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Wednesday 17 October 2012
Slow, methodical and brilliant as ever.
Saturday 29 September 2012
The crucial UK services sector, which makes up 75 per cent of the economy, grew rapidly in July, according to the Office for National Statistics. Output rose 1.1 per cent in the month compared with a 1.5 per cent decline in June.
Friday 20 April 2012
Who's this dapper chap?
Wednesday 04 April 2012
The UK appears to have dodged another recession after stronger than expected growth in the powerhouse services sector in March, a survey claimed today.
Sunday 18 March 2012
In this Holocaust true story neither the heroism nor the humanity follow the Hollywood format
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today hailed the creation of 3,000 new jobs in the UK by a major hotel group.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Economic Life: It is even conceivable that there will be more people self-employed than in the public sector
Monday 13 February 2012
Further job losses across the UK are on the way, and the number of unemployed is expected to push close to three million by year's end, according to a new report.
Friday 10 February 2012
"A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder," declares the cover in the manner of a 19th-century penny dreadful. In fact, this book, stemming from the bludgeoning of respectable banker Thomas Briggs in a closed compartment on the evening of 9 July 1864, is anything but sensational. Kate Colquhoun's irreproachable unpicking of the case is meticulous, patient, thorough and measured. A real-life police procedural of the highest order, it provides a picture of Victorian society as vivid and detailed as WP Frith's painting of Paddington Station in 1862.
Friday 23 December 2011
Outlook It seems the Christmas spirit is strong in Wales and it has infected the Office for National Statistics, which provided a little present for everyone with yesterday's GDP revisions.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
I am happily ensconced on the sunny shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, and enjoying the first holiday I've actually deserved in a very long time.
Thursday 04 August 2011
UK unlikely to meet its growth targets, warns OBR chief
Wednesday 03 August 2011
The UK economy received a welcome boost today as a key survey revealed the country's powerhouse services sector grew at its strongest rate in four months.
Monday 25 July 2011
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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