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.
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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."
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Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
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