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Racial diversity neglected by top British firms, warns Vince Cable

Business secretary says diversity needs serious consideration, as over half of FTSE 100 firms have no non-white directors<p>Vince Cable has accused the UK's top companies of neglecting racial diversity in its boardrooms and urged business to use a wider talent pool when making senior appointments.<p>His …

New York City gas explosion subject of federal probe | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others.<p>NTSB member Robert Sumwalt speaks to the media at the site …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could have crashed in Indian Ocean, US says

US warship USS Kidd 'on way to Indian Ocean to search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane'<p>United States officials said Thursday night that the missing <b>Malaysia</b> Airlines flight MH370 could have crashed in the Indian Ocean, far away from previous possible locations.<p>The Malaysian government admitted it …

Investigators focus on foul play behind missing Malaysia plane-sources | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An investigation into a missing Malaysian jetliner, now into its second week, is focusing more on the possibility of foul play as evidence suggests it was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said.<p>Two sources told …

Japan's Abe says won't alter 1993 apology on 'comfort women' | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his government would not revise a landmark 1993 apology to women, many Korean, forced to serve in wartime military brothels, as Washington presses for better ties between its two Asian allies.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

India's wholesale inflation eases to nine-month low | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s wholesale price-based inflation eased to a nine-month low in February as food and fuel prices moderated, raising expectations that the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged at its policy review next month.<p>A labourer pushes a hand cart loaded with sacks of …

Exclusive: Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane flown deliberately toward Andamans - sources | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday.<p>Senior Lieutenant and flight …

America's Most Inspiring Companies

<i>“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.”</i> – Bob Dylan<p>Some us of are inspired by people or places. Others are moved by experiences, nature, art, music, or dreams and fears. And according to an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, 89% of us find inspiration in at …

Hudl review: Tesco’s tablet

You get a little more than you pay for with Tesco’s budget Hudl tablet says Matt Warman<p><b>£119</b><p>If you’re a regular Tesco shopper and you get Clubcard vouchers, just £60-worth will buy you a Hudl tablet, thanks to the 'Boost' scheme. This is the device that the supermarket reckon will deliver all the …

Tesco

Powerful Habits To Build Your Career Every Day

Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s <i>The Power of Habit</i>. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt …

Career Development

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

China's new guide to 'civilised tourism'

The stern but ultimately unenforceable edicts appeared in a 64-page “Guidebook for Civilised Tourism” that was issued on Tuesday to coincide with the start of a week-long public holiday commemorating the 1949 Communist take-over.<p>China’s economic boom has triggered an international scramble to …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

Higher food prices to push annual household grocery bills up £850 by 2018

Food prices will rise by nearly 20 per cent over the coming five years, adding more than £850 to the annual grocery bill of every household in the country.<p>A report last night claimed growing global demand for meat and grain, "erratic" weather and the land given over to biofuels would push up the …

Pizza Hut panned for near 3,000 calorie 'cheeseburger' pizza

Pizza Hut was panned by health campaigners today after unveiling a new "Cheesburger Pizza" that contains nearly 3,000 calories.<p>The pizza is billed as a "fun treat to share" and features ten mini burgers topped with mozzarella embedded around the crust. A large serving contains ten 288-calorie …

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Japan is 'recovering moderately', says BoJ

The Bank of Japan has issued an upbeat assessment of the world's third-largest economy, saying it was "recovering moderately", and held off expanding its huge stimulus programme.<p>There was little movement in the yen on currency markets as the central bank said its earlier view that Japan's prospects …

Britain has 'Alice in Wongaland' economy

Britain has an "Alice in Wongaland" economy in which people are taking out payday loans and raiding their savings to fuel shopping sprees.<p>Retail figures, published by the Office for National Statistics this morning, showed that people are returning to Britain's High Streets.<p>Sales rose at their …

Just how many are on zero-hours contracts? | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community

In recent weeks there’s been an increasing awareness of the rise of zero-hour working contracts – where staff have no guaranteed working hours and …

British Sikh TV station fined £30,000 for inciting violence

A British Sikh television station has been fined £30,000 for broadcasting a programme that incited members of their community to take violent action against members of the Indian Army.<p>Sangat TV, a Birmingham-based satellite TV channel, was handed the penalty by Ofcom after screening a programme …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Why today's A-level results are a wake-up call for Labour

We desperately need more mathematicians and scientists. Today’s figures show that we are starting to produce them, writes Elizabeth Truss.<p>There is one particular A-level result I have been cheering today – the record-breaking number of students taking the key academic subjects so valued by …

Just how many migrants are coming, Home Secretary? You have 136 days to find out.

The Home Secretary must get on a plane to Bulgaria and Romania and find out just how many of their countrymen are heading for Britain, says Keith Vaz.<p>The latest figures showing a sharp rise in the numbers of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania in UK employment should take no one by surprise. …

A-level students: if you don't get into a Russell Group university, skip going altogether

There is little point getting into thousands of pounds of debt for a degree in 'Make-up and Hair Design', writes Christopher Giles.<p>Students who have received your A-level results, please listen up. If you have not – or do not – get into a top UK university, don’t go at all. Results day is …

Higher Education

Immigration, Asylum and Identity consultation paper now available

The working group focusing on the party’s policies on immigration, asylum and identity, chaired by Andrew Stunell MP, has just released its …

The terrorist we can't deport because of his human rights

Ministers are powerless to deport a convicted foreign terrorist who has lived in Britain for 12 years even though he has lost a long-running legal battle for refugee status, The Telegraph can disclose.<p>The Muslim man, who can only be identified by the initials “AH”, fled Algeria before being …

So When Will the Economy Recover? Probably Never

Forget the headlines, our economy is on the high road to ruin. Its apparent recovery is artificial and the reality is that our government is set to …

Godfrey Bloom: Employers are prejudiced against men

Men are being passed over for promotion in favour of less qualified women because employers are "prejudiced" against men, controversial Ukip MEP …

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Anti-UKBA app shows how citizens are gaining power over authorities

A new app, by a strange and impressive group called Immigrant X, alerts users to UKBA spot-checks.<p>It's a clever and much-needed little thing. I …