Smaller companies have been a lucrative, albeit higher-risk, area to invest over the long term. The Numis Smaller Companies Index has, since 1955, achieved an annual return of 15.8 per cent compared with 12 per cent for the broader UK stock market.
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Friday 17 August 2012
A group of travellers have moved on to the grounds of £30,000-a- year Marlborough College where the Duchess of Cambridge studied.
Last Night's Viewing: The Churchills, Channel 4
Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: the Big Clear Out, Channel 4
A Running Jump, BBC2
Friday 27 July 2012
The Churchills, David Starkey's new history series, began with something you don't always get in television programmes these days: a crafted beginning. What I mean by that is an opening governed by a sense of intellectual theatre, instead of the carnival barking that disfigures so many series these days.
Saturday 07 July 2012
2007 Tesco Finest* Viña Mara Rioja
Friday 08 June 2012
A reputed Chicago mobster who gained notoriety 32 years ago for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewellery store was jailed for plotting more robberies, telling the judge he was bored.
Saturday 19 May 2012
The capable author of The Mitford Girls tackles a dynasty – probably the dynasty – with entertaining results.
Friday 20 April 2012
An aristocrat whose family name is famed for its link to the Charge of the Light Brigade today failed in a bid to prevent dozens of portraits of his ancestors being sold.
Friday 06 April 2012
Damon Albarn takes his latest opera, Dr Dee, to London's Covent Garden in June. Yet before the work about the mysterious Elizabethan alchemist and scholar opens at the Coliseum, the Blur frontman takes a short detour to Wiltshire with a band that includes Guinean musician Madou Diabaté.
Monday 20 February 2012
The prospect of hosepipe bans in the coming weeks was looming for parts of England today as drought was officially declared in the South East.
Wines of the week: Gudarra Aglicanico del Vulture Bisceglia 2007; Domaine La Croix Belle Syrah 2010; Tawhiri Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Sunday 19 February 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Saturday 21 January 2012
Saturday 10 December 2011
Pinot noir is on my mind, I'm pleased to say. In the past few weeks, I've tasted German pinot noir against the rest of the world, fine red Burgundy at a pre-sale tasting by the American auction house, Acker Merrall & Condit, Australian pinot noir against New Zealand, and, most recently, an 'emerging classics' tasting of Chilean pinot noir. That's quite a lot of pinot noir even if you love the thrill of great red Burgundy and its vinous acolytes, which fortunately I do.
Saturday 12 November 2005
Saturday 08 October 2005
Thursday 29 September 2005
Saturday 10 September 2005
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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