The insurance industry is investigating a spike in property fire damage claims, amid fears that struggling businesses and...

  25. August 31, 2009

    Insurers investigate spike in fire claims

    The insurance industry is investigating a spike in property fire damage claims, amid fears that struggling businesses and...

  26. August 7, 2009

    Ready to play part in Digital Britain

    From Mr Kevin Russell and others. Sir, There has been a remarkable transformation in this country’s digital landscape since...

  27. July 23, 2009

    The only use for a teenage teamaker

    From Mr David Williams. Sir, What naivety in your Lombard column (July 22) about hiring the best interns! Interns are...

  28. May 28, 2009

    Satellite industry prepares to take off

    Britain's satellite industry looks likely to expand considerably under government plans to offer a universal broadband...

  29. May 27, 2009

    Satellite sector expects boost from UK

    Britain’s satellite industry looks likely to expand considerably under government plans to offer a universal broadband...

  30. May 22, 2009

    Four men charged over New York terror plot

    Three members of an alleged domestic terrorist cell were held without bail yesterday accused of plotting attacks on New York...

  31. May 21, 2009

    NY terror suspects appear in court

    Three members of an alleged domestic terrorist cell were held without bail on Thursday accused of plotting attacks on New...

  32. May 21, 2009

    Sting operation foils New York terror plot

    US authorities said Wednesday night they had arrested four men for planning a missile attack on planes at a military base in...

  33. February 5, 2009

    Forget about bail-outs, use the voucher system

    From Mr Ephim Shluger and Mr David Williams. Sir, The proposed stimulus packages offered by the US and UK governments to...

  34. January 31, 2009

    Dot.Robot

    A good rule of thumb when it comes to celeb fiction is: the more TV or tabloid famous the author, the greater the caution...

  35. January 3, 2009

    'Things take the time that they take'

    Ten years ago Stephen Byrne, 49, gave up a 14-year career as a business analyst in the City of London to train as a...

  36. January 3, 2009

    ‘Things take the time that they take’

    Ten years ago Stephen Byrne, 49, gave up a 14-year career as a business analyst in the City of London to train as a...

  37. November 15, 2008

    The Boy in the Dress

    The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams illustrated by Quentin Blake HarperCollins £12.99 232 pages FT Bookshop price:...

  38. October 18, 2008

    Theatre - Sarah Hemming & Ian Shuttleworth

    The Norman Conquests Old Vic, London SE1 The theatre is reconfigured in-the-round for Matthew Warchus's fabulous revival of...

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