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

Two exits at Matalan

Matalan considers e-mail marketing

Outlook: The Lord of creaking GUS needs to get a plan

FOR A proud man like Lord Wolfson, yesterday's profits warning from Great Universal Stores must have really stuck in the craw. It was not the first, as he tried to describe it, but GUS's third in three years. With the shares at their lowest point since 1993, the City is beginning to ask serious questions about this company. The threat of takeover and an early exit for the Great Lord can no longer be ruled out.

The Investment Column: MEPC looks attractive with its new focus on business parks

IN THE GOOD old days, making a pretty penny from property was a cinch. Developers could ride the inflation wave, bailing out as heroes just before the market crashed. But according to Jamie Dundas, chief executive of MEPC, the UK's second largest property group, that's all changed.

Peacock prices float at 163p a share

PEACOCK GROUP, the discount clothes retailer, priced its institutional and retail offering at 163p a share yesterday, towards the top end of the 140p to 170p range it outlined earlier this month.

The Investment Column: Peacocks

PEACOCKS, THE high street discount retailer, has timed its flotation well. The combination of the "rip-off Britain" campaign and the supermarket price war is making consumers increasingly value conscious. The result is a polarisation of the high street, between discounters like Matalan and New Look and the more expensive groups. The middle ground, dominated by the likes of Marks & Spencer and Bhs, is struggling.

City & Business: Why the good guy was never going to win

Peter Salsbury seems like a nice guy. A conscientious company man, hard working and intelligent, who worked his way up the incredibly greasy pole that is Marks and Spencer, until he found himself on the board and in the court of the volatile Sir Richard Greenbury.
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Prices correct as of 30 January 2015
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

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No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee