In defence of piped music maestros

Music shops
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In-store DJs explain their maligned trade

Brexit anxiety takes hold in the City

Risk, uncertainty and worries about exclusion cast long shadow

FT | Graham Harvey Graham Harvey an agricultutal adviser to the Archers radio show pictured at home in Luxbourgh, Somerset. 14th June 2016 Pic - Gareth Iwan Jones
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Farming soap opera awaits Brexit verdict

‘The Archers’ adviser on Europe, subsidies and rural life

Retired sports stars eye business careers

Former athletes land consultancy work but are they any good?

Prostitutes in the windows of a brothel in Amsterdam's red light district

‘Pimp State’, by Kat Banyard

Selling sex should never be considered a respectable trade, argues a powerful polemic. Review by Emma Jacobs

Anger management

To be heard above the constant noise, people have to proffer ever more extreme opinions

GAP Year illustration for Money FT.
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‘Out of the office — see you next year’

Longer careers are tempting more people to take gap year breaks

Book sales boost the translators’ role

Rising popularity of non-English fiction brings glory

Startup Funeral at Tech Hub, Bonhill Street. Picture shows presenter Adam Hawley, Global Projects Director, Tech Hub. PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2016 07815 853503
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A wake for entrepreneurs’ dead dreams

Memorial service for start-ups mixes celebration and postmortem

My mother pioneers a quickstep to ageing

Notebook: A startled reception to older ravers reveals that social lives are still segregated by age

City firms hire parenting consultants

Busy professionals seek advice during office hours on their children’s health, sleep and education

Policies to help transitioning workers

Organisations are rethinking their approach to transgender staff

Why share a desk with your dog?

Call me Cruella de Vil but this is a perk I am pleased not to have

A bit of boredom at work goes a long way

Ennui can be useful in small doses, but we are losing the habit

My adventures in co-working spaces

The second of a two-part series exploring life in shared offices for freelancers

Big business moves into co-working spaces

Part one of a series on shared workspaces

Grandparents left holding the baby

Older women returning to work juggle career and childcare again

From City desk to policing the streets

Scheme tempts professionals into leadership roles with the force

Fishing for vital company knowledge

Aquatic ecologists are environmental consultants for big projects

Guardian of the City’s green spaces

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


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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