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UK recovery on track - but not yet racing ahead

<b>It is good news - excellent news, if you're the Chancellor. There were few City forecasters expecting a growth figure for the first quarter of 0.3%, and plenty expecting worse. But in the words of the CBI chief John Cridland, it's "nothing to write home about".</b><p>Cooler heads are entitled to point out …

Human Geography

EU banker bonus cap 'self-defeating'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/957000/957651_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522684330_db1ebe8a368afc2217e107bd552ad86d<p><b>The EU's proposed cap on banker bonuses will drive business away from London, Boris Johnson, the mayor of Europe's biggest financial centre, has said.</b><p>…

Investing

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

The danger is that UK companies will spend their cash abroad

Sir Martin Sorrell, boss of advertising giant WPP, has a new metaphor for the economy. “We’re bumping along the bottom and it’s a corrugated bottom,” he says.<p>Sounds painful. But at least there are bumps, which is better than the “L-shaped” stagnation he was predicting.<p>Given his vantage point, Sir …

UPSVoice: From Tuna To Tea, 'Greenwrapping' Makes Food Sustainable Beyond Ingredients Organic ingredients are no longer sufficient for green cred. What's outside the product is starting to matter as much as what's inside. http://bit.ly/ZABoQd

In such a widely trailed Budget it no surprise that there were no real tax shocks or giveaways to be had when the chancellor sat down. But it was a shock to savers that there was not even a mention of

In such a widely trailed Budget it no surprise that there were no real tax shocks or giveaways to be had when the chancellor sat down. But it was a …

Budget 2013: second home buyers could get state aid for mortgages

People could get Government help to buy second homes under George Osborne's £130 billion scheme to boost the housing market.<p><b>Budget 2013</b><b>: full coverage</b><p>George Osborne said officials have not fully worked out details of the scheme, which will offer Government-backed mortgages to help people buy homes …

Articles about 7 clever loft spaces small places on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Small but …

Small Spaces

George Osborne has welcomed news that Britain's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013, avoiding a triple-dip recession. The chancellor said it was evidence that the coalition's policies were helping to "build an economy fit for the future". http://gu.com/p/3fcmd?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966 Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

I'm revolted by the greed on display at children's parties

As a child, when I used to go to birthday parties – which wasn't often – I might take a card. I would then get sandwiches, crisps and lemonade and …

A supermarket chain has withdrawn bags of monkey nuts... after failing to declare they may contain nuts: http://bbc.in/ZS3gei A warning to customers with a peanut allergy not to consume the product followed. The term "monkey nuts" describes peanuts with the shell or pod intact (pictured). How clear should labelling be?