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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Saturday 27 August 2011
US Outlook: Howard Schultz has brewed up a storm with his pledge to withhold campaign contributions to US politicians until they stop their destructive squabbling and put a proper budget deal in place – a budget deal that cuts the national debt in the long term with the mix of cut and tax rises that every economist says are necessary, and also gives an urgent boost to the economy now.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Edinburgh can be a hard and wet place. Honestly I’ve found myself to be far happier just staying inside my brand new student apartment marvelling at the lights which turn on and off without a switch (motion sensor). But if I had to recommend somewhere to go it would be Tesco. It has such a fine assortment of products to buy, everything from vegetables to cleaning utensils. An amazing place, really.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Tuesday 09 August 2011
A shopkeeper burst into tears this morning as she described the agonising wait for police to come to the scene of her looted couture clothes store.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Saturday 30 July 2011
Saturday 30 July 2011
Isn't he the coffee guy?
Yes. If you mean is he the current managing director of Starbucks UK and Ireland, then you are drinking from the right coffee mug.
Friday 29 July 2011
Starbucks UK said its new "British bacon buttie" and bottled Frappuccinos helped it post "single-digit" sales growth in the last quarter.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The man behind the empire?
Tuesday 05 July 2011
The economic chill has prompted the bakery chain Greggs to jump into the freezer. The company is moving into frozen foods after striking a deal with the retailer Iceland to sell frozen versions of its sausage rolls for home-baking.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Who's he, and what's GSV?
Tuesday 28 June 2011
A doctor who tried to poison his lover in an attempt to abort her baby will be struck off the medical register, the General Medical Council said today.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Saturday 18 June 2011
Starbucks may have become a byword for coffee shops on the high street, but it has not been able to shake off the tough market conditions as it slumped to full-year losses, hurt by the collapse of one of the largest book store chains in the country.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Twitter executives will be asked to give evidence to a parliamentary committee looking into injunctions and privacy issues.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village