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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Monday 09 January 2012
Budget hotel chain Travelodge is to create 1,000 new jobs at 41 new hotels across the UK this year.
Sunday 01 January 2012
An exclusive short story for the new year by Stella Duffy
Thursday 29 December 2011
Saturday 17 December 2011
Thousands of trainee teachers had to re-sit basic literacy and numeracy tests last year, it has emerged – with one candidate taking a literacy paper 36 times.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Construction workers staged a series of demonstrations at sites across the UK today in the continuing row over pay and conditions in the industry.
Friday 02 December 2011
Once described by The Evening Standard as "The greatest comic artist of our time... the Phil May of our day", and by the Punch historian RGG Price as "the great master of the topical comic idea", David Langdon was one of Punch's longest-serving and most prolific cartoonists, drawing at least 5,000 cartoons for that magazine alone over a period of 55 years. In addition he was a regular contributor to the Sunday Mirror for more than 40 years and to The New Yorker for more than half a century, as well as being a successful book illustrator, writer and advertising artist.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
The Government will face calls for urgent measures to tackle unemployment today amid expectations of "grisly" new figures showing that the youth jobless total has gone over a million.
Friday 28 October 2011
Saturday 22 October 2011
The Young Apprentice starts on Monday. What's the difference between the teenagers and the adults?
Sunday 28 August 2011
Wednesday 03 August 2011
When I went to the Met in June, the queue snaked through the post-Renaissance portraiture wing and included people of every nationality, age and creed. What Savage Beauty has – and it is something that many other fashion exhibitions do not – was universal appeal.
Monday 01 August 2011
Tom Pellereau still hasn't set up his business with Lord Alan Sugar.
Friday 22 July 2011
It is hard to accept that something that enormous and that popular can be as good as people tell you it is. A Song of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin's vast fantasy epic – simply reading that phrase will close some minds instantly – has been appearing at irregular intervals since 1996. It is now being adapted as a television series. The first season, A Game of Thrones, recently aired on HBO and Sky Atlantic.
Friday 15 July 2011
Tom Pellereau is thoughtful, likeable – and he may get Lord Sugar's nod
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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