CITY DIARY

Ben & Jerry's, the New England company known for its unusual ice cream flavours, is holding a competition to name a new UK flavour.

Front runners include two flavours based on the antics of the Royal family: the Charles and Diana Split and Vanilla Parker Bowles. Sadly, no Fergie flavours have been suggested, possibly due to poor sales forecasts of a toe flavour.

Dark horses include a Hugh Grant Special, known as the Cashew Nut Crunch. This flavoursome delicacy, thought to be already available in various Hollywood outlets, is described as ice cream with ground cashew nuts in a Divine Brown nut sauce. Final judging will take place in September.

A new career move for Matthew Doull, thrusting young nephew of Conrad Black, proprietor of the Daily Telegraph. Mr Doull, 25, is leaving the Telegraph at the end of the month to become associate publisher of Wired, the Internet magazine which launched in the UK four months ago and is the fastest growing magazine in America.

Wired sounds perfect for Mr Doull. At the Telegraph he worked as electronic publishing manager and also launched the Electronic Telegraph on the Net. He was travelling to America yesterday to meet fellow Wired types so was unavailble to talk about his new job. However Mrs Doull, better known to Independent readers as columnist Vicky Ward, describes him as an Internet junkie: "I knew when I married him that I would always have competition from a computer," she said.

Henry Newrick, president of Caribbean Marine Recovery, which hopes to raise up to $10m on the Alternative Investment Market to raise sunken Spanish treasure ships, believes there is more than just gold to be won from the shipwrecked galleons. Some of the richest prizes could be the astrolabes which 17th century sailors used as navigation aids. These have been valued at up to $500,000 in good condition. Clearly not everyone is aware of their value; one salvor came across an old fisherman in the Bahamas who was using three astrolabes as weights at the end of his fishing gear.

A new survey on ethics and the workplace reveals some interesting findings. One third of managers have confessed to appointing staff because of their sex appeal rather than their qualifications ; one in 10 say they would promote an employee as a reward for sleeping with them. According to the survey in Ventures magazine, a further 26 would consider monitoring personal phone calls.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
ebooks
ebooksAn introduction to the ground rules of British democracy
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Money & Business

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45K: SThree: SThree Group have been well esta...

Recruitment Genius: Call Centre Debt Collector - Multiple Roles

£21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join ...

Guru Careers: Financial Director / FD / Senior Finance Manager

Up to 70k DOE: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Financial Director ...

Recruitment Genius: Junior / Apprentice Sales Executives - OTE £50,000

£11000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This financial company offer ma...

Day In a Page

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen