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Oh how we laughed. Photograph: iStock

These words are being written on the eve of one of the silliest yet most cheering days of the year: April Fool’s Day. I regard April 1st as a chink o(...)

Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green (left) and British MP Frank Field: Mr Field recently blasted the billionaire for the “evil” he had done in destroying the BHS business, its  jobs and the pension scheme. Photograph: PA

The flagship BHS store on London’s Oxford Street closed its doors for the final time last Saturday, prompting a wave of nostalgia and a rush of hard-h(...)

Sir Philip Green’s 90m superyacht ‘Lionheart’: 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast.

A few days ago, I sailed past Sir Philip Green’s new superyacht Lionheart: nearly 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast at anchor off the Greek island of (...)

Sir Philip Green: There are calls to strip him of his knighthood unless he volunteers to help plug the £571m black hole in British Home Stores’ pension scheme.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

If Sir Philip Green really thought he was off the hook when he sold the struggling British Homes Stores (BHS) chain to a motley group of investors a y(...)

Bank of England regulators will publish a 500-page report into what went wrong at HBOS. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

More than seven years after it was bailed out by the British government at the height of the banking crisis, HBOS will once again be dominating the he(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their sixth goal during the League Cup fourth round 7-5 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium in October 2012. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Even schoolchildren born 50 and 60 years later know that 1927 was a special year for the FA Cup. It remains the only time in the Cup’s 143-year histor(...)

 Buckingham Palace has strenuously denied any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors by Prince Andrew, after being named in US court papers. Photograph: Getty

Lawyers for a woman who claims she was made to have under-age sex with Prince Andrew have formally requested that he respond to her allegations under (...)

Prince Andrew is believed to have been on a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland, as the latest reports of the controversy broke.  File photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him when(...)

 Prince Andrew, Duke of York. File Photograph:  Jonathan Buckmaster/Getty Images

A woman who claims an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged she was repeatedly for(...)

Fighting Corporate Abuse – Beyond Predatory Capitalism by The Corporate Reform Collective. Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745335162. 210pp. €23

The title of this book gives a clue to the stridency of the approach to the subject of poor corporate governance. The authors are mainly academic figu(...)

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