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Who owns all the oranges?

Kashgar - a footnote in history

The first feeling I get on arriving in Kashgar is of not really being in China anymore. This ancient Silk Road trading post has more in common with its Central…

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Britain and the European Social Fund

The recent debate concerning Britain’s membership of the European Union has generally centred around a referendum on leaving and the fractious budget…

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Is this the nicest train commute in Britain?

The New Year rise in rail fares has angered many commuters with another above-inflation increase in the price of many season tickets. One of the many…

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The end of fossils fuels?

Following more than 70 years of research and experimentation the dream of nuclear fusion may be edging closer to reality. There are a number of…

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Dark days ahead for publishers

Every New Year brings forth a glut of articles about consumers’ purchasing habits over the Christmas season ‒ what trends were seen, how much was spent and…

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The wildlife of Parque Nacional Lanín

The bus trip from Junín de los Andes ends at a chapel on a bleak plain by Lago Paimún. Beyond this, the view improves, with the impressively conical 3,776 metre tall…

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Project principles and problems

Industry needs planners, people who see what’s needed in the future to grow a business seamlessly and economically. Companies sometimes transform how they…

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The internet and high street retailers

Last year’s announcement from Argos that they are to phase out their much-loved catalogue and restructure the business to focus on multi-channel and high-end sales…

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Benefits and low pay

It is fair to say that the demonisation of multinational companies who pay minimal tax in the UK has probably reached its peak. They have been called before…

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Interview with James Elles MEP

Recent media reports suggest that Eurosceptic ideas within the Conservative Party are growing stronger with David Cameron appeasing his parliamentary party by…

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