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Mary Whittaker

Four desert island getaways
Features

Four desert island getaways

What better escape from the frantic pace of modern life than an island getaway? From Greece to the Pacific, we pick some of the calmest, remotest isla…
26 Feb 2008
The vibrant, cosmopolitan spirit of Vietnam
Features

The vibrant, cosmopolitan spirit of Vietnam

Vietnam is intent on attracting upmarket tourists by rebranding itself as the new Thailand. And it certainly has plenty on offer to rival its more pop…
28 Jan 2008
Housing market outlook worst since 1992
Property

Housing market outlook worst since 1992

December proved to be the worst month for the UK housing market since the aftermath of the UK’s 1990-1992 recession, according to a survey by RICs rel…
16 Jan 2008
Why Marks & Spencer’s results matter
Economy

Why Marks & Spencer’s results matter

By the end of last year it was already clear that retail sector wasn't going to be much of a place for your cash this year, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
16 Jan 2008
CPI steady at 2.1% - but not for much longer
Economy

CPI steady at 2.1% - but not for much longer

The annual rate of price inflation remained steady at 2.1%, according to the CPI index. But will retailers continuing to absorb higher input cost as s…
15 Jan 2008