Voices Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk amid ruins of buildings in Maraboth, Philippines

For victims of disaster, the nightmare doesn’t end when the media averts its gaze

Thrifty living: Why does saving money end up costing so much?

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?

Christina Patterson: The dignity of work in a supermarket

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.

Test drivers set pace as big guns shy away from circuit's demands

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.

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

It was always going to go over. I was never going to miss. Didn't give it a second thought. It was written for me.

Matalan in talks over sale of Lee Cooper

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.

Matalan rises on speculation of Wal-Mart takeover

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.

Living for kicks

Billy Wingrove may be a Premiership reject, but he could still teach Ronaldo and Co a few tricks. Like keeping the ball in the air with his feet 2,848 times. Peter Conchie gets a humbling lesson in the art of close control from Britain's foremost freestyle footballer

Opportunity in Matalan's failings

Quintain shows promise with Greenwich and Wembley deals; Depressed telecoms make Volex one to avoid
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