It’s odd how many collaborative teams wrote sparkling comedy together but not drama; John Wells teamed with John Bird for a series of inspired political duologues called “The Long Johns”, which managed to predict the seriousness of the banking crisis, while John Fortune and John Wells found common ground to produce a now-forgotten surreal comic masterpiece.
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Saturday 21 February 2009
Colin Montgomerie and Ian Poulter are three shots off the lead after the second round of the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, Australia yesterday. Scotland’s Montgomerie shot a two-under 70 while England’s Poulter returned a three-under 69. American Anthony Kang (67) and Ireland’s Damien McGrane (68) share the lead on 10 under par. England’s David Howell is six under, while countrymen Lee Westwood and Paul Casey are five off the pace.
Saturday 17 January 2009
In a report on the events behind David Frost's interview with Richard Nixon in yesterday's Independent, we published an article, " I never agree that certain subjects are off-limits". This was bylined "by John Humphrys". We should make it clear this was not an article written by Mr Humphrys, but a report of what he had said to our interviewer. Apologies.
Thursday 15 January 2009
Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, has insisted that he is offering "real help" for small and medium-sized businesses bearing the brunt of the credit crunch, despite criticism of the measures he unveiled.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Ministers are about to announce measures to help small and medium sized businesses that are having difficulty getting access to credit, Downing Street said today.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Wednesday 17 December 2008
The European Parliament voted today to scrap Britain's opt-out from the maximum 48-hour working week.
Thursday 23 October 2008
The Government today announced the creation of a forum for small businesses to address the problem of curbs on lending.
Friday 03 October 2008
Firms have made over £1bn worth of energy savings in the past year as environmental issues have risen up the business agenda, according to a new report today.
Tuesday 08 July 2008
Monday 28 April 2008
One in four British companies has already begun to feel the effects of the credit crunch on the running of their businesses, the British Chambers of Commerce said yesterday, but the business group also claimed that the economy was being much less seriously affected outside London.
Tuesday 01 April 2008
Saturday 29 March 2008
British Airways' chief executive, Willie Walsh, has insisted he will not be resigning, as he warned passengers using Heathrow's Terminal 5 that they faced more travel misery this weekend. Despite another day of cancelled flights yesterday after hundreds of travellers were forced to spend the night at the airport, Mr Walsh pleaded for more time to allow his staff to adapt to the "quirks" of the new system.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
Campaigners have criticised proposals to double the size of the UK's third-busiest airport, Stansted, labelling them "beyond environmental vandalism".
Saturday 01 October 2005
Monday 08 March 2004
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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