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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...

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Our MPs were made of sterner stuff in the 17th century

The ‘closest thing’ to a CEO, supposed Mr Nye, was the ‘Secretary and Keeper of the Records’

James Moore: For many shoppers M&S is an irrelevance

Outlook For City scribblers (journalists and analysts), a small army of (ahem) retail shareholders, and for shoppers of a certain age, M&S is big news, a national soap opera.

Former WH Smith boss to take top job at travel giant SSP

Months of speculation about where one of the City’s most-respected female bosses would go next ended today when WH Smith’s former chief executive Kate Swann was hired for the top job at travel concession giant SSP.

Square Market, an online marketplace aimed at getting businesses of all stripes selling online.

Twitter creator launches online marketplace to challenge eBay & Etsy

Square Market will be targeted at small and local businesses in the US

UK Uncut activists protesting against Starbucks's tax arrangements

Starbucks pays corporation tax, promising the Exchequer £20m over two years

The company has now paid corporation tax for the first time in nearly five years

Editorial: People and profit can get along

Ethical customers can put pressure on conventional firms to raise their sights'
Starbucks is among companies criticised over their tax bill

Suspended coffee? I'd rather Starbucks suspend tax avoidance

We're too quick to forgive multinational corporations with a new PR trick

'For a corporation there is no such thing as personal ethics': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says companies should be taxed the same as 'the little man'

Tech pioneer says companies should be taxed on all of their revenues, under a system similar to income tax

Dave Hartnett, who resigned as Permanent Secretary for Tax at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, will work one day a week for Deloitte, the auditor of Vodafone and Starbucks

'Sweetheart deal' taxman Dave Hartnett joins accountancy firm Deloitte

The former tax executive criticised for making "sweetheart deals" with multinational companies has been appointed as a specialist adviser for a leading accountancy firm.

Coca Cola has removed the branding on 100 million bottles and cans and replaced it with the most popular 150 names in Britain.

I’d like to teach the world my name: Coca-Cola becomes the latest iconic product to get personal with its branding

The first thing I thought when I saw Coca-Cola’s new advertising campaign – “Share a Coke” – was COLD SORES.

Margareta Pagano: Apple a game-changer again with 'simpler tax' call

I am writing this article on my Apple iMac. Beside me is a skinny capp from Starbucks, and I have already used Google to research information for this piece. Like most of the population, I am queasy about how little tax the trio pay but, while I could boycott the coffee, it's not so easy to do without Apple or Google.

Questions: Eric Schmidt is lying low after the PAC branded his firm 'devious'

Google boss Eric Schmidt may snub David Cameron over company's House of Commons grilling

Schmidt has also pulled out of an interview with the BBC, without giving a reason

Pass the duchy: How Amazon keeps its UK tax bill low

Amazon may employ thousands of people in the UK, but its European headquarters is in the tax haven of Luxembourg, where it employs several hundred staff.

Starbucks is right not to pay UK tax because it makes no profit, says coffee chain's tax advisor

Starbucks is justified in not paying tax in the UK because it has not made any profits in the country, according a senior figure from the firm that advises the coffee chain on its tax affairs.

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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

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