Many people will have made a resolution to reorganise their money matters this year – it's probably one of the top three 2014 promises, alongside shedding a bit of weight and doing more exercise.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Starting as a teenage apprentice cutler, Carl Elsener went on to turn a relatively simple penknife into the global phenomenon that is the multi-functional Swiss Army Knife. He worked for the Swiss family firm Victorinox for 70 years, 57 of them as CEO, and retained the honorary, almost spiritual title "Senior Leader" until his death at the age of 90.
Sunday 26 May 2013
White in summer. Makes sense. But I thought things were taking a turn for the dark this season?
Friday 03 May 2013
A major confrontation between church and state appeared inevitable in the Republic of Ireland last night as the country’s Catholic hierarchy voiced strong opposition to new abortion proposals.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
The "distraught" boss of a dental nurse was admitted to hospital and suffered from seizures three days after the nurse tried to poison her at the surgery, a court heard today.
Monday 29 April 2013
A dental nurse tried to poison her boss out of “spite or revenge” after receiving warnings about her poor performance, a court has heard.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
World number two appears to have arrested his recent slump
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Bubbles banned from a child’s birthday party and toothpicks removed from a restaurant are among a list of health and safety ruses exposed in the past year.
Sunday 24 March 2013
New laws in India will make stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment all crimes
Scientists are step closer to making teeth from scratch after 'hybrid tooth' is made in mouse's mouth
Friday 08 March 2013
Scientists have taken a step closer to growing human teeth from scratch using cells taken from a patient’s mouth. They envisage that missing or diseased teeth could one day be replaced by freshly-grown, living teeth.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
World number one left the course before completing nine holes
Friday 01 March 2013
Prescription charges are to rise by 20p from £7.65 to £7.85.
Monday 04 February 2013
Oh how we chuckled indulgently at this great footballer's high jinks years ago. Now he desperately needs expert help if his story isn't to have a terrible ending
Friday 18 January 2013
They don't make 'em like this any more - well, not quite. Written in 1982 by African-American dramatist Don Evans, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show whisks us back to the 1970s and takes a mischievously comic look at the then prevailing attitudes to ethnicity, class and sexual politics.
Monday 17 December 2012
The private healthcare group Bupa has agreed to take over Australia and New Zealand's largest dentistry chain for £244m.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Further to the obituary of Oscar Niemeyer by Jay Merrick (7 December), I saw a number of his earlier buildings in 1953, when I was in Brazil with an oil company. I was overwhelmed by his "shock of the new", in Merrick's words. His break from convention was breathtaking. The Department of Education building in Rio was built in the 1930s, before air conditoning. With Rio's high temperatures and high humidity, the conventional approach was a veranda on the ground floor, with mini roofs over the windows on the floors above. This cools the air, but darkens the inside, so that electric light sometimes had to be employed during the hours of daylight.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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