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Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: ‘Are you ready to have women at the table?’

Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: ‘Are you ready to have women at the table?’

Finance June 7, 2017 at 1:55 am 0 comments

Watch out, Echo: Apple announces HomePod speaker

Michelle Obama looked out into an audience packed with mostly male tech workers and asked them to make room for women in technology.

Obama was a guest speaker at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer …

He’s out, and he’s inIreland looks set for a young, gay prime minister

He’s out, and he’s inIreland looks set for a young, gay prime minister

Finance June 3, 2017 at 4:51 am 0 comments

ASKED what qualities they seek in a politician, many people may mention honesty, transparency and reliability. Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s minister for social protection, scores high on the first two. On the third characteristic, there is somewhat more doubt. But his …

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Dixons Carphone chairman Ian Livingston gave up a £8.5m-a-year salary in favour of public service

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Dixons Carphone chairman Ian Livingston gave up a £8.5m-a-year salary in favour of public service

Finance June 3, 2017 at 1:48 am 0 comments

Connected: Dixons Carphone boss Lord Ian Livingston

You don’t get too many Conservative supporters hailing from the East End of Glasgow. Even fewer who have taken up ermine to serve in a Conservative-led government.

When Ian Livingston, Lord Livingston of …

GENERAL ELECTION: Worcester MP rubbishes Diane Abbott’s pledge over 10,000 police officers

GENERAL ELECTION: Worcester MP rubbishes Diane Abbott’s pledge over 10,000 police officers

Finance May 28, 2017 at 1:55 am 0 comments

CONFUSED: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott.

MORE than 50 new police officers could be patrolling the streets of Worcestershire under a Labour General Election pledge – including 10 in Worcester.

But the manifesto idea was plunged into chaos today after …

Not just any appointment: M&S poaches the Halfords chief executive to run its struggling clothing arm

Not just any appointment: M&S poaches the Halfords chief executive to run its struggling clothing arm

Finance May 26, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Jill McDonald, formerly chief executive of Halfords, has been put in charge of M&S’s struggling clothing division

Marks & Spencer has poached the chief executive of Halfords and put her in charge of shoring up its embattled clothing arm.

The …

Watch: Crowds in Manchester sing Don’t Look Back In Anger after nation holds one minute silence to remember victims

Watch: Crowds in Manchester sing Don’t Look Back In Anger after nation holds one minute silence to remember victims

Finance May 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

This is the emotional moment crowds in Manchester broke out into song after they held a moving tribute to the victims of Monday’s terror attack.

With increasing volume, people began singing Oasis hit Don’t Look Back In Anger in an …

5 interview hacks to crush it and land the job of your dreams

5 interview hacks to crush it and land the job of your dreams

Finance May 24, 2017 at 1:51 am 0 comments

Five steps to ace that job interview

You have more control than you think in a job interview — it’s up to you to take it.

Employers say that even though an interview can be a formality, you need to …

The risky loans that let drivers on minimum wage buy a £19,000 sports car and could be fuelling a debt crisis

The risky loans that let drivers on minimum wage buy a £19,000 sports car and could be fuelling a debt crisis

Finance May 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

A gleaming fleet of luxury cars is spread across a vast showroom in Buckinghamshire. In a room behind a large glass wall sits a slick BMW salesman.

‘It’s a no-brainer, honestly,’ he says, leaning back on his leather office chair, …

‘I wanted to kill them, you were supposed to kill me’: Drug-crazed driver who plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square for – killing one and injuring 22 – tells cops he planned a murder-suicide spree

‘I wanted to kill them, you were supposed to kill me’: Drug-crazed driver who plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square for – killing one and injuring 22 – tells cops he planned a murder-suicide spree

Finance May 21, 2017 at 4:46 am 0 comments

This is the shocking moment a driver believed to be high on synthetic marijuana tried to flee after plowing into pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square and telling police he wanted to ‘kill them all’.

The driver, identified as …