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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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