The City had its eye on the break-up of consumer goods giants yesterday as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser were in the spotlight.
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Sunday 16 December 2007
Sunday 24 December 2006
In Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller signs up as a security guard at New York's Natural History Museum, a post which offers low pay, anti-social hours, and a magical Egyptian tablet which brings all the exhibits to life after dark. Suddenly he has to deal with a waxwork Attila The Hun, a pride of stuffed lions and a dinosaur skeleton which wants to play "fetch". Like Snakes On A Plane, the film has the kind of cracking, all-in-the-title concept which seems like it can't go wrong ... except when the director of Cheaper By The Dozen and the writers of Herbie: Fully Loaded are around. In their hands, the exhibits come alive, but the movie doesn't.
Michael Harrison's Outlook: Smith & Nephew's O'Donnell sets his sights on another transforming takeover
Friday 03 November 2006
Sunday 29 October 2006
Police chiefs have urged ministers to criminalise flag-burning in a move to crack down on extremist protesters.
Thursday 29 June 2006
Friday 02 June 2006
When it was released, it was the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK, and nearly 12 years on Definitely Maybe has been named the greatest album of all time.
Thursday 18 May 2006
Behind the glitzy launches of US television's autumn schedules this week, a nervous question is being asked: how much longer will this annual beauty pageant matter to the advertising executives in the audience?
Tuesday 11 April 2006
Sunday 05 February 2006
Tuesday 11 October 2005
Sunday 04 September 2005
Tuesday 12 July 2005
Thursday 12 May 2005
Saturday 07 May 2005
Unilever has put its directors through the spin cycle, but the mud still sticks to a bilingual group in search of an identity
Sunday 13 February 2005
Investors, logging on to Unilever's website last Thursday to get the detail of the biggest shake-up in the group's 75-year history, were greeted with this statement. "'Dirt is good' is a powerful, engaging message about the necessity of dirt in our lives and the freedom we allow ourselves, and others, to experience life and grow."
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
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- 2 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
- 5 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'