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Anyone else getting deja-vu?

Fiona Russell-Horne

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly past. After all the hoo-ha over whether we should pay half-a-million quid to have Big Ben chime the moment of the UK’s departure from the EU, after all the celebration parties and the candlelit vigils, I’m surprised  …

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Why giving back can be the best way forward

Guest Blogger - Gareth Osborne

Gareth Osborne from Tarmac’s Cement and Lime business looks at corporate social responsibility and how merchants can best implement it. It’s not all about the bottom line: companies who give back can have better employee loyalty, engagement and productivity. Trust and business growth go hand-in-hand, and those with a successful …

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New beginnings

Fiona Russell-Horne

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. April may be the cruellest month but January is definitely the longest. So it’s fitting then, that the ending of the longest, most drawn out political process …

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It’s all gone a bit Stormzy

Fiona Russell-Horne

Here comes the rain again, Falling on my head like a memory Falling on my head like a new emotion. I want to walk in the open wind   The problem with the naming of storms is that some names are more, well, stormy, than others. Take Storm Ivan, for …

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Fiona Russell-Horne

And I still find it so hard, To say what I need to say But I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me Just how I should feel today It’s one of those facts beloved of newspaper journalists, desperate for something to write about post-Christmas and New Year, that January is …

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Great expectations

Fiona Russell-Horne

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. Hands up who had 72 seats in the general election overall majority sweepstake? Nope, me neither. Many people thought we were heading, last Thursday for another hung Parliament. Others – me included – …

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Small is beautiful

Fiona Russell-Horne

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. It’s cold, chucking it down outside and the neighbour’s tree surgeons have been making a racket …

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The data game

Fiona Russell-Horne

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has the data Growing up in the 1970s, this is the time of year when I would grab hold of the Argos catalogue and scour through the toy section, turning down the pages when I found yet another item that I …

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Crash, bang, wallop

Fiona Russell-Horne

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there As a journalist whose technique is rather more on the ‘let’s have a nice chat over a cup of tea and see if we can get some sort of story out of it’ than the ‘go …

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