A friend of mine at university, when exams came round, liked to draw up a revision schedule.  He’d spend days crafting a document of beauty, choosing different colours for each subjects, carefully noting down his meals and breaks for leisure. Eventually, he...
“Bandwidth” is one of those fashionable expressions that, as they often do, loses any power it might have possessed through overuse, and is currently moving through a euphemistic phase towards cliché and then redundancy.  So Alan Milburn, the now former head of...
Last week professional boxer Amir Khan shocked many fans by admitting on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! that he didn’t know if there had ever been a female Prime Minister. Given Theresa May’s record I’m not surprised. When I was invited...
The UK economy is expected to grow at a sluggish rate over the next couple of years, with economists warning that growth will remain lacklustre amid Brexit-related uncertainty. GDP is forecast to grow at 1.5 per cent in 2018 before dropping to...
He was a member of the Rohingya student union in college, taught at a public high school and even won a parliamentary seat in Burma's thwarted elections in 1990. But according to the government of Burma, Kyaw Min’s fellow Rohingya do not...
As many as 800 million people could be forced out of employment by 2030 due to the rise of robots in the workplace, according to a new report. Consultancy group McKinsey estimate that of those, up to 375 million individuals – or 14...
Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit. The social network said more than half of the people...
Tony Blair has confirmed he is actively working to reverse Brexit, putting him at odds with the official Labour Party position. “It is reversible," he told BBC's Radio 4’s The World This Weekend. "It’s not done until it’s done." Asked if he was trying to overturn...
Ten years ago, at a summer cabin in Lake Tahoe, Nancy Svendsen was told a story she could scarcely believe. The story recounted by her brother-in-law, who had moved to the US from Kathmandu three decades ago, was about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa,...
Bitcoin isn’t big enough to pose a risk to the global economy, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency hit a record high of above $10,000 (£7,493) for the first time. The virtual currency traded below $1,000...