'North Pond Hermit' who lived in Maine woods for 27 years with no human contact committed more than 1,000 burglaries say police

Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested last week after triggering a motion sensor set up by a game warden

Sainsbury's sales beat rivals

Sainsbury's will throw down the gauntlet to grocery market leader Tesco this week with strong sales figures.

Coca-Cola tests Invicta's recycled drinking cups

The beverages giant Coca-Cola is testing the world's first drinking cups made from recycled plastic water bottles ahead of a potential launch of the branded products next year.

Wine: Something for the weekend

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John Lewis staff to get eight-week bonus

The John Lewis Partnership is expected to hand its staff a bonus worth more than eight weeks' pay this week and to outline plans to further turn the screws on Middle England rival Marks & Spencer.

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Following Andy Mason's controversial resignation letter, here are six other employees that turned on their bosses in public

The resignation letter of Groupon CEO Andy Mason is not the first to cause a stir. Many disgruntled workers have used their final days to issue a parting shot to their colleagues, an apology for their incompetency, or even an exposé of their firm’s inner workings.

High street suffers a triple blow

A toxic mix of pay freezes, poor weather and high inflation were blamed for the latest signs of a flagging high street.

Pay freezes and frozen streets hurts grocery sales

A toxic mix of pay freezes, poor weather and high inflation were blamed today for the latest signs  of a flagging High Street.

Morrisons farm-to-table strategy has saved it from being embroiled in the horsemeat debacle

Investment Insider: Grocers won't be fatally poisoned by horsemeat chaos

Whatever the headlines, supermarkets will continue to be worth investors' attention

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 19 February 2013

Five-day airline strike hits Spain

The 10 Best irons

Whether you prefer hi-tech or low-cost, these appliances will keep your shirts sleek and your creases sharp

Boost for Greencore after horsemeat tests come back negative

Irish food group Greencore’s  shares galloped ahead today after it said that tests had found no other traces of horsemeat in products at  its facilities.

Bobby Garner, top, at the Sno-White Grill, the restaurant he has run for 43 years

Pine Bluff: 'There used to be three gas stations over there. They’re all gone now'

Harold Terry loves to talk about how it used to be in Pine Bluff, the days when his mother would drive neighbours who didn’t own cars downtown to shop every Saturday and he’d tag along. “They would buy me candies, every time,” he says.

Asda's Christmas advert featuring mother almost single-handedly carrying out preparations ruled 'not sexist' after complaints

Asda's Christmas advert featuring a mother who appeared to be almost single-handedly carrying out the preparations has been cleared following more than 600 complaints that it was offensive and sexist.

Supermarkets ombudsman aims to stop bullies

The first ombudsman designed to crack down on the big supermarkets bullying suppliers in the £163bn grocery sector has been named by the Government.

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Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

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'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture