1. Sir Martin's oldest friend is the historian Simon Schama. They met at school and went up to Christ's College, Cambridge together. They toured Eastern Europe, including a visit to what had been the Nazi concentration camp at Theresienstadt.
If you were north of the border over the weekend breathing in Scotland’s febrile political atmosphere you may have been standing side-by-side with none other than Rupert Murdoch.
But you may not have known it.
The Rt Hon Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove and UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport Sajid Javid is no luvvie. Not a bit of it.
However, when it comes to reliving his childhood, he’ll jump at the opportunity.
From the party that promised a free tree for every new born child (sort of) comes perhaps the best political fundraising idea The Capitalist has ever heard. Prepare yourself folks… it’s the Lib Dem disco!
Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s coveted Carbuncle Cup – the award for the UK’s ugliest building – goes to (drumroll please)… not one of the most nominated buildings, the Walkie Talkie, aka 20 Fenchurch St.
Bill of the Week is coming out of retirement for a special appearance today. But contrary to its predecessors, which regularly toted up the price of umpteen bottles of Krug and countless Grey Goose martinis, this bill is all about frugality.
Professor Brian Cox was in Canary Wharf last night talking about inflation. Not the kind that Mark Carney worries himself with though, Professor Cox was wowing a room of City types and entrepreneurs about the inflationary universe.
Vodafone enjoyed a momentous day in the City yesterday – not least because City A.M.’s chief executive Jens Torpe and The Capitalist went down to its new store on Fenchurch Street, cutting the ribbon on the newly spruced up premises.
Having released a teaser video last week, in which viewers follow a mystery red-head as she strides around east London, clothing brand Karen Millen has revealed the face of its autumn/winter campaign to be Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark (or actress
They say you often find out who your real friends are when you’re at your lowest. Carillion’s announcement that it would be no longer pursuing a merger with Balfour Beatty yesterday came with some conspicuous absences.
Crowdfunding hub Indiegogo has taken a turn for the political. With exactly four weeks to go until the Scottish referendum, voters from both sides of the argument have created crowdfunding campaigns to give their side a good auld push.
If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear the sound of champagne corks popping in Fulham. A group of disgruntled residents have had their way in a passionate, albeit brief, catfight with Pets at Home.
Did anyone catch the midnight rainbow on the Southbank on Tuesday night?
This 14ft installation added an interesting addition to the London skyline, but it wasn’t local artists behind the vision, it was good old Samsung.
Greggs bakery’s cheeks were left burning as hot as the middle of its sausage rolls yesterday, when someone who Googled the firm found that its logo had been hacked to read “providing shit to scum for 70 years”.
Dr Who is back on our screens this weekend, but one City worker has more interest than most. By day, Mark Speed works as a manager with financial forecasting company Evaluate, by night he writes novels, most recently about Dr Who.
1 As a child ,he spent many a Saturday at Sir Richard Branson’s house playing snooker. The entrepreneur had invested in a synthesised guitar his father invented called a SynthAxe and the pair would have weekend meetings.
Google loves making an acquisition. This year alone it’s made 24. But would you believe us if we told you chief executive Larry Page uses a toothbrush to decide whether to gobble up a company or not. Well, it’s true. Sort of.
So, Jeff Randall’s off the to the Pru. The veteran business hack, whose career has seen him go from The Telegraph, to the BBC to Sky (from where he stepped down earlier this year) is to become an adviser to Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam.
For those of you chomping at the bit for the Premier League to start this weekend, Nationwide has got a present for you. It’s an especially good gift if you’re also obsessed with house prices (come on, most of us are).
The concept of Twitter bots is an amusing one. We’re imagining legions of automatons sitting behind their iMacs in a dark room, pressing the tweet button with mechanically superior bot fingers and spamming us with mega lolz.
Saxo Bank’s chief exec Lars Seier Christensen has got chins wagging in the Danish press. The banking boss has made a personal investment into jewellery startup Endless Jewelry – a company run by well-known Danish entrepreneur Jesper Nielsen.