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UK, US and French growth figures to show if global economy is slowing – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, including GDP data from three of the world’s biggest economiesIntroduction: Big day for growth dataUK and US economies expected to have slowed in the last quarterFrance has slowed from 0.7% to 0.3% 8.37am BST


    I thought US universities were marketised – till I came to the UK | Anonymous academic

    I expected a culture shock when I crossed the Atlantic, but I didn’t anticipate how corporatised British universities would beLast July my family sold our home, loaded what remained into storage and moved to the UK. As an American academic, I was driven


      Florence + The Machine 2018 UK tour tickets on sale TODAY! Dates, venues and prices for the Royal Festival Hall, Scunthorpe and Halifax shows

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        Spring break: 10 of the best lightweight jackets for men – in pictures

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          What does the TSB fiasco tell us about banking in Britain? | Patrick Collinson

          The crisis raises questions about what happens when online fails and there is little backupTSB stands for Totally Shambolic Bank, according to some headlines, after its online and mobile services went into meltdown following a botched IT transfer. It was


            Holiday guide to the Llŷn peninsula, north Wales

            A haven for surfers and adventurers, ‘a timeless island feel pervades this often-overlooked peninsula’. Writers of the new Wild Guide Wales select the best coves and beaches, places to eat and seasonal campsitesWith tiny lanes lined with wildflowers l


              Number of Australians who earned more than $1m a year yet paid no tax surges 30%

              Sixty-two Australians who earned more than $1m in 2015-16 financial year paid no taxSixty-two Australians who earned more than $1m in the 2015-16 financial year paid no income tax. That represents a 30% increase from the previous financial year.New data f


                School may cut hours to stop teacher 'burnout'

                Scrapping of Friday afternoon lessons proposed by Daventry primary school to address teachers’ workloadA primary school is considering closing to pupils on Friday afternoons to help prevent teacher “burnout”.Moving to a four-and-a-half day week woul


                  Why we should bulldoze the business school

                  There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years. By Martin ParkerVisit the average university campus and it is likely that the newest and most ostentatious building will be occ


                    Sex, disco and fish on acid: how Continental Baths became the world's most influential gay club

                    Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock all frequented the decadent New York bathhouse – as did the police who constantly raided it. Its 87-year-old founder, Steve Ostrow, explains how Continental Baths made club culture what it is todayIt’s 196


                      Number of Tasmanians travelling interstate for abortions rises fivefold

                      Marie Stopes chief executive says the state needs abortion care funding reform• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The number of Tasmanians travelling interstate for abortions has increased fivefold since the state’s onl

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