But the Harborough Mail has picked up the story about his business troubles. This is of particular interest here in Market Harborough, because there has been much gossip about the amount of commercial property he has been buying in the town.
The Mail story fills in some of the details:
Ross is, of course, a prominent supporter of David Cameron. According to Peter Oborne, writing a year ago at the outset of the tycoon's troubles, he has donated more than £140,000 to the Conservative Party.
Fears are growing over tycoon David Ross's portfolio of substantial business interests in Harborough town centre.
Reports in the national press say the co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, who owns a mansion in the Harborough district, is experiencing financial difficulties at his real estate firm Kandahar, which has reportedly breached the covenant on its bank loan.
Kandahar owns the St Mary's Place shopping centre in Harborough, as well as the two buildings in High Street which house the Subway restaurant and the Monsoon clothes shop.
Later. A reader suggests £160,000 would be a more accurate figure today.