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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Friday 11 September 2009
The veteran founder of budget fashion chain Primark stepped down today from day-to-day control of the firm.
Thursday 20 August 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
United Utilities, the FTSE 100 water company, is reviewing a key division of its business, which could lead to a sale worth over £800m later this year.
Monday 13 July 2009
It's good to know that even Kate Moss is not immune to the (some might say irrational) fear of turning up at a high-profile event wearing the same dress as another woman.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
As I was pushing my way down a busy high street on Sunday afternoon, I got stuck in one of those awkward crowds at the corner of another large road. There's no real pedestrian right of way in these circumstances, so we all set to the mannered side-stepping and edging forwards required to get through the jam.
Thursday 11 June 2009
Rupert Murdoch is stepping up The Wall Street Journal's plans to take on the Financial Times. We hear that Patience Wheatcroft, former editor of The Sunday Telegraph, is being lined up as the next European editor of the WSJ, as the US title tries to up its game on this side of the Atlantic. Wheatcroft has worked with theWSJ boss Robert Thomson before – she was business editor at The Times when he edited that Murdoch organ – and now she is set to team up with him again for an assault on the FT.
Wednesday 27 May 2009
British Home Stores (Bhs), owned by the tycoon Sir Philip Green, has turned the screws on its suppliers as the billionaire merges the retailer with his Arcadia fashion group. Bhs, which has 185 branches, said it was increasing the discount rate for suppliers from 11.25 per cent to 14.25 per cent from 1 July, in a move that is reported to have angered some of them.
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Marks & Spencer said it was hopeful the downturn in its markets had levelled off as it posted a 40 per cent slide in full-year profits and slashed its dividend to conserve cash.
The view from the top: Condé Nast grandee Nicholas Coleridge's blockbusters are anything but elitist
Sunday 17 May 2009
Sunday 10 May 2009
A mystery European investor is set to challenge the board of Tate & Lyle, the struggling sugar refiner after amassing a "sizeable economic interest" in the company through equity derivative contracts.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
Outlook The annual Forbes billionaires list used to make dull old reading. Every year there would be more of them, until eventually they became so common that there hardly seemed any point in being one. Uncle Tom Cobley and all seemed to join this once exclusive club. But no more. The latest list, published today, reveals a shocking, credit-crunched, cull. Out go the likes of Sir Tom Hunter – was he ever one in the first place? – and Icap's Michael Spencer. There appear to be no new British additions at all, and even Sir Philip Green, the retail financier, has found his estimated fortune nearly halved to £4.8bn. Poor dear. Must be tough to rub along on so little.
Monday 02 March 2009
Icelandic bank Kaupthing put Mosaic Fashions into administration and announced a deal to buy back some of its brands immediately, saving around 8,700 jobs while leaving about 4,200 at risk today.
Saturday 28 February 2009
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
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness