I was reminded by a piece in The Guardian the other week that September has historically been a sometimes savage month for high finance. For example, ...

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Canary no more a gold mine

A couple of weeks ago I went to France for a few days, flying out of London City Airport on an early-morning British Airways flight to Nice. (There...

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Delays put into perspective

When news emerged last week that Yevgeny Prigozhin was among the passengers on an aircraft that had ‘mysteriously’ crashed in Russia, late...

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More than just a ball game

A film about a doll leaving a make-believe ‘paradise’ to visit ‘real world’ is bound to demand a large suspension of disbelief...

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Pretty in pink

At the beginning of this month, my wife and I went on a week-long holiday to Rhodes. You might say we picked the right time, because now would certain...

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Holidays and hell

The 151st Open Championship concluded at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday afternoon in the atrocious wet weather (the tricky par-three 17th sh...

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Harman is the Man

A few years ago there was a joke circulating on social media that imagined a world 200 years from now in which the British prime minister went to Brus...

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Mortgaged up to the hilt

Burberry clothes have been around for a long time. The company was founded by Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in 1856 and its endeavours ha...

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Checking into luxury