Chris Blackhurst

Group Content Editor of The Independent, i, The Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard - and former Editor of The Independent.

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Chris Blackhurst: Phones 4U is a parable of our times - sold high and then sweated to death

Private equity owners only knew to cut costs, hire cheaper staff and drive hard bargains

World Order by Henry Kissinger, book review: An elder statesman answers his critics

On my summer reading list was the late Christopher Hitchens' The Trial of Henry Kissinger. It's written as an indictment, of the sort that might pass muster in a war crimes prosecution.

The collapse of Phones 4U will threaten the loss of 5,000 jobs

Chris Blackhurst: There is no one cause for the demise of Phones 4U

But the end result is unsatisfactory for most

‘People listen to business leaders’ shock. Is it an omen for that other referendum?

Scots seem to be listening to the bosses on independence while the UK ignoring them on the EU

The Yes campaign has insisted that an independent Scotland would retain the pound

Scotland has allowed Business to make itself heard – and not before time

The Yes/No vote has shown how maligned the commercial world is

The Virgin Way by Richard Branson, book review: "Get your derrière out there"

After all these years, it seems that we still can't get enough of Sir Richard Branson's home truths

Chris Blackhurst: The Bank of England has to get down and dirty with City traders if we are to prevent another crisis

When Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England, I went for lunch with him there. It was a surreal experience.

Chris Blackhurst: It’s right that we get tough on economic crime, but we've a lot of catching up to do

Midweek View: In its annual performance report for 2013/4, the UK Financial Conduct Authority disclosed how many prosecutions it had brought in the year for market abuse: one

Wright also said the Government will shortly publish “the first national anti-corruption plan”

Companies face prosecution if they fail to stop economic crime

Jeremy Wright QC MP laid out measures being considered by the Government

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker