Best of FT Weekend Magazine 2017

From an investigation into the murky heart of London’s corporate intelligence industry to an agenda-setting report on the towns the UK economy forgot, in 2017 the magazine has made the news as well as followed it. Here are some of our favourite features and columns

The battle over fugitive billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov stretches from Kazakhstan to Knightsbridge

Soaring antidepressant usage, falling life expectancy: Blackpool embodies much of what is going wrong on the fringes of Britain

Forget flying cars or humanoid robots. The most disruptive inventions are often cheap, simple and easy to overlook

‘A calculated emoji is worse than nearly anything you could do on your phone — or, possibly, in your life’ 

Amid the rise in food allergies, two new treatments are on the verge of approval. David Crow on how they work and why our food has turned against us 

A new generation of San Franciscans believes the drug makes them more creative

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‘We were shown a film covering key French themes. A bureaucrat made a bureaucratic speech. Then we sang the Marseillaise’

‘I am quietly pleased London has taken a stand because, frankly, I wasn’t going to’

‘Trump’s approach to politics horrifies his critics, who argue it overturns many core American values’