Tax haven warehouses, artful Crossrail dig and French screen stars join prostitution fight

We bring you the best of the weekend papers, including tax haven warehouses for the ultra-rich, Crossrail as Britain’s biggest archaeological dig and a French anti-prostitution law sparks a public slanging match

Über-warehouses for the ultra-rich (Economist)

Ever more wealth is being parked in fancy storage facilities. For some customers, they are an attractive new breed of tax haven

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Pictured above: Luxembourg freeport

Crossrail: Britain’s biggest archaeological dig will transform London (Guardian)

Crossrail is not just about engineering: artists, designers and archaeologists (pictured above) are all involved in the £15bn new railway. As the amazing tunnel-boring machines approach halfway, Rowan Moore dons his hard hat and goes below

TSB £2bn flotation planned for next year (Telegraph)

Lloyds will initially sell down a stake of between 30pc and 50pc when 631-branch bank TSB floats


Pictured above: Catherine Deneuve

Screen stars join France’s battle to ‘save’ prostitution (Telegraph)

An anti-prostitution law to be debated in France’s parliament has sparked a public slanging match between the country’s artists and intellectuals


Depths of despair: Freediver Nicholas Mevoli was the most promising athlete in the US – but an unhealthy obsession led him to his death (Independent)

A few years ago, I sat on the consulting sofa of one of London’s top psychotherapists, waiting to uncover more about what drives me in my chosen sport and my personal life. Her notes were scribbled on the questionnaire I had spent almost an entire night answering, and I was filled with dread at the impending verdict.

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