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University applications

[Automotive] - 25/06/2013 - There’s still time to find a place at a university or college this year - just remember the 30 June deadline. That’s the message from UCAS, the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education in the UK.

Epic student cycle for Water

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 20/05/2013 - Two final year students at The University of Nottingham are set to celebrate the end of their exams by taking on an incredible challenge in support of charity Water

How to stay calm before an exam

[Finance] - 15/05/2013 - The key to staying calm in an exam is to keep your fear in perspective. Cat Williams, author of Stay Calm and Content shares her tips.

Top tips for better wellbeing

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/05/2013 - With spring feeling like a long way off, Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help you through the winter blues.

What to expect in your first university term

[Finance] - 07/02/2013 - Student stereotypes are all well and good (cheap beer, freshers' week, an aversion to cleaning, the occasional lecture). But what should you really expect when it comes to your first term at university?

Making construction a career of choice

[Construction] - 06/12/2012 - Careers advice in UK schools can be hit or miss. The Chartered Institute of Building has been campaigning to improve the guidance young people receive and the access they have to a professional career.

Becoming a Sommelier

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/11/2012 - Find out about careers in the wine industry. Wieteke Teppema shares her passion for wine and gives tips for aspiring sommeliers.

Anti-Bullying Week 2012: 19-23 November

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/10/2012 - This year's theme is ‘We're better without bullying’ and shines a light on the effect of bullying on achievement. Bullying can lead to young people missing school, failing exams and avoiding extra-curricular activities. Find out how to get help.

Beauty opportunities

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 01/10/2012 - The professional beauty and spa industry is growing despite the economic gloom.

Interview tips

[Finance] - 01/09/2012 - John Lees, author of The Interview Expert reveals the secrets of what gets an interviewer to say ‘yes’.

Volunteering placements abroad

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 20/08/2012 - More students than ever before are seeking voluntary working placements abroad according to Projects Abroad - the world's largest volunteering organisation.

Olympic medal map

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 16/08/2012 - Maps showing competing countries from across the globe swelling in relation to their Olympic medal hauls have been created by a researcher from the University of Sheffield.

Jessica's lasting Lego-cy

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 09/08/2012 - Olympic golden girl and University of Sheffield graduate Jessica Ennis has been encapsulated in Lego to celebrate her amazing achievements.

University and college acceptances in Scotland

[Finance] - 08/08/2012 - More than 22,000 university and college acceptances in Scotland. UCAS has now processed all SQA Higher and Advanced Higher results.

Opportunities for hospitality students

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/08/2012 - Hospitality management students are increasing their job prospects thanks to a hi-tech food ordering and management information system that is used by globally recognised restaurant and hotel chains.

Apprenticeships at Travelodge

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/04/2012 - Travelodge, the UK’s fastest growing hotel chain has today announced it’s looking for a further 40 Apprentices to join its junior Management Programme titled (JuMP) this spring.

Careers in the entertainment industry

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 04/03/2012 - Interested in a career in the entertainment industry? Backstage Academy launches a diverse range of short courses tailored around essential skills for the live events production industry.

Buck the trend with an apprenticeship

[Construction] - 02/02/2012 - Apprenticeships are an excellent alternative for young people who have perhaps been put off going to university, want a more practical education or an alternative to traditional employment options.

Catering careers

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/01/2012 - Ashburton Cookery School has launched its new Chefs Academy to great success. With programmes like BBC MasterChef attracting big audiences, the Academy is designed to help prepare the next generation of inspirational head chefs for the demands of the 21st

Sky Sports Living for Sport

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/01/2012 - Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher has joined forces with athletes and students to celebrate the impact of Sky Sports Living for Sport, an initiative which uses sports stars and sports skills to improve the lives of young people.

Jobs at NEXT

[Retail] - 21/12/2011 - With the graduate job market becoming increasingly competitive, the University of Leicester has launched a new initiative with NEXT to enhance employability skills of its students.

Looking for a job? Ask your mates!

[Retail] - 08/12/2011 - Using your personal contacts is still one of the most effective ways to land a new job, an online YouGov survey of nearly 2,000 British adults has revealed.

Diplomas in Enterprise

[Retail] - 07/12/2011 - Oldham College will be offering the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy BTEC Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Students will work on real life business challenges as well as taking part in workshops.

Careers in the music industry

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/12/2011 - Career inspiration charity icould, supported by BlackBerry, invites young people to meet the ‘Music Insiders’ and discover a world of amazing jobs they may never have known existed.

Volunteer work in China

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 07/12/2011 - More than 130 students from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have cut short their summer holidays to spend time teaching at schools in disadvantaged areas in China and Nepal.

Recruitment trends

[Construction] - 01/12/2011 - 39% of UK employers plan to add new employees in 2011 with a mix of full-time, part-time, contract or temporary workers and interns. Technology is the number one area cited for hiring.

Youth jobs scheme

[Retail] - 29/11/2011 - The Government is launching a £1 billion scheme that will help tackle the UK’s youth unemployment crisis. Nick Clegg is unveiling his youth contract programme that will see wage subsidies offered to employers to take on 160,000 young people over 3 years.

Career advice for students

[Finance] - 29/11/2011 - Students are not getting the information they need at the crucial stages of their education to make decisions about university, training or employment, according to new research into student routes into employment.

Visit the Natural History Museum

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 16/11/2011 - Visit the Natural History Museum for photography exhibitions, late night events, and discussions.

Hospitality Apprenticeships

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 16/11/2011 - With youth unemployment having broken 1 million, celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has taken time out of his own kitchen to back a major initiative by Greene King which has almost 700 apprentices working in its pubs and restaurants across the UK.

Happy hour linked to pub violence

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/11/2011 - A Cardiff University study has established a link between pub violence and happy hour-style drinking promotions.

Volunteering abroad

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 01/11/2011 - Many of the 220,000 young Britons who were unable to gain a place at university this year have decided to opt for taking philanthropic volunteering breaks in developing countries instead, according to the world’s largest commercial volunteer organisation,

Questions about starting university

[Automotive] - 27/09/2011 - What is Freshers’ Week really like? How do I write a personal statement that won’t let me down? Which university course should I choose? For help with all these questions, try watching UCAStv.

Violence in relationships

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/09/2011 - The levels of violence girls and boys from disadvantaged backgrounds experience in their partner relationships is revealed in new University of Bristol research.

Making the most of a Gap Year

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/09/2011 - Ever since they became the norm for many students, gap years have sparked controversy. Expensive luxury or sensible investment? Invaluable preparation or simply procrastination? Dr. Bill Nichols from Bucks New University offers a tutor’s perspective.

Diversity and equality careers event

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 21/09/2011 - Diversity Careers takes place on the 14th October in the @Bristol Centre and features top employers from all over the UK keen to show their support to diversity and equality in the workplace.

Homophobic bullying

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/09/2011 - Diversity Role Models launches national service to tackle homophobic bullying in schools across the UK.

Reading and writing skills

[Retail] - 02/09/2011 - One in five 15-year-olds in Europe, as well as many adults, lack basic reading and writing skills, which makes it harder for them to find a job and puts them at risk of social exclusion.

GCSE Exams Results

[Retail] - 23/08/2011 - Careers advisers from the national Exam Results Helpline are preparing to provide valuable information and advice to students who receive unexpected GCSE exam results (whether higher or lower) and want to explore alternative future options.

Diversity Careers Show

[Retail] - 16/08/2011 - Around a hundred of the UK’s most influential employers are taking a stand on diversity in the workplace by exhibiting at this year’s Diversity Careers Show on 21st October in London.

Exam Results Helpline

[Construction] - 16/08/2011 - Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline will be on-hand from 8am on Thursday 18 August to provide valuable information and advice to students across the UK who receive unexpected A-level results and more importantly who don’t know what to do next.

Careers at PwC

[Finance] - 16/08/2011 - PwC, the professional services firm, has received 1,600 applications for 100 roles this year for its school leaver programme, a 56% increase year on year, as students look for alternatives to university.

Volunteer in Thailand

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/08/2011 - While Thailand mops up after months of devastating flooding, groups of British volunteers are cleaning up the beaches and planting mangrove saplings along the south coast of the country, and more are needed to join this worthwhile conservation project.

Student entrepreneurs

[Finance] - 14/07/2011 - YouGov, in collaboration with University College London and Imperial College, will be launching StartUp Summer, a summer school for student entrepreneurs.

'Big GIVE’ charity collection

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 14/07/2011 - Dedicated volunteers from the University of Bristol have helped to convert tonnes of unwanted items into thousands of pounds for local charities.

Volunteer opportunities

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 16/06/2011 - Hundreds of volunteers are set to start work abroad with a Harper Adams-accredited qualification, thanks to a new partnership between the University College and VSO.

Jessica Ennis awarded MBE

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 14/06/2011 - World Champion heptathlete and University of Sheffield graduate Jessica Ennis has scooped another victory - an MBE in her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Call for entries for FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 09/06/2011 - Robots playing football and basketball, climbing, or running a marathon will all be on display at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup in Bristol from 20-25 August 2012. Students can showcase their skills and network with other roboticists.

Björk's new music project

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/06/2011 - Academics from the University of Sheffield have been working with Icelandic music sensation Björk to create her ambitious new project, Biophilia.

The 2012 London Olympics

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 31/05/2011 - The 2012 London Olympics may fail to spark increased UK public participation in sport, new research by a University of Kent sports studies expert suggests.

Driving instructor jobs

[Automotive] - 20/05/2011 - Traditionally, to become a driving instructor costs in excess of £2500, but SmartDriving have launched a revolutionary new iCourse for just £649 –cheaper than a new TV!

Employability skills

[Finance] - 20/05/2011 - Students want universities to better explain employability skills and to provide more support to help them develop these important competencies, according to a CBI / National Union of Students survey.

Opportunities for young care leavers

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 20/05/2011 - Project Rough Seas will see 36 young people, mostly care leavers supported by young people’s charity Catch22, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to Sweden & Norway.

Sports volunteers

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/05/2011 - The UK has one of largest numbers of sports volunteers in Europe and many of these are working to ensure the London 2012 Olympics are a great success.

Love Music Hate Racism

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/05/2011 - The University of the West of England and University of Bristol will co-host 'Love Music Hate Racism', a live music gig in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday 25 October 2011.

Student debt

[Finance] - 07/05/2011 - With university costs set to rise, parents and students are becoming increasingly aware of the financial and lifestyle implications of higher education, according to the latest student debt research.

Youth offenders in Derby

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 05/05/2011 - A new youth justice programme which aims to reduce the number of young people re-offending in Derby has been developed with the help of Nottingham Trent University.

Keeping nature alive

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 28/04/2011 - Sir David Attenborough has warned losing touch with nature would be ‘disastrous’ and says teachers are key to keeping youngsters ‘instinctive love of the natural world alive’.

Professional Culinary Diploma

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 27/04/2011 - Aimed at aspiring chefs, the Ashburton Chefs Academy flagship course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to cook at the highest level as well as providing management and business training to launch a career as a head chef.

Tackling prejudice in the beautiful game

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 27/04/2011 - Keen sportsmen and women from around the UK are being invited to put their skills to the test at a tournament in support of a campaign to kick homophobia into touch both on and off the pitch.

Sheffield graduate improves life for Bolivian street children

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 27/04/2011 - A caring University of Sheffield graduate has transformed the lives of hundreds of Bolivian street children, thanks to a charity she set up whilst studying for her degree.

Communication Skills

[Finance] - 08/04/2011 - BT and The Communication Trust have launched a new Facebook application, called Talk Gym, to help young people develop their communication skills. The free resource can also prepare students for life after school.

Watching sport: what kind of fan are you?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/04/2011 - Do you — can you — really love a sports team? Should we be learning from so-called bad role models instead of an impossible perfection? And fundamentally, why do we even bother watching sport?

Gap Year options

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 08/04/2011 - A charity which offers paid gap year internships is keeping its doors open to help some of the many university applicants who find they don’t have a university place this year.

How much can a holiday help?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/04/2011 - Researchers are to study the social and economic benefits of getting away from it all in a knowledge transfer partnership with a national charity that offers holidays to disadvantaged families.

Jobs at Disneyland Paris

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 02/04/2011 - Disneyland Paris is expecting to recruit 3,000 new talents for the new year-long season, Disney Magical Moments Festival.

Job opportunities in 2011

[Retail] - 01/04/2011 - There will be job opportunities in 2011 despite predictions of a 17-year high in unemployment according to recruitment guru James Caan of TV's Dragons' Den.

Apprenticeships at Bentley

[Automotive] - 28/03/2011 - Luxury car manufacturer Bentley is looking to recruit 20 apprentices in the following fields: Craft, Technical, Technician, Junior Engineer, Commercial and Business.

Vintage fashion extravaganza

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 28/03/2011 - A group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England have partnered up with Oxfam and Orange Street Creative Studios to help organise the Oxvamp Fashion Show in Bristol on Friday 1 April 2011.

Apprenticeship opportunities

[Construction] - 22/03/2011 - Youth charity Rathbone is launching a drive to get more Black and Asian youngsters ‘learning on the job’ – after statistics showed that just 9% of apprentices in England come from these backgrounds.

Formula 1 in Schools

[Automotive] - 15/03/2011 - Dynamic, a team of students from St. John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School in Essex, have been crowned UK National Champions at the National Finals of the Formula 1 in Schools Technology Challenge 2011.

Fashion meets science

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/02/2011 - A groundbreaking exhibition which brings together high fashion and embryology to depict some of the first 1,000 hours of human life has opened in Sheffield.

Bullying in schools

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 03/02/2011 - New research has found that bullying based on students’ identities remains a widespread problem and is limiting the achievements of those who are bullied.

Light graffiti exhibition

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 02/02/2011 - A unique ‘light graffiti’ exhibition created by young people from across the South East will be showcased at London’s BFI Southbank.

How to get a better job

[Finance] - 01/02/2011 - Consultant Rod Ashley claims that most of the British public undersell themselves, and has written a book to help job seekers recognise their strengths.

Construction opportunities

[Construction] - 27/01/2011 - The UK has recently seen record numbers looking to get into the construction industry with opportunities aplenty.

Links between alcohol pricing and crime

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/01/2011 - Increasing the price of alcohol is associated with reductions in crime, according to a team of experts from the University of Sheffield, who have carried out a systematic review of published research.

Help save dolphins

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 18/01/2011 - Teenageers from across the UK are being asked by the organisers of London’s newest scuba show, The Big Scuba Show (19-20th February) to get their creative heads on and enter a competition to help save dolphins in Egypt.

CV advice

[Retail] - 11/01/2011 - Employers examine a job applicant's previous experience before looking at any other part of their CV, according to new research conducted by outplacement specialist Connect.

University applications

[Automotive] - 06/01/2011 - Figures released by UCAS show that a record 688,310 people have applied for university places this autumn but over 200,000 failed to land a place.

Obesity in Britain

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 21/12/2010 - A report from the European Commission found that one in four Britain's is obese: more than in any other European country.

Nitin Sawhney's new album

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/12/2010 - The new album launch performance by Nitin Sawhney, one of the most influential and versatile creative musicians alive today, is to include a new work to be performed on the Royal Albert Hall’s grand 140 year old organ.

University teams up with Real Madrid on sports research

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/12/2010 - A University of Kent research study to look at how trainee teachers view integrating pupils with disabilities in physical education represents the first joint project between a UK university and the Spanish football club Real Madrid.

Attitudes towards unemployment

[Finance] - 15/12/2010 - The public is soft-hearted towards the homeless but has far less time for the unemployed according to a survey by youth charity Rathbone into how society views the vulnerable.

Young Apprenticeship in Construction

[Construction] - 24/11/2010 - A Young Apprenticeship in Construction is a programme which helps you experience working life in the construction industry, alongside your school studies.

Jobs at Asda

[Retail] - 17/11/2010 - Asda announced it will create more than 7,500 new jobs in 2011. Roles include home shopping drivers, local store managers, qualified pharmacists, plus thousands of shopfloor positions.

Guide to higher education

[Construction] - 16/11/2010 - For the first time in Northern Ireland, 14-16 year olds are being given their own guide to what their future may hold as a university student.

Young carers in the UK

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 16/11/2010 - The University of Nottingham has helped to uncover new evidence that the number of young carers in the UK is way beyond original official estimates and could be as many 700,000.

Vocational education

[Retail] - 09/11/2010 - Many young people fall into vocational education by chance rather than by choice, according to a new report on young learners’ perceptions of vocational education.

Apprenticeship scheme for school leavers

[Finance] - 03/11/2010 - Neopost Limited, the UK's number one supplier of mailing solutions, has announced the expansion of its apprenticeship scheme.

Homophobic attitudes

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/11/2010 - Researchers at the University of Bath have found that heterosexual male students are more comfortable kissing their friends than ever before.

Sports opportunities

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 27/10/2010 - World champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis presented a host of scholarships to elite student athletes at the University of Sheffield as part of a new scheme to help promising athletes excel in academia and sport.

Mathematics Careers

[Finance] - 26/10/2010 - Coventry University is hosting talks on 9th November about the history and mathematics of codes and code-breaking - showing students at GCSE level just how varied maths can be.

Work opportunities for teenagers

[Retail] - 20/10/2010 - The rising monthly income of teenagers reflects their greater propensity to work; 25% of 16-17 year olds and 30% of 18 year olds have a part time job, and 3% of 18 year olds are even running their own business.

Britain’s cultural history

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/10/2010 - Londoners from culturally diverse backgrounds are being called to unearth their photographic treasures to highlight the ‘missing chapter’ of Britain’s cultural history at an event on 23 October at Rivington Place, Shoreditch.

Motivating young people

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/10/2010 - A cross-European project has found that the use of computer music technologies can motivate young people who might otherwise leave school without the basic skills to gain employment.

Entrepreneurial behaviour

[Finance] - 06/10/2010 - What sort of person is most likely to win the next series of The Apprentice? The persuasive contestant who can talk his way out of a corner? Or the one who works the hardest?

Success in The Apprentice

[Retail] - 05/10/2010 - Candidates employed in retail and sales roles are the most skilled in surviving the Apprentice boardroom, but when it comes to the ultimate prize, contestants who are already entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

Life as an architect

[Construction] - 01/10/2010 - Youngsters from colleges and sixth forms across the region were given an insight into life as an architect as part of an outreach activity organised by the University of Sheffield.

Working for Nestlé

[Retail] - 29/09/2010 - Nestlé ranks in the Top 50 of the World’s Most Attractive Employers 2010 index by global employer branding group Universum, in a report published today.

Money management for students

[Finance] - 28/09/2010 - Handling your finances at any stage of your life can be time consuming, often, just a difficult task to keep on top of. Find out how to budget your money effectively.

Cupcakes for charity

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/09/2010 - Coffee Republic and Teenage Cancer Trust have announced a new nationwide fundraising partnership with the launch of a signature cupcake.

Study in China

[Construction] - 21/09/2010 - Foreign and Commonwealth Office MP, Jeremy Browne, has said Britain wants more UK students to experience university in China, now the world’s second-largest economy.

All size fashion models needed

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 21/09/2010 - The Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England is looking for women and men aged 18-27 years of all sizes to get their photos taken in Bristol in late September/early October.

Travelling abroad

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 21/09/2010 - Many British people are clueless when it comes to airport processes and security, with 21% believing it's acceptable to take large scissors on a plane and 1 in 10 stating UK passengers don't need to produce a passport to fly within Europe.

Sun safety

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/09/2010 - A survey reveals almost half of Brits got sunburnt this year. And half of those who burnt whilst trying to get a tan would risk burning again next year.

Talk to Frank

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/09/2010 - Find out all you need to know about drugs, from appearance and use to chances of getting hooked as well as health risks and UK law.

The National Youth Theatre

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/09/2010 - The National Youth Theatre can offer you many exciting opportunities to learn new skills, develop your own talents and to have great fun, all of which can be applied to whatever you choose to do in later life.

Learning to drive

[Automotive] - 08/09/2010 - So you've decided that you want to learn to drive. In order to do so, there are a few things you will have to consider and do before you can start.

Language Careers

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 02/09/2010 - If you're looking for a career using your language skills then make sure you visit the Language Careers Fair taking place at this year's Language Show in London.

Transporting student belongings

[Automotive] - 25/08/2010 - Research has found that parents spend nearly £200m couriering student belongings, emitting nearly double the pollution the volcano responsible for the Ash Cloud emitted each day.

Gap Year Options

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 19/08/2010 - Five youngsters from across the UK are planning to ‘Step into the Gap’ with CAFOD and become well-rounded leaders of the future.

Internships for care leavers

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 18/08/2010 - A Government-funded model for transforming the current internship system to include ‘non-graduate talent’, will help level the playing field for care leavers in accessing real workplace experience and opportunities.

Advice for A-level students

[Retail] - 17/08/2010 - The Admissions and Access Service at Queen's University has issued advice to students who will receive their A-level results this week.

Volunteering for London 2012

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 17/08/2010 - The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) plans to recruit up to 70,000 volunteers for the London 2012 Games.

iPhone app for students

[Finance] - 11/08/2010 - Freshers’ week this September will see the launch of Student Aid Mobile; the first free iPhone application available throughout the UK offering localised offers within the student market.

Wildlife Competition

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/08/2010 - London Underground and RSBP have launched a competition encouraging Londoners to use the Tube to discover the Capital’s rich and varied wildlife.

Engineering students revved up in racing showdown

[Automotive] - 05/08/2010 - Formula One car manufacturers were given a run for their money last month when a talented team of students built their own racing car, before taking it for a spin at Silverstone.

Team diversity

[Retail] - 03/08/2010 - National diversity can be harder to accommodate in team work than differences in expertise, according to research by a University of Sheffield psychology student.

Opportunities for School Leavers

[Construction] - 03/08/2010 - With GCSE and A-Level results approaching, teens in the UK must embark on the next road in their lives.

Photography competition

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/08/2010 - Always dreamt of being a fashion photographer? Clothes Show Live is asking aspiring young photographers to imprison the meeting between music and fashion in just one photo.

Budget travel

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/07/2010 - Round the World Experts has launched a package that combines bestselling itineraries for backpackers with stays at some of the best value accommodation in the world.

Student debt

[Finance] - 15/07/2010 - 82% of parents say recession has increased the financial strain of university costs while 55% of students are worried they will not find a job after graduation.

Can wasps help save Britain's conker trees

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/07/2010 - Wasps, regarded by many as a pest, could be the salvation of Britain's imperilled conker trees currently under threat by an 'alien' species of moth.

Professional Opportunities

[Finance] - 13/07/2010 - PathMotion has launched an initiative designed to give students and young professionals the opportunity to meet successful industry figures in the UK.

Student Jobs

[Retail] - 01/07/2010 - If you’re still at university, there are plenty of jobs recruiting students, offering hours and shifts that will fit around your studies. Find out more...

Media Apprenticeships

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/06/2010 - Young people in the North West looking to break into the media industry are being urged to apply for an apprenticeship scheme.

Interview tips

[Retail] - 17/06/2010 - When seeking employment, interviews can be a daunting task. But this doesn’t have to be the case using the four Ps system: Plan, Prepare, Participate and Be Positive.

Acting and Drama Studies

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/06/2010 - The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, is pleased to announce the launch of ALRA North. With financial pressures on students being greater than ever, this will provide a centre of excellence Acting students won’t have to travel far to attend.

Charity Awards 2010

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 15/06/2010 - A University of Nottingham student led charity has won a major national award for its work in Africa.

Arts Open Day

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/06/2010 - Creative arts and design organisation Hedz will be hosting a day of educational workshops, teaching creative drawing, aerosol art and DJing - taking place on Wednesday 15th December 2010 at the Custard Factory, Birmingham.

Formula Student

[Automotive] - 08/06/2010 - Formula Student is run by the IMechE to challenge the next generation of engineers to drive a single-seater racing car they have designed and built from scratch.

Football fans’ view of cheating

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/06/2010 - Faking injury and diving in the penalty area have been identified as the forms of cheating on the football pitch that are most disliked by fans.

Creative Spark exhibition

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 24/05/2010 - The work of a silversmith who blasts his creations with a shotgun, a dissolvable wedding dress and a kitchen in a box are among the unique and innovative creations on display at this year's Creative Spark exhibition.

Brand attitudes: How companies can avoid the 'Tiger Woods' effect

[Retail] - 20/05/2010 - When a company drafts a single celebrity to represent a brand, it can backfire—in the way Tiger Woods' indiscretions affected Accenture.

Public asked to take part in new online ‘uncertainty’ research

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 18/05/2010 - Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are asking for 300 volunteers to take part in an experiment aimed at improving people’s ability to make better decisions.

Volunteer Action for Peace

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 13/05/2010 - Volunteer Action for Peace (VAP) is a UK based charity organisation which works towards creating and preserving international peace, justice and human solidarity for people and their communities. Find out how you can get involved.

Apprenticeship facts

[Automotive] - 10/05/2010 - Anyone can become an apprentice. Find out all there is to know, from wages to working hours.

National TV award for students' comedy sketch show

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/05/2010 - A comedy sketch show created by student filmmakers from the University of Lincoln has won a coveted national award.

Gap Year Opportunities

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 06/05/2010 - Find out all you need to know about Gap years, from volunteering and working abroad to teaching and travelling.

Education options

[Automotive] - 27/04/2010 - A qualification speaks volumes to a potential employer. It not only shows how much knowledge and skills you have in a particular subject and to what level, it also shows commitment and an ability to seeing something through to completion.

Tackling youth crime

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 26/04/2010 - Communities are seeing the benefits from the Government’s approach to youth crime, but there is more to do, according to ministers.

'Summer of Give'

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 13/04/2010 - v has launched 'Summer of Give', a brand new initiative asking 18-25 year olds to give their free time this summer to get the time of their lives for FREE at some of the UK's most sought after festivals.

The Diploma

[Construction] - 12/04/2010 - It's a new qualification that you can do at school or college. There are up to 14 subjects to choose from now. By 2011, there will be 17 subjects.

Being the best you can be?

[Finance] - 12/04/2010 - Giving your all and trying your best isn't always easy. Sometimes things get in the way, or you lack motivation. This is why many people turn to Life Coaching.

Flood-It: a game worth millions

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/04/2010 - Flood-It is a computer game played by millions the world over. The object is to turn a board full of coloured squares into one single colour in a limited number of‘flood-filling’ moves.

Computer technology knowledge

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/04/2010 - A new study looks at how computer technology skills impact student's coursework and influences their career choices.

Telephone Job Interview Tips

[Finance] - 01/04/2010 - Telephone interviews are used as the first stage in a selection process. Due to the volume of applicants some jobs attract, phone interviews work like a filter, finding the best candidates - Find out to how prepare for questions.

Chile Earthquake Appeal

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 01/04/2010 - A group of Chilean students from the University of Sheffield hosted an evening of fundraising activities to raise cash for earthquake victims in their home country.

Eco-friendly products

[Retail] - 30/03/2010 - Why do people purchase pro-environmental “green” products? Do we buy them because we care about the planet, or because they enhance our image?

Man United v Chelsea in 3D

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/03/2010 - A pub in Chester has taken its offering to another dimension, becoming one of the first pubs to install a 3D TV screen, with the first screening being the Man United v Chelsea clash on Saturday April 3.

Offer your prayers

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 30/03/2010 - A new exhibition launching at the Lakeside Arts Centre needs the prayers of religious leaders and representatives of faith groups in Nottingham for a sound installation examining belief and community.

Are you getting your 5 a day ?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/03/2010 - While increasing fruit and vegetable consumption remains a national priority, a new survey reveals the extent to which people are not meeting government guidelines on diet and nutrition in the UK.

The cost of Britain's 'booze culture'

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/03/2010 - How will people react to calls for a minimum price on alcohol?

Autism Employment

[Finance] - 18/03/2010 - The Government announced Jobcentre Plus staff are to receive autism training. The National Autistic Society (NAS) celebrated the move, in response to their Don't write me off campaign.

Clubbing crew helps young adults paint the town red

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/03/2010 - Volunteer students from the University of Sheffield donned their dancing shoes as they hit the clubs with local young adults with learning disabilities.

The importance of football

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 16/03/2010 - The benefits of football to society and the importance of society for football are set to be discussed by an all-star panel including former England and Sheffield Wednesday manager, Howard Wilkinson.

St Patrick's Day parades

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/03/2010 - Ireland's ethnic minorities want more self-expression in St Patrick's Day parades

Help take action on global poverty

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 15/03/2010 - Over one billion people on our planet live in extreme poverty. A new project being launched in Bristol aims to raise awareness of this and facilitate global action to end extreme poverty.

Just Do It

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/03/2010 - Just Do It provides a unique opportunity for students to donate a day of their time to make a difference to the community they now live in and encourage more people to take up volunteering.

Recycled clothes

[Retail] - 02/03/2010 - A new boutique range of recycled clothes has been launched thanks to an innovative project led by students at the University of Sheffield.

Science and technology careers

[Construction] - 01/03/2010 - Budding scientists and engineers visited the University of Sheffield to try their hand at programming robots, 3D snowboarding and exploring planets, as part of a number of science experiments and technology challenges.

Are families physically active together or couch potatoes?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 01/03/2010 - Little is known about what factors influence families to share in regular physical activity and if and how families are physically active together.

Ugandan children's programme

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 23/02/2010 - Emily Bachelor, a University of Kent student, has made a significant contribution to a children's holiday programme in Namuwongo, an urban slum in Uganda.

What do social scientists do?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/02/2010 - Happiness, police interviews, competitive conversations and workplace smells are just some of the subjects that academics from Essex University will be talking about as they explain to the public what it is that social scientists do.

Student Volunteering Week

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/02/2010 - Board-games and bingo with the elderly, painting a playground and a football fundraiser are just some of the projects organised by students at Nottingham Trent University as part of Student Volunteering Week.

Tackling traffic congestion

[Automotive] - 18/02/2010 - Traffic lights controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) could help to ease congestion on Leicester’s roads and improve the city’s air quality.

Every Can Counts

[Retail] - 11/02/2010 - Every Can Counts is working with the National Union of Students to today launch a new initiative that aims to improve recycling on university campuses.

World’s greatest showman

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/02/2010 - A stunning exhibition that captures the spirit, life and legacy of P.T Barnum – the self-proclaimed ‘world’s greatest showman’ - will go on display this week.

New venture for emerging entrepreneurs

[Retail] - 10/02/2010 - James Caan, businessman and star of BBC‚s Dragons‚ Den, is launching his own business academy which specialises in entrepreneurialism.

Link between internet use and depression

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/02/2010 - People who spend a lot of time browsing the net are more likely to show depressive symptoms, according to University of Leeds psychologists.

Volunteering at the London Olympics

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 28/01/2010 - London 2012 will depend on up to 70,000 volunteers to make sure the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games run smoothly and successfully. Find out more...

School stress

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 27/01/2010 - Vulnerable young people’s happiness and prospects are being undermined because too little is done to ease one of the major transitions of their lives – that from primary to secondary school.

Olympics construction jobs

[Construction] - 26/01/2010 - Cities that win Olympic bids experience neither boom nor bust in their real estate prices, but gain construction jobs as they prepare for the Games

Decision making dilemmas

[Finance] - 26/01/2010 - Would you choose to receive a small amount of money today or a larger sum next month? How does self-control affect decision making?

An average voice is beautiful

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/01/2010 - Nobody wants to be average, so we are told, but scientists at the University of Glasgow have found that when it comes to vocal attractiveness, sounding average attracts more admirers.

Islamic conference

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 26/01/2010 - Does God Exist? is the theme of a forthcoming conference organised by the Islamic Society at the University of Essex; aimed at providing an ideal opportunity to explore the true meaning of Islam and for inter-faith discussion.

Student crowned winner of China’s X Factor

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 21/01/2010 - A talented student at the University of Sheffield has become a pop sensation in China after scooping the top spot in an X-Factor style contest.

World's first T-shirt magazine

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 21/01/2010 - Starting this week, subscribers of T-post will be able to wear their graphic T-shirt in front of any web camera and play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors against a computer-generated arm that extends from the shirt itself.

Computer games play part in breakups

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 20/01/2010 - A new study of 1,823 men and women, carried out in the UK, has found that computer games have played a growing role in the breakdown of relationships.

Obama announces aid for Haiti

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 20/01/2010 - President Barack Obama promised $100 million along with more American troops for the relief effort in Haiti, vowing that the United States would stand with the impoverished nation as it grappled with the devastation of its capital city

Making a mockery of laughter

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 14/01/2010 - Our ape ancestors have used laughter to show they are enjoying themselves for 16 million years - but only humans have learned to use laughter to sneer, mock and ridicule.

Euro coin counterfeiting in 2009

[Retail] - 13/01/2010 - In 2009, the number of counterfeit euro coins removed from circulation was 172 100, down from 195 900 the year before.

Kinetica Art Fair 2010

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 13/01/2010 - A family of holographic light beings, sculpting and drawing robots and a giant vertical electronic wave are just some of the incredible exhibits at Kinetica Art Fair 2010.

Can you HACK it ?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 13/01/2010 - Last year, hundreds of people joined together to Hike Against Cruelty to Kids in five stunning locations across the UK. Register for the 2010 campaign.

Prison life

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 13/01/2010 - Following recent media reports of racial strife and gangs in high security prisons in the UK, a new study paints a more encouraging -- if sometimes contradictory -- picture of multicultural prison life.

Road safety

[Automotive] - 12/01/2010 - New research using a world leading motorcycle simulator to analyse rider behaviour has proved that safer doesn’t necessarily mean slower and that formal advanced training for bikers can demonstrate improved safety on our roads.

Jobs in Britain

[Finance] - 12/01/2010 - The Government is looking to put more effort into helping people get back to work - There are about 450,000 jobs currently being advertised with the JobCentre so there are jobs out there.

Keep track of your alcohol intake

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 06/01/2010 - People drinking spirits at home in England are giving themselves more than double (128% extra) what they would get in a pub if they ordered a single shot according to new studies.

Women fight injustices harder

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 06/01/2010 - Women tend to be key players in justice campaigns because of their relentless and determined role in challenging justice systems to right a wrong.

Employee happiness

[Finance] - 17/12/2009 - People paid by the hour exhibit a stronger relationship between income and happiness, according to a recent study.

Electronic music festival

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/12/2009 - An electronic music festival will take place at Staffordshire University in the New Year. Five concerts will be held over two days as part of the Noisefloor Festival, which is believed to be the first electroacoustic and electronica event in the county.

Penguin studies

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 16/12/2009 - Penguins’ DNA is being used for the first time to study how they migrate between colonies.

The secret to happy relationships

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/12/2009 - A new study reveals that couples who share the responsibility for paid and unpaid work report higher average measures of happiness and life satisfaction than those in other family models.

A question of sport

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/12/2009 - What factors have an influence in making us like sport in the physical education classes we receive in school?

The most magnificent palace of amusement in the world

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/12/2009 - A new book celebrating the history of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens was launched this week.

World AIDS Day

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 10/12/2009 - Students from the University of Sheffield have raised £700 for charity through a range of activities to highlight World AIDS Day.

Slow websites threaten Christmas sales.

[Retail] - 08/12/2009 - 70% of UK shoppers plan to spend more than £200 online in the run up to Christmas, but only if the sites work.

Diploma students F1 challenge

[Automotive] - 08/12/2009 - It might not have the glamour of Monaco, or the racing heritage of Silverstone, but Norwich is home to a group of pioneering students who have their sights set on F1 glory.

Drink and drug driving facts

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/12/2009 - More than 1 in 4 young people admit to drink or drug driving, or both, or being a passenger with a young drink or drug driver, finds a shocking new report.

Are teenagers wired differently?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 25/11/2009 - Parents have long suspected that the brains of their teenagers function differently than those of adults. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, this can be appreciated.

University design project

[Retail] - 19/11/2009 - Nottingham University students have been given the opportunity to submit product designs for potential 2011 production on behalf of leading child safety product manufacturer Clippasafe.

Protect employees who work at height

[Construction] - 19/11/2009 - The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has delivered a stark warning to companies who fail to protect employees working at height - they will be held to account.

How young is TOO young for cosmetic surgery?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 19/11/2009 - A national survey carried out by Girl Guiding UK, today revealed that 24% of girls aged 16-21 would consider having cosmetic surgery.

Who are the unhealthiest workers in the UK?

[Retail] - 17/11/2009 - A study of more than 1,700 workers in the UK has found that people who work in I.T. are the least likely to be active, and also likely to have a poor diet.

Sleep deprivation affects decision making

[Construction] - 17/11/2009 - Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to devastating errors, particularly among fire-fighters, police officers and others who work in a sleep-deprived state.

Students walk on hot embers for charity

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 17/11/2009 - Students at the University of Sheffield turned up the heat on their fundraising events as they took part in a charity Firewalk.

Aisle placements affect grocery sales

[Retail] - 12/11/2009 - Supermarkets could increase their sales of related items, such as crisps and soft drinks, by moving the items closer to each other in their stores.

Friends find it harder to forgive

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/11/2009 - You may hurt the ones you love but ‘forgive and forget’ is much more likely to apply in intimate relationships than it is to your friends, according to research.

Chill out for charity

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/11/2009 - Feeling stressed? Pulled a muscle? Volunteers from Bristol University Massage Society are offering members of the public a massage in exchange for a donation to Children in Need on 18 November.

Reasons to avoid coffee

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/11/2009 - Night-shift workers should avoid drinking coffee if they wish to improve their sleep, according to research published in the journal Sleep Medicine.

Researchers make healthy ice cream

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/11/2009 - A comfort food, a tasty treat, an indulgence – ice cream conjures feelings of happiness and satisfaction for millions. Researchers have now discovered ways to make ice cream healthier.

Reducing fuel consumption

[Automotive] - 05/11/2009 - A boat tail, a tapering protrusion mounted on the rear of a truck, leads to fuel savings of 7.5%. This is due to dramatically improved aerodynamics.

Media studies

[Construction] - 05/11/2009 - The University of Essex is unveiling its eagerly-anticipated £1.5 million Networked Media Laboratory on 12 November.

Pan-Asia Film Festival

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/11/2009 - Asia House is teaming up with Apollo Cinemas in London to present the Pan-Asia Film Festival 2009, a compelling selection of the best new cinema from across Asia.

Career advice for teenagers

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 03/11/2009 - Researchers are looking at the impact that Information Advice and Guidance has on the educational and career decisions of teenagers.

Students launch mentoring scheme

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 03/11/2009 - Students from the University of Sheffield are giving something back to the local community as they launch a unique volunteer mentoring scheme working with young people in Sheffield.

Popular engineering courses

[Construction] - 28/10/2009 - More students than ever before have been accepted onto science and engineering related degree courses this autumn, according to the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

A laughing matter?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/10/2009 - Laughter is an emotional expression that is innate in human beings. Laughing at others is also believed to be a universal phenomenon. But, the fear of being laughed at causes some people big problems in their social lives.

Women of the Year Award

[Finance] - 14/10/2009 - An Enterprise Scholar, Emily Cummins 22 is an up-and-coming inventor whose sustainable fridge design caught the attention of the judges at the 2009 Women of the Year Award.

Gordon Ramsey gets moving

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 14/10/2009 - Chef Gordon Ramsay and former England cricket captain Alec Stewart joined Ron Harris at the Chelsea vs Liverpool match to kick off Time to Change's Get Moving week

Loo've Been Framed

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 14/10/2009 - Take a photo of you and your loo and WaterAid will send it to Gordon Brown - urging him to talk toilets in 2010

Think yourself to success

[Finance] - 13/10/2009 - Think. How important are the ways in which you think to your future career? Will you achieve your professional aspirations solely by working hard and a bit of good luck?

World Cheese Awards

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 06/10/2009 - The resurgence of quality British cheese-making was confirmed at the 2009 World Cheese Awards in Gran Canaria last week, with 28 Brits winning gold medals.

Freemasonry in new Dan Brown book

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 29/09/2009 - The UK’s first dedicated Centre for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism, will be hosting a discussion on the portrayal of the mysterious fraternal organisation in the new Dan Brown novel, The Lost Symbol.

Talk is cheap!

[Retail] - 24/09/2009 - According to research, firms that simply say sorry to disgruntled customers fare better than those that offer financial compensation.

Formula One in Schools

[Automotive] - 24/09/2009 - The Koni Kats team from David’s Secondary School in Greystones, County Wicklow took the top honours at the fifth Formula One in Schools Technology Challenge World Championships held this week in London.

Alcohol influences sexual decision making

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/09/2009 - People can often feel invincible on a night out, so it's important to think carefully about how much you're drinking and remember that alcohol can affect your ability to make rational decisions.

Water Amnesty Month

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 23/09/2009 - Students and staff at the University of Sheffield are set to turn off their taps and consider their water footprint, in a bid to dramatically reduce water consumption.

Too much dessert? Blame your brain!

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/09/2009 - Blame your brain for sabotaging your efforts to get back on track after splurging on an extra scoop of ice cream or that second slice of cake.

Retail Careers Event

[Retail] - 10/09/2009 - Visit Career Forums on 15th and 16th September to get advice and details of various opportunities at top companies in the retail sector.

Talent for business

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/09/2009 - A business-minded graduate from the University of Sheffield has scooped a £2,500 prize to turn his sustainable tourism idea into a reality.

Art historian becomes art on fourth plinth

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 03/09/2009 - University of Essex art historian, Dr Natasha Ruiz-Gómez, became a living sculpture for an hour – on top of Trafalgar Square’s ‘empty plinth’.

Vocational training opportunities

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 02/09/2009 - The plight of school leavers facing up to the bleakest job market since the days of the Wall Street crash of 1929 has thrown into the spotlight the pressing need to ensure young people obtain high-quality vocational training.

Why do we weigh our options?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 01/09/2009 - Weighty. Heavy. What do these words have to do with seriousness and importance? Why do we weigh our options, and why does your opinion carry more weight than mine?

Mouth Cancer Action Month

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 26/08/2009 - The UK's leading mouth cancer campaigners announce the first ever Mouth Cancer Action Month after recent figures showed record numbers diagnosed with the disease.

More reasons to eat popcorn!

[Retail] - 19/08/2009 - In a first-of-its kind study, scientists reported that snack foods like popcorn contain surprisingly large amounts of healthy antioxidant substances called polyphenols.

Apprenticeships in action

[Automotive] - 19/08/2009 - The National Skills Academy has called on the government to follow Scotland’s lead in developing innovative ways to help employers maintain their apprenticeship programmes in the face of the recession.

Leadership development

[Finance] - 19/08/2009 - As jobs for graduates are becoming scarce and youth employment soars, young people are missing out on the leadership development opportunities that employment provides.

Clearing tips for students

[Finance] - 13/08/2009 - Middlesex University offers helpful advice and tips for students going through ‘Clearing’ including call handling, presentation and open day options.

Skills academy appoints apprentice

[Finance] - 13/08/2009 - The body set up to help process industries employers to plug crucial skills gaps has appointed its own young apprentice.

Construction jobs

[Construction] - 12/08/2009 - Thousands of construction and engineering jobs could be created over the next few years as the UK races to catch up with other nations in sustainable construction.

Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Marketing

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/08/2009 - The Chartered Institute of Marketing has announced the launch a new syllabus for its popular diploma in tourism and hospitality.

Comedy for charity

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 06/08/2009 - After receiving the backing of top comedians Stephen Fry and Russell Kane, the Sheffield Student Comedy Festival raised £2,500 for charity.

Crime-writing author launches scholarships

[Finance] - 05/08/2009 - Bestselling author, Lee Child, has launched a series of “Jack Reacher” scholarships at the University of Sheffield.

The truth about gun crime

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 29/07/2009 - 'That's Life Innit': A British perspective on Guns, Crime and Social Order suggests that while gangs certainly exist, they are not involved in most illegal shootings: the reality is far more complex.

Be sun-smart this summer

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 09/07/2009 - It's the start of the holiday season! Get protection from the sun this summer and look out for the clearer labelling regime on sunscreen bottles.

British Household Panel Survey

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/07/2009 - Why do girls do better than boys at school? Does the fact that your parents smoked mean you will? These are just some of the many questions being addressed at the British Household Panel Survey Conference this week.

The science of spreading trends

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/07/2009 - Do friends see the same movies because they have similar tastes, which is why they became friends in the first place? Or once a friendship is established, do individuals influence each other to adopt like behaviours?

Jobs for transport engineers

[Automotive] - 07/07/2009 - The Institution of Civil Engineers has launched a new jobs site aimed specifically at those working in the field of transport and highways.

Success of the academy approach?

[Finance] - 30/06/2009 - A complex picture is emerging about the controversial Academies programme. Are they leading to improved student performance and higher levels of student satisfaction?

Nature-based tourism

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/06/2009 - A new study found that many nations throughout the world, including the UK, are seeing an annual increase in visitors to their conservation areas.

Student makes toaster from scratch

[Retail] - 23/06/2009 - A design student at the Royal College of Art in London has made a toaster – literally from the ground up.

Free transport for open days

[Construction] - 17/06/2009 - Teenagers wanting to try life at a rural university are reminded that Harper Adams has a variety of free transport on offer for its two-day residential taster event next month.

The wine industry needs you!

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/06/2009 - Engaging younger drinkers in the wine market could prove key for the future success of the industry, according to new research.

Working in Europe

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 16/06/2009 - From Pragues burgeoning art scene to Dublins thriving IT sector, Europe is a full of opportunities.

Design a logo for organic products

[Retail] - 11/06/2009 - The EU is looking for a fresh new logo for organic products. If you are a young artist or designer, enter the competition and you could win 6000 euro.

Jobs for young people

[Finance] - 11/06/2009 - The jobless rate is rising faster among the young, underscoring the need for a new long-term strategy to address their plight.

The dangers of TV before bedtime

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/06/2009 - According to a research, television watching may be an important determinant of bedtime, and may contribute to chronic sleep debt.

Insurers put profits over health

[Finance] - 04/06/2009 - Long after it was revealed that life and health insurance companies were major investors in tobacco stocks, prompting calls upon them to divest, US, Canadian and UK-based insurance firms now hold at least $4.4 billion of investments in tobacco.

Language courses abroad

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 04/06/2009 - Anyone hoping to study languages at university, either as an extension to A level study, or ‘ab initio’ might want to consider spending some time at a language school during the summer before they begin.

Friends Forever

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 04/06/2009 - Psychologists studying the cognitive mechanisms behind human friendship have determined that how you rank your best friends is closely related to how you think your friends rank you.

Student warms up for charity Iceland trek

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 28/05/2009 - A student from the University of Sheffield, who suffered from a rare form of lymphatic cancer, is warming up for a gruelling 100km trek across Iceland to raise money for charity.

Preventing road rage

[Automotive] - 27/05/2009 - The UK already has the worst road rage figures of any European nation, with 80% of drivers saying they've been involved in an incident and 1 in 4 admitting to committing an act of road rage themselves.

University of Essex Open days

[Finance] - 27/05/2009 - School and college leavers, their parents and sixth form groups are invited to attend the University’s open days at both the Colchester and Southend campuses on Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, June 27 respectively.

Sports Opportunities

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 26/05/2009 - Internationally acclaimed Westway Sports Centre will be throwing open its world class facilities and providing top coaches and instructors to all Londoners in it’s Discover Sport Open Day on 6 June.

Students have engineering edge

[Construction] - 06/05/2009 - From the Olympics to London Underground – Birmingham’s top students will reveal ground-breaking research in a bid to prove they have the engineering edge.

The Takeaway Festival

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 06/05/2009 - Visit the Takeaway Festival of Do-It-Yourself Media where you'll be able to control a robot with a travel card, have 30 singers at your beck and call from a piano and contribute sounds to a live musical performance.

Study law at summer school

[Finance] - 30/04/2009 - Students and young professionals wanting to find out more about law can attend a summer school at the University of Essex.

Sustainable education

[Finance] - 29/04/2009 - Any educational reform, no matter how effective it may seem today, will have to change in order to last, according to education researchers.

Eco-friendly motorbike unveiled

[Automotive] - 28/04/2009 - It has the ability to reach speeds of 102mph, race around a 38 mile mountainous course and is powered by lithium ion phosphate batteries. It’s Kingston University’s new, green motorbike.

Dietary fats trigger long-term memory formation

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 28/04/2009 - Researchers have found that eating fat-rich foods triggers the formation of long-term memories of that activity.

Win a trip to Australia

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 16/04/2009 - Get your Aussie working holiday off to a flyer with this cool competition. Win a flight to Oz, and choose one of six great, month-long, paid job placements. It's the perfect way to kick start your Australian adventure.

Can a promotion be bad for you?

[Finance] - 14/04/2009 - New research by economics and psychology researchers at the University of Warwick has found that promotion on average produces 10% more mental strain and gives up to 20% less time to visit the Doctors.

Hope for Rwanda

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 09/04/2009 - It is 15 years since the genocide in Rwanda. 10,000 candles have been lit in Kigali to begin 100 days of candle lighting around the world. Join in – light up the world with hope for Rwanda.

Sports drinks cause tooth decay

[Retail] - 07/04/2009 - While sipping on sports drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion.

What is a Diploma?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 07/04/2009 - It's a new qualification that you can do at school or college. There are up to 10 subjects to choose from in September 2009 in different areas of the country.

Free Range 2009 - Art & Design degree shows

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 02/04/2009 - Europe's largest graduate art and design show with FREE ADMISSION! This is the hottest way to discover new creative talent.

Online Relationships

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 31/03/2009 - Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have revolutionized interpersonal relationships for the digital age. How significant is this?

Want to know what makes you happy?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/03/2009 - Researchers say they know what makes you happy. Ask a total stranger. That's the conclusion of a new study led by a Harvard psychology professor.

Clothing labelling

[Retail] - 18/03/2009 - Trousers have to be tried on – the variation between size labeling and actual clothing size is huge. This is shown by the report "Large? Clothing sizes and size labeling"

Bi-ethnicity in the workplace

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 18/03/2009 - New research carried out at the University of Leicester suggests that Barack Obama has become a 'glorious mascot' for biethnic people seeking to achieve in the workplace.

What's in a name?

[Finance] - 12/03/2009 - A Swedish study has found an earnings increase of 141% for a sample of African, Asian & Slavic immigrants who changed their names to be ethnically neutral.

Humour on the internet

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/03/2009 - Jokes are not merely a source of popular enjoyment and creativity; they also provide insights into how societies work and what people think.

Brushing boosts sperm count

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/03/2009 - Doing it twice a day can boost your sperm count, says the UK’s leading dental health charity. Brushing your teeth, that is!

Cannabis linked to reckless driving

[Automotive] - 11/03/2009 - Thrill-seeking young men are more likely to drive under the influence of cannabis and engage in reckless driving, according to a new Université de Montréal study.

Construction Opportunities

[Construction] - 11/03/2009 - The National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, UK on 24 & 25 April 2009, will offer a vast choice of exciting career opportunities.

How to make important decisions

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/03/2009 - What if there is no one else around to consult with before making a judgment - how can we be confident that we are giving a good answer? A new study suggests that "dialectical bootstrapping" may be the key.

Artists Turn Gallery into an Urban Playground

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/03/2009 - 'Liminal: A Question of Position' is a new exhibition that will transform Rivington Place, London into a contemporary urban playground.

The dangers of Playstation

[Retail] - 03/03/2009 - Gamers beware: Keeping too tight a grip on the console and furiously pushing the buttons can cause a newly identified skin disorder marked by painful lumps on the palms.

Careers for women

[Construction] - 03/03/2009 - A study on sex differences in mathematics, shows why women are underrepresented in physics, engineering and technology careers.

Why sporting heroes should thank their friends

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/03/2009 - Encouraging words from friends and family can pave the way to sporting victory, according to research. For the first time, this study quantifies the benefit of "social support" on sports performance.

Tips to avoid overindulgence

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/02/2009 - Some people overindulge on junk foods or needless shopping sprees when they feel depressed. Others lose control the minute they feel happy. Is there a way to avoid such extreme actions?

When dreaming is believing

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 24/02/2009 - While science tries to understand the stuff dreams are made of, humans, from cultures all over the world, continue to believe that dreams contain important hidden truths.

Sharing perspectives

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 19/02/2009 - While reading a novel, why do we imagine scenes differently -- when do we view the action from an outsider's perspective and when do we place ourselves in the main character's shoes?

Biofuel benefits

[Automotive] - 12/02/2009 - Plant, forestry waste and dedicated energy crops could sustainably replace nearly a third of gasoline use by the year 2030.

Guitar heroes in new film

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/02/2009 - "It Might Get Loud" is a documentary by Oscar winner, Davis Guggenheim, that focuses on Jimmy Page, The Edge of U2 and Jack White & The Raconteurs.

Alcohol advertising attracts the young

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/02/2009 - Alcohol advertising may lead to underage drinking. A large systematic review suggests that exposure to ads and product placements, leads to increased alcohol consumption.

Volunteer to read between the lines

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 27/01/2009 - Researchers at the University of Essex are looking for people to read short stories and curious Wikipedia articles as part of a fun online game.

Stand up to hatred

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/01/2009 - Essex University will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with events to commemorate those who died and suffered during the Holocaust and the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur and elsewhere, reflecting on the extreme consequences of hatred for our soc

Safe online shopping

[Retail] - 21/01/2009 - Internet shopping is very popular but with recent sales & offers, scammers are cashing in too. Here are 12 tips that security experts use to shop safely online.

Music Wars: Industry vs Internet

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 21/01/2009 - The music industry needs to learn from the "dark side of the Internet" that has so decimated its business if it is to ever regain the upper hand in the fight against piracy.

Win tickets to the world's first Kinetic, Electronic & New Media Art Fair

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 20/01/2009 - We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to attend the world's first kinetic, electronic & new media art fair in London, from 28 February - 2 March 2009.

How to stop procrastination

[Finance] - 13/01/2009 - Psychologists explore if there is a link between how we think about a task and our tendency to postpone it.

Prepare for the digital switchover

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/01/2009 - TV viewers from around the world are quickly gearing up for the coming of the digital revolution, but what does all of this mean?

How to get rid of an old computer

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 08/01/2009 - If you're planning on getting rid of an old computer, make sure you remove the hard drive first and smash it up with a hammer, a British consumer group advises.

Lose your job, lose your car

[Automotive] - 07/01/2009 - Hyundai has launched the first incentive program for U.S. consumers that would allow them to return vehicles if they lose their jobs.

Why you shouldn't eat alone

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/01/2009 - A new study demonstrates that eating alone or on the run may result in less healthy choices.

Are you a "recessionista"?

[Retail] - 06/01/2009 - The economic downturn has given birth to a new type of clothes shopper who is switching out of high-end luxury goods and into cheaper designer equivalents.

Career opportunities with the FBI

[Finance] - 06/01/2009 - Wanted by the FBI: agents, language specialists, computer experts, intelligence analysts and finance experts.

Hemingway for scholars

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 06/01/2009 - Cuba has made the first of thousands of digitized documents, photographs and books that belonged to writer Ernest Hemingway available to scholars.

Smelling of roses?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/12/2008 - Shakespeare wrote “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But would it if the molecules that generate its fragrance were to change their shape?

Stressed out about maths?

[Finance] - 16/12/2008 - The type of working memory involved in solving math problems may be affected by the way the problems are presented.

Too committed?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/12/2008 - Too much commitment may be unhealthy for relationships, according to research by a psychology professor.

Toothfriendly chocolate

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/12/2008 - Daskalidès and Chocolaterie Smet, two Belgian chocolate makers active both in Belgium and abroad, are the first in the world to release toothfriendly chocolate products onto the market.


[School Leavers] - 28/11/2008 - Frightening isn'’t it? You'’ve been at school since you can remember, and all of a sudden you need to think about what to do next. In reality you should have started thinking about this already. If you haven'’t, we recommend that you start now.

Lost in the city

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 27/11/2008 - According to research, there are more people getting lost in London than anywhere else in the world, including cities like Bangkok and Beijing, which are nearly twice the size of London.

Peer-led sex education

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 26/11/2008 - A trial of peer-led sex education in schools in England has found that it is not more effective at reducing teenage abortions than the sex education classes given by teachers.

Speed engineering

[Automotive] - 20/11/2008 - Engineers from University of Leeds spinout company Instrumentel Ltd have played a crucial role in the next attempt to break the land speed record.

The smart way to study

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 20/11/2008 - Combine the aphorisms that "practice makes perfect" and "timing is everything" and you get what researchers say can dramatically enhance learning.

Smoking linked to throat cancer

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/11/2008 - Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes appear to increase the risk of certain common throat and stomach cancers.

Get ready to smash with Mega Monsters!

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/11/2008 - Mega Monsters, the latest N-Gage game from Nokia introduces players to the biggest monster smash on mobile. It features rich 3D graphics with a fully destructible environment where players can destroy anything in their path.

H&M launches Comme des Garcons collection

[Retail] - 13/11/2008 - H&M, the fashion giant noted for its high-profile guest designers, launched new lines by Comme des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo.

Equal Opportunities?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 13/11/2008 - Women still lag far behind men in top political and decision-making roles, a waste of talent given that their access to education and healthcare is nearly equal.

Beat bullying with a brushstroke

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/11/2008 - The Essex University’s Equality and Diversity Unit are running a poster competition for local youngsters aged between 4 and 18.

College campuses revel in pivotal political role

[Finance] - 06/11/2008 - On American college campuses, where some two out of three students voted from Democrat Barack Obama, it wasn't so much "get out the vote" in this election but rather "text out the vote."

Carlsberg closed for education

[Retail] - 05/11/2008 - British Safety Council member Carlsberg, demonstrated its commitment to staff learning recently by shutting down production at its Leeds brewery for 72 hours for a new interactive education.

Career opportunities at National Grid

[Construction] - 05/11/2008 - National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. Get involved.

Fashion Favours

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/10/2008 - Every year the UK throws away 900,000 items of clothing. To highlight the environmental impact of 'fast fashion', Vinspired is teaming up with designer Ben de Lisi to create Fashion Favours, a fashion collection made entirely by volunteers using recycled

Social networking sites "good for businesses"

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 29/10/2008 - Good news for workers addicted to Facebook, Bebo and MySpace -- a British think-tank says bosses should not stop their staff using social networking sites because they could actually benefit their firms.

UK pair may get longer sentence for Dubai beach sex

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 29/10/2008 - Dubai prosecutors are seeking a harsher sentence against two Britons who face three months in jail for engaging in sexual activity on a public beach.

Take That announce UK tour

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 28/10/2008 - Take That have announced a stadium tour of Britain next year. Their last album, "Beautiful World", sold more than 2.5 million copies in the UK.

Artist graduates from Newport to New Bond Film

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/10/2008 - A graduate of Newport’s University has created one of the hi-tech special effects for the latest James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’, which opens in London on Wednesday 29th October.

Maths challenge adds up to £1,000

[Finance] - 22/10/2008 - Prospective maths students can win £1,000 by solving some tough mathematical problems.These can be solved using A-level maths although they are not problems you would find in any text book!

Fiat sales in Europe higher in September

[Automotive] - 14/10/2008 - Fiat's car sales in Europe rose in September compared with a year earlier, CEO Sergio Marchionne said, adding that he was sticking to his targets for the year despite the global financial crisis. Career Fair

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 14/10/2008 - career fair brings you face to face with leading games industry professionals and representatives of prominent colleges and universities. It's the perfect way to advance your interest in gaming professions.

EU warns youth: turn MP3 players down!

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 14/10/2008 - Millions of youngsters across Europe could suffer permanent hearing loss after five years if they listen to MP3 players at too high a volume for more than five hours a week.

Clinton Cards to axe jobs

[Retail] - 13/10/2008 - Clinton Cards swung to a pretax loss of £13.1 million and said it would cut jobs and close stores to reduce costs as the consumer environment weakened, sending its shares lower.

Touch-screen BlackBerry coming soon

[Retail] - 09/10/2008 - Research In Motion will roll out a touch-screen model of its BlackBerry smartphone later this autumn, thrusting it into direct competition with Apple's popular iPhone.

Too far south

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/10/2008 - Coinciding with Photomonth 08 but considered by the organisers to be too far south, this exhibition brings together 20 photographers who explore cities with their cameras.

Spermicide Coke, stale chips research wins Ig Nobels

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 06/10/2008 - A researcher who figured out that Coke explodes sperm and scientists who discovered that people will happily eat stale chips if they crunch loudly enough won alternative "Ig Nobel" prizes

Can 'Mickey Mouse' save Venice?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 02/10/2008 - A British proposal to turn the lagoon city of Venice into a Disney-style theme park has won a prize of €5000 from a famed Venetian academy.

Art in the Car Park

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 02/10/2008 - Art in the Car Park is a diverse group show in response to the CCP Car Park, Liverpool and is curated by Goldsmiths' BA Fine Art alumna Hannah Hull, bringing together artists from across Europe.

Waitrose to open first convenience store

[Retail] - 01/10/2008 - Waitrose is planning to open its first convenience shop on Dec. 11 in Nottingham opposite an existing John Lewis department store.

Know your rights with double-glazing sellers

[Construction] - 01/10/2008 - Consumer watchdog the Office of Fair Trading has launched an campaign to make householders aware they now have more rights when buying goods at home.


[Hospitality & Leisure] - 01/10/2008 - Cyberspace confessions of darkest dreams give rise to this haunting work that pulsates with physicality, bittersweet irony, 1000 feather pillows, a drag king and a man who cries at too much beauty.

Judges' wigs get the chop

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 01/10/2008 - A centuries-old tradition of wearing a white horse-hair wig in court ended for many judges as a simpler new dress code came into force.

One industry, infinite possibilities

[Automotive] - 30/09/2008 - Showing the retail motor industry as a desirable career option, The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched an online information website to help young people find out about jobs available within the sector.

Teacup for Turner Prize?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/09/2008 - A messy supermarket checkout flanked by a mannequin doll on a toilet will vie with a video of a teacup and saucer smashing on the floor for Britain's Turner Prize.

World mourns Paul Newman

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/09/2008 - Images of Paul Newman, who died late Friday, adorned newspaper front pages around the world. A director and race car driver as well as an actor, he was also known for his extensive philanthropy.

Prisoners to order out restaurant food

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/09/2008 - Egyptian prisoners will be allowed to order meals from any restaurant they choose after a trial was deemed a success.

Computer game combats culture shock

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 30/09/2008 - International students arriving in Britain this week are coping with their culture shock by playing an innovative new computer game developed at the University of Portsmouth.

Digging into Stonehenge's past

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/09/2008 - Archaeologists probing the secrets of Stonehenge, Britain's most famous prehistoric monument, said on Monday it may have been an ancient pilgrimage site for the sick who believed its stones had healing qualities.

Blyk doubles membership

[Retail] - 17/09/2008 - Blyk, the world's first mobile operator funded solely through advertising, has increased its number of members to 200,000.

Detroit's big challenge

[Automotive] - 17/09/2008 - Making smaller vehicles a more appealing business will take two things, industry officials said at the Reuters Autos Summit in Detroit.

Unemployment forecast gloom

[Finance] - 17/09/2008 - British unemployment registered its biggest jump in 16 years in Augustand factory orders fell at their sharpest rate in more than two years this month.

High fashion floods London

[Retail] - 15/09/2008 - London Fashion Week began with a feminine flurry from some established British labels and a tongue-in-cheek take on the spring/summer 2009 season from some of the newer names.

Overstock open to the world

[Retail] - 09/09/2008 - Shoppers in Canada and Europe are able to shop on, purchasing items in local currencies, whose exchange rates are automatically adjusted to daily fluctuations.

Auto industry bets on Brazil

[Automotive] - 09/09/2008 - Brazil's car market is showing signs of cooling as rising interest rates start to crimp consumer demand, but it is still considered a major player in the auto world.

University of Chester Open Days

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 09/09/2008 - Founded in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country. Drop in for a visit in October.

Britain's occupations shortage

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 09/09/2008 - Britain needs more maths teachers, hovercraft officers and ballet dancers, according to a draft list of occupations with a shortage of workers published by a government advisory body.

Hirst's version of modern-day punk

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/09/2008 - British artist Damien Hirst says his decision to hold an open auction of new works rather than go down the more traditional route of galleries and dealers is his way of being a modern-day punk.

Britney Spears sweeps VMAs

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/09/2008 - A year after her disastrous comeback attempt at the MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears swept the event on Sunday.

Supermarket for a slow economy

[Retail] - 05/09/2008 - Wm Morrison Supermarkets is set to post a 19 percent rise in first-half underlying profit.

HMV continues tepid growth

[Retail] - 05/09/2008 - HMV said underlying sales continued to grow during the summer with robust demand for games such as Grand Theft Auto IV, Wii Fit and Mario Kart.

Aston Martin battles economy

[Automotive] - 05/09/2008 - Aston Martin is suffering from the economic downturn but is hoping to offset weakness in the UK and United States with bigger sales.

Music defines the person

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/09/2008 - Fans of classical music and jazz are creative, pop lovers are hardworking and, despite the stereotypes, heavy metal listeners are gentle, creative types who are at ease with themselves.

Venice competition opens up

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/09/2008 - A late flurry of independent U.S. pictures at the Venice film festival has blown the competition wide open ahead of the awards ceremony on Saturday.

Early Oscar buzz for Hathaway

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 04/09/2008 - Anne Hathaway's dark role in "Rachel Getting Married", which premiered this week in Venice, is generating early Oscar buzz.

DSG sees no market recovery

[Retail] - 03/09/2008 - DSG International said it did not expect its markets to recover before 2010 as it reported a drop in underlying sales and profit margins and plans to cut more costs.

Rules for hydrogen cars approved

[Automotive] - 03/09/2008 - The European Parliament voted in favour of new rules for hydrogen-powered cars, buses and lorries, seeking rigid standards.

Families cut back spending

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/09/2008 - More than 80 percent of families have changed their spending habits due to the credit crunch, with many households cutting back on grocery expenditure and non-essential items.

Nokia to start music service with UK launch

[Retail] - 02/09/2008 - Mobile phone maker Nokia said on Tuesday it would launch its "Comes with Music" package with an offering in Britain, signing a deal with Carphone Warehouse to sell the first model.

Peugeot mulls new brand

[Automotive] - 02/09/2008 - French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is considering launching a new brand in Europe for its low-cost vehicles.

Venice films criticised

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 02/09/2008 - The 2008 Venice film festival has been described as one of the weakest in recent years as it reaches the halfway stage.

Hirst's diamond skull hits Amsterdam

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/08/2008 - British artist Damien Hirst's human skull encrusted with 8,601 diamonds will go on show at an Amsterdam museum in November.

Start at the top and work your way up

[Construction] - 22/08/2008 - As one of the UK’s top names in the world of mineral extraction, Aggregate Industries offer highly ambitious graduates the chance to develop.

Student careers at HSBC

[Finance] - 21/08/2008 - HSBC offers undergraduate and post graduate programmes, in over 30 countries and territories, covering all our business areas. Find out more.

Learn about International Commercial Law

[Finance] - 21/08/2008 - One of the UK's leading experts in competition law from City University London has said that international litigation is set to boom during the credit crunch.

A step from summer school

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 21/08/2008 - One of the first students to make the life-changing decision to attend university following a spell at one of the University of Portsmouth summer schools has celebrated his graduation.

Leading in leisure: work at Thorpe Park

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 20/08/2008 - If you're enthusiastic, friendly and work well in a team, you couldn't pick a more exciting place to work.

Give, get given, gig

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 20/08/2008 - You give 4 hours of your time to your community, and you Get Given 1 ticket to a gig featuring the best acts around. You can't buy a ticket. You have to earn this ticket. Are you in?

Pressured to sleep

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 19/08/2008 - Poor sleep habits can do more than annoy parents and make teenagers drowsy in school, they can lead to high blood pressure.

EA let Take-Two offer lapse

[Retail] - 18/08/2008 - EA said it will let its $2 billion buyout offer for smaller rival Take-Two expire as it doesn't believe they can complete a deal before the holiday shopping season.

No sandcastles! You're in Italy

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/08/2008 - When in Capri, don't wander off the beach in a bikini. If you go to the sea in Eraclea, near Venice, remember that building sandcastles is forbidden.

Construction apprenticeships

[Construction] - 12/08/2008 - Want to learn your trade 'on the job'? Shepherd Construction offer three-year craft apprenticeships in Carpentry/Joining and Bricklaying.

University options

[School Leavers] - 12/08/2008 - Want to go to university?

Work Experience

[School Leavers] - 12/08/2008 - How to go about finding it

Fees and Finance

[School Leavers] - 12/08/2008 - Funding

Games fans face loss of duty free booze in EU

[Retail] - 11/08/2008 - Thousands of passengers transiting at EU airports as they return from the Olympic Games will have any duty-free liquids bought at Chinese airports flushed down the sink.

New Automotive Diploma

[Automotive] - 11/08/2008 - In Sept '08 a new qualification for 14 to 19-year-olds is being introduced -The Diploma. This is an alternative to the traditional GCSE route, but one which keeps just as many options open.

Just Run!

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/08/2008 - Join a million runners on 31.08.08 for a worldwide 10K like no other. Don't think about it. Just Do It.

'Star Wars' dream come true

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/08/2008 - Director Dave Filoni grew up playing "Star Wars" in his yard with a collection of movie toys, but he never imagined he'd help create the series' first animated film, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Nepal looks for 'living goddess'

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/08/2008 - Authorities in Nepal have begun the search for a girl who could be as young as 3 or 4 to serve as the new Kumari, the virgin 'living goddess'.

Madonna prepares world tour

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/08/2008 - The "queen of pop" is about to turn 50 while in the midst of final preparations for her world tour which kicks off in Wales next week.

Octopuses have 6 "arms" and 2 "legs"

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/08/2008 - Octopuses' eight tentacles divide up into six "arms" and two "legs", a study published by a chain of commercial aquariums reported.

From Shropshire to the Masai Mara

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/08/2008 - How the right environment and learning support can help students go far and reap rewards for the HE institution involved.

A-level pupils set new record

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/08/2008 - Sixth-form pupils have set a new record for top grades at A-level and the pass rate has risen for a 26th consecutive year, according to the examinations body.

Beijing police want to know your shoe size

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/08/2008 - Living in Beijing? The government wants to know your shoe size, blood group, political affiliation and where you get your money from, according to Beijing police.

Australia police re-open 7,000 cases after DNA error

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/08/2008 - Australian police will re-examine 7,000 crimes solved through DNA evidence after a mistake forced detectives to free a suspect wrongly accused of murder.

Case closed for Ledger death

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/08/2008 - Federal prosecutors in New York have closed an investigation into the fatal prescription drug overdose of actor Heath Ledger.

Is Rome, the eternal city, stuck in the past?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/08/2008 - Near two baroque churches and Emperor Augustus' 2,000-year-old Mausoleum sits a marble, glass and steel building, the first to rise in Rome's historic centre.

Sauna championships sizzle

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/08/2008 - 160 men and women from 23 countries participated in the 10th annual sauna championships in Finland, with the Finns dominating due to 'perseverance'.

Europe sports car struggle

[Automotive] - 06/08/2008 - As Europe's giant car makers battle over emissions curbs, makers of classic European sports cars like the Aston Martin DB9 & Ferrari F430 are struggling to be heard.

Training courses at Kaplan

[Finance] - 06/08/2008 - Plan your success at one of ACCA's open days with Kaplan financial and find a course that is right for you!

London's economy hit as tourism tapers off

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 06/08/2008 - Rising inflation and faltering consumer confidence are hurting London's tourism industry.

Cinema-style ratings for computer games

[Retail] - 31/07/2008 - All computer games could get cinema-style age ratings to protect children from increasingly realistic and violent titles, the government said.

Scholarship winners announced

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/07/2008 - City University London has announced the winners of its Department of Cultural Policy and Management Scholarship and Bursary Scheme 2008/9.

Beer and spies divide Berliners

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/07/2008 - Two Berliners have caused a stir with a new "Stasi Bar" where guests can sip beer surrounded by listening devices and shredded documents.

Posh Spice is descendant of comrade of Marx

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/07/2008 - Pop singer Victoria Beckham is a descendant of a 19th century German communist who was close to Karl Marx, says a German historian.

Kelsey Grammer out of hospital

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/07/2008 - U.S. actor Kelsey Grammer has been released from a New York hospital, after checking in a week ago when he felt faint following a recent heart attack.

Torch tours quake zone

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 30/07/2008 - Crowds wildly cheered the parading of the Olympic flame through China's quake-ravaged southwest as Beijing tries to choreograph a happy ending to its troubled tour.

Brazil airport workers to go on strike

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 30/07/2008 - Workers at many of Brazil's airports are to strike for higher wages from midnight on Tuesday, threatening a new round of air traffic chaos.

Foreign students crackdown

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 30/07/2008 - Foreign students planning to study in Britain will have to supply their fingerprints under new rules introduced by the Home Office in a crackdown on bogus students and colleges.

Clarins sales down

[Retail] - 29/07/2008 - Clarins posted a 1.8% drop in first-half sales, and said a worldwide slowdown in consumer spending and unfavourable exchange rates would hurt its full-year results.

Sony looks outside CD market

[Retail] - 29/07/2008 - Sony has raised its stake with a view beyond just selling CDs to a future where songs will play an important role across its various media and devices.

Landlords to rescue retailers

[Retail] - 24/07/2008 - Britain's commercial landlords threw a lifeline to struggling retailers, saying they would consider monthly payment terms as part of new lease negotiations.

British International Motor Show opens

[Automotive] - 24/07/2008 - The award-winning British International Motor Show opens to the general public on Thursday morning at 10am. Have you got your ticket yet?

Fiat launches £50,000 design competition

[Automotive] - 24/07/2008 - An exciting nationwide design competition to find fun new ways to travel has been announced by Fiat Group Automobiles UK.

Women in construction

[Construction] - 24/07/2008 - Women currently make up just 10% of the UK construction workforce. The National Association of Women in Construction is aiming to change this.

Finance jobs at HBOS

[Finance] - 24/07/2008 - HBOS have 40 brands including Sheila's Wheels, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and eSure. Their customer base is 22 million and they employ about 72,000 people.

It pays to work in London

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 24/07/2008 - Salaries for jobs advertised in London are now on average £11,000 higher than anywhere else in the UK.

Ten Tips On How to How to Climb That Career Ladder

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - There's nothing stopping you from getting a promotion apart from yourself. It is really important to challenge yourself on a daily basis so that you don't just deliver, you over-deliver.

Mamma Mia! still a hit!

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - Abba-themed musical "Mamma Mia!" held onto number one spot at the British box office, keeping the robot love story "WALL-E" in second.

UK alcohol industry to face binge-drinking curbs

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - Britain's drinks industry may face tough new laws to deal with the country's binge-drinking culture, which costs the state health system an estimated £2.7 billion each year

Brad Pitt threatens legal action over photos

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - Brad Pitt's lawyers threatened legal action against anyone publishing recent photographs taken by paparazzi of the actor and his newly enlarged family.

Jail for nude 'flag' woman

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - A naked model photographed using Peru's flag as a saddle while on a horse, could face jail for up to 4 years.

Britain to tackle online piracy

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - Britain's six biggest Internet providers have agreed a plan to tackle piracy within the music and film industries.

Mobiles not used for calls

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/07/2008 - Britons no longer use their mobiles just to make phone calls on the hop, but increasingly use them to send texts, take pictures and check the web.

Alcatal launches unbelievable value camera phone

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/07/2008 - Available exclusively to Woolworths, the OTS-520 boasts a webcam, VGA camera and an enlarged 1.8' colour screen all for a jaw-dropping £19.99!

Miley Cyrus grows up from Hannah Montana

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/07/2008 - Miley Cyrus, the teen sensation of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" hit TV show, is growing up, releasing a new album called "Breakout."

Batman star Bale arrested in London

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 22/07/2008 - Christian Bale, star of the latest Batman blockbuster, has been arrested in London on allegations of assault.

The benefits of Summer Schools

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/07/2008 - One of the first students to make the life-changing decision to attend university following a spell at one of the University of Portsmouth summer schools has celebrated his graduation.

EU for eco-friendly products

[Retail] - 17/07/2008 - The EU proposed to curb the environmental impact of consumerism by supporting eco-friendly products, innovation and technology.

Plymouth students know why Lewis Hamilton is a winner

[Automotive] - 17/07/2008 - F1 in Schools World Champions given exclusive tour of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 headquarters.

Britney Spears works on new album

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/07/2008 - Britney Spears is working on a new album, as she seeks to rebound from a period of troubling behaviour and hospital stints.

The Frog Who Croaked Blue

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/07/2008 - Do letters have colours? Does music have flavour? Can you see shapes when you think of numbers? For one in twenty people, the answer to one or more of these questions is "Yes!"

Lifelike dolls are collector cult

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/07/2008 - Their chests rise and fall and you can hear a tiny heartbeat, but these babies for sale over the Internet are not alive.

Britney works on new album

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/07/2008 - Britney Spears is working on a new album, as she seeks to rebound from a period of troubling behaviour and hospital stints.

Ryanair cuts back flights

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 17/07/2008 - Ryanair plans to cut winter capacity at Stansted and temporarily shut down seven other operations, as soaring fuel costs continue to take their toll.

Top brass for military graduates

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 16/07/2008 - The next Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace will have a distinctly northern feel to it, with 45 military band musicians graduating from the University of Salford this year.

Apple sells 1 million new iPhones

[Retail] - 15/07/2008 - Apple Inc said on Monday it has sold 1 million new iPhones in its initial weekend,sending its stock rising more than 2%.

GM cuts engineering jobs

[Automotive] - 15/07/2008 - GM's plans job cuts for white-collar workers, including engineers assigned to now-frozen efforts to develop next generation of full-size SUVs and pickup trucks.

European stocks at 3-year low

[Finance] - 15/07/2008 - European stocks fell to their lowest level in 3 years with banks heading the decline amid intense concerns over the fate of the sector.

Ravers lose sight at laser show

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/07/2008 - Dozens of partygoers at an outdoor rave near Moscow last week have lost partial vision after a laser light show burned their retinas.

"Lucky" Koala lives after horror car hit

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/07/2008 - A koala that cheated death after being hit by a car and dragged by the vehicle, is being dubbed Australia's luckiest marsupial.

Teachers to get search powers

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/07/2008 - Teachers should be given greater legal powers to search pupils for drugs, cigarettes and alcohol, the government's schools behaviour advisor says.

Beijing plays down worries on Olympic hotel bookings

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/07/2008 - Beijing officials sought to downplay worries about low hotel reservations for the Olympics, insisting the numbers were in line with expectations and refusing to draw a link with new visa controls.

Ryan Giggs receives honorary degree

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/07/2008 - Manchester United footballer and Salfordian, Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Salford.

Sydney transformed by pilgrims

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 15/07/2008 - About 150,000 young pilgrims attended mass on the shores of Sydney Harbour for the Catholic church's biggest youth festival.

Germany's milk mail causes stink in Brussels

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/07/2008 - EU workers are struggling with thousands of litres of sour milk from burst cartons clogging up a central mail registry after German farmers posted them to Brussels to protest against low dairy prices.

Sordid details on offer in celebrity divorce cases

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/07/2008 - Ex-supermodel Christie Brinkley wanted the world to hear the details of her divorce trial, and a an actress took to YouTube to tell of her failed marriage.

Eco nightclub lands in London

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/07/2008 - Welcome to Surya -self-styled "world's first ecological nightclub" where cyclists and walkers get free admission to a club with dance floor so high-tech it generates its own electricity when people move on it.

M&S boss faces job threat

[Retail] - 09/07/2008 - Marks and Spencer boss Stuart Rose, lauded for reviving the landmark British retailer just a year ago, is battling to save his job.

Head for Honda

[Automotive] - 09/07/2008 - Honda; a world of cars, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and parts supply. check out apprenticeships and jobs from IT to technicians.

Engineering with an edge

[Construction] - 09/07/2008 - Smallpeice Trust offer exciting engineering courses for young people, from mining and minerals to materials technology.

Get informed with CIMA

[Finance] - 09/07/2008 - College open days give you the opportunity to make an informed decision about which college you want to study at. Institutes are CIMA approved and give you an insight into accountancy and finance.

Think you can handle hospitality?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 09/07/2008 - Ingrid Eras, HR Vice President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts answers key questions about the hospitality industry and working for one of the world's largest companies.

Tourist gored at Spanish bull run

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 09/07/2008 - An American tourist was gored in the abdomen on the third day of the centuries-old annual bull-running festival in the northern Spanish town of Pamplona

"Priceless" Tolkien postcard discovered

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/07/2008 - A builder stripping a fireplace from the former home of "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien found a postcard to the writer dated 1968, and hopes to sell it for a small fortune.

Nicole Kidman gives birth to girl named Sunday

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/07/2008 - Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman gave birth to her first biological child, a daughter named Sunday, fathered by her husband and country music star Keith Urban.

Police 'stop-searches' soar

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 08/07/2008 - The number of police stop-and-searches rose almost 9% in 2006/7 with black people 7 times more likely to be quizzed than their white counterparts, figures show. makes download strides

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 07/07/2008 - Web site, which has forged deals with Warner Music and other top labels to offer music downloads without anti-piracy restrictions, has quadrupled its annual sales.

Hitler wax figure unveiled in Berlin

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/07/2008 - Berlin's new waxwork museum unveiled a figure of Adolf Hitler during the last days of his life, an exhibit that has been criticised as in bad taste.

HMV profit up 25%

[Retail] - 02/07/2008 - HMV met forecasts with a 25% rise in annual profit, boosted by computer games where it said it was continuing to take market share.

Protesters drive to Westminster

[Automotive] - 02/07/2008 - Hundreds of hauliers will drive into the centre of London today to lobby parliament over the cost of fuel and to plead for a cut in diesel duties.

Trouble for Taylor Wimpey

[Construction] - 02/07/2008 - Taylor Wimpey has failed to raise the extra capital it said it would seek just two days ago, citing tough market conditions, sending its shares and those of its rivals plummeting.

Flexible courses at The Open University

[Finance] - 02/07/2008 - Studying a course with The Open University is all about you: where you're at now, and where you want to be in the future. Starting from your own experience, you'll extend your knowledge, skills and practice.

Restaurants go trans-fat-free

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 02/07/2008 - KFC has introduced a trans-fat-free chicken pot pie! New York City's ban on trans-fats in restaurants, took full effect on Tuesday, and is the first of its kind among major U.S. cities.

China to cover up

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 02/07/2008 - China's government has told entertainment venues to install windows in private rooms and ensure staff dress modestly as part of an effort to crack down on prostitution and drugs.

Pupil gains marks for exam expletive

[Finance] - 01/07/2008 - A British student who scribbled an expletive on an English language exam paper was awarded 7.5% for accurate spelling and effective communication.

Truck crash stirs up 12 million angry bees

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 01/07/2008 - A truck containing 330 crates of bees, about 12 million of them altogether, overturned on a major highway in Canada setting free thousands of irritated stinging insects.

'Rock Band 2' to be revealed

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 01/07/2008 - "Rock Band 2" the sequel to last year's best-selling predecessor "Rock Band" will be released for the Xbox in September, months ahead of key rival "Guitar Hero."

Clarins shares suspended

[Retail] - 26/06/2008 - Shares in French cosmetics group Clarins, a target of recurrent takeover speculation, were suspended at the company's request pending a statement.

Teaming up with Tees Valley

[Construction] - 26/06/2008 - The engineering industries in the Tees Valley region will benefit from a major new development, which will ensure that these industries are able to act with one voice in influencing regional decision-making.

Pitt, Jolie give $1 mln to kids impacted by war

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/06/2008 - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $1 million for educational aid to children impacted by the Iraq war in that country and in the United States.

'Brothel bus' makes last stop

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/06/2008 - A "brothel bus" that detectives said cruised Miami Beach offering lap dances and drinks, has taken its last ride after its operator was arrested.

A 'Wall-E' love adventure

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 26/06/2008 - Disney-Pixar blasts off into uncharted territory with the release of animated film "Wall-E," a space adventure mixing an unusual love story with messages about the future of Earth.

Where were you when inflation was in bloom?

[Finance] - 25/06/2008 - For many people in the finance industry, inflation is a textbook concept and that could have serious implications for how accurately markets are able to price financial assets.

Boost for bingo clubs

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/06/2008 - The UK government will relax limits on the number of slot machines allowed in bingo clubs, giving a lift to the industry.

Britney Spears back in court

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/06/2008 - A judge questioned Britney Spears and a parenting coach during a hearing into the pop star's child custody case before ordering a change to her visitation status with her two sons.

Set off to sea

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 25/06/2008 - Trailfinders offer tailor-made cruise packages to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico and more. Check out their ocean itineries

Thomas Cook's strong summer

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 25/06/2008 - Thomas Cook, Europe's second-largest travel company, reported strong summer bookings, showing its resilience to the consumer slowdown

Chinese tourist visas to France down

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 25/06/2008 - Chinese tourist visas to France have plummeted in Beijing, amid anger over anti-China protests during the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay.

Whale watchers exceed 1 mln

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 25/06/2008 - Latin America's whale-watching industry is flourishing, the region's whale tourists are set to exceed 1 mln this year.

Gucci's men get tropical

[Retail] - 24/06/2008 - Flowers and flamingos injected a dose of the tropical into Milan fashion week when Gucci dressed men colourfully for next summer.

Volvo shares fall

[Automotive] - 24/06/2008 - Volvo posted a 15% rise in May truck shipments and said component delays had hampered production in its key European market, hitting its shares.

Man in wheelchair charged with drink-driving

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 24/06/2008 - Police in Australia have charged a man for drink driving in a motorised wheelchair after he was found to be six times over the legal alcohol limit

Catch some sun, live longer

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 24/06/2008 - People with a vitamin D deficiency are likely to die sooner than people whose blood contains higher amounts of the so-called sunshine vitamin.

UK's funny bone tickled in tourism campaign

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 24/06/2008 - Britain's comic side will play a central part of a new campaign aimed at luring tourists to the country's funny spots.

Britney Spears back in court

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 24/06/2008 - A judge questioned Britney Spears and a parenting coach during a hearing into the pop star's child custody case before ordering a change to her visitation status with her two sons.

Drugs, phones wing their way to Brazil prisoners

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 24/06/2008 - A sharp increase in drugs and cellphones found inside a Brazilian prison mystified officials -until guards spotted some distressed pigeons struggling to stay airborne.

Coldplay hit the top

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/06/2008 - Coldplay have secured their first UK number one single with "Viva La Vida", the title track from their new album. Meanwhile, the band's fourth album spent a second week at number one.

Comic George Carlin dies

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/06/2008 - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs, dirty words and the demise of humanity, died of heart failure.

Documentary accolades

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 23/06/2008 - Films about a British neurosurgeon in Ukraine and a U.S. banjo player seeking the instrument's African roots won awards.

Firing up "warped food" rules

[Retail] - 19/06/2008 - Bent courgettes and cucumbers, warped leeks and onions? Who sets the rules? One of the most popular jibes about EU over-regulation, where bureaucrats want permitted sizes for fruit and vegetables, has come back to haunt the European Union.

Ramsay too crude for Australia

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 19/06/2008 - Foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay prompted Australia's parliament to push for tighter rules to protect viewers from swearing on television.

Queen Latifah sues over film

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 19/06/2008 - U.S. actress and singer Queen Latifah sued a small film production company linked with movie "The Perfect Holiday" saying she had not been paid any money for the film.

Best Festival 'Barr' None

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 19/06/2008 - Music fans have got a lot of bottle this summer as the nation's IRN-BRU soft drink gets set for one of their biggest give-aways yet.

Best bottled Festival

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 19/06/2008 - Music fans have got a lot of bottle this summer as the nation's IRN-BRU soft drink gets set for one of their biggest give-aways yet!

Weather boosts H&M sales

[Retail] - 18/06/2008 - H&M, the world's third-biggest clothing retailer by sales, posted a profit helped by a weak U.S. dollar and a sunny May.

Daimler picks Hungary

[Automotive] - 18/06/2008 - Daimler will invest 800 million euros and create up to 2,500 jobs at a new assembly plant in Hungary for Mercedes.

Health and Safety goes North

[Construction] - 18/06/2008 - Health and Safety ‘08 series of regional Health and Safety events, will take place at The Reebok Stadium in Bolton on the 8th and 9th October 2008.

Credit cards given without checks

[Finance] - 18/06/2008 - Almost five million people have been granted credit cards in the past year without having to prove their income according to research.

Mortgage arrangement fees rocket

[Finance] - 18/06/2008 - The number of fixed-rate mortgages with hefty arrangement fees has rocketed as lenders vie to shore up their margins, figures show.

Whitbread boosted by budget hotels

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 18/06/2008 - Whitbread, Britain's biggest hotel and restaurants operator, is benefiting from its budget chain Premier Inn benefits as customers are becoming more cost conscious.

The billions and the bees

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/06/2008 - Australia's honey bees, crucial to worldwide food production, need more protection from foreign invaders that could potentially wipe out their population.

Military police can't have lovers

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/06/2008 - Italy's highest court has ruled that the nation's paramilitary police, the Carabinieri, must not have extra-marital affairs to avoid sullying the force's name.

Woman pleads innocent in Myspace suicide case

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/06/2008 - A Missouri woman who prosecutors say drove a 13-year-old neighbor girl to suicide with a cruel MySpace hoax has pleaded innocent.

Starbucks expands

[Retail] - 12/06/2008 - Starbucks is boosting its European presence with plans to license 150 new locations in Europe over the next three years.

British Motor Show

[Automotive] - 12/06/2008 - The British International Motor Show to ExCeL London from 23 July - 3 August 2008 bringing glamour, excitement, innovation, inspiration and more.

Mortgage arrangement fees rocket

[Finance] - 12/06/2008 - The number of fixed-rate mortgages with hefty arrangement fees has rocketed as lenders vie to shore up their margins.

Bush falls for German asparagus

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/06/2008 - George W. Bush, a fan of Texas beef, declared his fondness for German asparagus kicking off a news conference with a culinary comment before turning to Iraq and Iran.

Jail break foiled by air vent

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/06/2008 - A woman who attempted to escape from jail in Sydney had to be rescued by police after she became stuck in an air conditioning duct.

Made for management?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 12/06/2008 - Find out about hospitality, tourism and leisure management courses at University of Central Lancashire's open day on 14th June.

BP Portrait competition

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/06/2008 - All four portraits shortlisted for this year's BP Portrait Award in Britain are by male artists featuring female subjects, and several works deal with ageing and faith.

The religion of dance

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/06/2008 - Dance is not so much a hobby in Latin America as a religion. With mornings spent learning the Spanish language and afternoons devoted to honing your Salsa and Chachacha.

Taiwan stores to stop forking out chopsticks

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 11/06/2008 - About 10,000 Taiwan convenience stores will join an environmental push by withholding disposable chopsticks from hordes of customers used to getting them with take-out meals.

Navy held firing tests near dolphin stranding

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/06/2008 - The Royal Navy carried out live-firing exercises off Cornwall just hours before 25 dolphins died by stranding themselves in a nearby river.

Virginity pledges delay sex

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 11/06/2008 - Taking a pledge to remain a virgin until married may help some teens and young adults in delaying the start of sexual activity.

Waterless washing machine

[Retail] - 10/06/2008 - A washing machine using as little as a cup of water for each washing cycle could go on sale to environmentally conscious Britons next year.

Cost cuts boost Boots

[Retail] - 10/06/2008 - Cost cuts and strong sales of its No7 cosmetics brand helped Boots to defy a consumer downturn and post a 20% profit.

Manchester congestion charge chokes

[Automotive] - 10/06/2008 - Manchester’s adoption of the congestion charging scheme,will leave many small businesses in the region struggling to pay.

The no age limit course

[Construction] - 10/06/2008 - An engineering course designed to fast-track the right people with an interest in engineering into the railway industry. It combines theory with practical experience.

EU launch discipline action against UK

[Finance] - 10/06/2008 - The EU will launch disciplinary action against Britain as the country looks set to exceed the bloc's budget deficit ceiling this year and next.

Billy Bob pursues first love with band

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/06/2008 - He is an acclaimed actor and Oscar winner for writing the movie "Sling Blade" but most of the time Billy Bob Thornton would rather be pursuing his first love: music.

Rezidor opens doors

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 10/06/2008 - Rezidor opens doors for those who are committed to creating results. They offer a range of internships for students from hotel schools. This might be your first step into a career within hospitality.

Students stitch lips in protest

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 10/06/2008 - Two Indonesian students had their lips stitched and joined a protest rally on a campus to press the government about fuel prices.

Fit enough to teach sports?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 10/06/2008 - Aventure is looking for adventurous young men and women, who can coach or teach sport in the developing world. You will be part of a group of up to 30 volunteers, aged between 18-24.

Euro 2008 still shines without WAGs

[Retail] - 09/06/2008 - Even if Victoria Beckham and the WAGs stay at home with an unsuccessful England side, the makers of luxury goods still see the Euro 2008 as a boon for glamour.

Education in Fashion

[Retail] - 06/06/2008 - Graduate Fashion Week has launched an Education Day on 12th June, providing visitors with opportunities to see the types of courses available from exhibiting universities.

Morrison tops UK grocer growth

[Retail] - 05/06/2008 - Morrisons topped the British supermarket growth league with a 7% rise in sales, but said trading was tough.

Italy seizes cars from drunk drivers

[Automotive] - 05/06/2008 - Italy has begun confiscating cars of people driving under the effect of drugs or alcohol in the latest attempt to lower road casualties.

HSBC expands student services

[Finance] - 05/06/2008 - HSBC has devised a range of student services from funds for starting University,taking time out and student insurance.

States break money laundering rules

[Finance] - 05/06/2008 - Fifteen EU states have been given a final warning for failing to update their rules aimed at choking off finance for terrorist activities.

Phone study confirms habits

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/06/2008 - Researchers who tracked 100,000 people using their cell phone signals confirmed that most human beings are indeed creatures of habit.

Desk worth $850,000

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/06/2008 - The desk where Charles Dickens wrote "Great Expectations" and his final correspondence hours before his death fetched $850,000 at auction.

Time to insure your smile?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/06/2008 - As more and more dentists go private and the cost of treatment soars, a growing number of consumers are insuring their pearly whites.

British Airways outlook uncertain

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 05/06/2008 - British Airways warned that economic pressures on passengers may begin to hit demand for flights as it reported May traffic down 0.7%.

Zanzibar without power

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 05/06/2008 - A power cut that hit the Zanzibar archipelago last month will continue for at least another four weeks until an undersea cable is fixed.

Apple iPhone encore arrives

[Retail] - 03/06/2008 - June has arrived and for Apple Inc fans and investors that means just one thing - a new iPhone.

Banks prices collide

[Retail] - 03/06/2008 - RBS and Barclays have been raided by Britain's consumer watchdog, regarding possible price-fixing in their commercial banking units.

Hyundai chief avoids jail

[Automotive] - 03/06/2008 - South Korea's High Court upheld an earlier sentence on Hyundai chief Chung Mong-koo for fraud, keeping him out of jail.

Time to be constructive

[Construction] - 03/06/2008 - Apprenticeships allow you to learn, work, earn and get qualified all at the same time. It's a simple step-by-step process that ConstructionSkills can guide you through.

Taylor Nelson, GfK agree merger

[Finance] - 03/06/2008 - Britain's Taylor Nelson Sofres and Germany's GfK have agreed a merger of equals to create the world's second-biggest market research company.

US hotels tough year ahead

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/06/2008 - Some of the biggest names in US hotels forecast a tough year ahead as high oil prices, problems in the airline industry take their toll on consumers.

Britons lazy to peel oranges

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/06/2008 - Britons are too busy to eat oranges in their lunch breaks nowadays and are opting instead for "easy to peel" fruit like satsumas.

Universal Studios on fire

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 03/06/2008 - A fire that burned through a large swath of the Universal Studios at the weekend was accidentally sparked by workers using heating tools on a film set.

Honduras capital without int'l airport

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 03/06/2008 - The Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa will be without an international airport for two months following a deadly air crash.

Red feathered males

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 03/06/2008 - Dying the red breast feathers of barn swallows not only won the birds more mates - it made their testosterone levels shoot up.

4-day week to save petrol

[Automotive] - 29/05/2008 - The surge in petrol prices is pushing more private employers as well as local governments to offer a four-day week as a perk that eliminates two commutes a week.

Car tax plan doomed

[Automotive] - 29/05/2008 - German politicians remain "miles apart" on a plan to link car taxes to emissions and are unlikely to introduce the change in 2009 as planned.

$1.7bln rights issue

[Automotive] - 29/05/2008 - India's Tata Motors Ltd said it would raise up to $1.7 billion through three simultaneous rights issues of various securities.

EU to keep fuel taxes

[Automotive] - 29/05/2008 - Euro zone finance ministers will not back tax changes to cushion the blow of soaring oil prices despite French calls for such action.

Enbridge sells pipeline

[Construction] - 29/05/2008 - Enbridge is selling its stake in Compania Logistica de Hidrocarburos for $1.4 billion and will use the proceeds to help fund other projects.

EU to back Norway aid

[Construction] - 29/05/2008 - The European Commission is likely to approve Norway's use of state aid to subsidise the development of carbon capture and storage.

Spanish house sales down

[Construction] - 29/05/2008 - Spanish house sales and mortgage lending dived around 40 percent in March as Spaniards baulked at eight-year high interest rates.

Threat to Dutch global status

[Finance] - 29/05/2008 - A buyout spree and efforts to keep executive payouts in check could harm the Netherland's standing as a place to do business.

Adair Turner new FSA chairman

[Finance] - 29/05/2008 - Britain has named former industry boss Adair Turner as chairman of the Financial Services Authority, after the watchdog's biggest crisis to date.

Rare uncontacted tribe photographed

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 29/05/2008 - Amazon Indians from one of the world's last uncontacted tribes have been photographed from the air with striking images released on Thursday.

Britain announces fuel help

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 29/05/2008 - The British government set out on Friday extra measures to help the poor and boost energy efficiency in the face of rocketing fuel prices.

What's your V ?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 29/05/2008 - Whatever you want out of volunteering 'Vinspired' can help you find it in your area. V provides a personalised service to match you with inspiring opportunities that fit into your life.

Royal Stonehenge?

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 29/05/2008 - Stonehenge may have been a burial ground for an ancient royal family, British researchers said on Thursday.

Modernity meets monasticism

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 29/05/2008 - A speck of green in a sea of sand, St. Anthony's Monastery in Egypt welcomes those seeking God in silence broken only by the whisper of the wind.

Speak English, child! This is Korea

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 27/05/2008 - South Korea's "wild geese fathers" manage a reunion with their children, and often wives, just once a year after seeing them off for study abroad, invariably to learn in English.

Dive into Spanish

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/05/2008 - Combining dive training with the opportunity to learn Spanish, gives travellers the chance to experience the real Venezuela.

More "brain-boosting" drugs

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 22/05/2008 - A flood of new "brain-boosting" drugs will emerge for diseases like Alzheimer's but there's concern over non-medical purposes such as helping students cram for exams.

Adidas expects $1 bln Russian sales

[Retail] - 20/05/2008 - German sports goods maker Adidas expects sales in Russia to reach $1 billion in 2009.

Scania aims to double capacity

[Automotive] - 20/05/2008 - Truck maker Scania fleshed out plans to lift its production capacity to 150,000 vehicles a year by 2015.

Pricey platinum jewellery loses shine in China

[Finance] - 20/05/2008 - Once a must-have ornament, platinum may be losing its appeal among China's jewellery-loving city dwellers after prices struck lifetime highs.

Tour firms hold aces as Vegas players vie for Macau

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 20/05/2008 - U.S. casino owners have placed big bets on Macau, turning the Chinese enclave into the world's top gaming centre.

Italian gourmet jail

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 20/05/2008 - In what might be Italy's most exclusive restaurant, security is understandably tight. On reservation, guests are subjected to a background check.

Days long gone?

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 16/05/2008 - Punch and Judy are vanishing from British beaches -- but 70-year-old puppeteer Bryan Clarke is convinced the roustabout shows are no dying art.

Australian pokes shark in eye

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/05/2008 - An Australian swimmer survived a great white shark attack by poking the creature in the eyes as it dragged him through the water after badly savaging his left leg.

Fahrenheit 9/11 follow-up

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 15/05/2008 - Michael Moore has begun work on a "searing and provocative" follow-up to his 2004 political documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11.

Amidst drought, church emerges

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 14/05/2008 - Perhaps the most striking image of Spain's drought, so severe it has forced Barcelona to ship in water, has been that of the underwater church which emerged from a drying dam.

Wristwatch fetches $2.25 million

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 12/05/2008 - A chronograph wristwatch which belonged to an Italian racing driver fetched 2.345 million Swiss francs.

Training & Apprenticeships

[School Leavers] - 12/05/2008 - Want to start training for a career?

Britain's most haunted places revealed

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 10/05/2008 - From screaming skulls and headless horsemen to murdered brides and phantom farmers, English folklore is full of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Staff take redundancy

[Automotive] - 08/05/2008 - BMW, the world's largest premium carmaker, said several hundred permanent staff had agreed to redundancy packages.

Bleak profit forecasts

[Automotive] - 08/05/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp posted a bigger-than-expected 28 percent drop in quarterly net profit.

Bosch worries about 2009

[Automotive] - 08/05/2008 - U.S. consumers worried about a recession will take a painful toll this year on Bosch.

Fiat heir apparent

[Automotive] - 08/05/2008 - John Elkann is set to become chairman of the holding company that controls it.

Building industry bailout rejected

[Construction] - 08/05/2008 - Spain should not bail out its ailing construction sector, Economy Minister Pedro Solbes said.

Greek building permits fall

[Construction] - 08/05/2008 - Greek construction activity, measured by the number of new building permits, fell 13.4 percent.

Danish production fall

[Construction] - 08/05/2008 - Denmark's industrial production fell 6.9 percent in March compared with the month before, excluding shipyards and raw materials extraction.

UK rates at 5 pct

[Finance] - 08/05/2008 - The Bank of England held interest rates at 5.0 percent

HSBC admits losing data

[Finance] - 08/05/2008 - HSBC has admitted to losing a computer server with the transaction data of 159,000 account holders.

No sign of tighter credit

[Finance] - 08/05/2008 - Swiss companies see no tightening of credit supply despite the ongoing global credit crisis.

Amid cyclone's devastation, a child is born

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/05/2008 - Than Win lost seven of her 10 children to Cyclone Nargis. On Wednesday, the 41-year-old gave birth to her eleventh child amid the death and destruction in Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta.

Throwing away a fortune

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/05/2008 - The amount of good food Britons throw away unnecessarily is at record levels.

Play with trains, for real

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 08/05/2008 - Tube Lines has brought together the talents and expertise of world-class engineers, project managers and professional support staff.

Gadgets threaten Internet's future

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 08/05/2008 - The rise of gadgets like the iPhone, Blackberry and Xbox threatens to unravel the decades of innovation.

Madonna tour kicks off in Cardiff

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 08/05/2008 - Pop star Madonna kicks off her new international tour in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 23, she announced on Thursday.

Grand Theft Auto 4 breaks $500 million

[Retail] - 07/05/2008 - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc scored over $500 million in global sales of criminal action game "Grand Theft Auto 4" in its first week.

Winehouse drug arrest

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 07/05/2008 - British singer Amy Winehouse was arrested on suspicion of drug offences on Wednesday, police sources said.

Doherty released from jail early

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 06/05/2008 - British rock musician Pete Doherty walked out of prison on Tuesday after serving 29 days of a 14-week sentence for breaching the terms of his probation, British media reported.

Mandela turns 90

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 06/05/2008 - Nelson Mandela will come to London in June to celebrate his 90th birthday with a series of events attended by stars and politicians.

Hello Kitty gets a makeover

[Retail] - 22/04/2008 - She may be cute, but the latest top model to make her debut in Vogue is also podgy with short legs and whiskers. Hello Kitty is set for a designer makeover in the June issue of Japanese Vogue.

Renault to buy back stock

[Automotive] - 17/04/2008 - French carmaker Renault said on Thursday it was proposing to buy back up to 2.9 billion euros ($4.63 billion) or 10 percent of its equity at a maximum price of 150 euros per share.

Nissan to enter Russia

[Automotive] - 17/04/2008 - Nissan Motor Co announced the introduction of its light commercial vehicles to Russia.

Taylor Wimpey profit shortfall

[Construction] - 17/04/2008 - British housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc said its 2008 results would be at the low end of expectations based on current conditions.

Corporate cutting-edge art

[Finance] - 17/04/2008 - Walk into any lobby in London's financial heart and the change is clear: the City's giants have dropped the Old Masters and are embracing contemporary art instead in the battle to impress clients and inspire employees.

UK mortgage rescue plan

[Finance] - 17/04/2008 - British authorities are working on a plan to break a lending squeeze gripping the home loan market and could announce details as early as next week.

No more capital hikes

[Finance] - 17/04/2008 - UBS AG's chief executive does not imagine a need for a further capital hike, and signs of improvement are visible.

IMF gold sales

[Finance] - 17/04/2008 - An IMF plan to sell 400 tonnes of gold may encourage central banks to renew their five-year pact for an annual cap on sales.

Blood-drenched monster myth

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/04/2008 - The grim Greek myth of the Minotaur, half-beast and half-human, has been brought to life in a new, blood-drenched production.

Orcas on the attack

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/04/2008 - Six of us were waiting to see killer whales swim up a channel of deep water to get right onto the sand.

Digital Richard and Judy

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 17/04/2008 - Richard and Judy are to present a new primetime programme on digital broadcaster UKTV this autumn.

Rare giant turtle found

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 17/04/2008 - Biologists have identified a soft-shell giant turtle of cultural significance in northern Vietnam that was believed to be extinct in the wild.

Australia tourism soars

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 17/04/2008 - So where the "bloody hell" have all the tourists gone? Australia.

Getting Information

[School Leavers] - 17/04/2008 - Does your school or college hold a careers convention? Representatives from local colleges, schools, employers and training providers are on hand with lots of advice and information.

Stay on in Education

[School Leavers] - 17/04/2008 - Advantage: Continue learning, get qualifications and be better prepared for the job market. Disadvantage: Limited money! It’'s true you won’'t be able to earn as much as if you were at work but there is funding available.

Take a Year Out

[School Leavers] - 17/04/2008 - Whilst the route of school, followed by HE is right for lots of students, every year more are choosing to have a break first.

Apprenticeship of e2e

[School Leavers] - 17/04/2008 - If you like the idea of earning, learning and working at the same time, then finding an Apprenticeship or e2e could be the right solution for you.

Find a job

[School Leavers] - 17/04/2008 - First comes the CV

H&M March sales undershoot

[Retail] - 15/04/2008 - Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz on Tuesday reported overall sales well below market expectations.

Burberry defies economy

[Retail] - 15/04/2008 - Burberry, the British fashion brand famous for its trenchcoats and check scarves, defied the economic slowdown.

Want to start work right away?

[School Leavers] - 12/04/2008 - If you're ready to leave education and start work immediately, there are a limited number of options open to you.

Europe's top retail brand

[Retail] - 11/04/2008 - Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz has emerged as the top performing European retail brand.

A changing Cuba

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 10/04/2008 - Reforms that allow sales of computers and cellular telephones and let Cubans stay at tourist hotels are a recognition of growing inequality in the communist country.

Adidas forms Brazilian venture

[Retail] - 25/03/2008 - Adidas said it had raised its sales growth forecast for Reebok as it announced the brand would team up with Vulcabras in Brazil.

Tata to buy Ford's Jaguar

[Automotive] - 25/03/2008 - Ford Motor Co will announce the sale of its British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata Motors on Wednesday.

Japan auto growth slows

[Automotive] - 25/03/2008 - The seemingly unstoppable profit machine that is the Japanese auto industry is about to come to a grinding halt.

Colonial hails creditor support

[Construction] - 25/03/2008 - Spanish property firm Colonial reiterated on Tuesday that it had the support of its main creditors after a partial takeover bid failed last week.

OCI leads Egypt bourse up

[Construction] - 25/03/2008 - Shares of Orascom Construction Industries(OCI) led Egypt shares up on Tuesday as European gains boosted the firm's global depository receipts.

Anglo-French alliance

[Finance] - 25/03/2008 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will build on a new spirit of Anglo-French cooperation.

Alliance bank assets shrinking

[Finance] - 25/03/2008 - Alliance, Kazakhstan's fourth-largest bank, reported a surge in 2007 net profit on Tuesday but said its assets would shrink.

The Black Cab Sessions

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/03/2008 - Welcome to the Black Cab Sessions, the most intimate concert series ever filmed, bringing some of the biggest bands in Britain to the smallest possible venue.

Visitors stranded on London Eye

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/03/2008 - Four hundred people were trapped on the London Eye for more than an hour while engineers fixed a mechanical fault.

25 percent discount for bugs

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 25/03/2008 - A group celebrating a birthday at a Dubai diner were cheered by a 25 percent discount but not necessarily the reason: "Bug on food".

Long-lost Watteau masterpiece sale

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 25/03/2008 - A painting by French master Jean-Antoine Watteau, missing for 160 years, has been found in a private house in England and will go on sale in July.

Spears case loses appeal

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 24/03/2008 - A court denied an attorney's bid to challenge an order that gave control of Britney Spears' affairs to her father, Jamie Spears.

Donkey takes final bow

[Gap Year & Volunteering] - 24/03/2008 - Russia's Mariinsky ballet has said farewell to one of its longest-serving artistes: a 21-year-old female donkey named Monika.

Hermes profits rise

[Retail] - 20/03/2008 - French luxury goods group Hermes International said 2007 net profit rose 7.3 percent.

VW to sell some of its property

[Automotive] - 20/03/2008 - Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, will start managing its 6.9 billion euro ($10.9 billion) property portfolio centrally next month

Irish economy slows further

[Construction] - 20/03/2008 - reland's economy continued to slow in the final months of 2007 as a shrinking construction sector and declining investment triggered the fall.

Tapping the Indian market

[Hospitality & Leisure] - 19/03/2008 - Foreign firms are increasingly seeking ways of getting a bite of India's lucrative $90bln food market.

Reebok to pay $1 mln fine

[Retail] - 18/03/2008 - Athletic shoe maker Reebok International Ltd will pay a record $1 million civil penalty.

GM to cut jobs

[Automotive] - 11/03/2008 - General Motors Europe is seeking to cut about a tenth of its European workforce in a new round of cost cuts.

Future jobs need brains

[Finance] - 18/02/2008 - Farmers, fishermen and office clerks will become a rare breed in Europe, but there will be millions of new jobs in service industries.