Sir Nicholas Macpherson is accused of trying to scare the public into a Yes vote in an EU referendum
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Monday 08 August 2011
Berkshire hathaway has waded into the takeover battle for Transatlantic Holdings, tabling a $3.2bn bid for the reinsurer.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Windswept and wild, friendly yet forlorn: the island of Newfoundland is a corner of Canada steeped in beauty and sadness.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Stuart Gulliver, the boss of HSBC, is clearly proud of his analysis of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis: so much so that he repeated his critical assessment of the deal on Greek debt several times during yesterday's briefing to analysts on the first half of the bank's trading year. The deal saw the crisis move from "acute to chronic" status, Gulliver said. He had to be asked to explain whether that was an improvement or not.
Friday 29 July 2011
The Cincinnatti-based multi-instrumentalist Brian Olive reveals a deep affection for British psych-rock on this solo debut.
Monday 25 July 2011
On 25 July 2000, the iconic aircraft Concorde crashed without warning shortly after take-off, killing 113 people in France.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Osama bin Laden had detailed advance knowledge of the 7 July bombings in London in 2005 and the failed attempt to blow up transatlantic passenger jets the following year, American security officials say.
Friday 08 July 2011
A rare electric guitar dating back to the start of the rock and roll era is to go under the hammer.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The 100th anniversary of the Titanic's launch has been marked at a commemorative event in Belfast.
Monday 23 May 2011
One year after an Icelandic volcano brought much of Europe's air traffic to a halt, a cloud of ash from a new eruption could spread to Britain by tomorrow, causing further disruption to airlines.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The airline formed by the merger of Iberia and British Airways yesterday laid bare the industry's battle to combat soaring oil prices, saying its fuel costs had rocketed by nearly a third in its first quarter.
Monday 07 March 2011
Public libraries could be set for a radical overhaul that could see books offered alongside coffee, murder mystery nights, poetry evenings and open mic sessions, should the plans of a private US company be given the green light. Library Systems & Services, a Maryland-based firm, runs 13 public libraries in the US. Its aim in Britain is to manage 15 per cent of public libraries within the next five years.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Gerry Rafferty: Scottish singer-songwriter who had global hits with 'Stuck in the Middle with You' and 'Baker Street'
Thursday 06 January 2011
Despite their ubiquity as recurrent oldies on radio stations around the world, Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" and Gerry Rafferty's soft-rock classic "Baker Street" have endured better than most Seventies songs. Along with their undeniable catchiness and feel-good sound, both compositions retain the lyrical bite and the world-weariness associated with their author, the troubled Scottish singer who spent most of the last three decades trying to disappear from view.
Monday 27 December 2010
For Lord Prescott, the one-time Deputy Prime Minister and cruise ship waiter, a transatlantic Christmas voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2 was meant to be a trip down memory lane.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Seymour Pierce is preparing to enter the US in a deal that appears to be a reverse takeover of the little-known Bermudan reinsurer Gerova Financial.
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