An underwear factory championed by Mary Portas, the retail guru and government advisor, has gone bust – in a blow to her attempts to revive UK manufacturing.
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Thursday 07 July 2011
After the sales task went disastrously wrong, project manager Melody is the latest to be fired by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Students over the age of 16 who choose an apprenticeship are in good company, irrespective of the goings-on in Lord Sugar's boardroom. Notable apprentices throughout history have included Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and even Elvis, who was an apprentice electrician before putting on those blue suede shoes.
Monday 20 June 2011
Teachers will be trained on the job in the classroom under a radical shake-up of training to be announced by the Government.
Friday 03 June 2011
Aaron Schneider's Get Low is a low-key gem featuring suitably low-key performances from Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
David Willetts today hit out at the university entry system for awarding points to "pony care" and music courses, but not to apprenticeships.
Friday 13 May 2011
What was she doing with the apprentices – the nice-looking young blonde with the day-glo safety waistcoat and blue plastic bags over her work boots? The real apprentices were (rather touchingly) wearing suits and ties. She looked like a middle-class intern on a gap year. And her disguise was undermined by her manicure. Lovely pale pink nails. Buffed, probably. "She's there to give the impression there are more women involved in construction than there really are," one of the industry men said.
Sunday 08 May 2011
The real junior apprentices: Pupils are encouraged to run their own businesses at Lincoln Castle Academy
Thursday 05 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
It's time to stop moaning about the banks and start your own business, Lord Sugar has declared, after launching a new series of The Apprentice in which he will set up a new joint venture with the winner.
Friday 29 April 2011
Seven trainee pilots from Bahrain have been suspended from a British flying school after protesting in London against their government's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.
Sunday 24 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
A teenage girl was shot dead in a remote cottage by her boyfriend accidentally before he ran outside and killed himself, it emerged yesterday.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
The dry ice, ominous synth and reverberating bass that is the prelude to Lykke Li’s stage entrance suggests that she has been taking notes from fellow Swede Fever Ray on ‘How to Spook An Audience’. However, she stops short of the stuffed bear's head approach of her contemporary and instead opts for a less disturbing and more flattering black kimono that gives the impression of Lykke Li as a trainee ninja.
Thursday 07 April 2011
A kitchen porter at a £27,000-a-year public school was acquitted yesterday of trying to poison pupils by lacing their soup with cleaning fluid.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
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Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more