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    1. September 12, 2014

      Caring sells Wentworth to Chinese group

      Restaurant and club owner Richard Caring has sold Wentworth Golf Club to the Chinese conglomerate Reignwood for £135m – only...

    2. July 11, 2014

      Scott’s, London and Union Square Café, New York

      Three very different conversations led me to a corner table in Scott’s in Mayfair, awaiting a blonde 30 years my junior. The...

    1. January 3, 2014

      Jackson + Rye, London

      At the end of a radio discussion on what 2014 will hold for restaurant-goers, the other panellists and I repaired to a...

    2. January 16, 2013

      Property tycoon jailed in divorce case

      A property developer embroiled in one of the most acrimonious divorce cases of recent times has been jailed for six months,...

    3. November 5, 2012

      Levene tells FT of shame on eve of jail

      Nicholas Levene is apologetic. He was, he admits, “economical with the truth” last time he did an interview with this...

    4. February 12, 2012

      Behind closed doors at Soho House

      The Soho House network of private members’ clubs, restaurants and hotels is where the rich and famous go to see and be seen....

    5. January 13, 2012

      US billionaire Burkle buys UK’s Soho House

      Soho House, the private members’ club founded 17 years ago in London by Nick Jones and now a global network of clubs,...

    6. October 28, 2011

      Modesty will get you everywhere

      The 10 Cases, Ducksoup, Roti Chai This autumn, restaurateurs at least seem to be doing their utmost to address the rise in...

    7. July 8, 2011

      Manners maketh man – but mobiles maketh morons

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    8. 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...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2011

      Nicholas Levene: Has-Beano?

      From the wire of the Serious Fraud Office, London on Friday: Nicholas Levene has today been charged with offences of fraud,...

    10. March 4, 2011

      ‘Beano’ Levene charged with fraud

      Nicholas Levene, the City financier, has been charged with 16 offences including fraud, money laundering and false...

    11. December 17, 2010

      21st-century butlers

      Ben Elliot and Aaron Simpson, co-founders of Quintessentially So you’ve bought the penthouse on the Upper East Side in New...

    12. November 12, 2010

      Don’t mention F-word on road to global success

      Someone had better say something nice about Gordon Ramsay, again the subject of gossip columns following his most public...

    13. November 8, 2010

      The Ivy set to test Dubai appetites

      The Ivy, the acclaimed restaurant and private member’s club in London’s West End, is to open a sister establishment in...

    14. October 4, 2010

      Carluccio’s bought by Landmark Group

      Landmark Group, the Dubai-based investment company targeting Carluccio’s, has had its offer accepted by investors holding...

    15. September 2, 2010

      Landmark bids £90m for Carluccio’s

      Bid tabled: Carluccio’s first went public in a 2005 listing Carluccio’s, the Italian-themed restaurant chain, has received a...

    16. August 18, 2010

      Green’s Whitehall reform blueprint

      Sir Philip Green: We’ve got the orders from Dave, on the nail. We need to move fast. Get it sorted. Mandarin: Would now be...

    17. May 8, 2010

      Messy end to true blue feast

      Eton mess was served for dessert - too appropriately, given the outcome - at the Tory party dinner at Richard Caring 's...

    18. May 1, 2010

      Waving the flag

      While President Barack Obama pursued his mission of reining in Wall Street, US ambassador Louis Susman and wife Marjorie...

    19. April 23, 2010

      How Richard Caring piles up trophy assets

      He’s really nervous,” says Richard Caring’s PR adviser as we await his arrival. We sit in The Grill restaurant of Wentworth...

    20. April 23, 2010

      'Fixer' and friend to the famous

      Scot Young is a property entrepreneur who has been described as being a "fixer" and friend to the rich and famous such as...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. November 21, 2009

      British restaurateurs in New York

      The recently opened Le Caprice in New York In New York in late April, British restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King...

    24. November 14, 2009

      The 'runaway financier' says he deserves a second chance

      Nicholas Levene, the "runaway financier" of tabloid headlines who owes an array of City creditors up to £200m, is...

    25. November 13, 2009

      Nick Levene ‘deserves a second chance’

      Nicholas Levene, the “runaway banker” of tabloid headlines who owes an array of City creditors up to £200m, is apologetic...

    26. October 22, 2009

      Fraud office opens inquiry into Levene

      Nicholas Levene , the bankrupt City financier who owes creditors at least £200m, is facing a probe by the Serious Fraud...

    27. October 21, 2009

      Fraud office opens inquiry into Levene

      Nicholas Levene, the bankrupt City financier who owes creditors at least £200m, is facing a probe by the Serious Fraud...

    28. October 16, 2009

      Financier facing lawsuits is feared missing

      A City financier, facing a barrage of lawsuits filed against him in the High Court over the past four months, is feared...

    29. October 15, 2009

      Financier facing lawsuits feared missing

      A City financier, facing a barrage of lawsuits filed against him in the High Court over the past four months, is feared...

    30. September 5, 2009

      Return of bubbly

      Chums of Cenkos founder Andy Stewart gathered midweek to celebrate his 40th anniversary in the City at the new Green's...

    31. August 29, 2009

      Edinburgh dry

      The recession has hit the Edinburgh TV Festival. Soho House, which normally co-sponsors with Channel 4 a lavish property...

    32. Westminster Blog

      July 2, 2009

      Rosenfeld gets his money back from Labour

      Labour last year begged a dozen private backers – who lent the party £14m in 2005 – to delay repayments until 2015. Most...

    33. May 6, 2009

      Carluccio's is on the menu for takeover

      Shares in Carluccio's rose strongly yesterday after the Italian restaurant chain said it had received a preliminary...

    34. May 5, 2009

      Carluccio’s is on the menu for takeover

      Shares in Carluccio’s rose strongly on Tuesday after the Italian restaurant chain said it had received a preliminary...

    35. January 8, 2009

      Kitchen heat

      Upmarket restaurateurs such as Richard Caring , owner of the Ivy, must be eying with interest the fate of the business of...

    36. November 27, 2008

      Labour outstrips Tories in donation struggle

      Gordon Brown’s political recovery has seen fundraising by the Labour party outstripping that of the Tories for the first...

    37. November 27, 2008

      Labour outstrips Tories in donation struggle

      Gordon Brown's political recovery has seen fundraising by the Labour party outstripping that of the Tories for the first...

    38. October 10, 2008

      Heat in kitchen

      London restaurateurs are wiping their brows after Richard Caring witnessed a reprieve on the funding crisis for the Beverly...

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