Margareta Pagano

Margareta Pagano is a former business editor of the Independent on Sunday who now writes columns and business interviews for a range of publications, including the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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Manchester will benefit from a devolution of power in the 2015 Budget

Northern manufacturers urge fresh boost to growth

The region is already a leader in fields such as advanced materials and energy research

Vicky Pryce has co-written the book with Andy Ross and Peter Urwin

It's the economy, stupid: economics for voters by Vicky Pryce, Andy Ross and Peter Urwin, book review: Get tooled up for the debate

The writers do provide the reader with some of the answers: but why would you believe them? That’s the bigger question.

Chancellor George Osborne holds the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street before unveiling the annual budget

Budget 2015 – comment: The best thing was that Osborne didn’t try to fix what isn’t broken

The Chancellor Osborne didn’t mess around or fiddle too much

Twiggy will help to launch this week's anti-ageism report in parliament

Exclusive: Ageism tsar Dr Ros Altmann warns recruiters in crackdown on discrimination

Altmann pushes for stiffer penalties against bias and more help for over-55s

Simplicity of thought, brutality of execution: (from left) David Kershaw, Maurice Saatchi, Jeremy Sinclair and Bill Muirhead outside the agency’s offices in Golden Square, Soho

M&C Saatchi partners: If you start them up, they’ll never stop

The four old-stagers of M&C Saatchi say they’re  like the Rolling Stones – but their Conservative ads show they can still rock the boat

‘Great restaurants are all about energy and tiny detail,’ says Zeev Godik. ‘The staff and the customers have to be happy’

Meat master who sells beef back to Argentina

After 21 years, Zeev Godik’s Gaucho grill restaurant chain is maturing nicely - not only thriving but expanding too.

Zamin, the mining group founded by Pramod Agarwal, is suing ENRC for £144m

Pramod Agarwal: Two lavish weddings and a very acrimonious divorce

The charmed life of Indian tycoon Pramod Agarwal is under threat from a bitter business dispute over a Brazilian mine

Miranda Pode says boards could do more to promote diversity but that women also need to break free of their own

Will 25/25 vision be enough to make the FTSE a woman's world?

Britain's most influential headhunter says it won't take quotas, just persuasion, for a quarter of the UK's top firms to employ female chiefs

Zamin Ferrous and ENRC heading for bitter High Court battle

The legal spat between Zamin Ferrous, the privately-owned miner run by Indian billionaire magnate, Pramod Agarwal, and Eurasian Resources Group – the former ENRC - over a $220m claim relating to a Brazilian mine, is heating up after its defence was recently lodged in the High Court.

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is among a number of British companies poised to sign contracts worth up to £2bn with Algeria

Exclusive: UK firms vie for share of £170bn in Algeria deals

Abdelmalek Sellal and David Cameron are due to disclose details of new partnerships after they meet on Thursday

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor