Workers on the sandwich production line at a Greencore factory

So who gives us our daily bread? Not British workers, according to a story making the headlines this week

But, says Laura Chesters, migrant labour has traditionally been the filling in the middle of the sandwich industry

The future looks rosé for fine wine

Despite the recession, several poor vintages and counterfeit labels at the top end of the market, Anthony Rose says there is light at the end of the barrel for investors

The Week Ahead: Eyes on Sainsbury's with Coupe to reveal the results of strategy review

Mike Coupe will set out his battle plans for Sainsbury’s this week in a bid to convince investors that the supermarket can keep pace in the changing market.

I quit! From Roy Keane to Neil Young via Giles Coren: the book that charts the brief history of the furious resignation

There is a poetry to the best resignation letters that comes from having nothing to lose, says Matt Potter, author of 'F**k You and Goodbye'
A man lays flowers inside the burnt trade union building in Odessa, Ukraine, where more than 50 people died following a series of riots

Russia and the West need a compromise over the Crimea

A peaceful peninsula would benefit Russia and Europe as well as Ukraine. Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav Inozemtsev explain how – and why

The detained Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gives evidence on court television in Libya earlier this year

Banking in Libya: a dangerous game?

London banks allegedly duped impoverished Libya into worthless investments. A whistleblower explains what he got for his troubles

The banks bite back: Lloyds said the CMA’s view was ‘inconsistent with what we find on the ground’

How do you solve a problem like banks?

The Competition & Markets Authority has unleashed a full investigation into the grip of the ‘big four’. But politics could monopolise the outcome

(Left to right) Lulu Kennedy, Alek Wek, Baroness Lawrence, Emma Thompson, Rachel Khoo, Annie Lennox and Rita Ora in M&S’s 2014 campaign

The brothers who could save M&S

You may never have heard of them, but hiring the Lindseys is Marc Bolland's best move yet, says Simon Neville

YouView’s users will now have access to Netflix content, including hit US crime dramas, such as ‘Breaking Bad’, which was being promoted as the deal was announced at a public tent on the South Bank in London

Once-troubled YouView is now breaking good

Move comes as internet TV service predicts  customer base has grown to 2 million

Henry Blodget

Henry Blodget interview: Business Insider launches in the UK

The former Wall Strret supremo on his new venture - and why he'll always hate snark

Plummeting oil prices have caused the cost of petrol in the United States to dip below $3 a gallon in some areas

David Blanchflower: Woof! The deflation dog is barking loudly – but the Bank of England won’t do anything

There is a huge stock of assets remaining on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet of $4 trillion

Dame Ann Dowling, the first female President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Ann Dowling - interview: ‘Engineering should be central to society’

She knows that education – particularly getting girls interested in physics – is key to making it happen

Sir Win Bischoff, pictured in London last month, is the new head of the FRC

Can an 'insider' clean up the City?

In the wake of the accounting and reporting failures that have scarred corporate Britain, Margareta Pagano asks Sir Win Bischoff if a banker can make a reliable regulator

The bubble bursts for Sodastream

It’s been making the wrong drinks in the wrong place at the wrong time –and is even sorry about the Scarlett Johansson ad, Maria Tadeo discovers

Unseasonably warm weather has seen high street retailers struggling to shift winter clothes

Taking a leaf from Next’s book

The retailer’s warning about unseasonable weather was dismissed as overly cautious – but the City has warmed to the retailer while M&S keeps it in the dark

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‘Missing our deals will haunt you’ – Phones 4U’s TV ad came back to haunt it
It seemed bad enough that a popular retailer could be allowed to collapse simply because its suppliers suddenly decided to pull the plug. Now Simon Neville reveals who got their money back – and who didn't
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Tesco’s new boss Dave Lewis has decided to buy out Euphorium completely. Jim Armitage reports
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Bernanke’s move does show the more subtle side of the Washington-Wall Street nexus, says Jim Armitage
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For Britain’s multinationals, a global economic recovery looks to be under way, says Jim Armitage
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There is no reason to expect secular stagnation – even if it is hard to see quite where growth will come from, says Hamish McRae
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Margrethe Vestager wants small businesses to have a fair representation on search engines
Margrethe Vestager, the EU's new competition watchdog and one of the most prominent and well-liked figures in Danish politics, has taken on the technology giant over its alleged abuse of the market. Oscar Williams-Grut reports
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A Lehman Brothers employee leaves the bank’s European headquarters
Ben Chu asks: has the industry really absorbed the fund segregation lesson? And are regulators succeeding in enforcing the rules?
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David Cameron unveils the Conservative party manifesto in Swindon (PA)
The OBR was told by the last government not to audit the election manifestos. Jamie Murray on why that should change.
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Margaret Thatcher with the new owners of a property in Essex which was sold for just over £8,000 in 1980
The Tories want to revive and extend Margaret Thatcher’s flagship housing policy. Ben Chu looks at what the possible consequences could be
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Tony and Cherie Blair on the day he was elected
Mark Leftly with Parliamentary Business
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British Gas announced yesterday that it will cut bills – but only by 5 per cent, and not until the end of next month, when the coldest weather is likely to be over
But shareholders in Centrica will take heart. Even as customers may brace for  the worst, says Jim Armitage
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Paper trail: Deidre has a crack team of letter-writing lieuten-aunts, armed with cups of tea and a bank of good sense
Just when you thought banker bashing might finally come to an end, another hideous toad crawls out from under a rock to stir the public’s justified indignation yet again. Jim Armitage takes a peek
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Shopping on Oxford Street: the new year begins with a rise in VAT, which will impact on high-street spending
There’s something perverse about the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to block Poundland’s attempted takeover of 99p Stores, says Simon Neville
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Ferdinand Piech, the chairman, at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany
Ferdinand Piëch, the powerful chair of VW, has fallen out with his chief executive and protégé Martin Winterkorn. Tony Patterson lifts the bonnet and examines what’s going on at the German automobile giant
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The Conservative party is ahead of Labour in the polls for the first time since 2011, with the NHS likely to matter more to people than the economy when they decide how to vote in the general election (EPA)
Be sceptical when you hear tales of impending financial panic during election campaigns, warns Ben Chu
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China’s size and complexity frequently obscures its reality, says Satyajit Das
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Max-Hervé,  a Frenchman who lives in Switzerland, does not immediately strike you as a financial terrorist or a man who might be a billionaire by the end of the decade.
The Frenchman could end up destroying, or owning, the company which runs the pension funds for hundreds of thousands of people. John Lichfield speaks to him
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Labour says higher corporation tax would be used to finance a cut in business rates. David Prosser reports
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The trade deficit has worsened amid difficulties in export markets
The UK’s trade deficit worsened by much more than had been expected, says David Blanchflower
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Number 16: ExxonMobil President and CEO Rex Tillerson, his company is the world's biggest oil and gas producer
Even taking Exxon’s recent chest beating about its appetite for deals Jim Armitage thinks it's unlikely
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The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
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How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
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One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
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2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
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The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
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Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
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Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
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The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...