Is This the Future - High Street to iStreet?

Jon Worley | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Tech
Jon Worley

High streets need to make available the tools consumers desire to interact in-store. This will allow the consumer to not only browse in-store, it will also encourage them to complete their purchase and take their shopping away with them.

Egypt Balloon Crash Victims Named

PA | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

Two Britons and a UK resident killed in a horrific balloon crash which left 19 people dead were named tonight. Yvonne Rennie, Joe Bampton and Hunga...

Reporting the Kenyan Elections: Five Things We Can Learn From Last Time

Martin Scott | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK
Martin Scott

Given that the next elections in Kenya are just a few days away, now is perhaps a useful time to remind ourselves of the debates that took place five years ago about how the international media covered the elections and their aftermath.

Man Dies After City Centre Dock Rescue

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

A man has died and another is recovering in hospital after they were pulled from the waters of a city centre dock. The pair, aged 56 and 28, were r...

The Decline of the Expat: Foreigners in China Proliferate, But Become Less Special

Tea Leaf Nation | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tea Leaf Nation

In recent months, the "China expat" has been making international headlines. Several longtime residents of China announced their intention to leave on public forums, explaining that living in China was not only hazardous to their health, but worse, an alienating experience.

Employment Keeps Going Up, But Why Are We Producing Less?

Angus Campbell | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK
Angus Campbell

There may be more of us working, but in real terms we're all working for less. Wages are not growing anywhere near as much as inflation and in fact the most recent data showed they rose at their slowest rate of growth since June 2010.

Civil Marriage in Lebanon: A User's Guide

Lucy Knight | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

It's been several weeks now since Lebanon's President Sleiman tweeted his support of civil marriage in Lebanon (#civilmarriageleb). Politicians and Twitter, always fun. It was in response to the story that broke several days earlier of a couple who were on the verge of being the country's first ever union outside a religious setting.

Indian Businesses Are Revelling in 'Unreasonable Goals'

Green Futures | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK
Green Futures

It's all a far cry from what could be described as the comparatively sober, 'traditional' Indian corporate approach to sustainability, rooted in a long tradition of philanthropy. It's a tradition which has been absorbed smoothly into the relatively recent concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Daleks Designer Dies Aged 84

PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The man who brought to life Doctor Who's army of Daleks has died aged 84, his daughter said. Former BBC designer Raymond Cusick will be remembered ...

Corrie Star Breezes Into Let's Dance Finals

PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Soap star Antony Cotton tap-danced his way into the finals of Let's Dance for Comic Relief tonight with a routine that was "smooth as silk". The Co...

Three Found Dead In Caravan Park Tragedy

PA | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK

An elderly couple and their daughter have died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park. The alarm was raised at the site near Camb...

The FSA's pilot scheme on interest rate hedging products - a more sophisticated approach?

Andrew Brown | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK
Andrew Brown

First, a little background into the interest rate swap mis selling situation is perhaps required. Interest rate swaps were initially marketed to prote...

'Promiscuous Consumer' Reflects the Reality of 2013

Jon Worley | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Jon Worley

As businesses and high-street retailers join the race to reinvent themselves, an analysis of consumer loyalty trends in Britain over the four years since 2009 shows that the days of pleasure shopping and retail therapy are behind us - as bargain hunting and rampant discounting have become the norm in a tough economy.

Land of the Free

Paul_Smith | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics

Stand in front of the White House in DC, and you sense that this must be the most preciously, if discreetly, guarded building in the world. Any attack on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would be too iconic for Americans to bear

Tesco Voted Worst Supermarket In Poll Of Which? Readers

PA | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

Tesco has been voted the worst supermarket and Waitrose the best in an annual poll of 11,000 consumers by watchdog Which?. Waitrose received a cust...

PM Says RAF Red Arrows Future Is Secure

PA | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

India has signalled it may buy a third tranche of UK-built Hawk aircraft for use by its version of the Red Arrows aerobatics display team, it emerged ...

TCO is One Reason Why Data is Headed to the Cloud

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the good old days, the primary (or usually only) choice was to have their own IT infrastructure installed on the business premises. But with the increasing bandwidths and network accessibility, cloud-based services have established themselves as a credible and cheaper alternative.

Environment Secretary And Retailers To DIscuss Horsemeat Scandal

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will meet representatives of leading supermarkets and food retail trade bodies on Monday to press them to do more ...

Keith Chegwin Voted Out Of Dancing On Ice

PA | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Television funnyman Keith Chegwin has become the latest celebrity to bow out of Dancing on Ice. The Bootle-born comedian and television presenter, ...

Man Sentenced Over Pig's Head At Muslim Centre

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

A man who left a pig's head on the steps of a Muslim community centre is due to be sentenced today. Liam Ferrar has admitted dumping the frozen hea...

Government 'Warned Over Horse Meat In 2011'

PA | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it was claimed. John Young, a former manager ...

Teenager Killed In London Double Shooting

PA | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

A teenager died and a man was injured after they were gunned down in a street. The pair were shot in Hindrey Road, Clapton, east London, at 8.20pm ...

Dean Gaffney Bounces Back After Horrific Car Smash

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | Home

Former EastEnders star Dean Gaffney will tonight show he is bouncing back after his horrific car smash a fortnight ago when he takes his place among t...

Number Of People Who Have Eaten Horse Meat Will Never Be Known

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

It is unlikely the exact number of people in the UK who have unwittingly eaten horse meat will ever be known, the chief executive of the Food Standard...

Man Killed In Motorway Bridge Fall

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

A man died after falling from a motorway bridge on to the road below. Police were called to the M42 between junctions 3a and 4 in Birmingham at 10....