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    1. August 1, 2014

      Steve Smith, Poundland founder: I was brought up to work hard

      Steve Smith, 51, opened his first Poundland store in December 1990 in Burton-on-Trent with a £50,000 loan from his father....

    2. July 18, 2013

      It ain’t half hot at Lord’s, but at least Bell keeps his cool

      The Met Office has issued a Level 3 heatwave warning for the London area. Not being used to any kind of heatwave, no one...

    1. September 6, 2012

      Vice-chancellors warn on immigration curbs

      Leading vice-chancellors have warned that immigration restrictions on foreign students could derail the UK universities...

    2. August 30, 2012

      Foreign students at centre of migrant furore

      Since taking office in 2010, coalition ministers have insisted that while they wish to cut immigration, they do not want to...

    3. August 29, 2012

      London Metropolitan student visa rights revoked

      Thousands of non-EU students at London Metropolitan University have 60 days to find a course at another institution or get...

    4. April 3, 2012

      Universities want old-school A-levels

      Universities want a return to the traditional structure of A-levels, with pupils largely judged once again on a single burst...

    5. March 29, 2012

      Coalition to boost choice in higher education

      English universities are about to undergo “the largest shift in higher education for a generation”, as the coalition’s...

    6. June 28, 2011

      Daisy sets sights on organic growth

      Daisy Group is to focus on organic growth, after the telecoms group doubled its revenue in the year to March following a...

    7. January 6, 2011

      Cocks of the walk made feather dusters

      England’s captain Andrew Strauss (left) and Graeme Swann (right) celebrate as Australia’s Mitchell Johnson is bowled out The...

    8. January 5, 2011

      Universities eye ‘airline pricing’ to fill up courses

      Ministers are considering whether to allow universities to charge students from within the European Union different prices...

    9. December 28, 2010

      England on course to retain Ashes

      Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior celebrate as Australian captain Ricky Ponting is bowled. The only remaining doubt was when...

    10. December 26, 2010

      Trott century puts England in control

      Melbourne, December 27 - England’s Jonathan Trott overcame a painful blow to the knee to strike a brave century as he and...

    11. December 5, 2010

      Rush to finalise rules for intake of 2012

      Ministers are hurrying to decide the future of English universities so institutions and students can prepare for the...

    12. November 14, 2010

      Feathers set to fly in ‘lame duck’ Congress

      Change is coming to Capitol Hill but a legislative standstill is expected in the period before new members arrive Members of...

    13. September 21, 2010

      University teaching funds in line of fire

      Universities could be forced to double tuition fees on some courses just to preserve their current income under plans that...

    14. September 7, 2010

      Hermes big shoes

      It is a big job in property fund management but it took Hermes Real Estate more than two years to appoint a new head of...

    15. July 26, 2010

      Ofgem will change rules to boost ‘smart grids’

      Ofgem is to change its rules to make it easier for energy companies to raise from customers the £32bn needed to help...

    16. June 15, 2010

      Trading in Vantis suspended

      Shares in Vantis, the Aim-quoted company that has been acting as liquidator to Stanford International Bank, have been...

    17. June 15, 2010

      Trading in Vantis suspended

      Shares in Vantis, the Aim-quoted company that has been acting as liquidator to Stanford International Bank, have been...

    18. June 12, 2010

      Doubts rise over tuition fees increase

      A substantial rise in tuition fees – seen by many universities as the answer to their financial shortfalls – may be...

    19. June 9, 2010

      Warning over obstacles to tuition fees rise

      A substantial rise in tuition fees - seen by many universities as the answer to their financial shortfalls - may be...

    20. May 25, 2010

      Boost to student numbers will be halved

      The coalition government is to rein in one of the few eye-catching new spending promises made in Labour's spring Budget - an...

    21. May 24, 2010

      Rise in student numbers to be halved

      Holding court: Chancellor George Osborne and chief secretary David Laws give details of the cuts at a press conference in...

    22. May 3, 2010

      Equinix chief gives reassurance on pricing

      The largest independent operator of data centres with fast internet connections would not raise prices after completing the...

    23. April 6, 2010

      Northgate chief steps down early

      Steve Smith, chief executive of Northgate, is to step down immediately, ending his tenure at the car and van rental group...

    24. April 6, 2010

      Northgate chief steps down early

      Steve Smith, chief executive of Northgate, is to step down immediately, ending his tenure at the car and van rental group...

    25. April 6, 2010

      Northgate chief steps down early

      Steve Smith, chief executive of Northgate, is to step down immediately, ending his tenure at the car and van rental group...

    26. March 15, 2010

      British Land recruits partners for deals

      British Land is to partner sovereign wealth and other sources of institutional cash to capitalise on the large sales...

    27. March 14, 2010

      British Land recruits partners for deals

      British Land is to partner sovereign wealth and other sources of institutional cash to capitalise on the large sales...

    28. February 9, 2010

      Downturn spurs race for university places

      The number of people aspiring to be undergraduates has risen at its fastest pace in at least 10 years, as people of all ages...

    29. February 8, 2010

      University applicants rise 23% to record

      The number of people aspiring to be undergraduates has risen at its fastest pace in at least 10 years, as people of all ages...

    30. February 2, 2010

      Universities face cut in funding

      Public funding for teaching at English universities will be cut in real terms next year, ending the sector's long and large...

    31. February 2, 2010

      Universities face cut in funds for teaching

      Public funding for teaching at English universities will be cut in real terms next year, ending the sector's long and large...

    32. February 1, 2010

      Universities face teaching funds cut

      Public funding for teaching at English universities will be cut in real terms next year, ending the sector’s long and large...

    33. January 30, 2010

      Languedoc uncorked

      Château les Carrasses near Capestang is being converted into houses and flats. Its days of mass-production are over but the...

    34. December 9, 2009

      Northgate upbeat despite continued slide in commercial vehicle demand

      White-van man's declining demand for commercial vehicles is still depressing revenues at Northgate, the van and car rental...

    35. December 8, 2009

      White-van woes hit Northgate

      White-van man’s declining demand for commercial vehicles is still depressing revenues at Northgate, the van and car rental...

    36. November 7, 2009

      Property farewell

      It was a who's who in the property industry at the retirement party for John Stephen , England chairman of Jones Lang...

    37. October 3, 2009

      University chief targets student finances

      Ministers should consider raising the interest charged on student loans to a "real" rate tied to the government's cost of...

    38. September 27, 2009

      Movers and shakers: Sept 28

      ● BlueCrest Capital Management has hired Steve Smith from Credit Suisse as a fund of funds portfolio manager. ● Brendan...

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