The Business Matrix: Tuesday 7 August 2012

Bluewater set to get even bigger

The Business Matrix: Saturday 4 August 2012

Cash lifeline for stricken broker

Luke Blackall: Staying in with my new friends Gabby Logan, Clare Balding and Ian Thorpe

Man About Town: Fancy a game of ping pong between courses?
We love: Scandi style - The retro Swedish footwear brand Hasbeen has a pop-up in Brick Lane for the summer so get your feet down there and step out with confidence. Tootsies rejoice. 12 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6RF until 14 August

The Fashion Audit: Scandi style, knickers for glory and summer scents

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

Wood for the trees: Go Ape's Segways in Sherwood Forest

Countyfile: Nottinghamshire - Sherwood Forest comes alive for summer 2012

There's plenty new to do at Sherwood Forest this summer. Go Ape! Sherwood Pines (0845 643 9215; goape.co.uk) has just launched a new Forest Segway adventure, where visitors can follow an hour-long trail through the trees on the fun two-wheeled electric vehicles. Sherwood Forest Cabins (0845 130 8223; forestholidays.co.uk) now offers new luxury log cabins to hire, from £564 for a three-night weekend break. And local storyteller Ezekial Bone, aka Ade Andrews, will be leading new Robin Hood tours through the forest on 10, 20 and 28 August (07941 210986; bonecorpora tion.co.uk; £5), revealing the legends of these ancient woods.

Raise a glass: the Canoe Brewpub along the mari

Journey to the Source: Beer in British Columbia

This Pacific city is producing some of Canada's best craft beers, says John Lee

Postcard From...Madrid

Did you ever get the feeling that Madrileños were barking orders at you? "Go there!" "Wait here!" "Let me finish!" "Move to the other line!" The ubiquitous use of the command form of everyday verbs never quite dawned on me until one recent day when I began to teach my four-year-old daughter to be polite.

Australian relatives of Bradley Wiggins’s estranged father Gary launch campaign to solve mystery of his violent death

As Britain fêtes its newest sporting hero, Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France champion’s Australian relatives are hoping the publicity may help solve the mystery of his father’s violent death.

London 2012: Olympic mountain biking venue will not serve alcohol to spectators as site is owned by Salvation Army

The spectre of rain still looms over the London Games, but one venue is to which, spectators might not be too happy to learn, will remain dry throughout.

A new scientific model will help to predict EMI's star acts, such as Kylie Minogue, make the perfect song

The perfect pop song? It's the algorithm, not the rhythm, that counts

Predicting a No 1 song used to be a mug's game. But today a team of data experts and computer geeks will generate a scientific model which promises to help EMI's star acts craft the perfect hit.

Fergal Murray, master brewer at Guinness: 'I love a dozen oysters with extra stout - the balance of flavours is beautiful'

My Life In Food: Fergal Murray, master brewer

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Murray went to work in the Guinness Research Lab in 1984. Six years later he decided his interest lay in brewing, and since 1997 has been the Guinness master brewer. He has pulled pints for the Queen and President Obama and has rung the bell at the NY Stock Exchange.

Which is your 'weight nationality'? Perhaps like Eva Herzigova (pictured)?

Trending: Measure yourself on the global fat scale

Forget boring chat about body-mass indexes, kilograms and body-fat percentages – the new fun way to look at your weight is with the global fat scale.

Tom Hodgkinson: Why modern travel fills me with horror

Travelling fills me with dread. When a trip is looming – and loom they do these days, because I'm often invited to speak on the benefits of doing nothing at festivals and conferences abroad – I fret. I even panic, sometimes for days before the journey. I stomp around the house grumpily. I worry about clothing. Why did I say yes? Why can't I just stay at home? Where's my passport?

White Cliffs in New South Wales was identified as the inland town most vulnerable to climate change

Climate could kill you, Outback towns are told

Face up to dangers of global warming or your communities will end up deserted, says report

The Business Matrix: Thursday 12 July 2012

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