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Still trumpeting name some say is tarnished

Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 19:03

Investor still names golf courses, vodka
and ties for himself

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump, the real estate developer turned TV personality, is betting his name will boost the value of his golf courses even as the premium for the brand declines on condo properties and ratings slide on his show, "The Apprentice."

Trump has acquired nine golf properties in the United States, including four since 2008, after mostly steering clear of using his own money to buy real estate since 2005. In...

Pensioner in Trump row pleads for end to uncertainty.

Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 18:46

Molly asks council to make decision over threat of compulsory purchase orders.

A pensioner who fears she will be moved out of her home to make way for Donald Trump’s north-east golf development has pleaded for an end to the uncertainty about her future.

Molly Forbes, of Mill of Menie, lives on one of four plots the businessman has been allowed to add to his £750million resort plans – despite the owners refusing to sell.

They fear compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) will be used to remove them from their...

Thursday, 9 December, 2010 - 10:23

TYCOON Donald Trump has declared war on a proposed windfarm, claiming it would "destroy" Scotland's natural heritage. Trump said the giant structures would spoil the view from his £750million golf complex.

But opponents, who say the golf complex at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire is itself harming the environment, labelled the billionaire American a hypocrite.

The £150million windfarm's turbines would be up to 394ft high and would be in full view of the course. Trump said he would "vehemently oppose" the application when it...

Wednesday, 8 December, 2010 - 22:18

Tiger Woods's Dubai dream evaporates in the desert

A year after that infamous car crash, the American's fortunes seem as far from recovering as ever, with what has become a $1.1bn mirage in the Dubai desert

The decline and fall of "brand Tiger Woods" is a story best told not by the supermarket tabloids, golf's world rankings or this month's relaunch' of a career and an image so brutally damaged by personal scandal, but by a journey, along the Emirates Road to the south of Dubai and then left and down an unmarked road.


Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 10:39

At the time, it was hailed as a hard-­hitting documentary that called into question the business practices of one of the world’s richest men.

Now, 15 years after Selina Scott’s film about property tycoon ­Donald Trump aired on ITV, the former newsreader has returned as a thorn in the side of the man who rejoices in the absurd moniker ‘The Donald’.

As fellow presenter Emily ­Maitlis’s film on Trump — which adopted a more softly, softly approach — was screened on BBC Two last night, Scott has made a dramatic ­intervention to...

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