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Angola sacks Africa’s richest woman

Image copyrightEPA The president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, has fired the daughter of his predecessor as head of the country’s state oil company Sonangol. Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, is Africa’s richest woman. Mr Dos Santos was Africa’s second longest-serving leader until …

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University founder

Image caption Patrick Awuah has won an international prize for founding an innovative university The founder of a university college in Ghana and campaigner to raise the quality of higher education in Africa has won a major global education award. Patrick Awuah left Ghana in the 1980s with “$50 in …

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Dyson to sue former chief executive

Image caption Sir James Dyson thanked Mr Conze when he stepped down last month Electrical firm Dyson is suing former chief executive Max Conze for allegedly leaking company secrets and using company resources for his own benefit. Max Conze stepped down in October and was thanked by the British firm’s …

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‘Clean eating’: How good is it for you?

Image copyrightGetty Images Young people are being warned that faddy diets are putting their health at risk. The National Osteoporosis Society found that a fifth of under-25s were cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet, which can affect their bones. One diet that – in its extreme form – …

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Pay squeeze tightens for UK workers

UK employment fell in the three months to September to 32 million people, down by 14,000 from the previous quarter. But while the number of people in work fell, the number of jobless fell by 59,000 in the same period, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The unemployment rate …

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Modern cookery is ‘poncey’, says Delia

Image copyrightPAImage caption Delia Smith said she was tired of chefs serving up “theatre on a plate” Modern cookery has become “poncey” and too “chefy”, celebrity cook and TV presenter Delia Smith has said. Speaking after she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour at …

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Why Delia is wrong about cookery books

Image copyrightIan GavanImage caption In previous years Delia has geared up for Christmas with a book of her own Delia Smith always garners the utmost respect for whatever she says about cookery writing. She is after all queen of the genre. Sorry Mary Berry. But she has now suggested that …

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UK workforce sees biggest fall in two years

UK employment fell in the three months to September to 32 million people, down by 14,000 from the previous quarter. But while the number of people in work fell, the number of jobless fell by 59,000 in the same period, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The unemployment rate …

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Supreme Court backs minimum alcohol price

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol, rejecting a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Legislation was approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago but has been tied up in court challenges. In a unanimous judgment, seven Supreme Court judges …

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