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Sunday 18 March 2012
As 'The Apprentice' returns to BBC1 for its eighth series this week, Sarah Morrison discovers that the multimillionaire host has a softer side
Friday 09 March 2012
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, particularly when it's gusting 25mph, you're “feeling flat” and a Blue Monster is rattling your cage. So it was for Rory McIlroy here at the WGC Cadillac yesterday as, on his first competitive day as world No 1, he shot over par for the first time in five months.
Saturday 18 February 2012
With panoramic views over Central Park, four bathrooms, a library and a chef's kitchen, it is not the average student accommodation.
Friday 03 February 2012
After bubbling away for months beneath the surface of Republican discourse, the potentially tricky issue of Mitt Romney's religious faith is poised to come into play for the first time this weekend as the focus of the primary season shifts to Nevada.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
The GOP is putting on a Tea Party-backed, smash hit revival of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
Saturday 07 January 2012
What do a female plumber from Somerset, an Arab property magnate with a fondness for buying English football clubs and an eco-friendly Los Angeles architect have in common? The answer is they all feature in an intriguing legal battle over just who gets a share of the $1m dollar prize money from a Middle Eastern version of The Apprentice.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Former House Speaker now leads favourite Romney in key states
Monday 08 August 2011
Monday 18 July 2011
So, that's the last time we will be hearing the phrase, "You're fired!" – until the next season of The Apprentice, that is. Meanwhile, hat's off to the winner, Tom, the brainy-looking one, or rather the one who appeared to be relatively brainy (was it just the specs?), until he started wondering out loud about whether Christopher Columbus was British, or whether Byron was a contemporary of Shakespeare's.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Let's run this topic up the flagpole and see who salutes it. Management speak, that office bête noire that reached its pompous zenith in the 1990s, has returned to prominence with a vengeance as the PM and his pals have really taken it (and Labour's annoying insistence on blue-sky thinking and stakeholder management) to the next level.
Thursday 07 July 2011
After the sales task went disastrously wrong, project manager Melody is the latest to be fired by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.
Thursday 30 June 2011
Zoe Beresford is the latest candidate to be fired by Lord Sugar in The Apprentice.
Monday 20 June 2011
Donald Trump says expensive work is complete at his new golf course near Aberdeen but "the artistry" is the next phase.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
America's Republican Party is currently dominated by its anti-Washington, anti-establishment, right wing. Alas, the right has yet to find a contender to its taste to take on President Barack Obama. That, in a nutshell, is why the potential Republican field remains so fluid, barely eight months before Iowa's caucuses kick off the process to select the party's nominee for 2012.
Thursday 26 May 2011
With "structured reality" shows like The Only Way is Essex making all the noise now (and taking some of the Baftas) it's perhaps worth remembering that all documentaries structure reality – it's just that the traditional kind does it after the event rather than before. Take 24 Hours in A&E, for example, Channel 4's observational series about King's College Hospital emergency room, which on the face of it cedes pretty much all of its construction to contingent life. The structure, notionally at least, is simply one damn thing after another, and the principal characters are whoever gets wheeled through the swing doors on a stretcher or – as in last night's rather dramatic episode – staggers through the door, having been shot in the face.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
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- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'