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  1. May 21, 2012

    The Sunshine Boys, Savoy Theatre, London

    Pain and comedy are inextricably linked in Neil Simon’s plays, but perhaps nowhere more pointedly than in this 1972 comedy...

  2. December 9, 2011

    NCC jumps on strong profits forecast

    NCC Group jumped to the summit of FTSE Small Caps index, climbing 19.5 per cent to 808¾p over the week. In an unscheduled...

  1. December 8, 2011

    London small-caps: NCC Group lifted by assurance boost

    NCC Group jumped 15.1 per cent to 778½p after forecasting that its full-year profits would comfortably beat the market...

  2. November 11, 2011

    Small-caps: Alterian rises on better offer

    An improved takeover offer sent digital marketing group Alterian 15.3 per cent higher over the week. SDL increased its bid...

  3. November 11, 2011

    Small-caps: Fiberweb jumps 24%

    Fiberweb , which produces industrial fabrics, jumped 24.1 per cent to 50¼p after agreeing to sell its hygiene operations for...

  4. November 10, 2011

    Small-caps: Alterian climbs on improved offer

    Digital marketing group Alterian advanced 13.4 per cent to 99.63p on news that SDL had increased its offer for the company...

  5. August 6, 2011

    Axis-Shield gains after rival’s hostile offer

    Axis-Shield , the medical diagnostics group, bucked the weak market trend on Friday. Its shares firmed 1.8 per cent to 458p...

  6. May 6, 2011

    Tax rise pits oil industry against Treasury

    In February 2007 George Osborne told an audience in Aberdeen that Gordon Brown was “squandering” the UK’s North Sea oil and...

  7. March 2, 2011

    Small caps: Paypoint on the rise

    Paypoint was in demand on Wednesday. Its shares jumped 18.2 per cent to 402p after the National Lottery Commission refused...

  8. February 28, 2011

    Small caps: Xcite dips ahead of reserve report

    Xcite Energy dipped 5.8 per cent to 326½p after the oil explorer said it would publish test results from its Bentley heavy...

  9. February 17, 2010

    Intec slides after warning

    Intec Telecom Systems dropped 16.1 per cent to 96p after the billing software group said it expected half-year results to be...

  10. February 11, 2010

    Aim gains first 2010 member, but don’t expect a rush

    Oxford Nutrascience Group will on Friday enjoy the distinction of becoming the first new company to join Aim this year.It is...

  11. November 19, 2009

    The Habit of Art

    If Alan Bennett had written a play about W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten we would probably have welcomed it and slipped...

  12. November 18, 2009

    The Habit of Art, National Theatre, London

    If Alan Bennett had written a play about W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten we would probably have welcomed it and slipped...

  13. September 24, 2009

    Provexis falls on placing plan

    Provexis , which develops medicinal food and drinks, dropped 34.9 per cent to 8.1p on news that it was in talks to raise...

  14. January 28, 2009

    Bid rumours surround Tepnel

    Diagnostics group Tepnel Life Sciences was in demand on Tuesday as bid rumours continued to circulate. Tepnel, which...

  15. December 27, 2008

    Films on release - Nigel Andrews

    Mum and Dad Steven Sheil 84 mins (18) A British horror film batty enough to be interesting. On the edge of Heathrow...

  16. September 30, 2008

    Equus

    At the Broadhurst, where Equus has opened in revival, the stage has been turned into a surgical amphitheatre, with audience...

  17. September 29, 2008

    Equus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York

    At the Broadhurst, where Equus has opened in revival, the stage has been turned into a surgical amphitheatre, with audience...

  18. January 16, 2008

    Venture hit by lower production and 8% cut in earnings estimate

    Shares in Venture Production fell 13 per cent yesterday, just a day after hitting a 52-week high of 854½p. The 110½p drop...

  19. January 15, 2008

    Venture plunges as reserves cut

    Shares in Venture Production plunged on Tuesday, just a day after hitting a 52 week high of 854.5p. The drop came as the...

  20. December 24, 2007

    TELEVISION - KARL FRENCH

    There are several potential treats still in store over the next week or so but the highlight of the season thus far is...

  21. September 8, 2007

    Argentina restores Ragusa

    Ragusa Capital closed 38 per cent higher at 71p as its shares returned from suspension yesterday. The company published...

  22. April 18, 2007

    SMALL CAPS: ORA CAPITAL MAKES HEADWAY ON ITS AIM DEBUT

    *Ora Capital Partners made a creditable market debut as the investment group began trading on Aim. Ora, led by Richard...

  23. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2007

    UK brokers may follow Hargreaves Lansdown lead

    The decision by Hargreaves Lansdown to float is likely to tempt privately-owned stockbrokers to dust down any plans they...

  24. April 17, 2007

    Hargreaves Lansdown leads others may follow

    The decision by Hargreaves Lansdown to float is likely to tempt privately-owned stockbrokers to dust down any plans they...

  25. April 16, 2007

    Saudi investor buys 3% of HSBC

    Saudi Arabia’s Saad group has taken a 3.1 per cent stake in HSBC. This is the vehicle of Maan Abdulwahed Al-Sanea, who, in...

  26. April 12, 2007

    Griffiths returns with Ora flotation

    Richard Griffiths, the sheep farmer turned City financier who founded Evolution Securities, is returningto the market with...

  27. January 13, 2007

    Bond in royal battle for Baftas

    Hopes of a strong UK representation when this year's shortlist for the US Oscars is published later this month were raised...

  28. December 28, 2006

    Theatre in London in 2007

    Since one of the highlights of 2006 was Harold Pinter returning to the stage after more than one life-threatening illness to...

  29. October 21, 2006

    Cinema

    Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola's delicious comedy-drama escorts orthodox Gallic history to the guillotine. Presenting her...

  30. October 14, 2006

    Cinema

    The Departed Scorsese's best since GoodFellas. Inspired by the thriller Infernal Affairs, this criss-cross tale of two...

  31. October 12, 2006

    Dead Parrots Society? Not quite

    Turning a stage play into a film is like letting a bird out of a cage. Will it escape? Will it be happy merely to fly round...

  32. October 11, 2006

    Dead Parrots Society? Not quite

    Turning a stage play into a film is like letting a bird out of a cage. Will it escape? Will it be happy merely to fly round...

  33. July 10, 2006

    The Life of Galileo

    Olivier Theatre, London Important as the theories and plays of Bertolt Brecht have been for several decades to those who...

  34. July 9, 2006

    The Life of Galileo, Olivier Theatre, London

    Important as the theories and plays of Bertolt Brecht have been for several decades to those who study drama anywhere, I...

  35. June 13, 2006

    Broadway success marked by six of the best

    The 2006 Tony Awards, the US's nearest theatre equivalent to its Oscars, have prompted a new spate of exclamations about...

  36. June 6, 2006

    Evolution born again with acquisition

    Evolution, the investment bank, yesterday said it would buy its smaller rival Williams de Broë, in a deal that shows...

  37. May 19, 2006

    Let’s hear it for the other Boys

    Hector, the plump teacher presiding over the boys in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, speaks of entrance to Oxford and...

  38. April 26, 2006

    Regan's shout

    Dinner on Monday with entrepreneur Andrew Regan must have been even better than his guests remember. A crumpled copy of...

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