For victims of disaster, the nightmare doesn’t end when the media averts its gaze
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Saturday 29 March 2008
Some urgent questions about money. Is it better, spiritually and mentally, to work from a positive balance where your debts have been hidden away (or rather, offloaded on to a loan with a high interest-rate), rather than a permanently negative account that's always overdrawn? And why is it that money streams out of your account faster than it clocks in; that the £300 spent at Topshop makes a far, far bigger dent than the same amount earned?
Friday 28 March 2008
Imagine a world where your every move was monitored and recorded. "Got up. Walked across room. Went to loo." Boring, isn't it? (For just how boring, see public transport diary, below.) Boring for you, boring for the observer and possibly just a little bit intrusive.
Saturday 10 June 2006
The weather gods smiled, the fans who came seemed happy, and the president of the FIA, the governing body of motor sport, Max Mosley said controversial things about limitations on engine development and reallocation of research budgets into lightweight hybrid technology. And most of the really quick drivers kept their powder dry to preserve their equipment on a demanding circuit.
Pitch Invasion, by Barbara Smit<br/>Foul! The secret world of Fifa, by Andrew Jennings <br/> On the Corinthian Spirit, by D J Taylor
Friday 09 June 2006
Sunday 30 October 2005
Thursday 14 July 2005
Monday 04 July 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Wednesday 13 October 2004
Matalan, the discount retailer at the centre of bid speculation, revealed yesterday it had received a takeover approach - but only for its Lee Cooper jeans subsidiary.
Tuesday 27 July 2004
Matalan was flavour of the day among those pushing takeover stories yesterday. The last time the discount retailer was mentioned as a likely bid target, gossips talked of a move on the group by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Then the talk was of John Hargreaves selling his 52 per cent stake in Matalan to the US private equity giant and thereby sparking a bid for the company. Yesterday, dealing rooms were alive with talk of an offer from Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer.
Sunday 04 July 2004
Thursday 06 May 2004
Saturday 18 October 2003
Wednesday 08 October 2003
Thursday 05 June 2003
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