They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries
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Friday 21 October 2011
What's it to be, then: Ka Mate, or Kapa o Pango? The All Blacks are still pondering which of their two hakas to perform ahead of Sunday's final, and will probably make a decision during the bus journey to the stadium. The Ka Mate version – the one that bangs on about death, life and climbing towards the sunlight – is the traditional choice: it is said to have been concocted by the Maori chief Te Rauparaha and is used by kind permission of the Ngati Toa tribe.
Monday 03 October 2011
Frequent flyers jaded with free flights will soon have an alternative: redeeming their mileage points for a course on how to survive plane crashes. British Airways is to offer members of its Executive Club the chance to exchange points for a four-hour session on air safety, i has learnt.
Friday 02 September 2011
The controversial technique has been paused in the UK due to earthquakes.
Friday 02 September 2011
Theresa May yesterday announced draft emergency measures to relocate terror suspects, months after pledging to scrap similar government powers to order a suspect to move to a new home.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Piraeus, the fourth largest bank in Greece, has had to resort to emergency funding from the country's central bank after running out of collateral that would allow it to access cheaper funds from the European Central Bank.
Friday 26 August 2011
The police officer blinded when he was shot at close range by gunman Raoul Moat has been arrested at his home on suspicion of assault.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Amlin sank to a huge loss of £192m in its first half after "unprecedented levels" of natural disasters took its toll on the biggest Lloyd's of London insurer.
Friday 19 August 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today visited a community centre near the spot where three men were killed during last week's riots.
Friday 19 August 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
A man and a woman were killed last night after their car went over a cliff on the Isle of Wight.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Today's research from Imperial College suggesting some surgeons are so poor at their jobs that one in two of their operations fail, is alarming. Even though it will be very few surgeons, how can they be permitted to continue operating? And what are their patients told?
Thursday 11 August 2011
Contrary to our report yesterday, Dawn Primarolo, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, was able to secure a flight from South Africa so will be attending today's emergency debate. We are happy to make the position clear.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
I'm Professor of Paediatric Cardiology at Evelina Children's Hospital, London. Around seven years ago, I was in Germany teaching at an interventional congenital cardiac course. The course was not just lectures, but involved live demonstrations of cases to attendees as well. For example, we had a 23-year-old girl who suffered from coarctation of the aorta; basically, a narrowing of the main artery arising from the heart. Four or five years previously, the patient had received a stretch of the narrowing with a balloon, which would have improved the blood flow in the aorta, but after the procedure she developed a large aneurysm, a weakening of the wall of the aorta.
Friday 29 July 2011
Thursday 21 July 2011
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 2 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Cocaine and cannabis haul hidden in Vatican car seized by French police