To his cost, ex-Glencore trader Andrew Kearns has found being hungover a sackable offence, but the liquid lunch shaped many a day in days gone by, says a wistful John Walsh
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Monday 09 December 2013
The Westlife singer beat fashion designer David Emanuel to claim the title
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The next wave of cash-free technology will see you paying for your plumber with a smartphone. Or will it, asks Chris Beanland?
Friday 12 July 2013
It has a reputation for being an expensive way to shop. But is it worth it?
Saturday 08 June 2013
Thursday 23 May 2013
Nasa is funding the development of printed food with an eye on the long-haul, long-stay space missions of the future
Saturday 18 May 2013
I know nobody in Prague, not a soul, which is one of the main reasons I decide to move there. The last person I expect to see is myself. I always thought that the Doppelgänger only existed in Edgar Allen Poe tales. But I see mine in Prague.
Saturday 27 April 2013
The Villa Crespo district is on the up, with new delis, boutiques and this characterful B&B, says Sorrel Moseley-Williams
Friday 12 April 2013
Britain's biggest bakery chain has reduced the size of several savouries while puffing up prices months after forcing the Government to back down over the “pasty tax”.
Friday 22 February 2013
The trajectory of an A-list fall out rarely surprises. Star meets star, egos run out of sync, agents plant bitchy stories in the press. But this week - with the Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin split - gossip watchers were treated to a bizarre twist in the old routine. First, a macho and apparently heartfelt apology posted on Twitter. Second, the revelation that this email was almost entirely cribbed from a 2009 essay in Esquire. Oops!
Saturday 16 February 2013
'It's just amazing how Libor fixing can make you that much money': Traders gleefully admitted rate fixing was 'cartel'
Wednesday 06 February 2013
RBS traders gleefully admitted Libor setting had become a “cartel” as another raft of damning emails gave the reputation of the industry a fresh beating today.
Saturday 26 January 2013
As foodies and health neurotics will tell you, manuka is a kind of super-honey, honey with magical healing properties. There was a buzz of excitement about it four years ago, when it was claimed that its antiviral and antibacterial wonderfulness meant it can heal flesh wounds: when you've finished spreading it on your toast you can smear it on your hurt finger. It comes from a single source – the bees that pollinate manuka trees in New Zealand's East Cape region – and costs a bloody fortune.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Friday 04 January 2013
Know your cuts and your meat will be a treat, says Simon Usborne
Sunday 16 December 2012
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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