Retailers enjoyed a "spectacular" Christmas, official data showed, with total sales growing at their fastest rate in years.
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Friday 04 June 2010
Thursday 03 June 2010
Are students of business ready for lessons in ethics or do they think they are a waste of space? This was an issue dividing the deans and directors who attended the Association of MBAs' (Amba) conference in Berlin last week. Some speakers thought that students were thoroughly sceptical about companies that embraced business ethics; others detected an increasing consciousness of business ethics in the student population.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Saturday 10 April 2010
The Cadbury Cocoa House is coming soon to your high street. It will serve afternoon tea and chocolate and is an attempt by Cadbury – now part of Kraft – to take advantage of the booming, soaring, runaway success of coffee shop chains in this country.
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Just days after Sir Ian Kennedy was handed the task of devising an expenses system that would put an end to duck houses, moat clearances and publicly funded trips to Ikea, it appeared his conclusions would not draw the line under the scandal that party leaders had hoped for.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Thursday 25 March 2010
Sunday 07 March 2010
They revolutionised British design though Ikea; gave us fast fashion at H&M and, of course, we thanked them for the music of Abba. Now the Swedes are taking over in the world of British page and screen.
Friday 05 February 2010
Nothing kicks a dying dinner party into life better than a good complaint. Only last month, John had a great one about the man from British Gas who called to inspect his boiler. After a great deal of poking about he finally announced that the boiler was beyond repair. "But it's working perfectly. I only asked you round so that I could sign up for your maintenance deal."
Monday 11 January 2010
Nick Clegg is embroiled in a row with Britain's best-known childcare guru after he likened her methods to "sticking babies in broom cupboards".
Saturday 09 January 2010
The true meaning of personal banking
Knock, knock, who's this at the door? Why it's Sir Richard Branson, come to deliver your bank statement. An unlikely scenario, we know, but Church House, the Yeovil-based bank that Sir Richard's Virgin Money has just bought, is so small that it offers a to-the-door service. Probably best to check who's there before you open up in future.
The Weekend's Television: Wallander, Sun, BBC1<br/>Piers Morgan on Las Vegas, Sat, ITV1<br/>Elvis in Vegas, Sun, BBC2
Monday 04 January 2010
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Ikea issued an urgent recall of a faulty children's high chair last night after a child suffered bruised legs from falling through the frame.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Sunday 13 December 2009
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 1 Three-quarters of Britons are saying it wrong - the top ten most common mispronunciations
- 2 Watch: The student election Macklemore parody that isn't completely awful - and all the others that are
- 3 Son attacks Apple after it refuses to unlock his late mother’s iPad
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results