Private companies in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North-east are struggling for growth as the centre of business power moves "inexorably southwards", according to a report published this week.
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Saturday 23 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Saturday 19 March 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
I’ve had to move out of Cooperdome. The floor eventually collapsed under the weight of leaking water. The good news was that the useless plumber was in the flat at the time and suffered severe concussion as he fell through to the floor below.
Thursday 10 February 2011
The A-lister has come and gone. He turned up an hour-and-a-half late for dinner and the sushi chef was going crazy. I told him to cool it as it was hardly going to go cold. One of the givens of being an A-Lister is that you are late. If you turn up on time you are a loser.
Monday 07 February 2011
Great excitement in the Brown household – we have a very important US VIP coming round for dinner later this week. I would love to tell you who it is but I would have to kill you and that would involve costly legal protection for me, and nobody wants that.
Friday 28 January 2011
The follow-up to Dickner's debut novel, Nikolski, follows the fortunes of 17-year-old Canadian Mickey, the scion of a cement dynasty, and Hope, a redhead who has just moved into town with her survivalist mother.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Brazil's 'marvellous city' is as flamboyant, dramatic and seductive as ever – even in the South American winter.
Thursday 08 July 2010
The venue: Roka. It has great Japanese food which feels light and it's just enticing enough to ensure a guest turns up.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
In his previous food memoir Booth put himself through a Cordon Bleu course in Paris for the self-flagellating reason that he was "a worthless fraud".
Thursday 11 March 2010
Saturday 02 January 2010
While 2010 will have its inevitable big-name blockbusters, there is a clutch of less-well-known titles coming in the new year that sound intriguing, if unlikely.
Sunday 22 November 2009
- 5 We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t