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How Luxury Has Survived the Economic Downturn

Caroline Stanbury | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Stanbury

When the recession hit in 2007, the majority of economists and retail commentators predicted that the luxury retail market would not fare well, but five years on it has not only survived, but prospered. Only last month Burberry Group posted a 24 per cent surge in its 2011 profits and Richemont (the third largest luxury group and owner of Cartier) posted a sharp increase in sales of €2.62bn.

Olympic Officials Accused Of Selling Tickets On Black Market

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

A probe was under way tonight into claims of widespread corruption among foreign agents and officials supplying tickets to the London Olympics. The...

'Decorative Feast' Of Warhol Comes To South London

PA | Posted 17.06.2012 | Home

A "decorative feast" of Andy Warhol art goes on show next week. The 80 pictures, created by the American artist over more than 20 years, includes p...

London 2012 Guide For Holidayers Still Looking To Tune In

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 has put some of the public off of the Olympics as some holidaymakers flee the country, but others will want to keep up-to-date with the ac...

50,000 London 2012 Tickets On Sale

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport

A new batch of about 50,000 tickets to events in the Olympic Park are on sale, London 2012 said today. They include 25,000 hockey tickets plus seat...

Drug Cheat Millar Shortlisted For Team GB Road Cycling Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

David Millar is close to competing at the London 2012 Olympics after he was listed on the shortlist of riders for Team GB's road cycling squad. The...

10 Inspirational Running Tunes On Spotify

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Torch has been carried across West Sands in St Andrews in a re-enactment of the the famous scene from Chariots of Fire. The rousing ope...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Arrives At St Andrews

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Flame has been taken across the famous Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course in the home of golf, St Andrews. It was also used to recreate a...

Chariots Of Fire Scene Recreated With Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Flame has been taken across West Sands beach in St Andrews in a recreation of the iconic scene from the film Chariots Of Fire. The torc...

Security Industry Watchdog To Probe Claims Over Jubilee Stewards

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The security industry watchdog is looking into allegations that a firm made unpaid workers sleep rough under a bridge in central London before being d...

Streets of Fire

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The torch relay has come to the country, signalling the start of London's third modern Olympics. People who have worked on Games in the past tell me t...

Boyle's 'Green And Pleasant' Opening Ceremony For London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's opening ceremony will see the Olympic Stadium "transformed into the British countryside", said the Games' artistic director Danny Boyle....

GALLERY: Olympians' Italian Job

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

Gold medal-winning Olympians have recreated The Italian Job's much-loved Mini chase, transporting the action from Turin to London. Some of the team...

21 Cultural Olympiad Events You Shouldn't Miss

The Huffington Post UK | Becky Brewis | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

The full lineup for this summer's Cultural Olympiad includes over 12,000 events, during which time Britain’s cultural map will boast everything from...

Prescott To Write To Locog After Revelations About Jubilee Stewards Boss's Criminal Past

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

John Prescott will be writing to Olympic organisers Locog after it emerged the boss of a company which left unpaid workers stranded in the middle of t...

The Week That Was: The Best of British

Carla Buzasi | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Brits don't really want to be branded. A favourite pastime might be moaning about the state of our country, but woe betide any other nationality finding fault with our home state. We have the best of everything, and sometimes the worst (I'm thinking mainly about the weather, although you can take your pick from the economy, our teeth and all manner of other stereotypical issues) but it is ours, which counts for a lot. The past week has showcased that in all its glory.

Bus Workers Vote For Olympics Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of bus workers in London have voted by a majority of nine to one to go on strike in a row over payments to work during the London 2012 Olymp...

In Hot Pursuit of an Olympics Ticket, But My Patience is Running Short

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Sport
Katherine Baldwin

I remember the moment London was picked to host the 2012 Olympics. I was squashed into Trafalgar Square with hundreds of other Londoners and tourists and could barely contain my excitement. But with just seven weeks to go until the Games, my enthusiasm is on the wane.

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Faked Olympic Goods Seized

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of fake Olympic goods have been seized at ports and airports across the UK in the run-up to next month's Games, the Border Force said today....

WATCH: Usain Bolt Crashes Into Flower Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, and his momentum at the Diamond League in Oslo couldn't prevent him crashing into a flower girl. The Ja...

Two Falls, Two Submissions, or a Sonnet

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

What I'm proposing is a spectacle of brutal combat that pits creative types against each other for the entertainment of a baying global audience and the profit of greed-crazed corporate sponsors. Think of it as The Hunger Games with the difference that what these contestants are hungry for is blueberry muffins, skinny lattes, new Apple products and high-end gift baskets.

PICTURED: Two Million Litres Of Water Floods London Tube Tracks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest tube lines has been partially closed after a burst water pipe flooded train tracks with more than two million litres of fluid,...

Noel Clarke's Fury Over Ban Of Word 'Olympics' In New Film

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Noel Clarke has hit out at Olympics bosses for banning him from using the word in his new film. Fast Girls, the latest film from the Adulthood and ...

Who Knew The Olympics Could Be So Fash?!

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Britain's top supermodels are the latest to get involved with the London 2012 Olympics. No, they're not doing a sprint catwalk or using each other as ...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Bolt's World Record At Beijing

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's showpiece event will arguably be the men's 100 metres when Usain Bolt will take to the Stratford track bidding to smash back-to-back Oly...