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Wednesday 23 December 2009
Beatrix Potter's much-loved cast of children's characters, including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs Tiggywinkle, are to make a comeback on British television screens after two decades, thanks to a deal unveiled yesterday by the entertainment company Chorion and the publisher Penguin.
Thursday 26 November 2009
Debt-swamped Dubai today asked for a six-month reprieve on paying its bills, causing a drop on world markets.
Sunday 22 November 2009
Monday 09 November 2009
Mobile phone maker Nokia recalled 14 million potentially dangerous chargers today.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
When a politician says it's not about the money, you know – say observers of American politics – that it's about the money. You could say the same about the BBC and ratings. When their spokespeople insist, as they did yesterday, that it's not about the ratings, you can be pretty sure that this is indeed exactly what it's about – in this case the plummeting number of viewers for Emma, its latest costume drama.
Friday 18 September 2009
A major slice of the country's nuclear expertise is to transfer into private hands after the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) today announced the £50 million sale of its commercial arm.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Monday 14 September 2009
Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow believes the biggest sponsorship deal in the club's history can get their new stadium project back on track.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Few liquors can match tequila for its association with endurance drinking and lethal hangovers. For decades, Mexico's national spirit has been at the heart of an unholy alliance with salt, lime and pickled caterpillars to make it the tipple of choice for those in search of cheap and rapid oblivion.
Saturday 22 August 2009
In a deft offensive manoeuvre, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ended a two-week delay in the start of Argentina's football season by signing a $155m-a-year (£94m) deal to broadcast league matches on state television, kicking aside an existing and far less generous cable contract.
Paul Marsh: Literary agent who led the way in the sale of rights to authors' work on the international market
Tuesday 18 August 2009
The international literary agent Paul Marsh was celebrated for selling British and international authors around the world and ensuring they were published in many languages. Most authors, and literary novelists in particular, cannot make a living from their domestic sales alone, so they depend heavily on international sales. Paul Marsh was one of the key players in this globalisation of literary culture. He was the consummate broker, linking authors and publishers across a Babel of languages, a charming and energetic promoter of an international culture of books.
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Outlook: It Is difficult not to feel extremely nervous about the employment prospects of staff at Jaguar Land Rover. Parent company Tata admitted as much yesterday, warning that future job cuts are possible after unveiling a £280m loss at the company in its first 10 months of ownership.
Thursday 25 June 2009
As prices of household energy soared, suppliers had a ready explanation. It was all to do with world market prices. So the not unreasonable assumption made by consumers was that, if prices of household gas and electricity followed wholesale energy prices up, then they could follow them down as well.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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