Bitter feud splits Reform Club amid ageism and bullying claims

By Robert Mendick, chief reporter and Dominic Nicholls 1 OCTOBER 2016 • 10:00PM. This article was published in the Sunday Telegraph on Sunday October 2nd.    When Phileas Fogg wagered £20,000 he could circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he departed from the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London. Had he set off today, Jules Verne’s creation might…

Sir Richard Branson quietly shelves Virgin submarine plan

By Robert Mendick and Dominic Nicholls Virgin Oceanic’s DeepFlight Challenger submarine, whose mission was described by Sir Richard Branson as “the last great challenge for humans”, has been mothballed. Sir Richard Branson has quietly shelved his latest adventure: an ambitious plan to pilot a submarine to the deepest points of the world’s five oceans. The entrepreneur…

Tony Blair’s charity rich list

By Robert Mendick and Dominic Nicholls A trawl of documents reveals how Tony Blair used donations from wealthy friends – as well as the US taxpayer and the Swedish lottery – to bankroll his charities They are among Tony Blair’s closest — and richest — friends. A small cadre of wealthy benefactors have helped to…