Government changes to criteria for classifying ‘troubled families’ will this week see 380,000 more enter the category. Who are they and how can they be helped? Simon Wilson reports.
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Does China’s economic offensive in Africa amount to neocolonialism, and what are China’s objectives? Simon Wilson investigates.
BSkyB is doubling its investment in virtual reality. Is this much-hyped technology finally poised for a breakthrough? Simon Wilson reports.
The government is planning new legislation to make it harder for workers to strike. But hasn’t that fight already been won? Simon Wilson reports.
Shorting – selling an asset you don’t own to buy it back at a lower price and pocket the difference – is vilified as cynical speculation. Is it? Simon Wilson reports.
Unmanned aerial vehicles – drones – have been a key technology in America’s wars. But now they are set to invade civilian life. Simon Wilson reports.
More and more American businesses are snapping up companies in low-tax countries to make that their official home. British companies are in their sights. Simon Wilson reports.
A brutal armed group seized control of parts of Iraq last week. Who are they? And will it lead to the break-up of the country? Simon Wilson reports.
The big supermarket chains are struggling. Is this a short-term blip or a long-term trend? Can the web save them? Simon Wilson reports.
Tech giant Google recently unveiled its futuristic motor. Is it a gimmick, or will computers really be driving us to work soon? Simon Wilson reports.