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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Tuesday 27 November 2012
For those who aren't thrilled by the thought of avant-garde light-fittings, Milan's Triennale design museum is providing a winter show with a bit more bite.
Friday 16 November 2012
Tuesday 06 November 2012
You didn't think you were the only Dragonborn did you?
Thursday 01 November 2012
Scientists say the Martian soil at NASA's Curiosity Rover's landing site contains minerals similar to that found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
As parents carve pumpkins and children reach for the face paint ready to trick or treat, ever wondered where the traditions come from?
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Slow, methodical and brilliant as ever.
Monday 27 August 2012
The boy wizard has grown up and Twilight is ending – so we need a new mythical creature to go crazy for. Gillian Orr makes the case for water babes
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Scandinavian comedians hope to cash in on success of crime dramas
Monday 23 July 2012
Having begun to digest the first batch of DLC for Skyrim, I felt a slight sense of transformation come over me. Hair began to fall out, and my skin grew paler. I even began to appreciate the music of Annie Lennox. My teeth suddenly became sore and sharp, and I was no longer able to indulge in garlic-based meals.
Thursday 19 July 2012
If you ask me...
Monday 16 July 2012
This year's 43rd annual Comic-Con festival may be over but die-hard fans of the pop-culture celebration already have their minds on next year's show.
Friday 13 July 2012
The stars of "Twilight" gathered for the final time at the Comic-Con pop culture convention yesterday, laughing and joking with fans as they reflected on a "bittersweet" end to the film franchise that catapulted them to fame.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
About as close to Cormac McCarthy's The Road as games are ever likely to get.
Friday 15 June 2012
No heroine of Victorian literature is safe. A steamed-up version of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is going to be published in August, under the title Jane Eyre Laid Bare.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
I have to admit it has been a while since I adventured in the land of Skyrim. It’s not the now-ubiquitous arrow to the knee that curtailed my wanderlust though – more that the seemingly inexhaustible province had begun to feel slightly over familiar.
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- 2 Louis van Gaal gets tough with Manchester United players, with Darren Fletcher and Luke Shaw berated in public and Phil Jones left looking bemused
- 3 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 4 Peaches Geldof inquest: Tragic final moments of socialite's life reveal she lied to husband about failed heroin tests
- 5 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media