Euan Myles’s best photograph: The secret to happiness? Your own windmill | Art and design

I’ve never met a man more content than Nigel Moon. He’s dedicated his whole life to the windmill where he lives and works. He has no modern technology – no computer, no television, not even a mobile phone until very recently – and he’s happier for it. Nigel decided he wanted to become a miller […]

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UK growth likely to rise above 1.5% next year, says thinktank | Business

Britain’s growth rate will bounce back above 1.5% next year as ministers exceed existing public spending budgets to cope with an ageing population, a leading thinktank has said. The National Institute for Social & Economic Research (NIESR) said plans to ease austerity only slightly over the next five years were “unbelievable”. It added that government […]

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Global grounding of Boeing 737 Max will cost company more than $1bn | Business

The global grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets will cost the company more than $1bn, the company said on Wednesday. The jets were grounded after two fatal crashes that killed 346 people, triggering investigations into the accidents across the world and engulfing Boeing in one of the biggest crises in its history. In its first […]

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Hammond starts search for economic Merlin to run the Bank of England and take the Brexit flak

Hammond starts search for economic Merlin to run the Bank of England and take the Brexit flak

Wanted: an economic Merlin the Wizard to run the Bank of England in a country that would rather listen to fairy tales about its past than face up to the hard economic reality of its Brexit future.  The job pays half a million quid, plus perks, which is more than enough to keep the wolf […]

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Businesses of all data-lazy-sizes are complicit in modern slavery and must do more to confront this evil

Businesses of all sizes are complicit in modern slavery and must do more to confront this evil

Six years ago to this very day, a group of concerned and angry workers outside a building housing garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh, summoned up the courage to go and face their managers about the scarily hazardous conditions they were forced to work under to make the latest fashion items for western brands like Benetton […]

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Search begins for next Bank of England governor – business live | Business

8.30am BST08:30 During his time at the Bank, Mark Carney has faced criticism for (in some eyes) being too negative about Brexit. Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg struck the lowest blow, calling Carney a “failed-second tier politician” who shouldn’t be at the Bank at all. Carney seemed to shrug such barbs aside. But… the FT’s Chris […]

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Gemalto Shares Will Be Delisted on 29 May 2019

PARIS LA DÉFENSE–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 16 April 2019 on the results of the Post-Closing Acceptance Period in relation to the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the […]

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Virgin Trains calls for airline-style fares and seating for all | Business

Virgin Trains has called for a new national rail ticketing system with airline-style fares and reserved seats for every passenger on long distance services, ending the current practice that can involve standing for extended periods. The firm, which has run the west coast line – the UK’s biggest intercity service, since privatisation in 1997, also […]

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Oil prices surge to six-month high as US gets tough on Iran embargo | Business

Oil prices surged to their highest level in six months on global commodity markets after the US said it would take a harder line against countries that breach its oil embargo on Iran. Brent crude, which provides the benchmark for global oil prices, hit $74.70 a barrel on Tuesday morning while the lighter grade US […]

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Trump threatens EU with fresh tariffs; oil hits 2019 high – business live | Business

The Trump administration is banking on being able to curtail Iran’s oil export revenue as much as possible, while hoping that the impact on the oil market will be limited by Saudi Arabia being able to release additional supply. Trump officials say it is seeking to maximise pressure on Iran until it returns to the […]

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