An anthology of stories which have won the Asham Award, as well as additional tales by established Virago authors, this is a book of journeys, meetings and partings, flights and homecomings.
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Saturday 21 August 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
Outlook After the enduring and damaging ructions over the tax status of Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative Party donor, one might have expected David Cameron to think twice before appointing a government adviser likely to prompt a similar row. It was brave of him, then, to ask Sir Philip Green to head a review looking for public spending cuts. The Prime Minister surely cannot have been surprised that his choice has caused some consternation – not least, it is increasingly clear, among Liberal Democrat MPs whose votes he may need in order to push the cuts through Parliament.
Monday 16 August 2010
The Government's hiring of Alan Milburn as its "social mobility tsar" provides the most seismic event of its kind for a very long time ... possibly as long ago as the appointment of puritan £5m birthday-party man Philip Green as our anti-profligate spending tsar.
Sunday 15 August 2010
Saturday 14 August 2010
The Obama administration can't quite help itself.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Summer is here! I know this, not because the sun has reached its highest altitude in the north and entered the tropic of Cancer (that was, like, months ago), not because a family from Hertfordshire have grown a sunflower so large it's about to enter the record books, and not because it's raining.
Thursday 15 July 2010
Nearly one in five shareholders refused to support the remuneration report of Marks & Spencer yesterday at its annual meeting, as they rebelled against the £15m its new chief executive Marc Bolland could earn this year.
Friday 11 June 2010
Sir Stuart Rose, the chairman of Marks & Spencer, signed off his final year leading the retailer with a surge in his pay to £4.3m.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Marks & Spencer, declared that Britain's economy had turned a corner and will avoid a double-dip recession yesterday as the high-street bellwether unveiled a small rise in annual profits to £632.5m. In his last set of results before stepping down, Sir Stuart said that the UK was "through" the recession and added: "I don't think we will get into a double dip. We will get very slow growth but it will be tough."
Tuesday 25 May 2010
It's fair to say that Barry Stevenson has had his ups and downs during his career on the high street, but since he took the helm at the pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond last September he has only enhanced its sparkling recent performance.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Small shops hit back at a push by large retail chains for a relaxation in Sunday trading laws that would allow them to trade for longer on Boxing Day this year, arguing that the change was opposed by the majority of the public.
Friday 19 March 2010
Sir Stuart Rose is to leave Marks & Spencer by March next year and will take a pay cut of a quarter when he becomes non-executive chairman at the end of July.
Friday 19 March 2010
Outlook So farewell then, Sir Stuart Rose – or at least it will be when Marks & Spencer's executive (soon to be non-executive) chairman finally bows out of the company next March. Who, though, is the right man, or woman, to succeed Sir Stuart?
Saturday 20 February 2010
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 SAG Awards: Fake applause track interrupts Reese Witherspoon