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Inside Apple’s Rise to $2 Trillion
Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of Steve Jobs. Here’s a look at Apple’s rise to the very top.
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Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
What Britain could learn from New Zealand about home-schooling
If ever there was a moment to address the issue of home-schooling, it is now. The pandemic has disrupted teaching, school life and examinations in catastrophic ways. Many childr...
David Beckham-backed cannabis firm sparks investor rush on eve of public float
SYNTHETIC cannabinoid company Cellular Goods has seen 13 applications for each one of the 260 million shares on offer when it officially launches on the London Stock Exchange.
Here’s what you’ll be wearing this autumn
Balaclavas! Club kids! Camping chic! The all-virtual fashion event delivered real-life style for our brave new world. Chloe Street has the download on what we’ll be buying next ...
EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19
European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU countries that depend heav...
NHS faces legal action over data firm contract
The NHS is being taken to court over its contract with controversial US data firm Palantir.
The artists who outwitted the Nazis
In the two World Wars, painters were deployed to create optical illusions. Matthew Wilson explores how a camouflage unit and a 'Ghost Army' used misdirection in deception operat...
Chinese Court Orders Man To Pay Ex-Wife $7,700 For 5 Years Of Housework
The woman, who did not work outside the home during the marriage, sought compensation for housework she had done after her husband filed for divorce at a district court in Beiji...
Police in Germany and Belgium make Europe's biggest ever cocaine bust
Authorities in Germany and Belgium seized more than 23,000 kilograms (50,700 pounds) of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, in an international operation that resulted in one ar...
Gordon Ramsay loses nearly £60million as lockdown devastates restaurants
Gordon Ramsay has revealed the staggering effect of the coronavirus pandemic on his restaurant empire, saying he’s lost nearly £60million in turnover in the past year.
UK thinktank calls for door-to-door Covid jabs to tackle vaccine disparities
Exclusive: Runnymede Trust chief says uptake gap risks Covid becoming a disease of poverty
Calls for mandatory Covid jabs conflict with Britons' right to say no
Analysis: idea is not as simple as it seems, due to the fact vaccination is not mandatory under UK law
Keir Starmer under pressure to back plans for corporation tax rise
Labour leader has faced backlash after saying he would oppose any new tax on business in budget
Paul McCartney to publish 900-page lyrical 'autobiography'
The Lyrics, a ‘self-portrait in 154 songs’, will look at the people, places and circumstances behind songs written in boyhood, with the Beatles and beyond
Unions fear government wants museums to 'airbrush' UK history
Unions representing museum staff warn culture secretary not to listen to ‘fringe clamour’ after meeting with heads of institutions
Hays Travel boss 'shocked' by husband's sudden death
Travel agency boss Dame Irene Hays has spoken of the "shock" of her husband's death just a year after the pair took on 2,000 Thomas Cook staff.
UK’s Covid-19 app can be converted into vaccine certificate whether Brits want it or not – reports
The National Health Service app initially developed for users to show their Covid-19 test results can be converted into a digital vaccine certificate without further technical a...
Member of London mayor’s ‘statue toppling’ diversity commission resigns amid accusations of racism and anti-Semitism
A member of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s controversial ‘statue diversity’ commission has resigned, following heavy criticism of his past comments as ‘racist’ and complaints over an...
Italy landslide pushes hundreds of coffins into the sea
Video shows the search for coffins that tumbled into the sea from a cliff-side cemetery in Genoa.
Facebook and Google 'too powerful' says watchdog boss
Tech giants Google and Facebook have too great a share of the UK online advertising market, the boss of the UK's competition watchdog has said.
Summer catch-up schools planned for pupils in England
Secondary schools in England will be asked to consider delivering face-to-face summer schools as part of efforts to help pupils catch up.
Fauci: Anti-vaccine sentiment in UK and US ‘quite concerning’
Anti-vaccine sentiment in the UK and the US is a “self-amplifying problem that just keeps getting bigger and bigger”, according to US presidential medical adviser Anthony Fauci.
Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has offered to give up her UK and French citizenship in exchange for bail.
China announces MASSIVE oil & gas discovery in Bohai Sea
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) revealed this week that its newly discovered oil and gas field in the Bohai Sea contains proven geological reserves of 100 millio...
Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels
Heathrow Airport has reported a £2bn annual loss after passenger numbers during the coronavirus pandemic dropped to levels last seen in the 1970s.
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