Bill and Melinda Gates use letter to quash ‘three myths’ about world poverty
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Wednesday 27 October 2010
Last year I took the first steps towards converting to Judaism; also last year, I abandoned my attempt. It was partly that I find it hard to stick at any discipline, being bone-idle and highly hedonistic (for instance, I was only a lesbian for six months), and I realised that Judaism was such an extraordinarily complex and rich religion that I would really have to commit to do it properly. As I can't even commit to Lost or any of those long American television shows, this seemed unlikely.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Monday 11 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
The problem with Dave's Big Society concept is the basic assumption that we've got the time to get involved. Cameron's speech to his party conference last week reaffirmed his regularly stated passion for the idea of communities working together, for people power and so on – but the latest evidence is that we find ourselves with less "me" time than ever. That's the precious few hours when we're not working, running our homes, looking after our families and travelling to and from work. This diminishing downtime is when Dave thinks we'll be taking more community responsibility, running schools and getting involved in local services. He faces a hard task.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Nicola Coleman is an assistant accountant training to become aCertified Accountant by 2013, which could see her income rise dramatically. She recently bought her first home in Epsom, Surrey, and her main financial concerns are her mortgage and living expenses.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
Ah, the corporate raider.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Michelle Obama has been named as the world's most powerful woman, ahead of the likes of Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and Oprah Winfrey. The Queen, however, did not even make the top 10.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Monday 27 September 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
The top of the list of US billionaires is still dominated by dynastic wealth, according to the latest annual survey by Forbes magazine, while 272 of the 400 richest Americans are self-made.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Things are on the up for US billionaires with more than half of them adding to their net worth in a year which once again saw Bill Gates as the richest of them all, Forbes magazine said yesterday.
Monday 06 September 2010
A mental health nurse started a relationship with a former patient through Facebook just two weeks after she left his care, a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) disciplinary hearing was told today.
Revealed: Hollywood's most bankable stars, including Shia LeBeouf, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Aniston
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Forbes have released their annual list of Hollywood's most bankable stars, with some surprises in a list which includes Sarah Jessica Parker and Johnny Depp.
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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