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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Friday 16 November 2012
They appear on Channel 4 News or Newsnight most evenings and every morning on the Today programme. They are often articulate, confident, even charming, as they explain what they will do next as senior broadcasters, politicians or policemen. What they lack, almost without exception, is the most important quality of all: the style of a leader.
Sunday 11 November 2012
Who will succeed George Entwistle at the top of the beleaguered Corporation?
Thursday 08 November 2012
School Direct is a fantastic new teacher training opportunity that combines on-the-job experience with high quality training
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron today welcomed an initiative by computing giants Microsoft to help 300,000 jobless young people in the UK take steps towards work over the next three years.
Monday 29 October 2012
Michael Gove has announced that trainee teachers are to face tougher tests, after branding current exams too easy.
Friday 26 October 2012
Would-be teachers will have to complete English essays and answer questions on maths topics including algebra before they can start training, it has been announced.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Foreign Secretary William Hague today launched a scheme aimed at recruiting the next generation of British spies.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
The number of teenagers who are not in school, work or training has risen in the last year, according to new figures.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Scott Sinclair could soon be on his way to Manchester City, following reports that the Premier League champions have made a £5m bid for the 23-year-old goalscorer.
Thursday 16 August 2012
After getting your results you may have to change your plan of action - you could go to university, head off on a gap year to warmer climes, or become an apprentice
Sunday 12 August 2012
Ed McKeever is quickly labelled the Usain Bolt of sprint canoeing after powering away and holding lead to win gold
Thursday 19 July 2012
The spirit of Seve Ballesteros is everywhere at Royal Lytham. It was here in 1979 that his legend began, winning his first of three Open Championships. He triumphed again on this beautifully rugged Lancashire links in 1988, and the R&A unveiled a portrait of Seve early this week, which will hang in the clubhouse. Members and visitors will for ever be able to raise a glass and look up to him, resplendent in that trademark navy blue Slazenger sweater cradling his beloved Claret Jug.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Beneath a young undertaker's lyrical voice lies a lament for our loss of the land and its riches
Tuesday 10 July 2012
He would surely have appreciated the irony. The death at 76 of Dudley Stephens, the personification of an old-school journalist, was announced via Twitter.
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