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Sunday 05 January 2014
The bank economist charts the rise of the emerging nations in a new BBC radio series. David Connett meets Jim O'Neill
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Saturday 21 December 2013
Windswept beaches, chocolate-based spa treaments, rustic rooms, art hotels, edible blooms, and old colonial buildings
Saturday 07 December 2013
Is there anything more festive than a magnum? Apart from a double magnum perhaps, a magnificent magnum is the most generous way to celebrate a great day with friends and family. It also keeps better than a bottle, so squirrel one away.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The controversial government funded Commonwealth Development Corporation, which invests taxpayer’s money into businesses in poverty-stricken emerging markets, saw a surge in the value of its stakes in the past year.
Friday 11 October 2013
Embarrassing gaffe sees Latin inscription call the Christian Messiah 'Lesus'
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Brian Sollit was a real-life Willy Wonka, one of Britain's most eminent chocolatiers. In a career spanning over 50 years at Rowntree's in York, he created some of the nation's best loved snacks including Lion Bars, Drifters, Matchmakers and the Yorkie, but his crowning glory was the creation of the After Eight Mint. Launched in 1962, it was an instant success, becoming the must-have confectionery for "posh" after-dinner treats. It went on to sell in over 50 countries and had famous devotees such as the Queen Mother.
Thursday 12 September 2013
A historian described his impact on chocolate making in Britain as ‘incalculable’
Friday 06 September 2013
Hang on, there is no £20 coin, is there?
Thursday 05 September 2013
Limited edition £20 coin expected to sell out fast
Friday 02 August 2013
Black pudding, red herrings – and lots of fruity detours
Friday 19 July 2013
Short of moving somewhere cold, how do you beat the heat? Tom Peck tried some of the many suggestions for staying cool
Royal Mint to mark birth of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby by giving away silver pennies at an estimated cost of £50,000
Thursday 04 July 2013
The penny, which will be presented in a pink or blue pouch, has been marked with the year 2013 to commemorate the babies' year of birth
Saturday 29 June 2013
Saturday 15 June 2013
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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