David Barclay who has died after a short illness

British billionaire and Daily Telegraph co-owner David Barclay has died unexpectedly after a short illness aged 86, the newspaper said late on Tuesday(...)

The emergence of the CCTV evidence is the latest twist in a bitter battle between the billionaire Barclay twins – Sir Frederick and Sir David – and their children over a business empire that spans the Telegraph, online retailer Shop Direct and until recently the Ritz.

Frederick Barclay has released footage of his nephew allegedly planting a bug in The Ritz Hotel, claiming the spying casts doubt over the fitness of h(...)

Sir Frederick Barclay bought the London landmark with his twin brother Sir David in 1995. Photograph: iStock

Sir Frederick Barclay, the billionaire co-owner of the London Ritz Hotel, says he has received competing bids to buy it for more than £1 billion (€899(...)

Mediahuis chief executive Gert Ysebaert, who said the comapny is open to considering a bid for the UK Telegraph group.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Belgian media group Mediahuis, the owner of Independent News and Media, has said it is potentially interested in buying the Telegraph newspapers from (...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen had sought full access to 12 documents he believed would show the Department of Finance  was lobbied by interests linked to Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay concerning acquisition of Mr McKillen’s “fully-performing” loans as part of a hostile takeover strategy concerning the London-based Maybourne hotel group.

Property investor Paddy McKillen has failed in a High Court appeal over the release of documents which he claimed would show the Department of Finance(...)

Belfast investor Paddy McKillen: He contends communications fully or partly disclosed by the department to date suggest it was being “inappropriately” lobbied by interests linked to the UK billionaire Barclay brothers concerning acquisition of his “fully-performing” loans as part of a hostile takeover. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A judge will rule later on an application by property investor Paddy McKillen aimed at securing full access to 12 documents he believes will show th(...)

Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” contacts with representatives of the billionaire Barclay brothers about his loans with State-owned IBRC and Nama, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” co(...)

Paddy McKillen has been fighting for five years over the ownership of Claridge’s (above), The Berkeley and The Connaught hotels

Qatari investors allied to developer Paddy McKillen have bought out his rivals, the Barclay Brothers, for the ownership of three high-end London ho(...)

Taxman-turned-financier Derek Quinlan, who in 2004 built a consortium of (mostly) wealthy Irish individuals to buy four of London’s fanciest hotels. Photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg News.

A two-line statement issued yesterday brought to an end the toxic and multilayered row that has been encircling three of London’s most plush hotels si(...)

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