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The last of the metal-bashers

TO WALK into Devonshire Dock Hall, in Barrow-in-Furness, a town of 70,000 in England’s north-west, is to walk into the heart of a community. Some 260 …

Opinion

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Apple to launch TV with 'ring' remote control, says analyst

Apple’s long-awaited television will go on sale this year and feature a remote control “ring” that viewers wear on a finger, according to an analyst.<p>The iTV will boast a 60-inch screen and cost up to $2,500, Brian White, at Topeka Capital Markets, said in a research note.<p>Apple’s new gadget will …

Helicopter QE will never be reversed

Readers of the Daily Telegraph were right all along. Quantitative easing will never be reversed. It is not liquidity management as claimed so vehemently at the outset. It really is the same as printing money.<p>Columbia Professor Michael Woodford, the world's most closely followed monetary theorist, …

Britain second in world for aid spending

Britain is second on the world aid league table – spending more than Germany despite the fact that our population is smaller.<p>As many countries attempt to reduce their aid spending the latest figures show we spent £9billion on overseas aid in 2012, second only to the US which spent …

Wunderreform

WHEN Gerhard Schröder took to the podium in the Bundestag on March 14th, 2003, Germany was called the “sick man of Europe”. More than 4m Germans …

Focus on growth

THE NETHERLANDS has spent the past year sinking ever deeper into economic gloom. GDP shrank by almost 1% in 2012, and forecasters expect another 0.5% …

Poverty protests

SIX people have set themselves on fire in Bulgaria in less than a month. Three have died. The death by self-immolation of Plamen Goranov, a …

Protest

Drivers' reports suggest official fuel consumption claims are off by miles, with many motorists getting 25% less than promised http://gu.com/p/3dxkn Photograph: Keith Leighton/Alamy

http://gu.com/p/3ebnz House hunting on a budget: setting a £100,000 limit, we look at what you could buy around the UK

The government is to offer parents new support to fund childcare costs. We look at how it will work http://gu.com/p/3ehvq Photograph: Getty

Ever wondered what it's really like to be a vicar, a brain surgeon or a dominatrix? We asked 15 people to reveal – anonymously – the secrets of their jobs http://gu.com/p/3ehyq Illustration by Craig Robinson

Five jobs that didn't exist 10 years ago (in the UK, at least) http://gu.com/p/3ez4b Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

Bank of England brains of the future - the youth view on monetary policy

<b>A Bank of England youth policy - the idea of governor Sir Mervyn King 13 years ago - is taking shape.</b><p>School pupils are given a chance to play the part of policymakers, deciding where interest rates should be and then making detailed presentations.<p>The Bank of England's Target 2.0 competition, named …

Xstrata and Glencore merger date delayed again

<b>Xstrata and Glencore have once again pushed back the date for when they expect to complete their $35bn (£23bn) merger.</b><p>They now expect the deal to be completed by 2 May, not 16 April.<p>This is yet another delay for the deal, and is due to the ongoing investigation into the deal in China.<p>Glencore said …

Verizon denies interest in buying Vodafone

<b>US telecoms group Verizon Communications has denied that it wants to buy or merge with UK mobile phone operator Vodafone.</b>

SSE fined record £10.5m by Ofgem for mis-selling

Energy supplier SSE has been fined £10.5m by the regulator Ofgem for mis-selling gas and electricity.<p>The fine is the largest ever imposed on an energy supplier by Ofgem.<p>In its statement, Ofgem said SSE, formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy, was guilty of management failures that led to …

Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973.<p>Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from "a 'real' cellular telephone".<p>In 2012 a report carried out by the International …

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Cyprus's future: Is euro membership viable?

<b>Thinking about the future is hard for many of those struggling with the crisis in Cyprus - yet it is essential to consider how an economic recovery could be engineered, and whether this would be best done within or outside the eurozone.</b><p>If some sectors of the Cypriot economy - finance, construction, …

Bank of Japan's Haruhiko Kuroda in aggressive growth move

<b>Japan's central bank has surprised markets with the size of its latest stimulus package, as it tries to spur growth and end years of falling prices.</b><p>The move was seen as a clear signal by the bank's new boss, Haruhiko Kuroda, that he was willing to spend heavily to achieve an inflation target of …

UK service sector sees 'solid' growth, PMI survey shows

<b>The UK's service sector grew at its fastest pace for seven months in March, according to a closely watched survey.</b><p>The Markit/CIP purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector rose to 52.4 last month from 51.8 in February, with growth described as "solid". A figure above 50 indicates …

Domino's Pizza sees strong sales growth

<b>Domino's Pizza, the UK's biggest pizza delivery firm, has reported a strong rise in first quarter sales, boosted by new offerings and promotions.</b><p>UK like-for-like sales rose 6.6% in the first three months of the year, despite disruption from heavy snow.<p>Domino's said that 61.9% of UK delivered sales …

Charles Davis: Households 'suffered long squeeze'

The stagnant UK economy has left many people feeling like they have less money in their pockets - but is the squeeze on personal finances really as severe as perceived?<p>One key measure of disposable income is the Asda income tracker - compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).<p>…

Mortgage rates set for fall, Bank of England survey shows

Mortgage rates are about to drop “significantly” over the next three months, a Bank of England survey discovered, offering an extra boost to the housing market in the wake of government measures unveiled in the Budget.<p>Deals are becoming markedly cheaper while lenders are also making more credit …

Disney has announced that the company is shutting down recently acquired LucasArts though they will continue to license video games to third parties. http://bit.ly/13Sf5bK

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 …

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d have told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you were on a lonely …

FTSE 100 falls for second session

Britain's blue-chips slipped for a second consecutive session on Thursday as traders marked time ahead of central bank interest rate decisions.<p>With the European Central Bank and the Bank of England both due to reveal their latest interest rate decisions at lunchtime, traders stayed on the …