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    1. August 10, 2014

      Niche developers shake up UK housing market

      Britain is engaged in an era-defining struggle to build more homes. But the answer might not lie in the most obvious place....

    2. May 18, 2014

      Der Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne, East Sussex, UK – review

      Is it all a dream? The question posed in the final scene of Der Rosenkavalier is one most of us can relate to. A young man...

    1. March 3, 2014

      Rodelinda, Coliseum, London – review

      Was there ever a composer who encapsulated the depths of human emotion as intensely – and concisely – as Handel? Listening...

    2. January 22, 2014

      Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bush Hall, London – review

      What would Len Goodman say? Or any of his fellow Strictly Come Dancing judges? Sophie Ellis-Bextor, a recent alumna of the...

    3. January 22, 2014

      Buy-to-let landlords fear losing insurance

      Tens of thousands of buy-to-let landlords face a huge rise in insurance premiums due to government plans to exclude rented...

    4. July 13, 2012

      Puccini: Il Trittico

      Richard Jones’s staging of the three Puccini one-acters was the one unqualified success of the Royal Opera’s 2011-12 season....

    5. February 13, 2012

      The Tales of Hoffmann, Coliseum, London

      What tales the poet Hoffmann has to tell. In the three hours plus of Offenbach’s comic opera Hoffmann’s creative muse leads...

    6. September 25, 2011

      Tesco extends Hoerner’s consulting brief

      Philip Clarke, the chief executive of Tesco, has extended the consulting role of John Hoerner, the veteran retailer and...

    7. September 17, 2011

      Tesco’s clothing boss quits supermarket group

      Richard Jones, head of clothing at Tesco, has left Britain’s biggest retailer. He is taking up a senior role with Dunnes,...

    8. September 13, 2011

      Il trittico, Royal Opera House, London

      Four years ago Richard Jones turned his gift for black comedy to a wickedly amusing production of Gianni Schicchi, set among...

    9. September 2, 2011

      See, hear

      Time was when the design of an opera counted for more than the music. In 1711, Handel’s brilliant score wasn’t the original...

    10. August 4, 2011

      Clarke shakes up Tesco’s clothing business

      New Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke is shaking up the group’s clothing business, hiring former Marks and Spencer...

    11. June 10, 2011

      Small caps: Quintain in demand

      Quintain Estates & Development was in demand again as investors reflected on a raised holding by activist investor Laxey...

    12. February 1, 2011

      Don’t panic: oil traders adapt to $100 a barrel

      For oil market veterans, it has a familiar ring. Turmoil in the Middle East triggers a spike in crude prices. Cue panic in...

    13. October 18, 2010

      NHS cash likely to go on to social care

      A significant part of the NHS’s promised budget increase will end up being spent on social care, the body representing NHS...

    14. June 15, 2010

      Macbeth

      "Tongue of viper, hair of bat, blood of monkey, tooth of dog": Verdi's Macbeth is back at Glyndebourne, though not as we...

    15. April 17, 2010

      Tesco to launch clothing line aimed at young

      Tesco will reveal next week that it is launching a new clothing line - Florence & Fred Trend - as it looks to tap into a...

    16. April 16, 2010

      Tesco to launch clothing line aimed at young

      Tesco will reveal next week that it is launching a new clothing line – Florence & Fred Trend – as it looks to tap into a...

    17. March 11, 2010

      Tesco appoints new clothing chief

      Terry Green is being replaced as Tesco's clothing chief by a former J Sainsbury executive, as Britain's biggest retailer...

    18. March 11, 2010

      Retailing in his blood

      Richard Jones has cemented his position among leading Tesco executives as he takes over clothing and home lines sales where...

    19. March 10, 2010

      Tesco appoints new clothing chief

      Terry Green is being replaced as Tesco’s clothing chief by a former J Sainsbury executive, as Britain’s biggest retailer...

    20. October 20, 2009

      Sharp suits and sharpshooters

      It is always somehow a surprise that one of Irving Berlin's greatest hits - "There's No Business Like Show Business" -...

    21. October 20, 2009

      L'Heure espagnole/ Gianni Schicchi

      It was a neat idea to put these two one-act operas - Ravel's L'Heure espagnole and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi - together as...

    22. October 19, 2009

      L’Heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi, Royal Opera House, London

      It was a neat idea to put these two one-act operas – Ravel’s L’Heure espagnole and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi – together as a...

    23. July 10, 2009

      Lohengrin

      The elegant walls of Munich's national theatre are papered with grainy black-and-white posters: A smiling boy, and the word...

    24. July 9, 2009

      Lohengrin, Bavarian State Opera, National Theatre

      The elegant walls of Munich’s national theatre are papered with grainy black-and-white posters: A smiling boy, and the word...

    25. FT Tech Hub

      June 10, 2009

      Last.fm loses its founders

      “It’s a bummer.” That’s how Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive, described the departure of Last.fm’s three founders,...

    26. May 28, 2009

      ITV gains 12% as Goldman tunes into improved picture

      Media stocks provided a bright spot in a dull London market yesterday with ITV among the top performers. Shares in the...

    27. May 27, 2009

      ITV gains on improved forecast from broker

      Media stocks provided a bright spot in a dull London market on Wednesday with ITV among the top performers. Shares in the...

    28. May 25, 2009

      Joker in pack has last laugh

      Please stay in line. Dress in suitably regimented fashion. Respect social proprieties. Whatever happens, behave as if your...

    29. May 24, 2009

      Falstaff/Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, UK

      Please stay in line. Dress in suitably regimented fashion. Respect social proprieties. Whatever happens, behave as if your...

    30. May 15, 2009

      A Falstaff with a sense of proportion

      Someone is heading purposefully for my table, sweating, beaming and bearing a large plate of food. But it's the size of his...

    31. May 14, 2009

      A Falstaff with a sense of proportion

      Someone is heading purposefully for my table, sweating, beaming and bearing a large plate of food. But it’s the size of his...

    32. March 24, 2009

      Oil volatile as metal prices take step back

      Oil prices were volatile on Tuesday, while base metals retreated and gold eased as commodity markets staged a correction...

    33. February 24, 2009

      Crisis puts pressure on planning deals

      When a huge redevelopment in London's Victoria got the go-ahead earlier this month, Westminster Council admitted the social...

    34. February 24, 2009

      Crisis puts pressure on planning deals

      When a huge redevelopment in London’s Victoria got the go-ahead this month, Westminster Council admitted the social housing...

    35. January 27, 2009

      The princess and the pike

      Philippe Boesmans' new opera is a co-production with the Wiener Festwochen and La Monnaie in Brussels but the warm...

    36. January 26, 2009

      Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne, Paris Opera (Garnier)

      Philippe Boesmans’ new opera is a co-production with the Wiener Festwochen and La Monnaie in Brussels but the warm reception...

    37. January 25, 2009

      Hedge funds prepare for legal crackdown

      Harsh new regulation of the hedge fund industry is widely expected in the wake of the financial meltdown last year and the...

    38. January 19, 2009

      Mugabe in unity talks threat

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president, said yesterday that talks about a government of national unity would end today if the...

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