Business Diary: Cooking up a tasty comeback
Friday 02 December 2011
Delia Smith hasn't had the easiest ride since taking over at Norwich City Football Club – who could forget her raucous appeal to fans to get behind the side on the PA system – but here's some reward for all her hard work. The Institute for Turnaround has just handed her and the rest of Norwich City's management team a gong for the way they've turned the once financially stricken club into a stable member of the Premier League. Let's hope this isn't the equivalent of the dreaded vote of confidence in the manager.
Busy times for Chelsea's other half
Looks like Chelsea Clinton's husband is going to have a busy 2012. The former president's daughter married ex-Goldman Sachs banker Marc Mezvinsky a couple of years back: now he's about to set up shop on his own, with a hedge fund launch planned for the first half of next year. He's teamed up with two former Goldman colleagues and plans to trade a range of different assets.
Barroso's baffling briefing
Have you ever wondered what European Commission officials do all day? Well, the statement that emerged from EC President Barroso yesterday on the latest developments in the eurozone crisis was apparently made after his "meeting with representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations". Goodness knows what that means, though maybe former Greek statistics officials were included in the latter grouping.
Frank to boost bits of Broadgate
Congratulations to Frank PR, which has won the contract to promote the Broadgate complex in the City of London. Its owner, British Land, and private equity firm Blackstone, want to attract more visitors to the complex – though presumably not the bit earmarked for demolition following its victory over English Heritage, which had wanted listed building status conferred on the centre.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart bromance continues: X-Men star gushes about 'pussy cat' BFF Patrick Stewart
David Cameron stung by jellyfish: PM hurt after ignoring advice of locals while on holiday
South Korea ferry: Vice principal rescued from sinking ship found hanged
Hollande's affair: Catherine Deneuve and Sophie Marceau in war of words over President's relationship with Julie Gayet
Kim Jong-un, crowds and contraband kit: Inside North Korea with the the Pyongyang marathon winner
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
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- 2 Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer
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- 4 'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
- 5 PFA Player of the Year: Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard all nominated as Liverpool dominate award shortlist
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