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.

Higher A-level grades start rush for places

A-LEVEL RESULTS, which will be published for about 330,000 candidates today, show the smallest improvement for a decade. But the number of students awarded the highest grades has risen more sharply so the scramble for top universities will be as fierce as ever.

The great jobs divide that splits Britain...... while salaries in privatised utilities rise by 74%

A "GOLDEN HELLO" of pounds 250,000 was paid by Stagecoach, the rail and bus operator, to its new chief within only three weeks of moving into his job, flouting the Chancellor's call for pay restraint in the boardroom.

Planet Earth has hottest July in history

GLOBAL TEMPERATURE readings for last month have revealed that it was the warmest July since records began as most of Britain yesterday experienced its hottest day of the year.

Ethics code for amoral bosses

BUSINESS leaders will soon be obliged to sign up to a list of 12 commandments demanding that they be "open, honest and diligent" in their working lives if they want to become members of the Institute of Directors.

Bosses must sign tough ethics code to become IoD members

BUSINESS leaders will soon be obliged to sign up to a list of 12 commandments demanding that they be "open, honest and diligent" in their working lives if they want to become members of the Institute of Directors.

Businessmen camapign against euro

MORE THAN 100 leading businessmen yesterday launched a pounds 1m campaign against the European single currency, claiming the venture is too risky, writes Fran Abrams.

Firms wage war on the Euro

MORE THAN 100 leading businessmen yesterday launched a pounds 1m campaign against the European single currency, claiming the venture was too risky.

'Business for Sterling' to campaign against euro

SENIOR business figures from blue-chip companies will today launch a pounds 1 million campaign to oppose the European single currency .

Labour jobs deal hit by fear of slump

THE Government's election pledge to get youngsters off the dole faces a funding crisis as employers threaten to desert the New Deal in the wake of last week's interest rate hike.

Focus: Let's work it all out

Tony Blair wants them for unemployed teenagers, top executives for themselves. A mentor can help you cope with your job - and prepare for the next one

Industry urges more strategy

INDUSTRY leaders, equal rights campaigners and parents' groups have joined forces to demand that the Prime Minister reveal how the Government's childcare strategy is going to be funded.

Lord of the ring returneth

Gerald Ratner is back in business and determined not to blow it, he tells John Walsh

Directors warn Brown against Budget tax cuts

The Institute of Directors yesterday advised the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, against a tax-cutting Budget, warning that the state of the public finances did not give him sufficient scope. The IoD also urged him not to force business to administer the working family tax credit which is widely expected to be the centrepiece of his budget speech in March.

Directors' pay rises moderate, says IoD

Company directors are already showing the kind of pay restraint called for by Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his pre- Budget statement last month, according to a report out today. But, as Roger Trapp reports, the findings contradict a similar survey published just two weeks ago.
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn