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Harriet Walker: 'Moths are the Biblical plague of the empowered woman'

The philosopher William Paley used the complexity of design in a pocket watch as an analogy for the existence of an intelligent Creator; in this week's column, I shall use an infestation of clothes moths to prove that he was right: there is a God, and He hates us all.

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Royal Mail sale undermined as letters arm slumps to loss

The challenges facing potential buyers of Royal Mail were laid bare yesterday when the state-owned postal operator revealed that its letters and parcels and international business had fallen to a £120m loss over the year to April from a £20m profit a year ago.

Market Report: Home Retail in demand as takeover talk returns

The takeover spotlight returned to Home Retail last night, prompting a late surge for the Argos owner after market gossips reheated chatter it could be about to receive a bid.

Market Report: Scottish & Southern hit by dampened bid hopes

Analysts were clearly in the mood to be killjoys yesterday, as the City scribblers poured cold water on a number of investors' takeover dreams.

Rentokil still struggling with City Link

Rentokil initial said its first-quarter profits had fallen by 10 per cent and its City Link parcels business was continuing to frustrate its attempts to revive its fortunes.

Market Report: Bid battle talk helps Micro Focus to advance

Renewed hopes it could become the subject of a takeover battle helped switch investors on to Micro Focus last night, driving the software group high up the mid-tier index.

The Week Ahead: JD Wetherspoon looks to new sites after holiday

It seems seems fitting somehow that JD Wetherspoon is releasing an update in the wake of two consecutive four-day weekends, and the pubs group will certainly be hopeful that the close proximity of Easter and Friday's royal wedding will have persuaded drinkers to enjoy themselves.

Rentokil's profits tumble after £95m City Link hit

The chief executive of Rentokil, the pest control to property services group, has accused former management at City Link of "losing the plot", as its parcel delivery unit caused a sharp drop in profits last year.

Former Farepak bosses face directorship ban

The Business Secretary Vince Cable is after the scalps of nine former directors of the collapsed savings club Farepak, including the former City luminary Sir Clive Thompson and Blacks Leisure's chief executive Neil Gillis.

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