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  1. FT Photo Diary

    May 15, 2014

    Fur flies at Foreign Office

    Toby Melville/Reuters British minister Hugh Robertson shoos away Freya, the cat of Britain’s chancellor George Osborne, as...

  2. July 31, 2013

    Clipper fleet flagship to lead UK race for trade and tourism

    Britain’s greatest naval hero Nelson looked down from his column in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday while a vessel...

Special Reports

  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. July 5, 2013

    UK to speed tax breaks for sport stars

    International sports stars such as Novak Djokovic, Tiger Woods and Usain Bolt could benefit from fast-track tax exemptions...

  2. June 11, 2013

    The business of London 2012: Britain’s other Olympic legacy

    The resignation in May of Nick Buckles as chief executive of security company G4S served notice of how a high-profile global...

  3. March 20, 2013

    Yorkshire to receive funds to host Tour

    The government will help Yorkshire fund the start of the 2014 Tour de France after heavy lobbying, a Conservative MP has...

  4. January 29, 2013

    Legislation threatened to reform football

    Football authorities have received their most explicit warning yet that ministers will legislate to modernise the way the...

  5. January 22, 2013

    Whitehall can learn from London 2012

    Ministers are frustrated about delivery. Like their Labour predecessors, they complain about delays and question the...

  6. December 3, 2012

    UK moves to tighten online gambling rules

    Gambling operators based abroad must inform the UK about suspicious sports betting patterns if they want a licence to take...

  7. October 23, 2012

    Olympics set to come in under budget

    The bill for the London Olympics and Paralympics is expected to come in at £8.9bn, some £380m below budget. Hugh Robertson,...

  8. July 28, 2012

    Cavendish failure dents feelgood factor

    London’s Olympics got into full swing on Saturday but there was disappointment for Britain as its highly-rated cyclists...

  9. July 19, 2012

    Miliband seeks policing rethink

    Ed Miliband is to demand that the Home Office reconsiders its endorsement of police forces outsourcing services to private...

  10. July 18, 2012

    G4S penalty clauses to be activated

    All the penalty clauses in G4S’s contract to provide security guards for the Olympic Games will be activated, the sports...

  11. June 21, 2012

    London 2012: Betting regulation delay will not affect wagers on Games

    Regulation aimed at stopping illegal gambling during the London Olympics next month and punishing the perpetrators will not...

  12. June 13, 2012

    Treasury to recoup £500m from Olympic budget

    The Treasury will recoup about £500m from the £9.3bn Olympics budget, although unexpected costs are continuing to crop up in...

  13. April 18, 2012

    Syrian Olympic chief risks London ban

    The Foreign Office may bar Syria’s most senior Olympic official from attending the London games, even though he is not on an...

  14. February 28, 2012

    Olympics set to come in under budget

    The final cost of building Olympics venues and facilities is expected to be £7.1bn, leaving a possible unspent £500m to be...

  15. February 10, 2012

    FA was right to blow doors off the Italian job

    Fabio Capello’s departure goes beyond the all too familiar story of an England football manager failing to satisfy the...

  16. January 27, 2012

    Olympics ceremony to launch ‘people’s games’

    Danny Boyle, the Hollywood director behind London’s Olympics opening ceremony, has said the show will set the tone for a...

  17. January 19, 2012

    Science not enough to catch Olympics drug cheats

    Science alone will not be enough to combat the threat of doping to the Olympics, the London 2012 organisers were warned as...

  18. December 8, 2011

    Setback for Olympic legacy target

    One of the government’s flagship Olympics legacy targets has suffered another setback, with the release of sports...

  19. December 5, 2011

    Cameron doubles budget for Olympic ceremonies

    David Cameron has ordered the budget for the Olympics ceremonies to be doubled in an effort to convince global spectators...

  20. December 5, 2011

    Olympic budget at ‘real risk’ of overshoot

    Rising Olympic security and transport costs have created “a real risk” that London 2012’s £9.3bn budget may be breached, the...

  21. December 5, 2011

    PM orders budget rise for Olympics

    David Cameron has ordered the budget for the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to be doubled to maximise the...

  22. November 29, 2011

    Sweet chariot, carry them all away

    The troubles of the Rugby Football Union must be viewed with schadenfreude at the Wembley offices of England’s Football...

  23. November 11, 2011

    London to stage world athletics event in 2017

    London’s victory in the battle to stage the 2017 World Athletics Championships at the £486m Olympic Stadium has cemented...

  24. November 2, 2011

    Thomas forced out of RFU

    Martyn Thomas, acting chief executive of the Rugby Football Union, has been forced out of his posts at the governing body...

  25. November 1, 2011

    RFU tackles desperate days for English game

    These are dismal days for English rugby. England’s abject World Cup failure in New Zealand, a campaign more striking for...

  26. October 12, 2011

    Move to force football clubs to consult fans

    Football clubs must allow representatives of their fans on to their boards when the ownership of the club changes hands,...

  27. October 11, 2011

    Options open after Olympic deal falters

    Ministers and London mayor Boris Johnson are prepared to abandon the idea of a football club taking up residence in the...

  28. October 11, 2011

    West Ham stadium plan collapses

    The London 2012 Olympic stadium will return to public ownership and be rented to an anchor tenant under a revised plan...

  29. October 3, 2011

    Olympic media centres go out to tender

    Olympic legacy chiefs have gone to market with the tender for the two London 2012 media centres, sites which are badly...

  30. August 26, 2011

    Alternative strategies to deal with the downturn

    These are tough times for Jim Sproat. For the past eight years, his Glasgow-based technology business, Community People –...

  31. August 10, 2011

    Johnson warns on cuts in police numbers

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has broken Conservative party ranks by condemning government reductions to police...

  32. July 26, 2011

    Ministers warm to Qatar’s Olympic Park move

    Ministers are open to the idea of a Qatari-backed consortium taking over the Olympic Park even though they look set to...

  33. July 25, 2011

    Ministers count on a feel-good Olympics

    Ministers insist a successful Olympic Games in London next year will be the point during the current parliament where they...

  34. July 24, 2011

    Ministers play down Olympics boost

    Ministers are playing down expectations that the 2012 Olympic games will provide a substantial economic stimulus to the UK...

  35. July 20, 2011

    Olympic contractors earn £500m for savings

    The Olympic project management consortium recruited by London 2012 to save money has earned £500m from its work, the Olympic...

  36. May 27, 2011

    Fifa to launch investigation of Blatter

    Fifa was plunged into disarray after football’s governing body said it was formally investigating Sepp Blatter, its...

  37. April 26, 2011

    FA chiefs told to pull up socks and reform

    Football’s troubled governing body was given a stark ultimatum by the government on Tuesday: reform yourself or face...

  38. April 24, 2011

    Sports stars threaten UK tax boycott

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the leading tennis stars, are “well aware” of the tax burden they face when they appear in...

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