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  1. October 27, 2013

    Heavy lifts manager

    David Baxter, Ainscough Crane Hire I work with the biggest cranes, planning heavy lifts. Our company has been called out to...

  2. May 6, 2013

    School for stardom

    During lunch break at his school canteen, Tuwaine Barrett states his post-school plans: he wants to be “bigger than Adele”....

  1. October 18, 2012

    Office choirs bring harmony to the City

    Don McGown’s ability to win over an audience is usually determined by the quality of his argument, not the timbre of his...

  2. September 12, 2012

    Cummings’ thought crime was unwarranted optimism

    Former HBOS executive Peter Cummings has accused the Financial Services Authority of “Orwellian process” after it fined him...

  3. August 13, 2012

    Blur, Hyde Park, London

    Over in the Olympic Stadium a few miles away, the London 2012 Games were ending with a closing ceremony bonanza that...

  4. August 10, 2012

    Pop and circumstance

     Soundtrack to the Olympics Ludovic Hunter-Tilney Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony contained some astonishing scenes as it...

  5. June 27, 2012

    Tax officials reveal scale of probe

    More than 4,000 companies are currently under investigation by the tax authorities, senior officials at Revenue & Customs...

  6. June 22, 2012

    Stars face big bill as tax plan backfires

    Wealthy investors including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sven-Göran Eriksson and a host of sports stars and City figures could be...

  7. June 22, 2012

    Tax avoidance ‘game changer’

    Schemes that allow higher earners to “park” their bonuses and defer income tax now have a “limited lifespan”, accountants...

  8. June 22, 2012

    Cameron exposed to charges of hypocrisy

    David Cameron stumbled into the ethical labyrinth of tax avoidance this week by upbraiding a comedian for his tax avoidance...

  9. Westminster Blog

    June 21, 2012

    Ed Miliband avoids the tax trap

    It probably seemed like a great idea to David Cameron when he criticised Jimmy Carr’s tax affairs during a round of TV...

  10. June 21, 2012

    PM’s ‘political tin ear’ on tax attacked

    David Cameron’s decision to criticise tax avoidance by Jimmy Carr, the comedian, has prompted unease in Westminster from...

  11. June 20, 2012

    Take That in tax row

    Less than a week after Gary Barlow received an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, the musician has come under a less...

  12. June 20, 2012

    Carr tax ‘morally wrong’, says PM

    David Cameron, prime minister, on Wednesday branded the tax arrangements of comedian Jimmy Carr “morally wrong” after press...

  13. June 16, 2012

    Big Society dominates honours list

    David Cameron’s concept of the Big Society dominates the Queen’s birthday honours list, as business and politics take a back...

  14. March 16, 2012

    Ebay rolls out secondary ticketing site

    Ebay is accelerating its push into the UK for buying and selling event tickets, despite fresh controversy about touting and...

  15. February 23, 2012

    Concert promoters embrace ticket sites

    Secondary ticketing sites such as Viagogo, once the target of fierce criticism from the live music industry, have quietly...

  16. December 30, 2011

    What they said over Lunch with the FT

     Life “I have a very few possessions a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a...

  17. October 21, 2011

    Robbie Williams leaves EMI for Universal

    EMI, the UK music group that is in the middle of being auctioned, has lost Robbie Williams, one of its top artists, to rival...

  18. August 5, 2011

    Fitting premises

    Number 32 Elder Street in east London’s fashionable Spitalfields has a trinity of uses: a home, a shop and an atelier. Not...

  19. July 9, 2011

    Take That, Wembley Stadium, London

    In the 1990s the British charts were ruled by two bands from the north-west of England with very different followings. Oasis...

  20. May 30, 2011

    Cole in a long line of stateside failures

    Cheryl Cole is hardly the first Briton whose ambitions to conquer the US market have come unstuck. From George III to Take...

  21. March 11, 2011

    For whom the bell tolls

    News that the London Stock Exchange is to mimic the NYSE and Nasdaq with the introduction of an opening bell ceremony raises...

  22. November 19, 2010

    Take That: Progress

    Take That Progress (Polydor) Last month Robbie Williams released a reconciliation duet with Gary Barlow, “Shame”. Take That...

  23. November 19, 2010

    Westlife: Gravity

    Westlife Gravity (Sony) The same can’t be said of Take That’s old Irish rivals Westlife. Instead of Progress’s bold modern...

  24. July 1, 2010

    Market applauds songwriters

    Robust international demand and tighter licensing laws helped British and Irish songwriters and composers more than double...

  25. July 1, 2010

    Songwriters enjoy royalties to tune of £166m

    Robust international demand and tighter licensing laws helped British and Irish songwriters more than double their royalties...

  26. July 1, 2010

    Songwriters enjoy royalties to tune of £166m

    Robust international demand and tighter licensing laws helped British and Irish songwriters and composers more than double...

  27. July 1, 2010

    Market applauds British songwriters

    Robust international demand and tighter licensing laws helped British and Irish songwriters more than double their royalties...

  28. June 30, 2010

    Market applauds songwriters

    Robust international demand and tighter licensing laws helped British and Irish songwriters more than double their royalties...

  29. June 30, 2010

    HMV on song for a merry Christmas

    HMV was upbeat about the prospects for the crucial Christmas season in spite of recent trading being hit by the World Cup....

  30. April 10, 2010

    Scouting For Girls: Everybody Wants to be on TV

    Scouting For Girls Everybody Wants to be on TV Epic Nobody denies Roy Stride writes catchy tunes; it’s the cookie-cutter...

  31. February 17, 2010

    JLS

    There was a time when boy bands were among pop's biggest unit-shifters and the likes of Take That, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys...

  32. November 5, 2009

    Host of British celebrities lined up for Christmas advertising campaign

    The festive tradition of the Marks and Spencer Christmas ad campaign is sprinkled with British celebrities this season, as...

  33. November 2, 2009

    Mirabaud takes top Aim broker slot

    Mirabaud Securities, part of one of Switzerland’s oldest banking groups, has emerged as the unlikely leader in a league...

  34. November 2, 2009

    Swiss dynasty leads London brokers

    Mirabaud, one of Switzerland's oldest banking dynasties, has emerged as the unlikely leader in a league table of Aim...

  35. November 2, 2009

    Mirabaud takes top Aim broker slot

    Mirabaud Securities, part of one of Switzerland's oldest banking groups, has emerged as the unlikely leader in a league...

  36. October 23, 2009

    Ice cold in Tring

    You've experienced yoga, meditation and crystals. Whatever next? How about blasting yourself with super-freezing cold air -...

  37. February 21, 2009

    Guy Hands' rock'n'roll night

    It was a good night for Universal Music's Lucian Grainge at the Brit Awards midweek, with the record group's acts -...

  38. February 21, 2009

    The Diary: Charlie Parsons

    It is my annual mission to escape the deadening British mid-winter. When the cosiness and glitter of Christmas is replaced...

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