Our EU competitor now has more cultural clout than us, says Emily Dugan. Meanwhile Matthew Bell sets a quiz to find out how Teut-on-it you are (answers below)
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Wednesday 03 August 2011
"If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly." Macbeth might have made for an interesting external appointment to the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), if only for his sense of timing. Probably not quite as back stabbing as some as well.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Racecourse operator Arena Leisure yesterday sought to woo potential bidders by revealing an 11.3 per cent rise in attendances as it battles to replace revenue lost from a fall in bookmaker funding.
Sunday 31 July 2011
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Monday 25 July 2011
British business is caught in an investment freeze that threatens to slow the already fragile economy, a survey shows today.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Tourists eager to visit Buckingham Palace for the royal wedding collection – which opened yesterday – have inundated the booking line. Extra slots are being created to accommodate the rush.
Friday 22 July 2011
It was the most anticipated dress of the century - and now the public can see it up close when it goes on display at Buckingham Palace.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
A week ago, three senior Metropolitan Police officers – two now retired, one still in his post – appeared before the Commons Home Affairs committee. They had come to defend themselves and the Met over its tardy handling of the phone-hacking accusations. Rather than being heard in deferential silence, however, they found their responses challenged, disbelieved, even laughed at. They were savaged.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Marc Bolland, the chief executive of Marks & Spencer, has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK high street at a turbulent time for the sector, as the April bank holidays helped it deliver a solid first quarter.
Monday 11 July 2011
The tough conditions faced by high-street retailers were thrown into sharp relief during the first six months of the year as the number of profit warnings soared, according to new figures published today.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
The manufacturing sector recorded its biggest rise in production for more than a year as it bounced back from the disruption caused by bank holidays around the royal wedding and Easter, official figures revealed today.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
The powerhouse services sector grew for the sixth month in a row in June, although business confidence slumped to its lowest for more than half a year amid fears over the faltering economic recovery.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
The mortgage market improved slightly last month, official figures showed today, but still remained muted as concerns over the state of the UK economy lingered.
Monday 27 June 2011
Apple has been hit by complaints about the 1.1GB download
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Matt Smith is set to join cast of the Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now