News The life expectancy of baby girls born in some parts of England has exceeded 100 years for the first time

Children born in one northern town can reportedly expect – on average – to live to 105

Special attention: The rising demand for Masters in management courses

Whether a specialist Masters degree or high-end MBA, there’s a course out there to suit you.

New pension won't feather your Nest

Auto-enrolment scheme is good news, but it may not give everyone a comfortable old age

Enhance your employability

A starter qualification, the MBM has gained a strong presence in the market

Learn to take control of your career

When you need an edge in the workplace, it's time to take a course, writes Virginia Matthews

Postgrad Queries: Should I take an MBA or MSc? What's the best way into international relations?

I would like to change my career from veterinary science to something in the international relations field. I’m Portuguese and work as a vet in London. What steps do you recommend?

Travelling habits of high-flying professionals: Why graduates with MBAs are the most likely to work abroad

As he tees off at an exclusive Hong Kong golf course, Avijit Choudhury has come a long way since he quit his job in relationship management for a financial trading software company in London.

MBA scholars can whet their appetites on summer taster programmes

Love at first sight? You might not think a business school, with its endless corridors, lecture halls and leatherette lounges, could weave much of a spell. But for people who have spent years crunching numbers in anonymous offices, that first date with a classroom whiteboard can sometimes seem like heaven.

The big rebalancing act: Cable's plans for broken britain

The Secretary of State for Business will today spell out how he hopes to change the shape of the economy. Can he succeed?

Amazon squares up to Apple with its own Kindle

Web giant buys out touchscreen company 'in bid to develop e-reader'

Fall in official unemployment rate masks rise in the 'hidden jobless'

Figures show 8 million 'economically inactive' people as job market shrinks

Bankers angry over windfall tax on bonuses

Banking chiefs today reacted angrily to suggestions that a windfall tax on bonuses could be included in the Chancellor's Pre-Budget Repor

Film Sequels - love at second bite

The second film in the 'Twilight' series is thriving at the box office and new research suggests that there is a formula for the perfect sequel. Kaleem Aftab reports

Iberia losses take the shine off BA merger

Analysts warn that British Airways pension deficit could still ruin the deal

Future 'not bright' for 3 following rival merger deal

3, the smallest of the mobile network operators in the UK, will have to "fundamentally" change its business model in the wake of Orange's proposed tie-up with Deutsche Telekom, and could itself become a takeover target, analysts warned yesterday.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

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