The journey home – 'home' still being the word I instinctively use for the house I grew up in, atop of wild Welsh hillside, even if today it's where I go to escape everyday life – begins with bustle. The battle on the Tube with a case, the dash around Euston juggling handbag-paper-coffee-lunch. It's wise to stock up: the journey to Pen-y-Bont takes over four hours, via Crewe and Shrewsbury. It's very much not the route a crow would fly...
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Thursday 16 January 2014
A security researcher identified a problem with the US version of the app - it's thought that the UK version suffers from a similar flaw
Monday 30 December 2013
Colorado will become the first state in the US to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in shops from New Year's Day
Take from the poor, but not the rich: Tax authorities accused of 'siding' with big business over small firms and individuals
Thursday 19 December 2013
HMRC ‘holds back’ from pursuing big avoiders, says Commons committee, and public pays the price
Thursday 28 November 2013
It's a big thing over there, and now it's coming over here
Monday 25 November 2013
Double expresso, skinny latte, cappuccino….however you take your coffee, there’s a machine that can make you a perfect cup without leaving the kitchen. We round up the best of the bunch
Sunday 17 November 2013
They have publicly humiliated former business titans from Rupert Murdoch to Bob Diamond, forced Starbucks to cough up £10m in tax and made villains of some of the world’s best-known brands. But corporate Britain is fighting back against Parliament’s newly invigorated inquisitorial committees by hiring highly paid specialist consultants to prepare executives for grillings by MPs.
National Living Wage Week: How can big companies, earning big profits, keep paying such little wages?
Thursday 07 November 2013
This isn't about paying people to subsidise extravagant lifestyles. Far from it
Saturday 12 October 2013
The coffee chain Caffè Nero paid no corporation tax for the third year in a row despite making a pre-tax profit of £21.1m, up 11 per cent on last year, according to its latest accounts.
Thursday 10 October 2013
Accepted wisdom has said for decades that lesbians loved settling down
Huffin and puffin over a duffin - the doughnut-muffin hybrid raising heat between Starbucks and small pastry chain
Tuesday 08 October 2013
'They're protecting something that they clearly aren't the originator of' complains businesswoman
Thursday 19 September 2013
Santander vows to help business
Decaff grande cappuccino, half-fat, no whip, extra shot... oh, and no gun: Starbucks announces firearms are no longer welcome at its 7,000 US coffee shops
Wednesday 18 September 2013
The company made its decision before the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington DC earlier this week, which left 13 people dead
Wednesday 18 September 2013
CEO Howard Schultz issues ‘request rather than ban’ to coffee shop patrons
Thursday 29 August 2013
Discussion over introduction of Starbucks coffee shop on the Colchester campus has erupted into controversy at the University of Essex
Saturday 20 July 2013
New global rules to force tax avoiders to “pay their fair share” will be introduced under a 15-point action plan launched by the OECD yesterday.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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