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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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Department for Transport earned £2.5 million from calls in two years
Friday 07 June 2013
The erection of a steel tower which stands at the head of one of the music areas at the Glastonbury Festival has been delayed after wild birds were discovered in the structure.
Saturday 01 June 2013
The Independent is supporting a scheme which aims to increase diversity in journalism by assisting young people who do not have a university degree to pursue a career in the media.
Thursday 30 May 2013
With almost 1 million youngsters looking for work, every vacancy attracts 11 applications
Friday 24 May 2013
The 32-year-old England midfielder is a regular in the side
Monday 13 May 2013
Lord Sugar evidently isn’t used to missing out on the big prizes in life. When his reality show Young Apprentice lost out to reality show Made in Chelsea at the British Academy Television Awards last night he might have clapped politely but soon made his displeasure felt elsewhere.
Friday 10 May 2013
The oldest piece of silverware in football has been on quite a ride
Apprentice 2013 gets straight to the finger point: Hundreds of the thousands tune in just to see Lord Sugar say 'You're Fired!'
Thursday 09 May 2013
Forget the preamble, let's get straight to the pointed finger. This appears to be the consensus among viewers of the new series of The Apprentice. This week hundreds of thousands tuned in only to watch the bit when Lord Sugar fires someone, rather than sit through the preceding 55 minutes.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
“I’m not perfect. There are occasions I may have got it wrong,” Lord Sugar declared, in a rare display of humility. “But I haven’t seen anyone who’s become a new Branson or Zuckerberg that I’ve let go.”
Friday 19 April 2013
Although it is supposed to be illegal to pay staff below those levels, employers are using a variety of ruses to sidestep the rates
Thursday 18 April 2013
South African great had kept the faithful waiting
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Toni Pearce tells Richard Garner how her background will help her fight for students
Government rejects 'freeze' calls and raises national minimum wage by nearly two per cent, with a new adult rate of £6.31
Monday 15 April 2013
Calls from business leaders to freeze the national minimum wage were rejected today by the Government which raised its level by nearly two per cent.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
The AP photographer managed to take just one picture of James Meredith. It won him a Pulitzer
Saturday 23 March 2013
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermesiter and vodka
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Ferguson protests: 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein ‘arrested’ by police during St Louis demonstrations