News Moya Greene in red at the London Stock Exchange in October 2013; Moya Greene's £1.5m earnings were modest compared to those of other FTSE 100 bosses

Don’t judge me on the Royal Mail float today, said Vince Cable in October. Judge me in three months’ time.

Telecom firms 'shun clients'

SECRETARIAL: Bulletin Board; Have a break - not a breakdown

WHAT IS your favourite sandwich? A new survey by Maine-Tucker Recruitment shows that it does not matter, as almost a quarter of support staff do not take a lunch break. "This is a huge figure putting themselves at the mercy of stress in the name of work," cautions Sally Hollings, director of business development. "It is now a legal requirement that employees must be allowed a break of 20 minutes minimum for every six hours they work, and support staff should take advantage of this. It's all too easy to assume that the longer you work, the more you'll get done. The truth is that lack of breaks leads to a reduction in productivity." Anyone for tea?

Letter: Team players

Sir: I am happy to take up Mr Storr's challenge that I should tell him where, in the Institute of Director's scheme of things, concepts like teamwork and leadership by example are to be found (letter, 3 November).

Letter: Not team players

Sir: The football analogy drawn by Ruth Lea of the Institute of Directors destroys her argument ("Directors' wages rise eight times faster than prices", 28 October). As I understand these things, the whole team shares in its financial success, not just the board and the captain. Would she please tell us where, in the IoD's scheme of things, concepts like teamwork and leadership by example are to be found?

Challenged by the 'police'

Non-executives can be catalysts for change as well as ticking boxes, finds

Letter: Prince's privilege

Sir: Ironic, isn't it, that Ruth Lea, head of policy at the Institute of Directors, supports Prince Edward's complaint that entrepreneurs receive insufficient recognition in the UK with the sentiment that "too many people are just waiting for him to fail" ("Loss-making Earl attacks British press", 3 September).

How parental rights could go very wrong

The new law on parental leave sounds great. But employers say we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater. By Kate Hilpern

Pupils `going exam mad'

A-LEVEL RESULTS, which will be published for 280,000 candidates today, show a record pass rate for the 17th year running.

Asda's pounds 30m cuts in new price war

SUPERMARKETS CUT the price of hundreds of products yesterday as the Government warned that firms found to be fixing prices will face massive fines.

Parents get rights to more time off

Employment: Entitlement to 13 weeks' unpaid leave attacked as perk only for better off and disruptive to small firms

Euro plunges to a new low of $1.0149

THE EURO plunged to an all-time low against the dollar yesterday after one of Europe's most senior central bankers dashed any hopes of a market intervention.
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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home