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  1. May 28, 2014

    The bet on Chinese gamblers

    Which club proprietor in their right mind would decide to increase the annual membership fee of a premium central London...

  2. May 18, 2012

    Tom Jones: Spirit in the Room

    2010’s Praise & Blame successfully cast Tom Jones as a venerable elder statesman of song, Pontypridd’s very own late-period...

  1. May 4, 2012

    First prize for eclecticism

    Awards ceremonies for the arts can be vainglorious affairs. Performing artists make their living by the manifold projection...

  2. October 28, 2011

    Torch-bearer

    Sir Keith Mills does not look as though he has been partying until 1am at the Olympic Ball as he welcomes me to his home in...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 20, 2011

    Investors warned of Chinese bond risks

    It is well known that international bond investors have loaned tens of billions of dollars to Chinese companies in recent...

  4. July 20, 2011

    Investors warned of Chinese bond risks

    It is well known that international bond investors have loaned tens of billions of dollars to Chinese companies in recent...

  5. September 16, 2010

    Tom Jones, Union Chapel, London

    The setting was a far cry from Tom Jones’s 1970s Las Vegas glory years, belting out “What’s New Pussycat?” in tight trousers...

  6. August 19, 2010

    Advert royalties boost for Chrysalis

    Chrysalis, the UK music publisher, said its share of income from royalties had risen in the third quarter, boosted by the...

  7. August 18, 2010

    I Do! I Do!, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, Connecticut

    Critics’ darling: Kate Baldwin with Lewis Cleale People who think of Rock Hudson as the rom-com partner of Doris Day or as a...

  8. Westminster Blog

    August 12, 2010

    Sir Philip Green to review government efficiency

    Not sure what the parallels are between the garments trade and Whitehall – but I guess we’ll soon find out. Less easy to...

  9. July 24, 2010

    Tom Jones: Praise & Blame

    Tom Jones Praise & Blame (Universal/Island) Blame was in the air when Praise & Blame received its first hearing at Tom...

  10. June 15, 2010

    The Fantasticks, Duchess Theatre, London

    Why has The Fantasticks been running for 50 years off-Broadway (apart from a 2002-06 hiatus) yet never shown any such...

  11. October 30, 2009

    Small Talk: Jeanette Winterson

    Jeanette Winterson made her name at 24 with her acclaimed debut novel Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (1985). The book...

  12. November 15, 2008

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    The Fireman MPL/One Little Indian Electric Arguments opens with a blues tirade about a treacherous woman screamed by a man...

  13. November 6, 2008

    EMI Music to outline plans for restructure

    Elio Leoni-Sceti, chief executive of EMI’s troubled recorded music division, will on Friday reveal plans to re-structure the...

  14. September 8, 2008

    Musical gifts part of a long tradition

    From Mr Peter Cook. Sir, That the prospective chairman of the RBS board should like Elvis is “not unusual”, in the words of...

  15. September 6, 2008

    TV films

    Saturday offers Tony Richardson's Oscar-winning Tom Jones (ITV3 1.40pm), a consciously British triumph. The exuberance of a...

  16. July 19, 2008

    Worm Charming

    I have come to Willaston School, Cheshire, to take part in the 29th World Worm Charming Championships. Each of the 288...

  17. July 19, 2008

    Worm charming

    I have come to Willaston School, Cheshire, to take part in the 29th World Worm Charming Championships. Each of the 288...

  18. February 13, 2008

    Observer: Mogul in training

    Guy Hands, who likes to complain about the music industry's profligacy, seems to be warming up to its perks. The new owner...

  19. May 1, 2007

    A night off for irony and innuendo

    With a dash of Broadway chutzpah, Tony Bennett’s tour is named “The Best Is Yet to Come”. That’s some boast for an...

  20. April 9, 2007

    Wales creating new jobs in spite of high profile closures

    Rarely has a campaign against a factory closure caught the public imagination so effectively as the fight to save...

  21. March 21, 2007

    UK investors in plea to Brussels over IFRS 8

    UK investors have launched a last-ditch effort to stop the European Commission endorsing a US accounting rule that they say...

  22. March 2, 2007

    Land of their fathers

    Rhodri Morgan, Wales's first minister, is celebrating St David's Day in New York today - only a day late - with a series of...

  23. February 17, 2007

    Losing our shirts

    Losing your job is an everyday sort of tragedy: each day, many thousands of Britons suffer that fate. Among those thousands...

  24. February 15, 2007

    Slimmer accounting rule book targets small companies

    The International Accounting Standards Board has chopped up its original rule book and produced a thinner version in a bid...

  25. February 14, 2007

    Burberry's shoppers face protest over plant closure

    Customers shopping at luxury clothes stores owned by Burberry in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas will brave...

  26. February 2, 2007

    TELEVISION

    After two richly enjoyable series dealing with British jazz and folk, the arrival of the three-part Soul Britannia(BBC4...

  27. January 12, 2007

    FT Weekend Berry Bros & Rudd Arts Quiz

    1. What was going on between Me and Mrs Jones ? 2. What was the trouble with Nathan Jones ? 3. What didn’t Mr Jones know,...

  28. January 5, 2007

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    Vincent Price was the lordly star of six Edgar Allan Poe adaptations by Roger Corman, unique for their campy orchidaceous...

  29. December 8, 2006

    Rock on

    Andrew Gowers, the author of the Treasury's intellectual property review, was uncowed by yesterday's full-page...

  30. November 25, 2006

    QUESTIONS

    1Which tarnished star was booed during a shambolic comeback at an awards ceremony this month? 2Paul McCartney's orchestral...

  31. November 24, 2006

    FT Weekend Berry Bros & Rudd Arts Quiz

    1. Which tarnished star was booed during a shambolic comeback at an awards ceremony this month? 2. Paul McCartney’s...

  32. November 21, 2006

    Just a country boy at heart

    Jools Holland, I'm warned before we meet, doesn't like being thought of as a television personality first and a musician...

  33. November 20, 2006

    Just a country boy at heart

    Jools Holland, I’m warned before we meet, doesn’t like being thought of as a television personality first and a musician...

  34. August 24, 2006

    The Fantasticks, Snapple Theater Center, New York

    Try to remember . . . But who could forget? When The Fantasticks closed four years ago after running for the previous 48, it...

  35. July 13, 2006

    Green, green grass? Let's go home!

    Charles Dunstone and David Ross, the men behind Carphone Warehouse, held a joint 41st birthday party last weekend at Nevill...

  36. July 12, 2006

    Green, green grass? Let’s go home!

    Charles Dunstone and David Ross, the men behind Carphone Warehouse, held a joint 41st birthday party last weekend at Nevill...

  37. July 5, 2006

    Observer: Birthday Bush

    President George W. Bush will receive his official baby-boomer badge tomorrow when he celebrates his 60th birthday, a date...

  38. July 4, 2006

    Observer

    Taking charge of RATP, operator of the Paris metro, bus and train network, may seem like a thankless task to most people....

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