Big business moves into co-working spaces

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Part one of a series on shared workspaces

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Grandparents left holding the baby

Older women returning to work juggle career and childcare again

Off the beaten track: Paul Clements has moved from Accenture and the Bank of England to a role as a police superintendent<span/>
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From City desk to policing the streets

Scheme tempts professionals into leadership roles with the force

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Fishing for vital company knowledge

Aquatic ecologists are environmental consultants for big projects

Sue Ireland, Director of Open Spaces at the Corporation of London.
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Guardian of the City’s green spaces

Sue Ireland oversees 11,000 acres of parkland, forest and heath

The riff: #HashtagTrademark

#LikeAGirl stands out amid surge in companies’ # trademarks

Some of the people who work on the River Thames every day
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The rich lives of London’s river workers

Photo essay: career fulfilment between the City and Canary Wharf

Ben and Stanley
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Out of office: the fathers bringing up baby

Shared parental leave promised radical change in the way mothers and fathers divide up work and childcare

Maarit Rossi, Kazuya Takahashi and Ayub Mohamud are shortlisted for the prize

A global prize brings glitz to teaching

Stars from Japan, Finland, Kenya and UK vie for top teacher title

David Cooke's daily grind: a scene from Saw VI

Censor’s farewell to porn and horror

In spite of all he has seen, David Cooke is still a film fan

Mixing the careers of a DJ and lawyer

Jules O’Riordan — Judge Jules — now works in the law

The craft of signwriting

Painters pass on the tradition with a flourish

Signwriting craft revives with a flourish

Painters juggle tutorials with work to pass on a niche trade

Care from lawyers turned therapists

Ex-legal professionals see anxiety caused by corporate pressures

The managers who hold the line on stress

Timely recognition benefits staff and employers alike

From heartache to happiness in a day

Cash flow and death are twin challenges in running Oxford centre

Cycle couriers are best of the worst jobs

Workers have created a mythology around the industry

Personal brands turn up the volume

Rise of freelancing makes it more important to market yourself

The teachers who make risk child’s play

Insights on how to be bold from three people who coach children

Review: ‘Stretch’

A timely guide to taking stock of your skills and future career


Emma Jacobs
Emma Jacobs' new column Working Lives takes a look at thriving and dying jobs amid the economic downturn. She also writes features and interviews across the paper, including for Weekend and UK news, but with a particular focus on Business Life, exploring business culture and entrepreneurship.

Jacobs has been at the Financial Times since 1999, working on UK news, companies, markets and

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