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Even now, political leaders are advocating wholly orthodox approaches to managing deficits and currency volatility

Me And My MBA: A £2bn turnover in 10 years

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What a waste: Britain throws away &#163;10bn of food every year

Global food shortages, soaring prices and alarm over the environment. But every day, Britain throws away 220,000 loaves of bread, 1.6m bananas, 5,500 chickens, 5.1m potatoes, 660,000 eggs, 1.2m sausages and 1.3m yoghurts

Private equity IPOs outperform

Private equity-backed companies listing in the UK tend to outperform other initial public offerings by almost 10 per cent a year after coming to market, new research has found.

'Apocalypse' warning to company pension funds as life expectancy rises

Defined benefit schemes will risk shortfalls totalling &pound;45bn, claims a new report, if they fail to factor in the effects of medical advances

Forget romance &ndash; how about using 14 February to say thanks to work colleagues?

Ever been miserable on St Valentine's Day? Abigail, 34, from east London has. One 14 February, whilst at work, she received a parcel from her boyfriend. "I thought it was quite fun and romantic," she says. "It was beautifully packaged with a wonderful love poem on the front." But to her horror, upon opening it, Abigail found an obscene sex toy lying in the box. "I was really embarrassed – the laughing stock of the office." The couple broke up soon afterwards.

On Ads: Who will be the black cab drivers bogeyman, now Kens come good?

How does Ken do it? At a recent Editorial Intelligence panel discussion on the London mayoral context clever commentariat panellists ranged from left to right, smart Cass Business School setting four of the six people on the platform seemed to be supporting Ken. Or at least thinking he was inevitable and the least worst devil you know. And they were dissing Boris: the right-wingers were saying he wasn't one for close work, and the lefties that he was offensive to minorities.

Fashion Scandal: Agency `exposed' on TV say BBC film was rigged

Executives accused of harrassing teenage hopefuls are reinstated but refuse to return to work until they are exonerated

Education: The Izbicki Report

NEWS FROM THE FRONT LINE OF EDUCATION

Go Higher: London & The South East: Just the job: in London and The South-east

ONE REASON for taking a degree in London or the South-east is that you can find part-time and casual work to help bankroll your studies. Students in the region have no problem getting jobs - in burger bars, shops or petrol stations, or as childminders, drivers or cheap office help.

Class fear deters university entries

WORKING-CLASS sixth-formers are put off applying to Britain's top-rated universities because they do not believe they will "fit in" with traditional academic life, shows research to be published next month.

MBA: Mean business?

There are now MBA courses to suit all pockets. By Lucy Hodges

Media: Hold the web page!

From interactive interviews to dating services, online journalism is catching up with technology. But will newspapers get there in time to stop themselves becoming extinct? By Naomi Marks

Pupils `are prisoners of their backgrounds'

MODERN BRITAIN is as class-ridden as it was in the Fifties. New research has shown that Thatcher's teenagers, who are turning thirty at the millennium, have suffered as much class discrimination as those born in 1958.

MBA: Does size really matter?

Big isn't always best in the world of business schools.
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment