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New chief Andrew Mackenzie confident BHP Billiton can achieve 16% growth in two years

The Quinny Longboard Stroller

The school run gets speedier

The micro-scooter ‘fad’ has proved to be anything but. And now parental transport has gone wheely mad with the advent of the skatepram. Simon Usborne takes a ride to the school gates

Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on: A slimmer update with a beautiful new screen

You’ve seen the reports of Nokia’s new flagship phone. But how does it feel in the flesh? David Phelan goes hands-on…

Watch the winning entries from a stranger sort of student filmmaking competition

Can recycling might be something of a whimsical subject, but when the can-making industry decided it wanted to sponsor a competition for budding student cinematographers, they got an incredible response.

On the move: Calder’s mobiles have slender elements but suggest a bigger space

Charles Darwent on Alexander Calder: The man who put the 'post' into modern

The art world grew smaller the day Calder first popped his sculptures in the post

BHP's new boss cuts his salary and ousts rivals

BHP's incoming chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has begun with a bang, cutting his own expected salary by a quarter and ousting the trio of senior staff who were chief contenders for his new job.

Lomography smartphone film scanner

Helpful hardware reviews for iPad, iPhone and Android: Logitech keyboard, Alupen stylus, Lomography scanner and Tinké

For many tasks, however obscure, there is, as they say, an app for that. But what of the many hardware additions available for iPhone, iPad and Android handsets? Here's a quick guide to the stand-outs.

Founders hit for $100m as ENRC dives into the red

ENRC's founding trio of major shareholders are collectively about $100m (£66m) out of pocket after a $1.5bn charge plunged the Kazakh-focused miner into the red last year.

Glencore traded with Iranian nuclear firm

Glencore, the London-listed Swiss commodities giant, supplied thousands of tonnes of alumina to an Iranian company with links to the country’s controversial nuclear programme.

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh vows to focus on shareholder value

Rio Tinto's new chief executive, Sam Walsh, promised an "unrelenting" focus on shareholder value as he unveiled the FTSE 100 miner's first-ever full-year loss, of $3bn (£1.9bn).

Etch A Sketch creator, André Cassagnes, dies aged 86

He may not be a household name, but the magic screen he invented is a stock memory for generations of children across the world.

Rio Tinto's new man at top wins praise from investors

£8.7bn writedowns blow but hopes are voiced of a 'hard-nosed' era for miner

World markets cautious ahead of US corporate earnings

Stocks were being traded cautiously across global markets today as investors prepared for the start of the US corporate earnings season and digested a mixed batch of European economic indicators.

18 in hospital after leak of gas used to kill rodents

Eighteen people were being treated in hospital last night after toxic gas used to kill rodents escaped from a ship docked at a harbour in Northern Ireland.

Killy Nymphe Down jacket: The fur trim might be faux but there’s nothing fake about its 650-fill duck down insulation. The exterior materials are waterproof and breathable, and have a little stretch for a slimline, tailored look. (£550; killy.com).

David Wilkins: Essence of a Jaguar, but no slavish copying

There has never been anything quite like Jaguar's E-Type. Enzo Ferrari, a fierce rival, famously called it the most beautiful car ever made but that sort of success can easily become a burden and Jaguar has always avoided describing any of its later models as a true replacement for its most famous car – until now, that is.

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Everyone is talking about The Trews

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

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Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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