Rebecca Hood

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Lima for dummies: a guide to the UN climate change talks

As thousands of Government delegates meet in the Peruvian capital for the annual United Nations summit on tackling climate change, we present a beginner's guide to what it's all about<p><b>What’s happening in Lima?</b><p>Delegates from 190 countries are meeting for the annual United Nations talks on tackling …

Which foreign passports are most common in London?

Part one: foreign passport holders in London<p>For the first time, the 2011 Census asked "What passports do you hold?" While 5.8 million Londoners ticked "United Kingdom"; 1.7 million named another country.<p>Here, we show the number of foreign passport holders from each country. With 156,500 of its …

Now can we have a peerage for someone willing to make the positive case for immigration?

Sir Andrew Green was a lone voice against immigration. But everyone is anti-immigration now - so it's time for a peerage for someone similarly willing to put their head above the parapet<p>I am not the biggest fan of Sir Andrew Green and MigrationWatch UK.<p>Perhaps that's because of my doubts about the …

Important Business Lessons From A Billionaire And 8-Time CEO

<i>Almost.</i><p>Fred Mouawad, the French-Lebanese serial entrepreneur and heir to the world-renowned Mouawad diamond jewelry company, has managed to do just that by the age of 45.<p>Mouawad, who is worth an estimated $1.1 billion, according to research firm Wealth-X, first became a chief executive just after …

Net migration hits 260,000 in new blow for Government pledge

Surge of 78,000 year-on-year driven by eastern European migrants after ministers admit promise to cut net migration has been 'blown off course'<p>Net migration to Britain has increased significantly to 260,000 despite the Government's pledge to reduce the total to just "tens of thousands".<p>The <b>Office</b> …

UK shops braced for Black Friday frenzy

UK retailers are gearing up for a US-style “Black Friday” shopping frenzy, with experts predicting thousands of bargain hunters will descend on high streets in search of cut-price TVs, tablets and toys.<p>The 24-hour sales bonanza imported from the US has become big business in the UK, with store …

When to Book Your Plane Ticket: A Guide

Two economists share what they've learned from tracking airfare's seemingly inscrutable fluctuations.<p>How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the …

Ultimate foodie gifts for Christmas

Best Off-Bike Gifts for Cyclists

1 of 11<p>Coffee And Cols Jerseys Cups and Saucers<p>When the gift wrap starts flying, you can sit back and revel in the thought that with one-stop-shopping you were able to bring smiles to all the cyclists in your life—the Coffee and Cols espresso cup collection has something for everyone from your …

What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown

What does it mean for a black teen to seem "like a demon"?<p>This week, a grand jury elected not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.<p>Transcripts show officer Darren Wilson testifying that even though Michael Brown was unarmed, killing him was justified …

How much do immigrants really claim in benefits?

All the party leaders want to clamp down on benefit tourism, but how much do immigrants claim welfare?<p>The Prime Minister has put restricting benefits to migrants from the European Union at the heart of his renegotiation strategy.<p>But let’s have a look at the numbers: how many of those who receive …

Why Do We Eat Too Much On Thanksgiving And Always Have Room For Pie? (VIDEO)

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around family, friends and of course, lots and lots of high-calorie food. And as the anecdote goes, no matter how much food is indulged, there's always room for pie.<p>The average stomach capacity is about 8 cups, according to The New York Times, but it can range …