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Tuesday 15 October 2013
Alliance Boots, the owner of Boots the chemist, has avoided £1.1bn in taxes by routing its cash through a series of subsidiaries in well-known tax havens including Luxembourg, Cayman Islands and Gibraltar, according to a new report.
Monday 10 June 2013
The recent Media360 conference in London was an eye-opener, but in a different way from usual.
Prolific shoplifter Harry Hankinson spared jail yet again despite having amassed over 500 convictions
Thursday 06 June 2013
A prolific shoplifter has been spared jail on his 501st offence after a court was informed that a brain injury could be contributing to his behaviour.
'I was a good mum' says woman who killed her two young children while suffering from post-natal depression
Tuesday 30 October 2012
A “loving and caring” mother killed her two young children after stopping her medication for postnatal depression because of unfounded fears about the side-effects on her newborn son, the Old Bailey was told today.
Thursday 04 October 2012
“He said the army was his home, his marriage and his mistress,” reports one of the characters here of the decorated veteran turned down-and-out whom he encountered sleeping rough on the Embankment.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
The largest pharmacy chain in the United States swooped on high street chemist Boots today as part of a shock £10 billion takeover deal.
Monday 28 May 2012
A codeine addict who contaminated packets of Nurofen Plus in a ruse to fund his habit was jailed today for 18 months.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Jazz has a lot of people in her life who seem eager to big her up, which is handy because there are several reasons why she might need a boost. The very least of them curiously is Jazz's size, the result of an unspecified form of dwarfism.
Monday 16 April 2012
In the last fortnight, I've excelled myself in visits to Boots. What with the damp dregs of a cold and a twisted ankle to contend with, at every possible opportunity (every lunchtime) I've been in the branch near my office like a rat up a drainpipe. Even without Lemsip capsules (Max Strength, obviously) and neoprene foot supports to acquire, I usually make it in about three times a week.
Monday 05 March 2012
Wow. On record, the slender Canadian comes across as a fairly conventional country singer, lamenting her achy breaky heart (“Dying of Another Broken Heart”) and her own dirty deception (“Little Lie”). It’s not material designed – unlike Bonnie Prince Billy and Jim White – to scare the horses.
Saturday 03 March 2012
The engineering giant IMI reported a better-than-expected 19 per cent increase in 2011 profits to £363m, and said it was on track for further growth this year, as strength in emerging markets and the US offsets weakness in Europe.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Dark subject matter in graphic novels is nothing new – but a memoir about a childhood with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is up there with the darkest of them.
Thursday 19 January 2012
If there was a theme to Festival of the Spoken Nerd's mix of science and comedy tonight then it was pyrotechnics. From a tale of homemade napalm to a demonstration of a standing wave flame tube there were flashes and bangs aplenty, if no explosive end result.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
The microbiologist Harry Smith was a leading expert on bacterial infection and virulence. Initially eschewing academia for a post at Porton, he subsequently took up a professorship at the University of Birmingham.
Sunday 18 December 2011
James Murdoch has an evasive defence strategy, but the British love a bossy-boots and dream of being posh
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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